Carranza Cup 2023

Invitational Single Sword Tournament

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This year’s event is supported by the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Community Fund, allowing us to keep entry free for all competitors.

The Carranza Cup Outline document gives a full description of the event, including tournament rules, weapons and gear guidelines, and scoring. We expect all participants to be familiar with the content of the outline.  There has been an alteration to the allowed weapon width (now 15mm – 30mm blades) and clarification that foils, epees and similar thrust-only weapons are excluded, but otherwise there are no changes to the 2020 tournament rules.

Date:  Saturday 12 August 2023
Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm, followed by social fencing until 6:00pm
Venue:  Stafford State School Hall, 314 Stafford Road, Stafford (see our Days, Times, and Locations link for more details on how to get here)

This is the seventh annual Carranza Cup, run by the Brisbane School of Iberian Swordsmanship.  We continue to offer entry free of charge, as we want everyone who wishes to compete to be able to join us.

The primary purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for relatively inexperienced fencers to gain tournament experience. It will also provide an opportunity for fencers from participating schools to encounter different fencing styles and learn to adapt to them.

Entry is open to current members of historical fencing schools who are insured as such.  If Carranza Cup is over-subscribed we will ask more experienced fencers to step aside to allow less experienced fencers enter.   

The Carranza Cup is a medium-intensity tournament.  To get a better understanding of what this means, see this video.

Risk Management Plan

Use our online forms below to register by 5p.m. Friday 4th August 2023.  Please note that we have separate forms for fencers, boss fighters, and volunteers/attendees.