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The aim of sparring and competition at FightCamp is for good historical fencing, showing skill, providing a safe environment for testing and improving abilities, that is also fun for those taking part. Ultimately, it should be a worthwhile experience for the participants and should add to the camaraderie and excitement of the event. All sparring and competing at FightCamp should be conducted in good spirit and safely.

 

RULES

FightCamp tournament rules 2016 (Adobe PDF format) - (The same as 2015)

FightCamp tournament rules 2016 (MS Word format) - (The same as 2015)

FightCamp 2015 saw a major change in the format of the tournaments, with qualifying pool rounds for many of the tournaments, together with a new scoring system.
Please therefore make sure you have read and understood the rules well in advance of the event.

We encourage people to practice fighting to these rules before the event, as they are somewhat different to most other HEMA event rules currently in use elsewhere.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Registration for all tournaments is now PRIOR to each event opening (except for the melee team tournament). You will only be able to register for tournaments before the event, not at the event (except the melee). This is to reduce the administrate burden on staff during the event and also so that we can get pool rounds started straight away when the event opens. Instructions on how to enter are sent to registered attendees by email and it is also posted on the event Facebook page.

If you register for a tournament and then decide to withdraw, please let us know as soon as possible.

By competing in an official tournament, all competitors accept that their endeavours may be filmed and shared on the internet.

 

POOLS

 

Pools for each of the tournaments take place at fixed times on the programme - please make sure you are there to compete, or you will miss out.

Pools generally consist of groups between 4 and 8 people, depending on various factors. In that group, each person will fight every other person once and the cumulative scores are recorded. The fights are judged by the other fighters in that pool. The highest scoring person from each pool goes through to the next stage. If two or more people tie for points then they must fight again to determine the highest scorer.

Fighters going through to the next stage are then placed in groups of 2 or 3 people (depending on the number of fighters) and they each fight within their groups, under a full judging team, to determine who fill go through to the final. This sheet may help visualise the progression process.

Finals now always consist of 3 people. Each person fights the other two, the cumulative scores giving Gold, Silver and Bronze places. Where there is a tie, those people fight again.

 

There are 6 tournaments at FightCamp 2016:

1. Eggleton Cup (Nylon longsword and sword & buckler)  - POOLS LIST

2. Assault at Arms (Nylon backswords) - POOLS LIST

3. FightCamp Rapier Tournament (Steel rapiers)  - POOLS LIST

4. Waite Sabre Challenge (Steel sabres)  - POOLS LIST

5. FightCamp Federschwert (Steel longsword feders)  - POOLS LIST

6. Team Melee Tournament (Teams of five people, nylon medieval swords, bucklers, shields and spears)

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

 

Eggleton Cup

2009 Gold - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel)

2010 Gold - Neil Shallcross (ACT)

2011 Gold - Andy Damms (Linacre School of Defence)

2012 Gold - Sophie Thurston (Schola Gladiatoria)

2013 Gold - Jonathan Middleton (Waterloo Sparring Group)

2014 Gold - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel), Silver - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword), Bronze - Reinis Rinka (Academy of Historical Arts)

2015 Gold - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel), Silver - Alexander Makarov (Waterloo Sparring Group), Bronze - Tim Fuke (London Longsword Academy)

 

Assault at Arms

2009 Gold - Matt Easton (Schola Gladiatoria)

2010 Gold - Scott Brown (Schwert am Schwert)

2011 Gold - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel)

2012 Gold - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel)

2013 Gold - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel)

2014 Gold - Jerzy Miklaszewski (Silkfencing Team), Silver - Reinis Rinka (Academy of Historical Arts), Bronze - Alexander Makarov (Waterloo Sparring Group)

2015 Gold - Jonathan Middleton (Waterloo Sparring Group), Silver - Reinis Rinka (Academy of Historical Arts), Bronze - Amir Sheikh-Warak (Schola Gladiatoria)

 

Rapier Tournament

2012 Gold - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword)

2013 Gold - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword)

2014 Gold - Reinis Rinka (Academy of Historical Arts), Silver - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword), Bronze - Matthew Crane (School of the Sword)

2015 Gold - Tim Fuke (London Longsword Academy), Silver - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword), Bronze - Reinis Rinka (Academy of Historical Arts)

 

Waite Sabre Challenge

2013 Gold - Matt Easton (Schola Gladiatoria), Silver - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword)

2014 Gold - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword), Silver - Colin Fieldhouse (Schola Gladiatoria), Bronze - Alexander Makarov (Waterloo Sparring Group)

2015 Gold - Ties Kool (Historisch Vrijvechten Nederland), Silver - Matt Easton (Schola Gladiatoria), Bronze - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel)

 

FightCamp Federschwert

2013 Gold - Ties Kool (AMEK)

2014 Gold - Mark Gilbert (Riddle of Steel), Silver - Jonathan Middleton (Waterloo Sparring Group), Bronze - Piermarco Terminiello (School of the Sword)

2015 Gold - Ties Kool (Historisch Vrijvechten Nederland), Silver - Tim Fuke (London Longsword Academy), Bronze - Andrzej Rozycki (Cork Blademasters)

 

Team Melee Tournament
2014 Gold - Sophie Thurston, Darren Dadswell, Matt Johnson, Silver - Tomas Suazo, Alexander Makarov, Maria Makarova, Bronze - Alex Bourdas, Reinis Rinka, Thomas Leworthy

2015 Gold - Sam Gedrych, Thomas Leworthy, Jonathan Middleton, Thomas Pittwood, Sam Waterson

 

Pas d'Armes (Last held in 2014)
2014 King - Thomas Leworthy (Iron Door Collective), Glory Darren Dadswell (English Martial Arts Academy), Valour Luke Davies (Schola Gladiatoria)

 

 

 

     

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