05. August 2017 - 12:30 till 17:00
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Pennsic Helga Ball Tournament | Pennsic War | Saturday, 05. August 2017

Helga Ball is a **ladies-only** sport based on a Viking game.The game, also known as "Cabbage Ball" is played with teams of 5 or 6 players. The game itself is played with a head of cabbage as the ball. This event at Pennsic will be a benefit for Paladin's Pantry. We will be accepting donations of paper and hygiene products for poor and food-insecure families in the Portersville area (the town where Pennsic take place). The tournament is sponsored by the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands.

Games will take place on the Battlefield (exact location will be posted soon)

The Organizers for the Tournament are Baroness Constance Gly Dwr, Maighstir Liam MacantSaoir and Clan Crann Bethadh

To Play:
- Organize a team of 5-10 women. (Having substitutions is a good thing.)
- Each player must be over 18.
- Each team member should bring one or more paper or hygiene product for donation. (No monetary donations.)
- Points are scored by getting a cabbage through/past your opponent's
goalposts. Two members of the Chivalry (or squires) shall serve as
stationary goal posts for each goal.
- All players must wear a dress. (Viking garb encouraged, but not required.)
- Players are encouraged to wear do-rags, heavy shoes/boots.
- Players may kick or dribble the cabbage with their feet, but may not touch
the cabbage with their hands or use hands to pick up the cabbage.
- Players may scoop the cabbage up in a skirt, apron, or do-rag, and move
the cabbage on the field.
- Tackling is not allowed, however "Group Hugs" are legal.
- Goalposts shall signal a "score" by raising one arm and yelling either
"Helga Ball!!" or "Olga ball!" to identify the scoring team.

- For our purposes, each game will last 15 minutes.