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The Sixteenth Year

Fighting and Arts Tourney -- Seagirt
July 18, 1981 (AS XVI)

From The Page (July, 1981):

The Seagirt Fighting and Arts Tourney will be held on July 18, at (address omitted), starting at 10 am. There will be a picnic - bring food, games, etc.

Fighting: Rounds will be as follows: 1. sword and shield, 2. mace, 3. two-handed weapons, and 4. pandy-bats (prize for the most inventive). There will be games as well, including a nine man morris competition.

Arts contests: 1. Authentic pouch and contents - prize will be a pair of folding scissors; 2. Original riddle in period form - the subject of some modern thing used in the Current Middle Ages (duct tape, velcro, coleman stoves, etc.) - prize to be a copy of Poplollies and Bellibones; 3. Original lyrics to a period dance - what if you wanted to bransle and there were no musicians? Prize to be Winsor and Newton paints; 5. Misleading subtlety - fowl that seems to be a fish, meat that seems to be fruit (no marzipan scenery or gingerbread architecture, please.) There are no cooking facilities at the site. This is an Arts Pentathalon - a grand prize will be awarded.

For further information, call Gerek (phone) or Ken (phone).


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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