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

1.2 - Pool Match Duration

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:

A.) By default the clock will start and stop after a hit, safety issue, or any other situation at the discretion of the director. The clock starts when the direct calls "Fence" or "Begin" or "Start." When "point" or "halt" is called by the director, the clock will be stopped.

The clock will only run while the fencers are actively fencing.

When is the halt? The halt is defined by when the director has determined the action or issue terminated in their head, not by the actual stoppage of the clock. Defining afterblows, etc is defined the by the directors determination of the halt.

B.) The second time management option is 3 continuous minutes with stoppage for safety considerations and/or judge deliberation.

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.