The following rules represent the standard ruleset for Tournaments being held by Royal Arts fencing academy. This includes: Ascalon, Blue Box, Looking Sharpe, and Hemmageddon
General Operating Rules
1.1 - Pool Seeding and Size
1. Fencers will be seeded into round-robin pools based on available rankings to weigh the relative strength of the fencers in the event. Pools will be optimized for seven (7) fencers as much as possible. Where possible club conflicts will be minimized in pools. This is only realistic in large events.
2. Number of Rounds - The default number of pool rounds is 1. This is the standard format followed by single direct elimination.
There is also an option for 2 rounds of pools followed by single direct elimination, aka Brazilian. The cumulative pools results are totaled for seeding into the elimination round.
3. *** USA HEMA Sanctioning **** - In order for an event to be USA HEMA sanctioned, the pools and eliminations must be set up by the system without intervention or re-seeding based on non-data criteria. Modification of seeding methods invalidates a tournament from earning classifications and points.