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SHMT2019 Registration NOW OPEN

Registration for the Steve Hodgson Memorial Tournament 2019 is now open and you can register here:

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The Steve Hodgson Memorial Tournament is the biggest HEMA competition in NZ.  We are expecting more than 45 competitors from all around NZ 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’.

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Summer Tournament wash-up – change of date & venue

Firstly, thanks to everyone who participated, helped organise, helped out, or just plain turned up to the Summer Tournament. It was a successful event, with Sword and Shield surprisingly overtaking Longsword as the most popular competition!

The Tournament de-brief meeting will now be held at the Meola Rd scout hall this coming Thu, 21 Feb. All comers are welcome – your feedback will make next Tournament greater still!

The committee meeting will be held on a separate evening, either Tue 26th or Thu 28th Feb – watch FB for confirmed date, time & location (or ask your friendly committee members). Club members are welcome to attend; if you wish to bring up any club business for the committee meeting, please let the Secretary know beforehand (secretary@swordandshield.kiwi.nz).

Also, if anyone took any photos that we could put up on our website, feel free to get in touch…

Registration for AS&S Summer Tournament

The inaugural Auckland Sword and Shield Society Summer Tournament is only two weeks away! You really need to pre-register if you want to compete – see attached forms for registration and rules!

Registration-Form

Summer-Tournament-2019

Once completed, send your forms to:                                                                      secretary@swordandshield.kiwi.nz

and pay your $5 entry fee to:

Auckland Sword and Shield Society                      38-9017-0033299-00                                                                                                  Using your name as reference please

Note that registering on the day is likely to be only as the organisers are available prior to the tournament starting – which is highly unlikely.

See you all in two weeks!

Happy Christmas!

It’s finally the end of the year, and Summer’s… here?

As much as we love Christmas time, it sadly heralds the end of the training year also. So, some important things to note:

Sat 15 Dec is the End of Year Social. Catch up with your fellow swords-persons over a couple fights, sausages and beers*! Meet us at the Meola Rd Scout Hall, Westmere, any time between 1pm and 8pm.

*Some sausages and beer will be provided. All post-beer bashings will be with be conducted with foam weapons.

Sun 16 Dec is our final training day for the year. It will commence with a HEMA-1 grading and end with FUN! Come help out and hang out!

Official training will recommence Sun 13 Jan with HEMA-2 Small Sword.

Have a great Christmas, stay safe and see you all at the End of Year Social

Tournament Results

A Big Thank You to Everyone

The Memorial Tournament was our largest yet (45 competitors) and we had great participation from 7 HEMA clubs from Whangarei all the way to Christchurch. Within Auckland Sword and Shield we consider this tournament to be our best yet and it would not have been half as good without the skills and enthusiasm that were on display during the day. We look forward to seeing you all back next year.

Results

The Medal Winners and Overall Champion

The tournament was fought over 6 sections with a trophy awarded to the overall winner:

  • OVERALL CHAMPION: Greg Ford – AS&S
  • Synthetic Sidesword: Mark Hobbs – AS&S
  • Steel Sidesword: Greg Ford – AS&S
  • Mixed Weapons: Dmytro Kopylov – AS&S
  • Longsword: Dominic Sanerivi – Whangarei MCC
  • Beginners: Liam Cairns – AS&S
  • Spear: Greg Ford – AS&S

Congratulations to all our winners.

Registration Now Open

Auckland Sword and Shield are bringing together two awesome HEMA Tournaments for the weekend of the 18th and 19th of August.

It will consist of the Memorial Tournament on Saturday and follows more or less the same format as last year. LATE CHANGE: We have decided to postpone “The Provocation” till next year, we need more time to organise it properly. In it’s place we will be organising a Sword and Shield tournament and also various games – pretty much like last year.

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Memorial Tournament is Almost Here

Greetings to club members and fellow HEMA practitioners. The Steve Hodgson Memorial tournament is nearly upon us. If you have planning to enter then please register now (button below). For your $35 dollars you get two days of serious fun and then not-so-serious games, and lunch is included on both days.

Spectators are most welcome, so please feel free to come along and see some awesome martial skills in action. All we ask for is a gold coin donation.

Please note the rules have had some minor revisions, if you have already registered please download the updated rules and make sure you are happy with the changes.

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Memorial Tournament 2017 Registration Now Open

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’.

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New Venue to be Trialed from March 5th

After searching far and wide and putting the call out, the committee has found another possible venue for Sunday training. It’s a dance studio in Birkenhead that has around twice the space of the scout hall. It’s relatively central, parking should be OK on Sundays and there is room for us to put in a gear cupboard. They are not precious about the floor.

The plan is to do a 4 week trial (every Sunday in March) starting on the 5th. After the trial we will use the AGM in April to vote on whether we want to lease the dance studio on a regular basis. The start of the trial just happens to coincide with the start of John’s longsword course.

If you aren’t attending training regularly please make sure you come down for at least one of the Sunday training sessions so you can make an informed decision at the AGM. More information and reminders to come soon…

 

Monomachia next Weekend

This is a reminder that the Monomachia tournament run by the Waikato Duellists Society is on Saturday next weekend (the 25th) we would like to encourage club members to head down and enjoy the festivities. All skill levels are welcome and while it is predominantly steel there is synthetic section as well for all you proponents of plastic!

Nic and Silver from the WDS came up for our tournament last year, they are great guys and good sports. It is should be a good day, the event is indoors so weather won’t be a problem and your registration fee includes lunch and refreshments. We have around 4-5 members going already. It is a great opportunity to spar against people using very different styles than we are used to at the club.

If you want to go and haven’t registered yet go to the Facebook event page and let them know you are coming.