Where is the event held?

The May Melee is at The Cricket Ground, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1BN.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Over 18s only.


What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Yourself, camping gear, food/drinks and HEMA equipment.


Will any food be provided?

We will be providing lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a BBQ on Saturday evening. These three meals are complimentary (bravo I hear you say!) and there will be meat and vegetarian options.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No – as long as you have registered your place (we’ll have the attendee list with us)


What is the refund policy?

No refunds. This event is run at cost so all bookings are non-refundable. However, if something does change and you need to cancel once we have sold all the other tickets we will endeavour to sell your place; in which case we would refund your attendance fee.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

This is fine as long as you have notified us at least two weeks before the event at mm@virtusswordschool.com and the new person agrees to the liability waiver.



Please do ensure that you have person-to-person insurance if you wish to be personally covered (you may already have this within your club membership; please do check as appropriate).


Will the event continue if it rains?

Yes, so bring wet weather clothing as it is an outside event. It can also be very hot in May so you may need sun cream as well.


Where can I sleep?

You will need to bring a tent, caravan or sleep in your car if you want to stay on site alternatively you can book a local B&B.


Are there electric hookups for tent/caravans?

Unfortunately not.


Can I us the fridges in the clubhouse to store my food?

No as this space is reserved for the catering team


Do I need a copy of the time table/competition rules/ class descriptions?

There will shared copies available in the clubhouse.  However, if you prefer your own, please bring a copy with you.


I want to come and watch but not take part in the event do I need a ticket?

If you are an accompanying partner, not intending to take part in the classes or competitions, you can book a ‘Social Ticket’ which gives you camping and entrance but not participation access.


Are there showers and toilets?

There is a shower room with two showers. There are a couple of toilets in the club house and there are also porter loos.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You contact us at mm@virtusswordschool.com


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