6 months till SoCal Swordfight! Approximately 155 days!
That means If you just started training now you have more than enough time to compete.
Entry cost will be $150 this year plus tournament fees ($25 for fighting, $40 for cutting), but if you saved one dollar every day till then you would probably have enough for entrance fees and a tournament entry! It looks like they are also taking a payment plan of four payments in advance.
Two dollars a day would possibly get you a hotel room and food as well.Check it out here:SoCalSwordfight 2023