HOLMGÅNG

Holmgång is a yearly HEMA competition hosted by SPIFF, taking place at Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm.

Check out @holmgang.competion on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates

2024

Holmgång will return in 2024, more details to come.

2023

Holmgång 2023 took place at Eriksdalshallen on June 3rd, and featured 4 open disciplines: Rapier, Sabre, Sword & buckler, and Longsword.
A total of 40 unique fencers took part representing 5 different countries and 14 different clubs.
Listed below are the medalist in each discipline:

Rapier

Gold medal: Rasmus Rolandsson, SPIFF
Silver medal: Henric Hintze, SPIFF
Bronze medal: Kristofer Stanson, Stockholm Stigmän

Saber

Gold medal: Dennis Ljungqvist, KuHFS
Silver medal: Pontus Westerholm, Lunds Kontrafäktare
Bronze medal: Jimmy Olsson, West Coast HEMA

Sword & Buckler

Gold medal: Miro Lahtela, EHMS
Silver medal: Kristofer Stanson, Stockholm Stigmän
Bronze medal: Jimmy Olsson, West Coast HEMA

Longsword

Gold medal: Ville Välimäki, EHMS
Silver medal: Dennis Ljungqvist, KuHFS
Bronze medal: Pontus Westerholm, Lunds Kontrafäktare

For the full result see Holmgang 2023 – HEMA Ratings

Charity prize pool

The competition also had a charity drive component that allowed the fencers to champion one of eight charities. The better the fencers did in the tournaments, the more money was contributed to their chosen charity. In total 5101 kr was raised and donated to charity during Holmgång 2023.

Ruleset

Check out this video explaining the most important part of the ruleset: Holmgång 2023 Ruleset

The full ruleset for Holmgång 2023 can be read below: