Austrian Championships 2018
Longsword, Rapier, Sabre and Sidesword with Buckler.
May 26-27, Graz
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Congratulations to all the winners!

Results

Austrian Champions are highlighted in red.



Longsword Open

# name club nation
1. Bence Benedek Ars Ensis
2. Michael Kühnel INDES Salzburg
3. Marius Rafoshei Fekteklubben Frie Duellister Oslo
4. Jozsef Kiraly Kard Rendje
5. Simon Rieger INDES Wien/Klingenspiel/Wiener Fechtrunde
6. István Havasi Ars Ensis
7. Balázs Kirschweng Kard Rendje
8. Marco Gigacher Historisches Fechten Waldviertel Nord / HF Baden
9. Dávid Czégé Ars Ensis
10. András Módos Kard Rendje
11. Darijan Rabuzin PSV-Graz
12. Klaus Brandfellner UHF St Pölten
13. Johanna Hopfgartner INDES Salzburg
14. András Berki Kard Rendje
15. Georg Mauerhofer INDES Graz
16. Ulrich Jakubec Historisches Fechten Waldviertel Nord
17. György Mihály Gonda Kard Rendje
18. Florian Dieregger INDES Graz
19. Alexander Posch INDES Graz
20. Benedikt Koller INDES Salzburg
21. Rainer Grabitzer PSV-Graz
22. Christopher Lipitsch INDES Graz
23. Doris Hochenauer UHF St. Pölten
24. Henrik Engen Fekteklubben Frie Duellister Oslo
25. Fioretto Luca Basile 1595 Club
26. Stefan Fried HF Baden
27. Györgyi Czifra Kard Rendje
28. Udo Caha INDES Graz
29. Élise-Sophie Schwarzmann INDES NÖ/Wien
30. Christopher Hafner INDES Graz
31. Peter Pataki INDES Graz
32. Nina Ortmayr INDES Salzburg


Langes Schwert Damen

# name club nation
1. Györgyi Czifra Kard Rendje
2. Joanna Koprowska Akademia Szermierzy
3. Maurine Brimau AURA combat historique
4. Gerhild Grabitzer PSV-Graz
5. Johanna Hopfgartner INDES Salzburg
6. Nina Ortmayr INDES Salzburg
7. Élise-Sophie Schwarzmann INDES NÖ/Wien
8. Doris Hochenauer UHF St. Pölten
9. Klara Balic INDES Graz
10. Dorothea Genstorfer INDES Linz


Säbel

# name club nation
1. Mikhail Bakir Paladin
2. Antoni Olbrychski Akademia Szermierzy
3. Joanna Koprowska Akademia Szermierzy
4. Alexander Posch INDES Graz
5. Florian Meyer Klingenspiel
6. Dario Valente Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
7. András Módos Kard Rendje
8. Giulio Campanella Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
9. Michael Kühnel INDES Salzburg
10. Aaron Caldarella Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
11. Matyas Miskoczi Ars Ensis
12. Jozsef Kiraly Kard Rendje
13. Axel Mumm Klingenspiel
14. Benedikt Koller INDES Salzburg
15. Klaus Brandfellner UHF St Pölten
16. Fioretto Luca Basile 1595 Club
17. Johanna Hopfgartner INDES Salzburg
18. Franz Huber Ochs Pfarrkirchen
19. Peter Pataki INDES Graz


Rapier

# name club nation
1. Mikhail Bakir Paladin
2. Stefan Feichtinger Klingenspiel
3. Simon Hotinceanu INDES Salzburg
4. Florian Fortner Klingenspiel
5. Giulio Campanella Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
6. Werner Marschall Fior della Spada
7. Fioretto Luca Basile 1595 Club
8. Michael Kühnel INDES Salzburg
9. Aaron Caldarella Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
10. Matyas Miskoczi Ars Ensis
11. Dario Valente Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
12. Ulrich Jakubec Historisches Fechten Waldviertel Nord
13. Robert Ferrier SHS Delft
14. Franz Huber Ochs Pfarrkirchen
15. Stefan Falkensteiner Haudegen St. Pölten
16. Christian Leeb Fior della Spada
17. Georg Schatzdorfer INDES Graz
18. Nina Ortmayr INDES Salzburg


Seitschwert und Buckler

# name club nation
1. Mikhail Bakir Paladin
2. Antoni Olbrychski Akademia Szermierzy
3. Giulio Campanella Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
4. Aaron Caldarella Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
5. Dario Valente Sala d‘arme Achille Marozzo
6. Christian Leeb Fior della Spada
7. Johannes Hlawon Ochs e.V.
8. András Berki Kard Rendje
9. Florian Fortner Klingenspiel
10. Joanna Koprowska Akademia Szermierzy
11. Stefan Falkensteiner Haudegen St. Pölten
12. Stefan Feichtinger Klingenspiel
13. Balázs Kirschweng Kard Rendje
14. Werner Marschall Fior della Spada
15. Benedikt Koller INDES Salzburg
16. Robert Ferrier SHS Delft
17. Andreas Klingelmayer HF Baden
18. Georg Schatzdorfer INDES Graz

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Welcome!

In 2018 the Austrian Championship in historical fencing will take place in Graz, Austria. Despite its name it is considered an open competition for everyone, regardless of the nationality of the competitors. Still, Austrian participants will have the opportunity to win the title of Austrian Champion in historical fencing.
We, from INDES Graz, are looking forward to hosting fencers from all over the world and we will push ourselves in order to organise a tournament which will be a blast for everyone.

The Tournament will take place from the 26th to 27th of May in the gymnasiums of the Sportunion Styria.
The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday and the qualifying rounds as well as the final on Sunday.


 

Tournament

The Championship features the following weapon disciplines:
Longsword, Rapier, Sabre and Sidesword with buckler.

  • Each discipline requires at least 10 participants in order to be held and is limited by a maximum of 24 participants.
  • Depending on the applications there may be either separate competitions for men and women or open competitions.
  • Each participant can apply for a maximum of three disciplines.


Set of rules

The applicable rules for this tournament will be the official ÖFHF tournament rules for fencing with historical edged weapons. (to the rule set)

  • Please make sure to thoroughly read the necessary equipment standards and the required weapon specifications.
  • No weapons will be provided. Please make sure that your weapons meet the requirements.
  • The mandatory weapons inspection by our tournament crew must be completed on Saturday by 11:00 a.m.
  • Your protective gear will be inspected right before the preliminary rounds.


Preliminary rounds

In the preliminary rounds the fencers will be divided into groups. Within the groups there will be a round robin system (all participants in one group have to fence against each other once). The number and size of the groups depends on the number of participants and will be announced during the tournament
Each preliminary round match takes 3 minutes or until one combatant achieved 5 points. After 3 minutes the fencer with the higher score wins. In case of a draw another minute will be added and one randomly chosen fencer starts with an advantage.
After the preliminary rounds the combatants will be ranked according to the following criteria:
  1. Number of victories – The fencer with the most victories will be placed higher.
  2. Score difference – In case of a draw the fencer with the most inflicted hits subtracted by the number of received hits will be ranked higher.
  3. In case of a draw in victories and score difference the fencer with the most inflicted hits will be ranked higher.

Losing in the preliminary rounds DOES NOT eliminate you from the tournament.

The results from the preliminary rounds determine the ranking of the combatants. This will be the base for the qualifying rounds..

Qualifying rounds

The best ranked 24, 16, 8 or 4 fencers (depending on the number of participants and available time resources) of the preliminary rounds will carry on in the qualifying rounds. The first ranked fencer from the preliminary rounds will be matched with the last ranked one. The matches continue in the same manner, matching fencers from top to bottom with fencers from bottom to top. In case of a number of participants which doesn’t equal a power of two, the higher ranked fencers from top to bottom will get a bye. A match in the starting qualifying rounds takes 3 minutes or until one combatant achieved 5 points. The quarterfinals will be 2 rounds with 3 minutes each or until one combatant achieved 10 points in total. From the semi-finals on it will be 3 rounds with 3 minutes each or until one combatant achieved 15 points in total.

The losers of these matches will be eliminated from the tournament. Too many double hits will lead to a double elimination.


Victory ceremony

Fencers in the ranks from 1 to 3 according to the final rounds will be honoured by the tournament crew and will receive awards. Best Austrian (with either official residence in Austria or being member of an Austrian HEMA club) in the overall ranking will be awarded the title of “Austrian Champion in historical fencing”, regardless of the tournament victory.

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Schedule

The schedule is not yet finalized, there may still be changes!

Saturday
09:30 Hall opens – weapons check
10:00 10:30 Welcome and rule explanation
10:30 12:30 Preliminary rounds
12:30 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 18:00 Preliminary rounds
18:00 19:00 Final: diversity tournament
19:30 Hall closes
20:00 Dinner

Sunday
08:00 Hall opens
09:30 10:30 Qualifying rounds
12:00 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 14:30 Qualifying rounds
14:30 15:30 Finals
15:30 16:30 Victory ceremony
17:00 Hall closes


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Fechtschule

During the Preliminary rounds on Saturday there will be the opportunity to use another gymnasium within the facilities of the Sportunion Styria for open sparring. All participants of the tournament as well as any other interested fencers can come together to fence with each other, experience new weapons and exchange experience while doing that.

It is possible to participate in the Fechtschule without taking part in the official tournament.

 
 

Versatility Competition on Saturday

In addition to sparring, our so-called “versatility competition” will be held here on Saturday. This is an activity where participants are required to find a partner, choose their weapons and agree on both the rules and mode of their individual bout. After the bout, the winner is recorded and communicated to the event organisers. How does it work? Simply find a person you would like to fence with and who would like to fence with you, too. Agree on which weapon(s) you want use and get a specifically designed form from us, on which you will then record your names, individually chosen weapons and the subsequent winner. How do I win my bout? This is entirely up to you! What’s most important is that you agree on your individual mode and rules before the fight together. A few examples: • You agree on a timed bout and the fencer who has landed more hits within that time span wins. • You agree on a specific number of hits, i.e. the first fencer to reach that limit wins. • You only fence to the first hit, i.e. whoever lands the first valid hit wins. • Or you just agree to fence and determine the winner after the fact. • You might also just flip a coin…we’re sure you’ll be creative enough! After the fight, the winner is recorded on our form, which can be handed over to any of our present assistants. Which weapons can use? You can use whatever you like and whatever is provided. However, we would ask you to use matching weapons of the same material only (steel vs. steel, nylon vs. nylon, etc.)! Both of you can choose the same weapon, but you certainly don’t have to. You are more than welcome to use a different weapon from your partner’s. How will you determine ther overall winners? This is our little secret at the moment but know this: It is called a Versatility Competition – the more diverse your weapons choices, the better you chance to reach the final! The most versatile fencers will have the chance to compete in an enjoyable final on Saturday evening. The specific mode of the final will not be announced just yet!  
 

Catering

During the event the Sportunion’s bar will be open for all participants. Beverages, fruits and small snacks can be purchased there. On Saturday evening we would be happy to share a nice evening with everyone interested in a local restaurant. Details will be announced.    

Miscellaneous

Within the Sportunion’s facilities there will be the opportunity to use the indoor swimming pool. The opening times are from 06:00 to 13:00 and 15:30 to 20:00. Further information can be found here.