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FW: Why few fight for crown

Poster: Becky McEllistrem <beckymc@MICROSOFT.com>

	I meant to send this to the Merry Rose


> Under this scheme, Master Malcolm could enter
> the Crown Lists, along with hundreds of others.
> Then when (lets say) Malcolm wins the Tourney,
> he can announce that he cannot accept the title,
> and pass the princely coronet to the runner-up.
> That is the important thing, isn't it?
> -- Alfredo
> I'll make two points in this discussion and then stay out.  One
> thing about Crown Tourneys that a very wise marshal taught
> me one day.  Crown  Tourney is not fighter practice. You're not
> going to win the first Crown you fight but serious contenders only
> please! This sort of idea could turn it into that.  I also have a
> problem 
> with open Crown Tourneys.  The positive implication is that there's
> lots of
> fighters. However, I'm concerned that if you are not capable of
> verifying
> current membership before Crown Tourney, and are not capable of
> getting 
> your act together to write a letter of intent in advance, how could
> you 
> possibly be ready to fight Crown?
> Rebecca
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