Chess Challenge X – the Anniversary edition

When 4th May, 2019, from 1pm-10pm.
Where Tourney- Ivanhoe Park, Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
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Feast- Evans Hall, 46 Warncliffe Rd, Ivanhoe
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Steward Baroness Miriam bat Shimeon, miriam (dot) staples(at) gmail (dot) com
This is the special Anniversary Edition of the Challenge! Come and witness the Barony of Stormhold and the Barony of Krae Glas competing for this year’s title of Chess Champion.
Rules for the heavy tourney are-
Single kill (excepts where there is a round variation) double elimination with the rounds to be fought as follows:
Round 1 – Pawns: Everyone to fight with sharpened sticks (6′ thrusting spears will be provided- please bring gauntlets)
Round 2 – Knights: Counted Blows- the victor delivers three good blows to their opponent, arms and legs are not lost.
Round 3 – Bishops: Maces (provided) and shields.
Round 4 – Rooks: Single handed sword and large shield (Scuta provided) for defense.
Round 5 – Queens: Queens are the best protected and each combatant fights with two guardsmen drawn at random, fight to end with the death of the “queen”. Repeated until two finalists have been chosen.
At which point:
Final Round – Kings: the two finalists lead half of the day’s combatants against each other in a team melee until the death of a “king”. To be fought best two of three!

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Catering and Booking This year is an expanded Challenge, so bookings are required.
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Cost Adult member $25.00 (feast and tourney)
Child member $15.00 (feast and tourney)
Adult member tourney only $5
Child member tourney only $0
Please add $5 to above price for non-members.