Before you do anything else, you must set the tone for your event. Do you want to run the next Swordfish? Or are you more interested in a friendly, low-intensity local competition for the nearby clubs?
When you set the tone for your event, you can make many other decisions more easily. If you are pitching your event as the premier tournament in your country, then you need a bigger venue. If you set the tone to be just informal and local, for fun, then you don’t need to worry about providing well-trained judging staff.
Ideally, your choice of tone should be realistic. If this is your first tournament ever, then you probably want to aim low, until you get used to how these things work.
It is much better to under-promise and over-deliver than to promise an awesome event and deliver a dud that no-one enjoys.
Book a judge training workshop
We offer judge training workshops to help your staff and/or club members improve their judging skills. Becoming a better judge usually leads to developing skills that are useful for fencing, such as perceiving openings and predicting an opponent’s behaviour, so judge training has a wide range of benefits.
If you would like to book a judge training workshop, then please send us an email to discuss your requirements, and we would be delighted to help.