Tournament Rules

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

1.10 - Bout/Match Process

Each match will be comprised of a number of exchanges.

The Director will call the fencers to en garde. Fencers who fail to appear at their starting position in a reasonable amount of time may be penalized with a verbal warning followed by a yellow card in further instances.

Bouts begin when the Director calls “Fencers ready?” A fighter may acknowledge or remain silent. Both will assume consent. The director will continue with “fight” or “fence” or “begin” and ends when the director calls “halt” or “stop.” After the call to halt, each fighter will return to their respective starting position aligned with their color judge.