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.
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