Australian Historical Fencing League

The Pinnacle of Australian HEMA

Festival of the Sword
Apr
19
to Apr 22

Festival of the Sword

  • 42 Scenic Boulevard, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 3800 (map)
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Festival of the Sword is returning in 2019 over the Easter Weekend (19-22 April 2019).

In 2019 FotS will be running at the Melbourne Girls College gymnasium, at their picturesque Burnley campus, right next to the Yarra.

More details at http://www.festivalofthesword.org.au

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War in the West
May
24
to May 26

War in the West

Perth, Western Australia 

War in the West is back! Same awesome event, same amazing place, shiny new time! Four tournaments over 3 days on the Sunset Coast - have you got what it takes to face the fearsome Sandgropers in the arena?

Full details will be posted in the coming weeks, but to wet your whistle:
Sword & buckler tournament - check!
Rapier tournament - check!
Longsword tournament - check!
Open tournament - check!
Social sparring - check!
Feasting and merriment - check!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2152493181447686/

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Sword Fight V
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Sword Fight V

  • 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach North QLD 4221 (map)
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Sword Fight is back for the fourth time. It will be hosted on the 27th and 28th of July at the Tallebudgera Recreation Centre, Gold Coast. More details will follow but we are working towards some big changes.

Once again the event will offer:
A two day tournament,
Our big beautiful double hall with grandstand seating,
Up to three ranked divisions
(Unreasonably) cheap beachside accommodation for the weary fencer,
New sponsors with a tonne of swag, 
An electronic scoring system to streamline pools and elimination bouts,
All divisions to be listed on the International Ratings.
A ‘masters’ division for our much celebrated senior fencers,
A return of Australia’s first women’s division.

As always we will be looking to push the envelope and measure the capacity for Australian HEMA. Furthermore we will continue to celebrate the diversity of Australian HEMA alongside the stiffest competition in the opens.

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Swordplay 19
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Swordplay 19

Australia's oldest Historical Fencing workshop and tournament event. Bringing together some of Australia's premier instructor's to host workshops on area's of interest.

And of course TOURNAMENTS. Longsword, Sabre, Rapier and Sword and Buckler, plus others.

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World Broadsword Championship
Oct
5
to Oct 7

World Broadsword Championship

Fancy yourself a fencer? Come take part in a historical fencing event with over 100 years of history - the World Broadsword Cup! With previous winners including such HEMA luminaries as Matt Easton, Paul Wagner, and Milo Thurston, this is a unique event with an extraordinary history.

There will be a broadsword/backsword tournment (the WBC), a longsword tournament, and a sabre tournament.

Tickets and rules coming soon. Save the date!

https://www.facebook.com/events/397160080840269/

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Australia Day Tournament
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Australia Day Tournament

  • 3 Pitman Road Windsor Gardens, SA, 5087 Australia (map)
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The tournament circuit kicks off early next year with the Australia Day Tournament hosted by Adelaide Sword Academy. Featuring three days of tournaments, workshops and free sparring.

This competition will be part of the Australian HEMA League as a Tier 2 event.

The end of January is the time for Adelaide Sword Academy's annual Australia Day Tournament. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, designed to be accessible and fun to all levels of HEMA practitioners. There is also plenty of time in the schedule for social freeplay and connecting with your peers.

Contact them for help with accomodation or lifts to or from the airport.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY will be held at WINDSOR GARDENS UNITING CHURCH, 3 PITMAN rd, WINDSOR GARDENS.

SUNDAY will be held at BOTANIC PARK, PLANE TREE DRIVE, ADELAIDE.

WINDSOR GARDENS VENUE IS FULLY AIR CONDITIONED. BOTANIC PARK will have SHADE, WATER and ICE. (And Beer after you're finished)

WORKSHOPS to be announced very soon.

There will be LONGSWORD, RAPIER AND DAGGER, SWORD and BUCKLER, and SINGLE SWORD competitions.

LONGSWORD to be fought with longswords and feders from a reputable maker.

RAPIER and DAGGER to be fought with rapiers (thrust centric, over 95cm blade) and daggers from a reputable maker.

SINGLE SWORD and SWORD AND BUCKLER admits all cut and thrust blades under 95cm - arming swords, side swords, back and broadswords, and sabres. They must have a reasonable cutting heft.

COMBATANTS must choose between MEDIUM or OPEN categories for EACH tournament.

There will be an additional WOMENS LONGSWORD competition. Women may compete in both WOMENS and MEDIUM/OPEN LONGSWORD.

Get your tickets on EVENTBRITE.


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 26th Jan - WINDSOR GARDENS

9am : HALL OPENS, REGISTRATION

10am-3pm WORKSHOPs and SOCIAL FREEPLAY

3-8 pm LONGSWORD tournament. 



SATURDAY 27th Jan - WINDSOR GARDENS

8:30am HALL OPENS

9am RAPIER and DAGGER TOURNAMENT

12 midday-3pm WORKSHOPS and SOCIAL FREEPLAY

3-6 pm SWORD AND BUCKLER TOURNAMENT

7:30pm PUB DINNER


SUNDAY 28th Jan - BOTANIC PARK

9:30am SINGLE SWORD TOURNAMENT

1pm AWARDS

2:00pm FINISH

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