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The Thirty-fifth Year

Baron's Championship Tourney -- Vinhold

April 21, 2001 (AS XXXV)

Kennedy Park,
Napa, CA

From The Page (March, 2001):

Come join us in a tourney to select the new Champion for the Barony of Vinhold! As Baron's Champion, you will lead the forces of the Barony into war. Lots of war! The tourney will take place at Kennedy Park in Napa. The Championship list will be Holmgang style and is open to any fighter ~ you need not be a resident of the Barony.

The holmgang will be fought in a 25'x25' square. Each fighter will be given matching weapons (provided). The winner is the one who eilher kills his opponent or drives him out of the square. Depending on numbers, it may be double elimination (you have to be driven out twice before you lose, but only one death). Each fighter will also have to engage the current Champion in a game of King's Table. You don't have to win, just play.

Each person entering to be Champion should bring something to demonstrate his or her skill in the arts and in the sciences in addition to fighting. The Barony will also sponsor a cooking competition using ingredients to be supplied at the site. Bring your imagination and a cooking team.

Site info: The site opens at 10am; list sign-ups from 10:30 to 11:30, and the tourney will start as soon thereafter as possible. The site closes at 5pm. Site fee is $2.

Site Autocrat: Joseph de la Tour (contact info omitted). For information on the fighting, contact the current Baron's Champion, TorvaldrTorgarson,at (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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