Helsinki Longsword Open 2016


Helsinki Longsword Open is the first open, international longsword tournament in Finland, organized since 2014 by the greater Helsinki area clubs EHMS and Vorschlag Helsinki.

In 2016, the tournament will be fenced in Helsinki on the 23rd of January. The longsword will be in two divisions: men’s and women’s. In addition, there will be a longsword cutting tournament with limited slots. You can approach us with any questions at

Helsinki Longsword Open is proud to be a part of the Nordic Historical Fencing League.

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We have a brand new venue this year: the sports hall at Ruskeasuon liikuntapuisto, Ratsastie 10, Helsinki. The venue is  located about a 300 meter walk from the nearest tram and bus stops, easily accessible from central Helsinki by public transport. For using mass transit in Helsinki, be sure to refer to the Helsinki Region Transport journey planner.


08:00 Venue opens
09:00 – 10:15 Men’s pools 1 & 2
10:15 – 11:30 Men’s pools 3 & 4
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch & cutting round 1
12:30 – 13:45 Men’s pools 5 & 6
13:45 – 15:00 Women’s pools 1 & 2
15:00 – 16:00 Break & cutting round 2
16:00 – 18:00 Eliminators
18:00 – 20:00 All finals, award ceremonies


HLO 2016 equipment requirements
HLO 2016 tournament structure
HLO 2016 conduct of bouts
HLO 2016 cutting tournament


Unfortunately we will not be able to provide accommodation this year. For those coming from out of town, we recommend Eurohostel as an affordable option. The journey between Eurohostel and the venue can be made with two trams in about 40 minutes; be sure to check the journey planner for exact schedules.

If you wish to stay closer to the venue, Scandic Park Helsinki is located within a 20 minute bus trip from the venue.

Registration & payment

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