25. März 2017 – 26. März 2017 ganztägig
Salle Omnisport de Grand-Vennes
Chemin des Abeilles 17
1010 Lausanne
+41 79/522 45 19

2 Program – Swiss HEMA Challenge

2.1 Saturday

2.1.1 Women Tournament and Open Longsword Qualification

08 a.m. Opening of the site and installation

• 08.30 a.m. Welcoming of fighters

• 09 a.m. Opening of the event: Welcoming words, review of the rules, equipment check and common warmup.

• 10 – 12 a.m. First round of Open and Women tournaments qualifications

• 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch

• 1 – 3 p.m. Second round of Open Longsword qualifications

• 3 – 4 p.m. Women Longswords Finals

• 4 – 5 p.m. Free Sparring and Counting of the scores

• 5 p.m. Announcement of results and packing to the Lausanne Guest House.

• 8 p.m. Meeting for dinner (for the ones who wants to share the evening meal)

2.2 Saturday

2.2.1 Side Sword Tournament and Open Longsword finals

08 a.m. Opening of the site

• 08.30 a.m. Welcoming of fighters

• 09 a.m. equipment check and common warmup.

• 10 – 12 a.m. Side Sword Qualification

• 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch

• 1 – 2 p.m. Side Sword Finals

• 2 – 4 p.m. Open Longswords Finals

• 4.30 p.m. Announcement of Winners and Rewards

• 5 – 5.30 p.m. Cleaning the spot and leaving the place

3 Tournaments Schedule

The rules are read by the participants before(!) the start of the tournament, especially the paragraph about the equipment. People who do not have the necessary equipment must be announced by 1st March. The stock to be lent is limited and the first arrivals will be the first to be served.

The exchanges are supervised by a principal judge accompanied by two side judges. Participants are divided by pool of 6 or 8 if possible. The main judge may participate in the tournament and the substitute judges must be drawn from the pool they arbitrate. All participants are asked to take turns as alternate judges.

3.1 Longsword Women

The tournament take place during Saturday

3.2 Side Sword

The tournament take place during Sunday. Weapons are provided to the fighters but peoples are allowed to bring their own under restrictions of the tournament organizers.

3.3 Longsword Open

The tournament take place over the whole week-end. Qualifications are set during Saturday and finals during Sunday


(CH) Lausanne, Swiss HEMA Challenge – for Women Longsword, Open Longsword and Sidesword