Blademasters Cup 2019 Review

Blademasters Cup 2019 – Open Steel Longsword Tournament that took place on the 30th of Mar 2019 in Cork hosted by Cork Blademasters was the first leg of this year’s Irish Historical Fencing League

With great pleasure we’d like to congratulate the winners:

  • Sam Gassmann of Goats Head Historical Fencing – Gold
  • Michael Smallridge of The Iron Door Collective – Silver
  • Jurg Gassman of Goats Head Historical Fencing – Bronze

Technical Prize: Michael Smallridge of The Iron Door Collective

Best Newcomer Prize: Matthias Augustin of Medieval Combat Group

Cutting Competition Results:

  • Piotr Szymanski of Leitrim Longsword – Gold
  • Michael Smallridge of The Iron Door Collective – Silver
  • Stephen Lindsay of Goats Head Historical Fencing – Bronze

Videos from eliminations phase are now available on our official YouTube Channel:

Big Thanks to our League sponsors who funded awesome prizes for the winners:

– Aureus Swords – website: https://aureusswords.com/

– Sparring Gloves – website: http://sparringglove.com/en_US/

– The Knight Shop International Ltd and their HEMA focused website: www.thehemashop.com

SPES Historical Fencing Gear – website: http://histfenc.com/    

– PBT Historical Fencing – website: http://pbthistoricalfencing.com/

Blademasters Cup 2019 Prize List:

1st place – pair of 5 fingers Sparring Gloves sponsored by Sparring Gloves, Gold Medal and 50 GBP TheHemaShop voucher sponsored by The Knight Shop International Ltd, 50 Eur PBT Voucher sponsored by PBT Historical Fencing

2nd place: silver medal and 50 GBP TheHemaShop voucher sponsored by The Knight Shop International Ltd

3rd place: bronze medal sponsored by The Knight Shop International Ltd)

Best Newcomer Award: Mathias Augustin (Medieval Combat Group) who received a pair of forearm protectors light sponsored by SPES Historical Fencing Gear

Technical Prize voted by all tournament participants: Michael Smallridge who won a free ticket to next IHFL League event!

Tournament was fought exclusively with a pair of excellent Federschwert Swoosh German Tournament feders sponsored by Aureus Swords!

Thanks to HEMA Ireland and Cork Blademasters for hosting the event!

Results of the tournament have been submitted to HEMA Ratings Website and the Irish Historical Fencing League 2019 Results can be seen on the HEMA Ireland Website.

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