BFHS UK Team Questionnaire

The British Federation for Historical Swordplay has been approached by the IFHEMA to enter a UK Team for their upcoming international tournament to be held in Hungary later this year. The IFHEMA haven't given precise dates yet but, they are looking at hosting it in the "summer".

As the UK HEMA community is quite diverse and the BFHS does not represent all of Great Britain's practitioners the BFHS has decided that it is only proper to organise a UK Selection Tournament that is open to any HEMA practitioner who resides in the UK. The winners of the tournament will then go forward to form TEAM UK and show what “the best of British” really means to our continental friends.

There are two categories in the IFHEMA tournament; Longsword, and Rapier. Each national team will enter four competitors for each category alongside a Coach and a Representative. Candidates for the position of Coach will need to be submitted by application to the BFHS and will be selected by the successful competitors and the BFHS Exec.

There will be an admission charge for the UK Selection Tournament, to cover venue costs and admin, and the successful entrants will be expected to fund their trip to the IFHEMA Tournament in Hungary.

The purpose of this questionnaire to get an idea of numbers and where competitors will be travelling from. This will allow us to assess the type of venue we will need, and to chose a location that is accessible to all entrants. The questionnaire does not constitute an entry to the tournament. We don't have a date our tournament yet, we'll run this questionnaire for a week or two, and see the results, we can then see what options are available. So, keep your eyes peeled for further updates.

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* 1. Are you a member of a UK HEMA group?

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* 2. Do you have personal insurance that would cover you in the event of an accident in the UK and EU?

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* 3. In which region of the UK are you currently residing?

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* 4. I would like to attend the event as (more than one answer allowed)

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* 5. Does your equipment meet the standards usually expected in international European tournaments (e.g. Swordfish)?

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* 6. Please include your name and club below, and if you would like to be kept up to date with progress and invites for the final event please include your email address below. (optional)

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* 7. Are you currently a UK resident?

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