June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023    
All Day


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Bisham Abbey Sports Centre
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow Road, Bisham Village, Marlow, SL7 1RR
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The biggest UK international tournament is back on 3-4 of June 2023.

We will be running 8 competitions:
  • Longsword category A: for fencers who have won medals in reasonably large (20 participants +) open longsword tournaments, excluding beginner and internal club competitions. We kindly ask longsword league A participants to help us run Longsword league B.
  • Longsword category B: open longsword tournament
  • Women’s Longsword
  • Open Single Rapier
  • Women’s Single Rapier
  • Open Sabre
  • Women’s Sabre
  • Cutting – Longsword

IMPORTANT: You can register for 3 open fencing competitions (i.e. cutting doesn’t count towards the limit). If you are eligible to take part in Women’s competitions you can register for one, two or all three on top of the 3 open tournaments and cutting.

If you made a mistake and registered for more tournaments than allowed we will refund you the price of the additional tournament registration.

We reserve the right to refund participants of the women’s tournaments in the case of an insufficient number of registrations (i.e. less than 5 participants in the category).

Cutting sword will be provided, and all other tournaments are held on a bring-your-own weapon basis.

Equipment requirements and tournament rules TBA

Venue and accommodation:

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Bisham Village
Marlow Road

Website: https://www.bishamabbeynsc.co.uk/nsc/

On-site accommodation is available. We offer 20 twin rooms on-site for Friday and Saturday nights. Rooms are £50pp per night (breakfast included in the price) which would be allocated on a first come first served basis. We will also allocate participants to specific rooms so if you have a preference for who you would like to share the room with, please leave a comment when booking. 

There are only limited rooms available so please book early to ensure your space!

If you would like to book the accommodation for longer you need to contact the venue yourself.

If we run out of places in the rooms but will have a high interest in the tickets with accommodation we will be able to book additional spots at the nearby site (25-minute walk/5-minute drive) which can offer camping spots and bunk house. Prices to be confirmed. Please state your interest on the booking page in the comments section.

Meals and refreshments:

  • There is a cafe on site providing meals, drinks and snacks
  • There will be Friday and Saturday socials in the local pubs/restaurants.
  • Breakfast is included for those booking accommodation on-site.

Saturday Social:

-7.30 pm The Duke of Clarence (56-58 High Street, Marlow, SL7 1AH)

Friday Social



  • Competitors who would like to help us as volunteers for a single shift receive a £5 discount, those volunteering for two shifts receive a £10 discount and for 3+ shifts receive a £15 discount and a free lunch.
  • Please state what kind of work you are interested in in the following questionnaire.
  • After deciding on the number of shifts please use the following discount code before checkout – VOLUNTEER5 for 1 shift and £5 discount, VOLUNTEER10 for 2 shifts and £10 discount, VOLUNTEER15 for 3+ shifts and £15 discount.   
  • ONLY volunteering as an official, without participating in any tournaments  FREE of charge. We will return your travel costs and will provide lunch on a day of volunteering.

Cost to attend: 

• ONLY volunteering as an official, without participating in any tournaments – FREE of charge.

  • Competing in one open tournament- £30
  • Competing in two open tournaments- £60
  • Competing in three open tournaments- £90


  • Competing in one women’s tournament – £20
  • Competing in two women’s tournaments – £40
  • Competing in two women’s tournaments – £60
  • Cutting tournament – separate charge of £30

If you take part in 3 open tournaments, 3 women’s tournaments and a cutting tournament full price is £180.

Disclaimer: By registering you agree to the following statement:

“I understand that whilst every care will be taken to give safe instruction, I accept full responsibility and consider myself fit to participate. I have answered all questions correctly and all medical and health considerations are noted below.”

HEMA Ratings: By registering you agree to share the data from your matches with HEMA Ratings and HEMA Scorecard. We cannot accept your registration if you do not agree to this.


Bookings are closed for this event.



Chris · March 24, 2023 at 1:35 pm

Why are the women’s fees cheaper than the men’s?

    Wessex League · March 24, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Because we have a long history of very low participant numbers in the women’s tournaments, and over the last couple of years it got worse. Hence, we want to encourage more women to take part in the tournaments, especially since if they decide to take part in women’s over opens they will also have fewer fights than in the open tournament.

Michael Pearce · June 1, 2023 at 3:00 am

What day & time is the cutting torment?

    Wessex League · June 2, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Sunday between 10:30 and 2 pm. We finalise last changes now.

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