LORDS MOBILE and ACW HISTORICAL MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT5v5 Teams from around the Globe compete in the USA!Friday, Nov 10, 2023 through Sunday Nov 12, 2023Illinois State Fairgrounds (Coliseum & Outdoor Stadium)801 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62706
ACW invites armored combat leagues/ clubs/ teams from around the world to compete for team medals and honors, and to qualify for a team travel stipend reimbursement by fighting in the LORDS MOBILE and ACW HISTORICAL MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT, a large, 3 day steel fighting event on the second weekend in November (10th, 11th & 12th). The first two days (November 10th & 11th) will be devoted to 5v5 team melees inside the Coliseum at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. The 3rd day will include finals of the 5v5 melee team competition and MASS BATTLES in the outdoor stadium (at the same fairgrounds) with all registered teams and fighters participating in one giant battle. Your 5v5 team can include male and/or female fighters.
To qualify to receive ACW’s travel stipend, an 8 person team must participate in the 5v5 melee tourney (you don't have to win, simply participate) and the team must field at least 5 of their fighters in the “all teams” mass battles at the end of the weekend. The following travel stipend checks will be awarded to qualifying teams at the end of the event:1. $2,000 (USD) for teams from the Americas (South, Central & North) (25 team limit).2. $5,000 (USD) for teams from Europe (15 team limit).3. $6,000 (USD) for teams from Asia (6 team limit)
Team Captains will be required to designate a “payee name” for their team’s check. There are a limited number of available stipends, so the first teams to register from each region (Americas, Europe, Asia) will be given priority.
Registered fighters will also receive a discounted room rate ($101 per night) at the Northfield Inn and Suites, including use of a shuttle that runs between the hotel and event site. Links at the end of this post provide directions, maps and information about amenities at the venue,
Armored Combat Worldwide (ACW) is hosting and managing this event for a corporate sponsor. This Historic Tournament is the first LARGE SCALE international tournament to be held in the Americas, and may lead to other sponsorships and media opportunities for the teams and fighters who attend. Start planning, and register as early as possible so your team can qualify for a travel stipend.
Northfield Inn and Suites (discount room rate for registered fighters):https://northfieldinn.com/
TOURNAMENT WEAPONS & COMBAT GUIDELINES:https://imcfederation.org/rules/
About the Venue: https://statefair.illinois.gov/non-fair-events/facilities/building/the-coliseum.htmlDirections/site maps: https://statefair.illinois.gov/info/maps.htmlEvent Site Amenities: https://statefair.illinois.gov/info/services.html
**A waiver will be on site and MUST be signed by each individual at the venue to participate.
LEARN HOW YOUR TEAM CAN EARN THE TRAVEL STIPEND:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ywTlf1Sm8ja3ipSHKUPZUJmdy5uBOLWx/view?fbclid=IwAR2xWj_xDmu0SHFcSgQ2C8b7JXIKp6zYqgYmj3u--xKHFgowNu_kWX25QAA
Questions can be directed to Janene Richards [email protected]
IF YOU DON’T HAVE A TEAMA fighter must be part of a registered team to participate in team melees at the event, but an individual fighter can 1) be ADDED to a registered melee team by a Team Captain as a replacement if one of the team’s 8 people cannot fight, and 2) fight in the MASS BATTLES at the end of the event if the fighter is registered here (please provide the number of a cell phone you will have at the event). Travel stipends are only given to teams (not to individuals), so individual fighters only receive the benefit of a stipend if they are ADDED to a registered team that qualifies for the stipend.
PAYEE section to be filled out by USA TEAMS ONLY (Required to recieve an ACW check) Foreign teams will receive a wire transfer for travel stipend expenses. Please continue to next section: TEAM INFO)
Identify your Team Captain
Team Captain: Identify your eight team members below: men and/or women fighters
VOLUNTEER ANNOUNCEMENT: Volunteers must be available to work for all days of the tournament. If you are unavailable for the entirety of the event please do not register as support. All volunteers must select their preferred support role, however you may be assigned elsewhere as needed.
The event is not successful without the help of our volunteers! Thank you!
Available at the rails during singles & melees. Carrying quick fix armor failure items (provided by team/armorer). Focused on the fight and their specific assigned fighter/team, on the lookout and listening for failures. Quick, alert, attentive. The goal is to have any armor failures remedied within 60 seconds. May be assigned to other teams, tourney dependent.
In charge of water tracking & distribution. Ensuring there’s ample water in needed areas at all times through their staff of water bearers. Gauging usage and calling for more through proper channels before it’s dire. Managing staff to maintain cleanliness throughout the event space for the duration of the tourney. In charge of final cleanup post tourney. If fighter nutrition is available, they will also manage the table, making snacks accessible and easily handled while in armor
Ready with water for teams leaving the field post fight. Checking in with refs & other support personnel with water. Keep people alive. Surveying the fighter pit and list areas for bottles. Cleaning up bottles during, throughout and at the end of the event. Checking in with Water Manager for needs.
Must have a loud voice and be able to project across the clang of armor, refs and crowd. Imperative to be on top of the time, at the rail and ready to go. Going over or calling under time can change the outcome of a fight. It’s important
Self explanatory. Bring stuff, have stuff, make stuff, fix broken stuff
Preferably a local with knowledge of the area and access to a vehicle. Runs out for any items needed and not provided for the event. I.e. supplemental water, snacks, pick up extra gear, anything else outside of the arena
List set up as required, breakdown, site clean, breaker boxes, lights, heaters, audio/mics, chairs, tables, backups. Available early for set up and post event for break down
Handles cash flow and sales of merch available. Be able to keep track of separate merch sets and their sales.
Any role, don't care, put me where I am needed.