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The Twenty-first Year

Fencing Tourney -- Golden Rivers

June 21-22, 1986 (AS XXI)

From The Page (May, 1986):

On the weekend of June 21 and 22, in Golden Rivers, the Willing Wench will open its dors for a prize tourney to promote period fencing in the West. Most of the competitions will be aimed towards rapier duellist, but there will be plenty of games and contests for non-combatants as well.

Competitions will include a fencing list, a challenge melee from the local guard company, Blackstone's dragon, a full armor list for thrusting braodsword and dagger, the planchet memorial swashbuckler's pentathalon, a men's and women's costume contest (1560's middle class), and the ever popular carousing contest, where contestants try to collect the most "money" in an evening of carousing.

Saturday night (during the carousing competition) there will be a potluck feast, so bring food and drink. (Hint: bringing feast contributions will earn you extra "money" for the carousing contest.)

The event is a fundraiser so most of the events will have an entrance fee. There is also a $2 site fee. Proceeds will help promote fencing in the West.

The site is Camp Pollack Boy Scout Camp in Sacramento. (Directions omitted.)

For more information contact Michael Blackstone or Lucrezia de Lupinaestra (contact info omitted).

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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