CombatCon Tournaments

CombatCon™ is proud to host one of the greatest variety of tournaments in North America.  Here you will fight with longsword (both steel and synthetic), rapier, sword and buckler, and singlestick.  You’ll also get to demonstrate your skills in the Cutting Tournament.  You may stick with your favorite weapon, or enter as many tournaments as you like.  Join us, and test yourself against competitors from around the world in the following tournaments:

  • Open Steel Longsword
  • Women’s Longsword
  • Synthetic Longsword
  • SGT Blades Sword and Buckler
  • Rapier
  • Singlestick
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Beginner’s Cutting

If you are competing in the HEMA tournaments make sure you are included on the list of registered tournament participants that will be made available.

2017 Tournament Schedule

In 2016 we received a lot of feedback that tournament participants didn’t get to take classes. We hear ya! So, in 2017 we have shifted the tournament schedule to begin Thursday and the finals will be Saturday evening. That’s right, you will be free to take classes all day Sunday! For a full outline of the schedule see the 2017 Grid View schedule online but the tournaments will run:

Thursday: 11:00 am to 6:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm

The current plan (which is guaranteed to change so is subject to change!) is as follows:

11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Advanced Cutting
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Women’s Cutting
2:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Singlestick (Pools & Elims)

9:00 am to 10:00 am – Cutting Qualifications
9:00 am to 11:30 am – Beginners Cutting
11:30 am to 2:30 pm – Steel Longsword (Pools)
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Synthetic Longsword (Pools & Elims)
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Rapier (Pools & Elims)

9:00 am to 10:30 am – Women LS (Pools & Elims)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Steel Longsword (Elims)
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Sword & Buckler (Pools & Elims)
4:30 pm onward – Livestream & Finals

Real Time Tournament Updates

Throughout the weekend the results of the tournament pools, placement, and advancement to the finals will be updated in real time so make sure to check the tournament results website regularly. It is your responsibility to be in communication with the tournament staff about advancements. In particular, if you are on the edge of making it to the next round, keep checking the brackets. Occasionally, someone who advances must bow out of the tournament and you may be moved into their place!

Tournament Rules

Here’s the 2017 Rule Set!

Here’s the Tournament Gear Guide!


Live Stream

What is the next best thing to being at CombatCon? Watching CombatCon’s kick ass tournaments while they happen. In addition to having the biggest long sword tournament on North America we will be LIVE STREAMING all of the tournament finals to the entire world! We have lined up colourful commentators and professional cameramen. This live stream will be the one to watch. If you think you have what it takes to win at CombatCon and you want the world to know about it, well, here is your chance. Come and show the world what you can do!

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2017 Tournament Registration is now closed!