The next Æthelmearc Youth Combat Champions’ Tourney will be held on Saturday, May 19th, at Æthelmearc War Practice in the Shire of Steltonwald. Anywhere from one to three Champions will be chosen by King Sven and Queen Siobhán, based on the fighters’ prowess and chivalry. Champions will receive the regalia from the current champions, Fritz (Division 1) and Fox (Division 2), and serve as Kingdom Champions until the next tourney is held by Their Majesties’ successors.
Schedule for youth fighting at War Practice on Saturday morning:
9:00 am – List opens for inspections
9:30 – Authorizations
10:00 – Youth Champion’s Tourney begins
11:00-12:00 – Melees and/or training with adult sparring partners
Limited loaner armor and weapons will be available. We advise that your youth fighter bring their own equipment if at all possible.
The Youth Combat list will be on the main battlefield, to the east of the thrown weapons range and alongside Currie Road. Look for a blue pop-up canopy.
THLord Methias Weasel will be the Marshal-in-Charge. If you have any questions about youth combat at Æthelmearc War Practice, please contact the Kingdom Youth Combat Marshal, Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
On September 23rd at the Agincourt event in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, Their Highnesses Gareth and Juliana will choose Their Youth Combat Champions based on their chivalry, courtesy, and prowess. There will be anywhere from one to three champions depending on the number of combatants in each division.
The list opens at 9:30 am for inspections and authorizations, with the tournament starting at 10 am. Youth fighters who are not yet authorized are encouraged to arrive early so they can complete their authorization bouts.
After the tournament, if time permits, there will be melees and practice with adult sparring partners.
Photo by Lady Aine ny Allane.
Youth Combat Champions receive a tabard of office which they wear for the duration of their term, then pass on to the next Youth Champions, who will be chosen in the spring. They may process into Court with the King and Queen at events but are not required to stand in Courts unless they wish to do so. The champions’ names are added to the list of Kingdom Youth Combat Champions on the Kingdom Youth Combat website.