Gold Coast Classic: 2024 Sideword Tournament
This year the Gold Coast Classic is going official with its first tournament in the 2024 series: a one day, sidesword tournament.
GCC events will generally be smaller in scope than previous events we have held and more casual in nature. They will focus on one weapon and run as single day events.
We use the Swiss System for pools meaning each fencer will receive the maximum number of matches in the tournament rather than facing elimination after a single pool. Fencers will compete in two initial 'seeding' pools before their final pool which is determined by on-the-day performance. This means each fencer should expect between 12-15 matches on the day.
Numbers will be capped at 32 fencers. A minimum of 5 tickets will be reserved for interstate fencers with the remaining being first in, best dressed. Ticketing details and pricing will be released soon. Event data will be sent to hema ratings and we have sought approval for listing with the Australian Historical Fencing League.
We are also aiming to host longsword and a rapier or sabre in successive 2024 QLD school holidays.Rules and equipment: Sword Fighter Standard rules, based on closely on the HFA rules and equipment standards. https://docs.google.com/.../1UBPht.../edit...
Participants: Competitors must be insured and come from a recognised/reputable historical fencing club.Heat Injury Prevention: January on the Gold Coast will be hot. Advice has been sought on how to mitigate heat injury risks. More to follow. Volunteers: Events are only possible with the help of volunteers, if you would like to be involved please let us know.