Early Bird Over, Danelli Armouries Sponsorship

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First of all, places have gone so fast that after a week the “Early Bird” discounts have been taken. Our apologies for anyone who missed the offer, but there are still lots of places left in all tournaments. Also, we are pleased to announce Danelli Armouries as the first sponsor for…

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UnTournament 2017 Announced

The first UnTournament in preparation for Astolat 2017 will feature judged bouts in a variety of weapons, to train not just competitors but officials. It will take place in Godalming on the 5th of February 2017. Click here for the Facebook event. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/gmko8RKPmVr2nk142 – £15 to fence, but just…

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Astolat HEMA Open 2016 Is Over

After two days of swordplay, Astolat is over. As head organizer and near-constant judge, it was my pleasure to watch a lot of great fencing. We managed to run five open tournaments and three ladies tournaments, which is almost certainly a UK record. We had over 50 competitors, many entering…

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Sneaky June Update

Things which we’re looking forwards to or enjoying as we move into the final month of prep: The barbecue. Apparently “it might be more of a braai” Stanson registering. Some of the organisational committee may be rushing to register for tournaments just to fight him SparringGlove passing us some of…

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Registration Updates

Rapier and Dagger is now full! We’ll be re-opening Sabre for one place, since the reserve list has inflated to the point where a further pool makes sense.   Ladies: please don’t forget that we still have places left for the Ladies Tournaments: http://www.hema-open.co.uk/ladies-registration/ Men: don’t forget to remind Ladies…

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We’ve formed an unholy alliance with the organisers of Féile na Gaiscígh 2016 and Paris HEMA Open. This year, whoever places best across the three events’ open longsword tournaments will get an extra shiny trophy to take home!

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