Pools Are Live!

Pools for the Swordfish XI bladed tournaments are live, and can be found under the tournaments menu option. The tournament management reserve the right to make changes as necessary. Detailed timetable and finalized pools (if changes have been required) are posted tomorrow (Thursday) evening.

We remind all participants in the longsword, sabre, rapier & dagger and sword & buckler tournaments that gear check for the pool you are in will take place 15 minutes before the pool is scheduled to start, and ask you to inform us as soon as possible if something has come in the way of your participation.

Gear Check Changes

Information for all tournament participants:

A change this year is that gear checks for the various tournaments at Swordfish XI no longer are held in their entirety at the beginning of the tournaments. Gear checks will instead be performed for by the tournament managers (Carl Ryrberg and Magnus Lundberg) at the head secretariat table for individual pools 15 minutes before those pools start. No more being forced to get up early even though you’re in a late pool! (You’re welcome.)

If you are uncertain of the state of your gear, you can find and talk to Carl and/or Magnus about it on Thursday evening.

The tournament managers will check that you have a Swordfish wristband during gear check – in other words you need to have registered your arrival in the reception prior to competing.

Registration is Closed

Registration for Swordfish XI has closed!

We will be selling visitor’s passes (50 SEK/day) in the reception during the event, if all you want to do is to come and watch.

Wrestling Rule Set Has Been Published

The rule set (including weight categories and equipment requirements) for the wrestling tournament has finally been published – we apologise for the delay! It can be found here.

Schedule is Live

The full schedule for Swordfish XI is live! It can be found in our menu. More instructors and workshops have been added, and information about them can be found on their respective pages. We’ll add more as soon as we get our hands on it. Stay tuned!

Tournament Registration is Closed

Registration for participation in tournaments at Swordfish XI has now closed. You can still register for general participation and workshops up until one week before the event, though. so don’t let this hinder you from coming!

Tournament Registration Closes Soon

Registration for tournament participation at Swordfish XI as usual closes one month before the start of the event. This year that means October 4th. Make sure to register before then if you plan on competing!

More Tournaments Spots To Be Released

You’ve asked, we’ve listened. Though it’s taken longer than we would’ve liked, we can finally answer the question in the only right way: yes, there will be more spots released in both the Open Longsword and the Rapier & Dagger tournaments at Swordfish XI.

These spots will be released on Wednesday, September 7, at 2 pm CEST (UTC/GMT+2).

Once they are gone, you can get placed on official waiting lists by (and only by) sending an email to swordfish@ghfs.se (using the contact form here on the website counts as sending an email).

We’re sorry that we couldn’t make this happen sooner, and at the same time really happy that we can do it at all. We hope that many of you still want to come fight in early November.

More Instructors

We are proud to add six more names to the list of instructors teaching at Swordfish XI:
Matt Galas
Timothy Devlin Hall
Matthys Kool
Jacob Norwood
Julia Ström
Roman Vučajnk

Unfortunately Chris Chatfield has had to cancel his workshop this year.

The first workshops descriptions and instructor bios have appeared here on the site, and we’ll publish more as soon as we can. Stay tuned!

Rapier & Dagger Tournament is Sold Out

A day later our Rapier & Dagger tournament is completely full as well! We’re blown away by your interest this year. We still have plenty of room in our Sabre, Women’s Longsword and Ringen tournaments, and we’ll as usual have lots of exciting workshops for competitors and non-competitors alike, so keep those registrations coming!