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Ashby de la Zouch Castle Tournament Videos

So, a little treat for you all. At our recent Tournament at Ashby De La Zouche castle, we had a friendly camera in the crowd on the Sunday and we have a few videos of the rounds for you!

INDIVIDUAL ROUNDS

In these, each team selects a representative to contest a weapon type. The team lying in last place gets to choose their opponent, the remainder then fight – with the winners then deciding the day..

LONGSWORD

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Woodhall was lying in last place and had the first choice. They chose to fight the black of Harrington.

Qualifier Round 1 – Woodhall (Gold) vs Harrington (Black)

The remaining two teams then fought..

Qualifier Round 2- Pilkington (White) vs Mortimer (Blue)

The Final – Mortimer (Blue) vs Harrington (Black)

SWORD & BUCKLER

Woodhall was lying in last place and had the first choice. They chose to fight the white of Pilkington.

Qualifier Round 1 – Woodhall (Gold) v Pilkington (White)

The remaining two teams then fought..

Qualifier Round 2 – Harrington (Black) v Mortimer (Blue)

The Final – Pilkington (White) vs Mortimer (Blue)

 AXE & SHIELD

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Qualifier Round 1 – Woodhall (Gold) v Mortimer (Blue)

Qualifier Round 2 – Pilkington (White) v Harrington(Black)

The Final – Pilkington (White) vs Mortimer (Blue)

POLEWEAPON

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Qualifier Round 1 – Woodhall (Gold) v Harrington(Black)

Qualifier Round 2 – Pilkington (White) v Mortimer (Blue)

The Final – Pilkington (White) v Woodhall (Gold)

TEAM ROUNDS

Harrington (Black) vs Mortimer (Blue)

Woodhall (Gold) vs Pilkington (White)

Sadly, our friendly camerawoman had no battery left at this point so we have no video of the grand melee for you, nor the tie break between Sir William Harrington and John Mortimer Esquire.

However we hope you enjoyed these videos and they give you a flavour of what was a wonderful and highly competitive event.

Just listen to the roar of the crowd!

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2016 Tournaments – Roll of Honour

And so, #tourneetime2016 comes to an end. The last of our summer Tournaments has drawn to a close.

We ran six this year, at Tutbury Castle, Delapre Abbey, and at Ashby De La Zouch castle. All were well received and great fun to stage. Those that came to support us were wonderful, and we really appreciate all your cheering (and booing..)

So, with all the score done and dusted.. let’s recap on the points!

TUTBURY CASTLE

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Saturday

Placing Team Points
1st Harrington 20
2nd Mortimer 19
3rd Pilkington 17
4th Woodhall 15

Sunday

Placing Team Points
1st Pilkington 20
2nd Mortimer 19
3rd Woodhall 18
4th Harrington 15

 

DELAPRE ABBEY (BATTLE OF NORTHAMPTON)

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Saturday

Placing Team Points
1st Pilkington 22
2nd Mortimer 20
3rd Woodhall 18
4th Harrington 16

Sunday

Placing Team Points
1st Harrington 22
2nd Woodhall 21
3rd Pilkington 20
4th Mortimer 16

ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH CASTLE

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Saturday

Placing Team Points
1st Pilkington 24
2nd Mortimer 21
3rd Woodhall 17
4th Harrington 13

Sunday

Placing Team Points
1st Harrington (Winner by tie break) 33
2nd Mortimer 33
3rd Pilkington 30
4th Woodhall 14

 

 

TOURNAMENT VICTORIES

So, in terms of tournament victories, the 2016 table looks like this:

Placing Team Wins
1st Harrington 3
1st Pilkington 3
2nd Mortimer 0
2nd Woodhall 0

Joint honours for the brothers by marriage, namely Sir William Harrington and Sir Thomas Pilkington.

However the results are more interesting when looking at the consolidated scores from the full season:

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS

Placing Team Total Points
1st Pilkington 133
2nd Mortimer 128
3rd Harrington 119
4th Woodhall 103

It should be noted that some tournaments had more points on offer than others. Delapre and Ashby had the axe and shield round; and Ashby Day 1 did not run the Knight Knockout round.

Despite not winning a tournament, Mortimer’s overall consistency places them second this year and only four points behind the Pilkington team.

Mortimer – always the Bridesmaid and never the bride? Perhaps this will change in 2017.

Thanks to all those who took part, and all our fans out there who came along and watched us. 

 

 

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