From The Page (October, 1977):
This tourney will be held at the Johnny Barton Branch off Highway 180, east of Fresno, CA. The emphasis of the tourney will be on fighting without shields. Saturday will start with an archery and shinai war, and carry into an evening ninja attack. Since the swords will be simulated Japanese Katana, armor will count as wet cardboard. Archery rules will be consistent with established Earl Marshall standards, and the shire will not provide screen mesh for helmets.
During the weekend, challenges will be accepted for Protector of the Great Valley. On Sunday, there will be an archery competition using armored fighters in the shooting arcade.
The annual Fall Auction will also take place, including several Pies of Choice. Highlight of the Auction will be an entire set of two sleeves, underskirt, and head kershief of Blackwork Embroidery, to be auctioned off as separate items.
For further information and directions, call Sir Rand of Dunbar (contact info ommited).
Description of this event,
© Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
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