A long term goal of the New Zealand Lightsaber Guild, after being postponed for a year by the pandemic, 2021 saw the start of the regular NZLG national tournaments. Utilising a light armour ruleset, common across Europe, tournaments are non-profit with entry fees kept low to minimise the barrier to entry.
All skill levels are welcome but competitors must have trained and been deemed ‘safe’ in technique by the organiser of their local saber group.
Venues for the twice annual events currently alternate between the upper and lower North Island with a vision to include South Island venues once the South Island scene has developed.
Whilst a fledgling sport in New Zealand, the NZLG aims to grow the national tournament scene into an enjoyable, formidable spectator sport. If saber combat is a competitive sport you’d like to pursue, head on over to the New Zealand Lightsaber Guild and connect with your local group.