UnTournament UnFailure!

Thanks to all those who made it to the UnTournament. We were able to run a huge number of test bouts and gain feedback on both the letter of the rules and the practicalities of running tournament matches. Main photo album on our Facebook

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The UnTournament

Next weekend, Sunday the 20th March, we’re running The UnTournament – a chance for HEMA fighters to fence new people under pseudo-tournament conditions. Not a tournament. It just looks like one from a distance! Come and get practice fighting under tournament conditions, with judges, scorekeepers, etc. All counting for nothing because…

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Early Feb Status Update

If you’ve registered for an Open, you should have received an email with confirmation and payment instructions. If not, get in touch! If you’ve registered for a Ladies tournament, you will not yet have received a follow up email. We’re waiting on filling the minimum pools – and are one…

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Sabre Open Registration Is Full!

Sabre Open registration is now closed. We’ve intentionally limited ourselves to 16 places to make sure that we can run this smoothly. If testing the ruleset suggests we can afford to add more fighters, or if registrants have to drop out, then we’ll re-open registration.

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Rules Now Up

Draft Rules for Longsword and Sabre and for Rapier & Dagger are now available. We’ll be testing these in the run up to Astolat, so there may be changes to come.

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Ladies Tournaments and Other Updates.

Astolat 2016 Ladies Tournament Registration is now live! Currently grinding through some admin and emailing for the registrations already received for the Open. Rapierists, you haven’t been forgotten, just left until last. Also putting the draft ruleset into words that might make sense to the uninitiated, rather than ravings straight from…

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Registration is Open

We now have registration! An early bird discount will apply for the first registrations, on a first come, first served basis. This means you get your two day sword fighting HEMA tournament experience for just £35. Expect it to go fast! Sign up at the Registration page.

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Facebook Event Page

We now have an event page, which makes things Facebook official as we understand it. We’re also happy to announce that camping on-site will be possible. We’ll have a limited number of pitches available, so reservation will be necessary at the same time as registering for the event itself. Which…

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Announcing the Astolat HEMA Open 2016

And so upon the morn early Sir Launcelot heard mass and brake his fast, and so took his leave of the queen and departed. And then he rode so much until he came to Astolat, that is Guildford; and there it happed him in the eventide he came to an…

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