Monday, January 28, 2013

What do you mean "ritual tournament?"

Over the last year or so, PA DeMolay has undertaken an initiative to improve the ritual among the Chapters in the Commonwealth. Part of this project has been to get more young men involved in ritual tournaments. However, Pennsylvania hasn't really be a "ritual heavy" state in quite some time, leaving many members scratching their heads, wondering just what these tournaments are all about.

PA DeMolay is part of DeMolay International's Region II (which has been discussed in earlier posts.) As such, we participate in the Mid-Atlantic Tournament of Champions ritual tournament and generally go by their rules and evaluation procedures. Thankfully, the MATOC Committee has published all of this information on their website at Just click the link and you'll be able to download .pdf's of all the important documents. Take some time to read and understand the rules - we know it's a little dry - but it's important to know the playing field.

In the coming weeks, we'll be discussing ritual tournaments a little bit more, and I hope to get some special guests to write pieces about their ritual tournament experience.

Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony

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