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Blademasters Open 2023 will take place at the Cork International Hotel in Cork Airport, Cork, Republic of Ireland

Date: 1-3 Sept 2023

FRIDAY: Free fencing and referee training
SATURDAY: Open Steel Longsword Tournament
SUNDAY: Open Steel Sabre Tournament

What we offer (included in the ticket price):
– 1 free sparring day and tournament prep area (Friday)
– 2 tournaments, 2 weapons, 84 slots capacity (12 pools of 7) on each day
– Saturday evening 3 Course Dinner at hotel restaurant
– Discounted Bed & Breakfast rates at the hotel*
80.5e per person per night in a room with 2 single beds sharing (2nd person’s name needs to be provided at the time of booking)
150e per night in a room with 1 single bed

* accommodation to be booked separately by calling the hotel reservations team and mentioning the event for discounted price, please note – you will be charged at arrival, not at the time of booking,

What we require (from each participant):
– to contribute as a line judge (approx 30 mins) during another round of pools on the same day (each day if registered for both tournaments)

PRICING: 100e early bird price (valid until 31st of May 2023), 120e from 1st of June 2023

CLUB DISCOUNT: For groups of 5+ fencers from the same club we offer additional 10% discount on the ticket price! Let us know if you would like to avail of the offer and we’ll send you the coupon code to distribute amongst your club members,

– 50% discount on the ticket price for Main Referees, please contact us if you are interested, 6 slots remaining (required for one pool per day, approx 1-2 hrs),
– 50% discount for Table Staff to operate Score Card, 4 slots remaining (required for 2 pools per day, approx 3-4 hrs)

Registered Participants:

Official Event on HEMAScorecard (HEMA Ratings compatible):
Tournament Ruleset:
Gear & Weapon Requirements:

⚔️ Tournament structure ⚔️

Number of slots: 84 for each tournament
Number of pools: 12
Number of fencers per pool: 7
1st round: 12 pools of 7, winners of each pool + three highest scorers go up
2nd round: 3 pools of 5, winners of each pool + 5 highest scorers go up
3rd round: single elimination, 8 fencers starting from quarterfinals all the way up

– We have a limited number of steel loaner weapons and they can be made available upon request. Ask us.
– For people travelling through Dublin Airport, there is a bus going to Cork directly from the airport itself: and it takes about 3 hours drive – let us know what time you’re arriving and we’ll organize a lift for you from the bus stop to the airport hotel.

Questions? Contact Us! Check our Facebook Event Page:

Our Sponsors & Prizes: to be announced!