The 2019 Torchlight Tournament and Skills Competition

It’s that time of year again!

The Torchlight Tournament.

It seems to be a fan-favorite event and I’ve been asked to host it this year and I thought I’d let you know about it.


The Tournament will begin on October 25, 2019 at 5:30pm.

It will be held during our regular Friday night Fencing practice so I hope you will all be able to attend!

The Format

This year’s Tournament will have two events: The Torchlight Tournament and the Skills Competition

The Skills Competition

While we wait for dusk and darkness to fall, at 5:30pm we will hold 4 Skills events for everyone to test their mettle in 4 distinct areas. The events are as follows:

  • Stabbing Accuracy: A test of who can most accurately stab a series of targets the fastest.
  • Fastest Footwork: Are you quick on your feet? Show off your footwork across the field!
  • The Most Positive Pressure: Let’s gauge your shot and see whose pressure is the most positive!
  • Woodland Relay: Some times it’s not about swordplay, but woodcraft. I want to know who can traverse Woodland the quickest!

Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate in as many of the events as they would like. After the events, we’ll move on to the Torchlight Tournament.

The Torchlight Tournament

This year, we’ll be running a Swiss Tournament. Often associated with Chess, this year’s tournament will have no eliminations.

That’s right! Every participant will have the opportunity to fight through 10 Rounds, being assigned to 10 different opponents over the course of the Tournament.

This should keep everyone excitedly engaged with the tournament proceedings!

If you have any questions about the tournament or just want to share your enthusiasm, let me know in the comments below!

Read the complete Rules For The Torchlight Tournament And Skills Competition.