The Head Students and Prefects are going to be hosting the new Interhouse Dueling Club starting February 19th and February 29th alternating each week!
The purpose of the HIDC is to familiarise and then hone student’s abilities with spells within the accepted structure of classical duelling. Members of the HIDC are expected to conduct themselves to the highest standard on and off the stage and carry themselves as leaders and examples in and out of school.
Student duels will be overseen by Prefects and/or Available Professors. Except in the case of special matches all duels will be fought one on one with a student of equivalent year. If one is not available a substitute can be called. If the match is termed Rated than spells will be restricted to a ceiling of the least experienced duelist.
A defeat is signaled by three touches (successful spells) or the inability of one party to continue. (Loss of wand, consciousness)
Students will be expected to conduct and present themselves in a respectful fashion. Robes are to be worn during club time and matches.
Rated Match: A rated match must be performed in the presence of a prefect who will declare the winner subject to the established rules. In general all matches during club times are considered rated unless a party objects prior to the beginning of the match.
As a rule a hex, jinx, transfiguration or charm that willfully causes permanent injury, death, is dismemberment is deemed not for acceptable use and is considered outlawed during club times and possibly cause for referral to an administrator.
Please note that this rule includes the spirit of the matter asserted. A Bombarda charm while intended for use against inanimate objects is obviously dangerous for use against a Witch or Wizard and therefore unacceptable to use against an opponent.
If in doubt ask the presiding Club staff or a Professor. In all cases consider the safety of your clubmates and the school first.
Best in Year:
Wins of rated matches will be tracked by the staff. At the end of term an award for Best in year will be presented to the student from that year with the most accumulated wins. One ‘point’ may be earned towards rating per club.
In the event of a tie the two students in question will be asked to compete against each other to decide the winner.
As club will occur during times normally reserved for lunches and dinner snacks will be provided.