East Kingdom Rapier Championships

East Kingdom Rapier Championships

Saturday, February 18th, 2023

It is said the Art of Defense is grounded upon Offense and Defense, both of which are practiced in the straight and circular lines, for that a person may not otherwise either strike or defend.

The Shire of Quintavia invites you to come test your skill, watch the competition, and enjoy the company of friends as new champions are discovered.

Per Site Contract, Masking is required when not eating/drinking.


9:00am stie site opens

10:15am   Morning Court

11:00am tournament starts

12:30pm Boxed lunches served.

3:00pm tournament ends

4:00pm  Court  (at least 3 peerages already on the docket)

7:00pm Site Closes

Tournament Format

General Conventions

The tournament will begin with round-robin pools, from which sixteen combatants will advance to a double-elimination round.

  • This tournament is heavy rapier default.  Light rapier may not be used.
  • C&T or spears may be used by agreement of the combatants, with notice given to the marshal. A combatant may decline a bout with spear or C&T without penalty. 
  • All double kills are to be refought.
  • Barring safety issues, there will be no recentering.  No hold will be called only because a combatant is nearing a list boundary.  If a combatant crosses a boundary (or becomes fouled in a list rope), a hold will be called, the combatant will be moved to the inside edge of the boundary, and the bout will continue. Repeatedly going out-of-bounds during a bout will result in penalties up to and including forfeiture of that bout.  In a best-two-of-three match, a forfeiture will be counted as one loss for the combatant.
  • Reduced armor is allowed in the tournament.

Round Robin Pools

The number of pools, and number of combatants advancing from each pool, will be determined on the day of the tournament, based on the total number of combatants participating. 

  • Combatants may use any weapons form.
  • Matches may be single bouts, or best of three. This will be determined on the day of the tournament, based on the total number of combatants participating. 
  • In the event of a tie between two combatants, victory goes to the combatant who won when the same pair fought in the pool bout.  If this method cannot be used to break a tie, a fight-off may be required at the marshal-in-charge’s discretion, to determine which combatant advances. 

Double Elimination Round

  • Each match will be determined by the best of three bouts.
  • Combatants must begin using single rapier only in all bouts.  After losing one match, a combatant is free to use any weapons form. 
  • At the semi-final round (final four) all losses are forgiven.  Each match will be determined by a single set of three bouts.


  • The final match will be the best three of five bouts, with rotating non-repeating call and response weapons forms:  A coin toss will determine which fencer calls their form for the initial bout first.
  • Forms that can be chosen by combatants consist of Single Sword, Sword and Dagger, Case, Sword and Rigid Parry, Sword and Non-Rigid Parry, Two-handed Sword (with no secondary), and Spear (with no secondary).
  • Forms need not match.
  • Double kills are refought.



Innovation Academy 72 Tyng Rd, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, 01879

Event Fees

Pre-Reg strongly suggested for attendance and required for signing up for boxed lunches.


Adults: $25 with $5 member discount ($20 for members)
17 and under: free

Boxed lunches — 10 per lunch (Adults + youth same price)

Reservation deadline Feb 1st 2023

Pre-Reg is closed, you may still pay at the door but will need to plan your own food, thank you.

A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted. Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

Boxed Lunch Info

Boxed Lunches (feel free to order more than 1)
The “main” for the meat will be ground beef empanaditas
The “main” for vegetable will be spinach and cheese empanaditas
And the allergy sensitive will be calencita which is chickpea flour,oil and water baked up and then sprinkled with salt cumin and paprika (will not be made in an allergen free kitchen).

All boxed lunches contain:
humus with carrots and cucumber sticks,
clementines and/or dried fruits for something sweet,
Olives for a salty food.

Misc Info

As this is a school no alcohol may be on the premise, thank you!



Contact Information

Sovereigns Champion — Sir Antonio Patrasso

Consorts Champion — Lady Katerina Falconer de Lanark

Event Steward
Matthias Grunwald
MKA -Sean Veale
65 Village Court
Berlin MA 01503

Boxed Lunches Staff

Lady Deirdre Grenewode

Gate Staff

Baroness Alanna of Skye

THL Ysane la fileresse


Baroness Mylisant Grey, OP

Baroness Liadan Ingen Chineada


Baroness Simona Bat Leon

Pre-Reg strongly suggested for attendance and required for signing up for boxed lunches.

Pre-Reg closed, you may still pay at the door for attendance only.