Dispatch Detailing Duel at Dusk 2017

Wow, just wow! We’re thrilled at how well our new format was received. We were back at our usual venue, Team Touché Fencing Center. Of course, we had our traditional offering of Olympic-style foil fencing.

Ben Jagger and Bryan Bishe Mix It Up

Drake even got in the game, but without eschewing sartorial suavities.

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Is That Bowler FIE Regulation?

The final bout was between Ben Jagger and Bryan Bishe. Bryan won, but it was close.

Bryan Wins! And gets a giant commemorative chocolate bar!

But, wait, there’s more. We had
Madame Askew and her intern, Ian, in from Tucson for tea duelling.

So Much Tea Duelling!


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The shenanigans were so off the hook that even Madame Askew struggled to contain herself.


Ze Prussian fell to the victorious Steampunk Molly, but not without an epic battle. She was rewarded with a ceramic tea holder filled with various teas!

We were also honored to have the
Iron Tailor, Bob Mogg, working with us to run the steampunk Nerf™ gun dueling.

The Iron Tailor with a Loaded Nerf™ Gun. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Back over to Madame Askew for some compliment duelling. We’ve never see this sport in action before and we have to say we find it delightful. With her supreme graciousness, Evie prevailed against all other duelists to take home the grand prize, a copy of “Miss Manners.”

Evie Wins!

We know what you’re wondering; how did the steampunk Nerf™ gun dueling come out? The four finalists squared off in a series of duels.

Gentle Steampunks, Choose Your Weapons

In the end, Ed Pogue prevailed (despite Doc Synchronous’ signature sneakiness) and took home the big prize, a hand-painted steampunked Nerf™ gun crafted by the Iron Tailor himself.


Ed Wins!

It was a whirlwind of non-stop fun. We sure hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.

Until Next Year!

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