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Helsinki Longsword Open

Helsinki Longsword Open is the first open, international longsword tournament in Finland, organized since 2014 by the greater Helsinki area clubs EHMS and Vorschlag Helsinki.

In 2016, the tournament will be fenced in Helsinki on the 23rd of January. The longsword will be in two divisions: men’s and women’s. In addition, there will be a longsword cutting tournament with limited slots. You can approach us with any questions at info@ehms.fi.

Helsinki Longsword Open is proud to be a part of the Nordic Historical Fencing League.

Venue

We have a brand new venue this year: the sports hall at Ruskeasuon liikuntapuisto, Ratsastie 10, Helsinki. The venue is  located about a 300 meter walk from the nearest tram and bus stops, easily accessible from central Helsinki by public transport. For using mass transit in Helsinki, be sure to refer to the Helsinki Region Transport journey planner.

Schedule

The tournament runs from 8:00 in the morning on Saturday, 23rd of January, and will finish by 21:00. A more detailed schedule will be published after registration is complete.

Rules

Full rules will be published later!

Cutting tournament

This year’s Helsinki Longsword Open will also feature a Longsword cutting tournament. You can bring your own sharp sword for the event, or rent the sword we provide for 15€. The tournament will be multiple rounds, with people being eliminated each round until 4 finalists are left. Cutting patterns and rules will be posted later.

Accommodation

Unfortunately we will not be able to provide accommodation this year. For those coming from out of town, we recommend Eurohostel as an affordable option. The journey between Eurohostel and the venue can be made with two trams in about 40 minutes; be sure to check the journey planner for exact schedules.

If you wish to stay closer to the venue, Scandic Park Helsinki is located within a 20 minute bus trip from the venue.

Registration & payment

Payment details will be e-mailed to registered participants after registration. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a week of registration, please contact us at info@ehms.fi! The pricing will be as follows:

60€ if registered and paid during November.

70€ if registered and paid during December.

80€ after December.

Prices for the cutting tournament:

20€ for participation, must be paid by 15h of January

+15€ for using the sword provided by the organizers

All participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Earlier Event: November 28
Sword & Buckler Seminar, Helsinki
Later Event: February 2
Taistelusauva-kurssi, Kuopio