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Clash of the Towers 2018 Review

On the 14th of July 2018 Cork Blademasters have participated in the 2nd leg of the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018: Clash of the Towers – Open Steel Longsword Tournament hosted by Dublin Hema Club.

We’re happy to announce the results and congratulate to the winners of the 2nd leg of IHFL:

  • Sam Gassman (Artes Certaminis) – Gold
  • Andrzej Rozycki (Cork Blademasters) – Silver
  • Joseph Hooton (Cork Blademasters) – Bronze

Technical Prize: Andrzej Rozycki (Cork Blademasters)

Best Newbie Prize: Aaron Meehan (Medieval Combat Group)

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You can check the more photos from the event on the IHFL Page:

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

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

– The Knight Shop International Ltd and their HEMA focused website:

– Black Horse Blades – website:

– SPES Historical Fencing Gear – website:    

– Sparring Gloves – website:

– Balefire Blades

– PBT Historical Fencing – website:

– Aureus Swords – website:

– Halfswording – website:

Blademasters Cup 2018 Prize List:

1st place: Gold Medal, Pair of Sparing Gloves, 50 EUR PBT voucher, 50 GBP Hema Shop voucher, 15% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 30 EUR voucher

2nd place: Silver Medal, 50 GBP HEMA Shop voucher, 12.5% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 20 EUR voucher

3rd place: Bronze Medal, 10% Aureus voucher, SPES gift pack, 15 EUR voucher

Newbie Prize – prize for the highest scoring tournament newbie (for people who are starting their first tournament with us): SPES Gear

Technical Prize – free entry for the next IHFL tournament!

Results of the tournament have been submitted to HEMA Ratings Website and the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018 Results can be seen on the HEMA Ireland Website.

2nd leg of the IHFL ran very smoothly thanks to perfect organization by the crew from Dublin Hema Club, we had a few tournament newbies who fenced very well even against League veteran’s so big congratulations to them for standing on their own!

From my own perspective it seems that the overall level of fencing has improved compared to last year’s tournaments so the IHFL goal has been reached! We are producing more new fencers and increasing quality of our fencing year after year!

3rd Leg of the IHFL will take place in Wexford on the 1st of September 2018 so let’s get ready!