Steve Hodgson Memorial Tournament 2017

August 19, 2017 @ 9:00 AM – August 20, 2017 @ 2:30 PM
Albany Junior High School
19 Appleby Rd
Albany, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

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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’.

The person who does the best in 3 events will be awarded the Steve Hodgson Trophy. It’s currently held by Emma Fowler from the Gold Coast. Hopefully, she will be here to defend her title. So come along and see how you measure up to some of the best HEMA practitioners in NZ and Australia.


  • Synthetic Sidesword
  • Steel Single Sword
  • Tournament Beginners Competition (run concurrently with steel single sword)
  • Open Longsword
  • Open Spear
  • Rapier


Sunday’s events consist of teams competitions and other fun and games.

Competitions start at 9am on both days and run to 5pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.

The cost to enter is just $35 for both days and includes lunch both days. There is plenty of free parking in the school grounds.

To enter the tournament please register online. You can enter on the day but it will cost $10 more and it’ll take longer since you’ll need to fill out paper forms etc.

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Steve Hodgson Tournament Rules 2017.2
Steve Hodgson Tournament Rules 2017.2
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