Next Event: Fall, 2015

Shortpoint is an effort by the Longpoint crew to provide a cheap, single-day get together for regional HEMA practitioners to train, test rules, educate staff, and share ideas. It gets back to the roots of the original Mid-Atlantic HEMA Gathering from 2010.

This single day event features:

  • A test of changes to the Longpoint rule sets for 2015.
  • A chip-based Longsword tournament.. Each participant is given poker chips. Poker chips are given away to other fighters who 'win' in self-selected sparring matches throughout the day. Additionally, everyone will vote for who they thought was both the most fun and the most technical fighter they faced through the day. Near the end of the day, an 8 person bracket will be constructed using the winners of the votes, and the people with the most chips.
  • Impromptu classes
  • Dedicated open floor space all day long.

If you have any suggestions or questions, especially if you’re a local who would expect to make these kinds of events, please let us know.

Shortpoint 2015 Medalists

Gold: Tim Kaufman - NYHFA

Silver: Tristan Zukowski - NYHFA

Bronze: Justin Apperson - NYHFA

Shortpoint 2014 Medalists

Gold: Mike Edelson - NYHFA

Silver: Dustin Reagan - Redlands Fencing Center

Bronze: Jake Norwood - Capital Kunst des Fechtens