Several open tournaments will run over the course of the weekend : Longsword, Sword & buckler, Rapier and Dussack. as well as a Women-only mixed weapons challenge

The contests are multi-stage tournaments with a pool stage followed by a knockout final stage for those who end up on top of their pools.

The dussack tournament is a king-of-the-hill style tournament with an emphasis on technical display.

The best way to do well in any of these format is to hit without taking a hit in return.

Free entrance for family, fans, cheerleaders and random wanderers.