By the way, seeing as this was my idea, looks like I am the host too, meaning I won't be entering, but thats ok, you can fight me before and after the tournament
This is going to be a points based tournament, I will be organising it, and I want three judges for it, I will be one of them, but in order to ensure fair judgements, I want two volunteers to judge with me who aren't from my group, theres no rush, it can be decided on the day if need be,
Additionally I must add that weapon wise, I will have plenty of spare rapiers and daggers if people want to enter but do not have kit. All fights will be done with tipped swords, I will have spare rubber tips for those that need them, so to enter you will need a mask and gloves. As for body protection, its recommended that you wear something padded of some sort, a fencing jacket, gambeson etc. It is possible to use the tipped rapiers with no bodyarmour but a hard hit can bruise and I haven't seen the smallsword tips, so you are recommended to wear something padded, I will do my best to bring spare equipment, but space is very tight in my car!
Anyone can enter, whether you have rapier/smallsword training or not, you can either use what you know, or get a crash course off me or someone else beforehand at the event, its your choice, the tournament is not being judged on form or technique, only hits.