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


3.1 - Bout Staff

Tournament organizers can run whatever staffing they feel is appropriate to run their event efficiently.

Preferred USA HEMA Staffing

Each ring should have 2-4 staff members.

  • 1 - Director
  • 1 to 3 - Judges

If using the USA HEMA system, the side judges should be wearing a Velcro black armband with multiple patches of the designed color.

The director will assign a color to each judge. Said judge will wear multiple Velcro patches of that color in order to pass to the fencers.

At the conclusion of each bout, the fencer should return their color patch to the line judge of that color.