Birka 2019 Info and Volunteers Needed

Once again, I will be running the fencing at Birka. I’ll be assisted by Lord Trian and Lady Nuala as my assistants.

This year looks to be a repeat of the last couple years:

  • Modified Bear Pit.
  • Wounds retained.
  • Dead is dead.
  • Max of 3(!) rounds before you vacate to let the next pair in.
  • Honor Tokens in effect. Three will be issued to you on sign-in. Hand them out to whomever you choose.  Each counts as a “Win”.
  • Loser(s) report to the MoL.

Some rules to live by:

  1. We are tight on space.  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. Fight. Report your loses. Hydrate. THEN get back in line.
  5. Hydrate more.  The air is dry.  When in doubt, drink some more.
  6. Be safe. If you see something unsafe, call it out with a hold or inform a marshal.
  7. Be courteous. This is a big event with a lot of people. Communicate. Settle any issues on the spot.
  8. Be KIND. It goes a long way.

That’s it.

Sign up to marshal/volunteer Info:

(Note: If you’re not a marshal and want to volunteer, sign up any way and make a note by your name.  You’ll get to direct traffic.)

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Birka Fencing Marshals 2019

Date: January 26, 2019

We need all the marshals we can get! Volunteer the full 4 hours and get in to Birka free!

0800: Setup
0900-1100: Check-in/Authorizations
1100-1400: Fencing Tournament
1400-1530: Breakdown & Cleanup

A "Full Shift" is a 4-hour shift. This will include all of the tournament. You are encouraged to also help setup, breakdown, and inspections/authorizations. WE NEED YOU BY 10AM so we can go over the rules and get inspections out of the way.


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