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FW: OK what is a Roman Melee? (Womans Tourney at Pennsic)
Poster: "Susan and Frank Downs" <email@example.com>
From: "Susan and Frank Downs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Logan and/or Arielle" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: OK what is a Roman Melee? (Womans Tourney at Pennsic)
Date: Mon, May 24, 1999, 10:12 PM
It sounds to me like a series of grand melees, followed by some kind of
elimination tourney for the sundry winners.
>From: Logan and/or Arielle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: OK what is a Roman Melee? (Womans Tourney at Pennsic)
>Date: Mon, May 24, 1999, 11:23 AM
>Poster: Logan and/or Arielle <email@example.com>
>Actually it sounds exactly like a standard grand melee (only with the addition of
>the sexism involved).
>> Poster: Svanhildr@aol.com
>> OK a Roman Melee starts out with all fighters in a Circle...
>> layon is called...
>> And it is basically every person for them selves. You can team up
>> (temporarily) to beet the tougher Fighters.. But in the end only one person
>> can win.
>> After fighting a few rounds of this style Melee you can then run a finals
>> such as is done in Double elim to determine the winner of the over all
>> Winners of each Melee and the overall Victor will receive a prize. ( The
>> prizes will be on display at the beginning of the tourney.
>> Basically it is different then what has been done. Roman Melee's are not
>> frequently done in the SCA (at least in this region) Thought it would be good
>> to take away some of the Tourney Anxiety that some feel in Double elims etc.,
>> in hopes to draw more people out to fight. Also cuts down on choosing your
>> own bouts as happens in the William marshal style tourney's
>> Hope this helps
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