Carranza Cup 2021

Invitational Single Sword Tournament

COMBATANT REGISTRATION CLOSED

Date:  Sunday 17 October 2021
Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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 fifth 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. Note that our participants are limited to 24 due to social distancing requirements. If more than 24 people register, priority will be given to entrants who have not yet been in a tournament. 

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.outline button

We have a COVID-specific document with information about procedures and traffic patterns we will be using for this event. We expect all attendees to be familiar with the content of this document. 

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

Use our online forms below to register by 5p.m. Friday 15th October 2020.  Please note that we have separate forms for fencers, boss fighters, and volunteers/attendees.