Mace and Great Sword

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Each year the Barony Hosts Mace and Greatsword Tourneyment.


The first of a series of Mace and Great Sword Tournaments was held on August 27, 1988 at the Sierra Vista Community Center and the City Park.

The Second Annual Mace and Great Sword Tourney was fought on Saturday, August 26, 1989. It was also the Investiture of the Founding Baron and Baroness, Lord Uchdred of Danglemire and Baroness Constance d’Orleans. The site was the Sierra Vista City Park. The first Baronial Champion Tourney was held on Sunday, October 29, 1989 at Keller Park in Wilcox, AZ.

The Third Annual Mace and Great Sword Tourney was fought on the first anniversary of the Barony of Mons Tonitrus. This was a shieldless tourney. Fighters fought great sword, mace Florentine, and single mace for the honor of winning a French flanged mace. The competition took place on August 25, 1990, in the Sierra Vista City Park.

The Third Anniversary and fifth Mace and Great Sword Tourney took place on September 5-6, 1992, at Sierra Vista Veteran’s Memorial Park. The fighting activities were limited to mace and great sword. On Sunday the Barony held a Weapon’s Tourney to select the next Baronial Champion.

The Mace and Great Sword Tourney was hosted again on August 27, 1994. The event was a heavy weapons, shieldless tourney with weapon forms restricted to single mace, mace florentine, great sword, mace with great sword inverted, and single mace in the off hand. The prize for the tourney was a beautiful French Gothic flanged mace. The site for the event was Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

Eventually the our champions event for Bardic, Heavy Weapons, Steel Weapons, Archery and Thrown Weapons were all run the day after the Mace and Greatsword Tourneyment. In A.S. 48 (2013) A Longsword Tourneyment was added and the winner of that event gets to take home a longsword.

Mace and Great Sword Winners

Year Name
A.S. 23 (1988) Prince Mark von Neumansgrund (Prince of the Sun at the time)
A.S. 24 (1989) Lord Komask of Tir Ysgithr (Knighted November 1991)
A.S. 25 (1990)
A.S. 26 (1991) Sir Ulric Brettvalda the Dragon Bear (Prince of Drachenwald, 1989)
A.S. 27 (1992) Sir Justin du Roc This Mace was donated to the Baron to be wielded in state (BTY at the time)
A.S. 28 (1993)
A.S. 29 (1994) Sir Justin du Roc (2)
A.S. 30 (1995) Lord Feamir Bek (Made Master of Arms a week later)
A.S. 31 (1996) Baron Duncan Arthur Ross the Black (BMMT) (Baron of BMMT; knighted in 2000 in Ansteorra)
A.S. 32 (1997) Lord Shawn Robert of Kilkenny (Knighted January 1999)
A.S. 33 (1998) Sir Bryon l’Ours d’Argent de Bourgogne (BMMT) (Formerly Prince of Drachenwald)
A.S. 34 (1999) Sir Justin du Roc (3)
A.S. 35 (2000) Senhor Gõcauo Diego Ramiriç(BMMT) (Knighted later)
A.S. 36 (2001) Sir Justin du Roc (4)
A.S. 37 (2002) Lord Sean of the South (Knighted a year later)
A.S. 38 (2003) Sir Shawn Robert of Kilkenny (2)
A.S. 39 (2004) Sir Cosimo Orsini (Knighted 3 weeks before the Tourney)
A.S. 40 (2005) Sir Walrick de Blakeney (Knighted February 2005)
A.S. 41 (2006) Sir Walrick de Blakeney (2)
A.S. 42 (2007) Lord Stefan Zinnecker der Jegar von Ansback (BTY)
A.S. 43 (2008) Sir Walrick de Blakeney (3)
A.S. 44 (2009) Sir Justin du Roc (5) (Presented it to his Lady, Viscountess Victoria)
A.S. 45 (2010) Lord Thomas de Revele (Knighted October 2011 and Crowned November 2012)
A.S. 46 (2011) Sir Brian the Pious (Founding Baron, Granite Mountain at the time)
A.S. 47 (2012) Lord Stefan Zinnecker der Jegar von Ansback (2)
A.S. 48 (2013) Lord Stefan Zinnecker der Jegar von Ansback (3)
A.S. 49 (2014) Kniaz Ivan Petrovich
A.S 50 (2015) Sir Sean South
A.S. 51 (2016) Lord Liam Warr
A.S. 52 (2017) Sir Cosimo Orsini
A.S. 53 (2018) Master Koga Takashirou Kagehiro
A.S. 54 (2019) Count Thomas de Revele

Longsword Winners

Year Name
A.S. 48 (2013) Lord Koga Takashiro Kagehiro, called TakaGo
A.S. 49 (2014) The Honorable Lord Malis Athelstan McKendry
A.S. 50 (2015) Professor Heinrich Loescher von Rostock
A.S 51 (2016) Master Koga Takashirou Kagehiro
A.S. 52 (2017) Baron Master Simon Aaron of Windermere, OP, OD, DWS
A.S 53 (2018) Master Heinrich Loescher von Rostock