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
1. Pool Matches - Pool matches or bouts will be two (2) minutes or until the first fighter to achieves the maximum points. By default the maximum points is 5. Each event may be different. In the event of a tie at the end of time, a sudden death exchange will be held. The first clean hit (e.g. no after-blow), will result in the win.
2. Time Management - There are two options for time management:
3. Final Exchange - If at the end of an exchange, there are ten or less seconds remaining in the bout, the director will call final exchange. This final exchange will not be timed and will go until halt is called by the director. The result need not be a scoring action to end the final exchange.