What is it?
Kane’s Kiln Fencing Tournament is exactly that. A Fencing Tournament.
I wanted to go big for my 30th birthday and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by fencing, but I wanted more than just a few fights. I wanted that gut-clenching feeling of competition and pressure that I got so often playing ice hockey and during tournaments. Preparing for a tournament is an experience that I’d hope to share with every fencer!
So I’m giving you most of the year to prepare. To train. To strategize and study. I want everyone who fights to give it their all and to hold nothing back because, at the end of the day, there will only be one champion.
The whole tournament will play over 7 Rounds, in a Swiss-style.
Each competitor will participate in all 7 Rounds, competing against opponents with similar total points to themselves, but there is a twist.
Each Round, you must choose one of the following sets of weapons. After you have used the option, you won’t be able to use it again in future rounds. This will make assessing your opponent and your weapon choice a more strategic experience.
How to Prepare?
The easiest way to prepare for any tournament is to think about it. Think about potential strategies, who you might go up against, and what you might need to work on. Talking with others is another great way to mine ideas and get advice.
Additionally, over the course of the year, I’ll be gathering and sharing data that might prove useful, or at least enlightening, to you and the other fencers. My goal is to provide a full tournament experience, right down to the very last fight.
But in the end, all are welcome, regardless of preparation. I’m just excited to have something to work towards with you!