Sworded Affair

Sworded Affaire returns to the Barony of al-Barran with a new theme; Italian Carnevale!

Join us for Tournaments, buckler classes, and more as we celebrate the return of the Preeminent Fencing Event of the Outlands.

Saturday, April 7th, at Sandia Preparatory School



532 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

**Directions from the North

Traveling south on I-25, Take Exit 231 toward Ellison-San Antonio/Osuna

Merge onto Pan American frontage road South, slight right staying on frontage road,

Take the 2nd right onto Osuna Rd. NE

The School will be on the left.

**Directions from the South

Travel north on I-25, Take Exit 230 toward San Mateo Blvd/Osuna

Merge onto Pan American frontage road North

Turn left on San Mateo Blvd it turns into Osuna Rd NE,

The School will be on the left.

Parking is in the lot to the Right inside the Gate.

Site Fees:

  • Adult non-Members: $15
  • Adult Members: $10
  • Children under 13: Free
  • Picnic Donation Lunch is included with your Site Fee, courtesy of our local participants.

Tentative Schedule

Time Event
9:00 AM Set up for Volunteers
10:00 AM Site Opens
10:00 AM Tournament Lists Open
10:30 AM Opening Court
11:00 AM Order of Defence Tournament with semi and final matches (1-1/2 hours)
12:00 PM Donation Lunch Begins
12:00 PM Buckler Class
12:30 PM Order of Defence Circle
01:00 PM Balance Tournament
01:00 PM White Scarf Meeting
2:00 PM Novices Tourney
2:00 PM Donation Lunch Ends
3:00 PM Venetian Wine Shoppe Tournament
3:00 PM RBG making class
4:00 PM Closing Court
5:00 PM Site closes except for clean up.


If you have any questions please contact the Event Steward: Lucrezia de Carducci at 505-514-7669 by phone or text.

Tournament Conventions

Balance Tournament – Each fighter will begin the fight with a serving tray on which a number of items will be balanced. Fighters will earn one point for each item remain on the serving tray at the end of the fight and one point to the fighter who wins the round. This tournament is planned to be run as best two out of three, with a preset number of rounds fought, determined by the number of combatants, however depending on the number of combatants, time, and available fields it may be adjusted to single fight by the Marshal In Charge and Mistress of the List on the day of the tournament; the fighter with the most points at the end of all rounds will win. Ties will be broken if needed by actual rounds won during the tournament and a dead even tie will be resolved on the field.

Venetian Wine Shop Tourney -- Teams of two. Fighters start with daggers within reach, rapiers and other secondaries stowed away (with the exception of cloaks, which may start off worn but not simply held in the hand), fighters start around a table in the center of the lists. Lay-on to be called when pre-fight banter reaches an appropriately stinging level.

Novice's Tournament – For Rapier Fighters who have been fighting for three (3) years or less; each round is expected to be a round robin of best 2 out of 3 fights. The format includes Buckler, Dagger, Soft Perry Defensive, and Bring your Best.