Tournament rules and other documents used at Rapier 2011, World Wide Open Longsword and Rapier Champions, and SwordFish, can be downloaded here
. These rules will also be used at this year's World Wide Open Longsword and Rapier Champions, Rapier 2012, and other competitions
As stated in the Open Rules document, 'thanks as always go to those people who have contributed to the project so far including Caroline Stewart, Phillipe Willaume, Phil Marshall, Matt Galas, Reinier Van Noort, Scott Brown, Michael-Forest, Martin Auswick, Matt Easton, Jake Norwood, Paul Wagner, Vincent Le Chevalier, Fabrice Cognot, Andrew Feest, Colin Richards, Dave Rawlings and many others for helping to form these rules through open debate, and to those schools whose willingness to participate has forwarded this project.
In particular, the original research into the after-blow comes (I believe) from Matt Galas’ work on the Belgian fencing guilds. Credit must also go to Sven at Arts of Mars for his input into the score sheets presented within.'
To pre-empt any misguided comments, my involvement has been practically null outside of posting this link: all praise to the individuals listed above.