June 2012 Multi-Format Tournament
Sign Up NowThere will be three different tournaments in each of the categories (Sidesword, Longsword, Beginner Rapier, Open Rapier).
King of the Hill
Do you have the courage to face down a tide of opponents? With each victory comes another fresh opponent.
This is a bear-pit style tournament, with lives.
Each participant is allotted a number of lives based on the total number of participants. For the sake of expediency, in tournaments with a higher number of competitors each participant will have a lower number of starting lives.
The first pair of fighters will be chosen at random, and will fight to first valid hit. The victor stays in and the other fighter loses a life and goes to the back of the line. Fighters are eliminated as they lose all of their lives, with the overall winner being the last fighter standing.
The first double-hits results in a warning, with a second double-hit resulting in the removal of both participants from the field to the back of the line, and both fighters losing a life. The next two fighters in line take the field.
Rankings are determined by the number of victories prior to elimination, with priority going to most consecutive victories.
High-demand and high-risk action. You only have one chance and there’s no room for mistakes! Do you have the skill to strike without being struck?
This is a single-elimination tournament. First hit ends the fight (with the exception of the finals).
Each round consists of random pairings of fighters. In the case of a round with an odd number of fighters, the odd fighter out will receive a bye into the next round, but their fight must be the first fought in the next round. Additionally, a fighter cannot receive more than a single bye.
Double-hits result in the immediate elimination of both fighters (no warnings!).
The finals are fought first to three touches, with the exception of an unimpeded blow to the head or torso, which ends the match.
You may be good in the opening rounds, but how are you in the long run? Are you able to strategize against an opponent who is also studying your moves?
The Timed Rounds tournaments will be restricted to 16 competitors, drawn from the top combatants of the previous two tournaments. In the case of fewer than 16 total competitors, the timed rounds tournament will be restricted to the top 8 competitors.
A timed rounds tournament is a single-elimination tournament, wherein each pairing will fight to the first of either 3 minutes or 13 passes, with fighters resetting each time a blow is struck. The clock will not stop for resets between passes, unless there is undue stoppage such as a broken weapon, armour failure, or similar. Victory goes to the combatant who has scored the most touches in the match. There is no cap on passes for the finals.
Double hits are recorded as a pass, but do not count toward either fighter’s score.
The tournament will be seeded according to combined rankings of the previous two tournaments.