Tournament Rules and Kit

The tree of shields tournament will have a general rule set used throughout tweaked for each weapon type.

Our scoring system is centered around safety and ease of judging.

Any questions regarding the rules or kit requirements please forward them to out contact us page and well update this page accordingly.

Tree of shields tournament standard rules:

Each match has 5 exchanges

Exchanges are ended on a point scoring hit or for safety reasons

After a point scoring hit, after-blows will be allowed within one movement

Points accumulate through the match, the is no maximum points score

Ring outs are reset for safety purposes, repeated ring-outs can result in points deduction at the referees discretion.

Blade grabs with minimal slippage are allowed, disarming scores maximum points on opponents surrender. If opponent scrambles for their sword play continues.

Sabre

Cut or thrust to the head (whole mask including bib) 3 points

Thrust to the torso (ribs area excluding shoulders) 3 points

Cut or thrust to any other body part 2 points

Doubles awarded 0 points and move to next exchange

After-blows will be -2 to the initial scoring hit

Longsword

Cut or thrust to the head (whole mask including bib) 3 points

Thrust to the torso (ribs area excluding shoulders) 3 points

Pommel strike to the face 2 points

1 handed cuts and thrusts count but are -1 point from the total score of the exchange

Cut or thrust to any other body part 2 points

Doubles awarded 0 points and move to next exchange

After-blows will be -2 to the initial scoring hit

Rapier

Thrust to the head (whole mask including bib) 4 points

Thrust to the torso (ribs area excluding shoulders) 4 points

Thrust to any other body part 3 points

Cut to the head (Excluding the tip) 3 points

Cut to any other body (Excluding the tip) part 2 points

Doubles awarded 0 points and move to next exchange

After-blows will be -2 to the initial scoring hit 

 

 

Kit requirements for the three tournaments is as follows:

Sabre

CEN1 Mask with back of the head protector or full overlay, properly fitted.

Gorget

Padded HEMA jacket 350N rated

HEMA specific Gloves. including Red dragon

Sports cup (groin)

Elbow and shin/knee protectors

Steel sabre, no bends or burrs

Shoes

Longsword

CEN1 Mask with back of the head protector or full overlay, properly fitted.

Gorget

Padded HEMA jacket 350N rated, excludes ‘light’ jackets.

Heavy HEMA specific Gloves, no sports gloves or red dragons

Sports cup (groin)

Elbow,forearm and shin,knee protectors

Steel longsword, no bends or burrs

Shoes

Rapier

CEN1 Mask with back of the head protector or full overlay, properly fitted.

Gorget

Padded HEMA jacket 350N rated

HEMA specific Gloves. including Red dragon and light leather variations

Sports cup (groin)

Elbow and shin/knee protectors

Steel rapier, no bends or burrs

Shoes

 

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