Based on the responses to the sign-up form (which is still available at http://tinyurl.com/ekrapier2017 ), I will be running the first round of tryouts for the Champions Melee Team at the following events through May.
|Southern Region Practice — Settmour Swamp||February 5, 2017||Barony of Settmour Swamp|
|Central Region Practice — Anglespur||February 26, 2017||Barony of Anglespur|
|Central Region Practice — Smoking Rocks||March 4, 2017||Barony of Smoking Rocks|
|Central Region Practice — Carolingia||March 5, 2017||Barony of Carolingia|
|Mudthaw||March 25, 2017||Barony of Settmour Swamp|
|Balfar’s Challenge||April 22, 2017||Barony of Dragonship Haven|
|Maybe||May 13,2017||Barony of Iron Bog|
Once again, my intent is to use these tryouts to identify the twenty or so finalists for the team. These finalists will be asked to participate at practices and events in the remaining time before Pennsic so that the team can train together, and so I may choose based on my observations which ten fencers will be asked to take the field for the Champions Melee battle in August.
I ask for everyone’s understanding, as this schedule is subject to being changed for many potential reasons (event changes and weather being the main fears). I will do my best to announce modifications as they happen, including possible additions to this list.
I encourage anyone interested in making or supporting the team to sign up at the link above if you haven’t, and to attend as many of the tryouts as you can comfortably attend.
Yours in Service to the East,
Don Eldrich Gaiman, Captain EK Champions Melee Team
P.S. I ask that you help disseminate this schedule by posting it to your local practices and local rapier community forums. Thanks!