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Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B8
Keycon, Manitoba's premiere sci-fi and fantasy convention in conjunction with Valour Historical European Martial Arts Academy are proud to announce that they will be hosting an international HEMA tournament at the Radisson Hotel May 17-19, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The tournament has been named, «It's Only A Flesh Wound» in keeping with the theme for Keycon's celebration of 50 years of Monty Python.
The competition is open to all HEMA practitioners and will feature a steel longsword tournament and a mixed single handed steel tournament.
Special guest Devon Boorman, Maestro d'Armi from Vancouver's Academie Duello will be in attendance. He will be running a few seminar panels as well as acting as head judge for the finals of the tournament.
Registration fee is $65.00CAD and gives access to the convention for the entirety of the weekend. The registration fee will be for either one or both tournaments. Space for the tournaments will be limited to 40 entrants. The tournament format will guarantee 9 fights and will be round robin seeding into a 16 person single elimination finals.
Winners will receive prizes including a custom steel longsword and rapier from major HEMA manufacturers (sponsorship and prize announcements will be made shortly).
Registration end date is May 1, 2019.
Rules will be provided shortly (including a demonstration video) but it will be a 10 point tournament with the rule set designed to encourage clean defensive and historically sound technique. (ie. Bull rushing to get that 3 point headshot and disregarding being hit will not get you the win)
The tournament and convention is held at the Radisson Downtown Hotel in Winnipeg (meaning you can wake up, put your gear on, come down the elevator and start fighting) which, beyond the Keycon convention, also features a restaurant at the hotel and there will be after party's at the 9 Keycon hospitality suites.
To register for the tournament and your hotel stay please visit: https://ac.reg-system.com/Keycon36
For more information please visit the following:
Valour HEMA Academy: facebook.com/vhemaa
Contact: @Chad Farlan via Facebook or email [email protected]