Points North 2018

Points North 2018 is Ottawa Swordplay's second annual open HEMA tournament. Once again, the event will be held at Nepean Sportsplex on August 4th and 5th.

Registration includes access to two tournaments of your choice, three one-hour workshops, lunch on both days, snacks and drinks, a water bottle and a T-shirt.

Registration closes July 16, 2018

*** To register, select the item in the store for one of the tournaments you wish to enter. On that product page there will be bundles for that tournament plus each other tournament option. Select the bundle for the two tournaments you want to enter.***

There is no discount for only entering one tournament.

We guarantee at least three fights in each tournament entered for each participant, six fights total. Each participant may choose two of the following tournaments:

  • Open Longsword
  • Sword and Buckler
  • Rapier
  • Immortals division longsword (age 40+)
  • Women's longsword

The Immortals Division tournament will be using a new "Skirmish and Assault" ruleset. We plan to refine these rules and use them for all tournaments in 2019. All other tournaments will use an updated version of the same rules as 2017. All rules will be released officially very soon.

Spectators are welcome for free, although we welcome a small donation (suggested $10)

Tentative schedule:

Saturday August 4th

9:00 - Doors open

10:00 - Workshop 1, Aurora Simmons, details to follow

11:00 - Women's longsword tournament

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Sword and Buckler pool matches

2:00 - Open Longsword pool matches

5:00 - Workshop 2, Brennan Faucher, Closing to Grapple with the Sword

6:00 - End of Day

7:30 - Dinner at the Fox and Feather

Sunday August 5th

9:00 - Doors open

10:00 - Immortals division longsword tournament (age 40+)

11:00 - Rapier pool matches

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Open Longsword Finals

3:00 - Sword and Buckler Finals

4:00 - Rapier Finals

5:00 - Workshop 3, Craig Shackleton, Kampffechten with Spear Sword and Dagger

6:00 - End of Day

Note that this schedule will be adjusted based on the number of registrants in each tournament.

We have a new (better!) caterer for food this year, details and a food choice survey will follow.

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