Tournaments

FotS19 will feature six HEMA tournaments: Longsword (women's and mixed), smallsword, rapier, sword and buckler and backsword/sabre, as well as the Grand Duel! 

Please click here to download the tournament ruleset

Please click here to download the rules summary

Please click here to download the fencer guidelines

Please click here to view the Grand Duel ruleset

All tournaments will be run at a restricted intensity. This includes restrictions on grappling, strength of blows and unsporting behaviour, as outlined in the rules. 

Participants fencing in a tournament will be scheduled to judge within that tournament when not fencing and will be required to attend a safety briefing the morning of the tournament. 

Please ensure that you are familiar with all rules prior to attending the event. 

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