Fencing at Birka

Attention Fencers Attending Birka! This year, the Grand Ballroom is under construction and we will not have the use of it. This means that Heavy List and Fencing will share the Armory. What’s that mean for you?
1. We have VERY little space. NO space for gear, and NO space for spectators. Bring only what you will need. Leave your extra stuff in your room (or a friends room or a friendly merchant).
2. Wear non-marking shoes. The floor is wood. Please do not mark it up.
3. Tell your friends! The word needs to go out to all fencers going to Birka. Don’t let your friends be “that guy”.
4. The tournament format will be a very limited bear pit. It will move FAST. Details when you get there.
5. Fight. Report your loses. Hydrate. THEN get back in line.
6. Hydrate more.
7. Be safe. If you see something unsafe, call it out with a hold or inform a marshal.
8. Be courteous. This is a big event with a lot of people. Communicate. Settle any issues on the spot.
9. Be KIND. It goes a long way.
That’s it. See you this weekend!

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