The Steve Hodgson Memorial Tournament is the biggest HEMA competition in NZ. This years marks the 10th Anniversary of Steve’s passing. It is also the 30 year anniversary of the club.
Last year’s tournament was a great success and we aren’t messing with things. We are keeping the same events and format of last year’s tournament and working hard to improve the judging and the scoring system this year.
This tournament is geared to put fun, participation, and demonstration of skills ahead of winning at all costs. Novice players are encouraged to enter to improve their skills fighting under pressure and to encounter fighting styles from multiple clubs. Experienced players are encouraged to demonstrate their skills and technique while resisting the urge to ‘play it safe’.