NHFL Championships 2019

… but the NHFL was not dead!

In May 2019 we’ll be organizing the NHFL Championships, the spiritual successor to the NHFL. The event will be two days of tournaments, with four divisions: men’s longsword, women’s longsword, rapier & dagger and sabre.

Swords will be provided for the longsword tournaments, while R&D and sabre will be “BYOS”.

Dates

The event will be on Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th.

Location

The event will be held at the Örebro University’s sports hall. (Google Maps link)

Getting there

For people who aren’t driving all the way to the event the easiest way to get there is to fly to Stockholm Airport Arlanda, which is about two and a half hours east of Örebro. From there you can either rent a car or take public transportation to Örebro.

The Arlanda airport’s website has a good overview of buses, trains and rental cars

Schedule

A more detailed schedule will be posted closer to the event, but we are certain about the following:

Friday

Rapier & dagger and sabre. Possibly women’s longsword.

Fighting is expected to start at 12.

Saturday

Men’s longsword. Possibly women’s longsword.

Prize ceremony and after party

Accommodation

We’re unable to offer sleeping at the venue, but Örebro has a wide range of hotels, and we are attempting to secure a deal for event attendees.

Rules

We’ll be using the Nordic format familiar to people who have fought in the NHFL or at Swordfish. Complete rules will be posted closer to the event.

Judges and other volunteers

If you’d like to attend the event as a judge or other staff without competing, please register for the event without signing up for any tournaments, or contact us directly at our Facebook page or by emailing nhflc2019@nhfl.nu, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Pricing and registration

The event will cost 900 SEK for the first tournament and 500 per any subsequent tournaments you register for.

Anyone judging the women’s longsword, R&D or sabre will receive a 150 SEK compensation, and anyone judging the men’s longsword will receive a 250 SEK compensation.

Registration is open, and can be found here: https://nhfl.nu/forms/nhflc-2019.html