I actually assumed you might have used Virtuoso Performance to maintain Inspire Courage and still use Weird Words.
Wow, I didn't know about that spell. Good idea.
What was banned in the pvp tournament?
It just had it's 12th year, so they built up over time. Off the top of my head this is what I can remember:
Wall of Force on all surfaces (no Earth Melding Druids.)
Leave the arena = lose (teleport out banishment.)
Cube of Force / Antimagic Field banned.
Hardcover books only.
ECL 0 races only but ECL 1+ races (Noble Drow) cost levels = to +CR
No Action points, item creation, Leadership feat, partially charged wands.
Any item using a 7th level spell or higher is banned.
Items with caster level 13 or higher (wands, scrolls, etc) banned.
Aracne strike specify weapons.
Everything in the game that uses an attack roll and deals damage is weapon like, so they always work with things like Arcane Strike, Point Blank Strike, etc. But if you don't agree, SKR did agree.