Carranza Cup

Invitational Single Sword Tournament

For 2019 Carranza Cup registration, see here.

The annual Carranza Cup is run by BSIS on behalf of the School of Historical Defence Arts (SHDA) Group, usually near the end of October.

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.

Several of Queensland’s top HEMA fencers are invited to participate as “Boss Fighters”, and every competitor is guaranteed at least one Boss Fight, giving them the opportunity to try their skills against the very best.  Boss Fighters are not eligible to win the tournament.

Entry is open to all HEMA students with current insurance.

The Pacheco Prize for Best and Fairest is decided by popular vote.  The following are the nominations from previous years showing the wonderful qualities of our competitors and support team:

2019 Pacheco Prize winners: Anthony Kung, Philip Fu, Kirby Gardner,

(three-way tie).

2019 Boss Fighters:  Alex Roberson, Emma Fowler, Chris Godwin.

2018 Pacheco Prize-winner Anthony Kung.

2018 Carranza Cup Boss Fighters

Emma Fowler, Chris Godwin, Dan Arnold, Dan Green, Paul Roberson.