Sweden Open 2016

The fourth and final event of the Nordic Historical Fencing League (www.nhfl.nu) will take place in Kristinehamn 17-19 of June, at Värmlandscampen.

There will be a men’s longsword tournament, a women‘s longsword tournament and a rapier and dagger tournament. All three are part of the NHFL. There will also be a stand-alone sabre tournament. The event will end at Saturday night with a closing dinner, complete with the prize ceremony for the NHFL 2016, where the winners of the men’s, women’s, rapier and team competitions will be crowned.

Preliminary schedule:

Friday 17th of June

14:00 all sabre staff on site
15:00 sabre tournament (swiss)
19:00 Rapier and dagger
17:00-20:00 Dinner

Saturday 18th of June

06:30-09:00 Breakfast
08:00 Women pools 1 and 2
09:30 Eliminations
10:30 Pools 1 and 2
11:30 Pools 3 and 4
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Pools 5 and 6
14:15 Pools 7 and 8
15:30 Elims
17:30 Finals and award ceremony
19:30 Dinner and afterparty (dresscode)

We also supply a food packag, which includes dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and celebratory dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday. More details regarding the dinner later.

The dresscode for the dinner is semi formal/festive.

Rules:

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Costs:

The tournament fee is 700 SEK for all weapons except rapier and dagger, for which it is 600 SEK (because it is bring your own steel)

The cost for an additional tournament is 300 SEK (200 SEK for rapier and dagger)

The accommodations we offer is either a bed in a dorm for 300 SEK for two nights, including towel and sheets, or a bed in a double room for 500 SEK per person for two nights, including towel and sheets.

We offer 400 SEK discount if you judge only the longsword (150 for women’s and 250 for men’s), and 300 SEK discount if you judge rapier and dagger and sabre. It is of course not possible to judge a tournament in which you are competing.

Last day for registration is June 5. Registration is binding and fee will not be refunded. We will book meals and accommodations June, meaning that we will have to pay for your food, linen, room and other costs, even if you unregister after this date. Because of this you will still have to pay the full price of the event even if you don’t attend, if you drop out after May 10.

Fencers with outstanding debts to any of the NHFL tournaments need to settle these debts before registering.

Standard longsword feders by Regenyei Armour for the longsword tournament and sabres for the sabre tournament will be provided by the event. Rapier and dagger is bring your own swords.