June 1, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
All Day


Bookings closed

Dates and Location:

    • Main Event: 1-2 June 2024
    • General Booking Opens: Friday, February 2nd at 12pm
    • General Booking Closes: Sunday, May 17th at 6pm
    • Venue: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, SL7 1RR

Competition Categories:

    • Longsword Category A:
        • Eligibility: Top 500 HEMA Ratings or discretion for others.
        • Fencers ranked below 500 may choose to enter Category A at their own discretion.

      • Longsword Category B:
          • Eligibility: Open only to fencers ranked below 500 on HEMA Ratings

        • Women’s+ Longsword, Single Rapier, Sabre:
            • Eligibility: Women and non-binary fencers.

          • Open Single Rapier, Sabre, and Cutting:
              • Eligibility: Open to all genders and ranks.

        Registration Limits:

          • Maximum Tournaments: 3 open (cutting doesn’t count). 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.
          • Refunds: Available for exceeding the limit.
          • Minimum Participants: 5 per category required, or refunds may apply.

        Equipment and Rules:

          • Cutting Sword Provided: For cutting tournaments only.
          • Bring-Your-Own-Weapon: For all other tournaments.
          • Tournament Rules and Equipment Requirements: Please be sure to read the tournament rules and minimum required equipment requirements. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the correct equipment for the event – if you do not have sufficient or appropriate equipment you will not be allowed to fence in the tournament. 
          • Borrowing Equipment: Contact organizers for potential arrangements.


            • On-site Twin Rooms: £120 per person for 2 nights (breakfast included), limited availability.
            • Booking: First come, first served. Booking using this form is for one place in a twin room rather than a whole room. If you are planning to share with someone, please ensure they also book/you make a separate room booking on their behalf. Both note your preferred room mate when booking, otherwise you will be randomly assigned.
            • Double rooms or longer stays are also available from Bisham Abbey directly at a slightly higher rate.  There are other accommodation options in Marlow and the surrounding area.

          Meals and Refreshments:

            • On-site Cafe: Provides meals, drinks, and snacks.
              • Friday Social: Local pub, details TBA.
              • Breakfast Included: For on-site accommodation.
              • Saturday Social: Details TBA.

              Volunteer Opportunities:

                • Benefits: £15 + free lunch
                • Types of Work: Indicate preferred tasks in questionnaire.
                • Discount Codes: VOLUNTEER15 (before checkout).
                • Free Volunteering: Officiating only, travel costs reimbursed, lunch provided.


                  This year we are offering possibility to buy Albion Cup merchandise in a form of t-shirts and coffee mugs. You can pre-order both at the ticket booking page and collect them at the tournament.

                  Pre-order your tournament merchandise by May 1st, 2024 to guarantee on-time delivery! Orders cannot be placed after this date.

                  HEMA Gear and Weapons Vendors:

                  We are excited to host HEMA vendors this year. Limited spaces for stalls are available for the entire tournament weekend (1-2 June 2024). To secure your spot contact us on wessexleague@gmail.com

                  If you are interested in sponsoring our tournament and providing prizes for the winners please contact us!

                  Cost to attend: 

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

                  • £35 per open competition entry
                  • £30 for women’s+ tournaments

                  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.”

                  How we use your data: We will only use your data for managing our events. 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 as these are necessary to run the event. Your results will also be posted on our website.

                  If you don’t want to appear in HEMA Ratings, you can contact HEMA Ratings directly and ask for your record to be anonymised. Your data will still be submitted, but it will not appear in any public page.

                  If you missed out on a tournament please sign up to the waiting list by clicking here. If anyone drops out we will contact you.


                  Bookings are closed for this event.



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