The 2016 Memorial Tournament was our biggest and best tournament so far. Here are some photos that capture the spirit of the weekend.
Those who excelled on the day
Hugh keeps an eye on proceedings
For the formal duel…
Adam puts the boot in!
Nic and Greg cross rapiers
Silver and that beard!
Well done Nelly – 2nd in Longsword
Big Mac- 1st Longsword
Emma Fowler – tournament champion
Here are some of the best photos from the Steve Hodgson Memorial tournament. Many thanks to all who participated and helped out. A big thanks goes to Ian Neilson who did a great job with the filming and photography. There are over
600 photos and if you want see all of them head on over to Ian’s web gallery.
Ben prepares for battle
As longs as you have lives (ribbons) there is hope…
Greg is having a great time
Elisey, member of the wolfpack, salutes.
It looking bad for Nelly…
Ange invites a thrust
Patch tangles with Elisey
Thrust to the face topped off with a guard strike.
Here comes the thrust
Costume of the day
Approach with caution!
Someone is about to get hit – but whom?
Unusual technique – what is that one called Greg?
John Snow disarms Greg handily
Salute, are you ready? Fight!
Ben and Patch showing some dynamic moves
Huzzah! Long live the new king!
Salute! Hugh gets ready to start the bout.
The king wins all draws – doh!
Patch takes another life
Anthony and Greg work out some issues…
David (Roger) and Goliath (Big Mac)
Lunch is served
Smiles all round
Nice parry Ben!
Oh shit, oh shit, retreat!
Fun for the whole family
The battle of the L’s. Nel vs Mel.
Roman waits in Coda Lunga Stretta.
Nelly considers how to tackle Greg
Short serpent (Adam) vs high serpent (John)
Stand still so I can hit you!
Elisey readies himself to face Big Mac
Roger flags a leg shot – Elisey walks back to the line.
What it’s all about…
Some prizes worth playing for. BIG THANKS to WMAshop.com!
And the winner is…
Patch (Eamon Zink) from the Argent Court takes out the overall prize.
John Halpin-Witt (Auckland Sword and Shield). Winner of the single sword section.
Patch receives his prize for winning the longsword section.
Elisey (Argent Lords) receives his prize for winning the rapier section.
This years winners (Patch, John, and Elisey)
Winners and the ASaS committee
John is stoked. He’s wanted a new mask for ages!
A winning pose
Auckland Sword and Shield was an exhibitor at the recent Kumeu Militaria Show. We put on a number of displays throughout the day – including training sessions, test cutting, and demonstration fights. Here are some photos of a group fighting session later in the day.
Steven faces Roger
Jack and Stephen
Nash, Arna, Hugh, and Daniel
Hugh and Daniel in perfect unison. Conner looks worried…
Longsword vs Spear – who won?
Members of the club in action in at the Taupo Medieval Faire 2015.
John and Anthony size of the enemy…
Will looking for someone to shoot.
“What’s the plan guys?”
Anthony and John defeated by a lefty.
Ouch! Is that a valid target area Daniel?
Hugging it out…
Nice form John!
John demonstrates his Rapier skills…
Matt and John demonstrate Spear and Silver grips
HEMA-2 grading students
Matt, John, and Mike underwent their mid-course HEMA-2 assessment. Here are some photos from that day.