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*
  • Tier One: Champions of HEMA Longsword^
  • Women’s Longsword
  • Synthetic Longsword
  • SGT Blades Sword and Buckler
  • Rapier
  • Singlestick
  • Advanced Cutting
  • Beginner’s Cutting
  • Women’s Cutting

*Open Steel Longsword is for Intermediate skill level. For fighters who often make eliminations or close to, may have won synthetic tournaments, or placed in smaller regional open tournaments and/or who are not one of the top 3 fighters in their club. Requires cutting qualifier.

^Tier One: Champions of HEMA Longsword is for fighters who repeatedly place in the top 4 of medium to large open LS tournaments, fighters who are selected to fight in high-level invitational LS tournaments. (limited to 16 fighters, no more than 3 fighters per school). Those who do not meet the requirements will be bumped down to Open Steel Longsword. *Note if you are not sure if you should be in this bracket, email us at Requires cutting qualifier.

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.

2018 Tournament Schedule

A few years back, we received a lot of feedback that tournament participants didn’t get to take classes. We hear ya! At CombatCon, the tournament schedule begins Thursday morning/afternoon and goes straight through to the finals Saturday evening. That way, you will be free to take classes all day Sunday!

For example, the 2017 Tournament Schedule was:

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

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

The 2018 Rule Set will mirror 2017. The Tournament Directors are always working on improvements so there may be changes as we get closer.

Dont forget to check the Tournament Gear Guide to make sure you have the appropriate equipment to compete.


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!

Check out the Livestream from


See the Livestreams for 2016 here and 2015 here.


Price Qty
Open Steel Longsword $25.00 (USD)  
Tier 1: Champions of HEMA Longsword $25.00 (USD)  
Women’s Longsword $15.00 (USD)  
Synthetic Longsword $15.00 (USD)  
Sword and Buckler $15.00 (USD)  
Rapier $15.00 (USD)  
Singlestick $15.00 (USD)  
Beginner’s Cutting $35.00 (USD)  
Advanced Cutting $35.00 (USD)  
Woman's Cutting $35.00 (USD)