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