Covid 19 update

During the pandemic, Ottawa Swordplay is offering the following alternatives to our regular program:

  • Outdoor physically distanced classes: Summer Classes
  • Digital memberships with Online Drill classes: Memberships
  • Increased online content: YouTube
  • An online Store with delivery within the Ottawa area: Store

Points North 2020: Longsword

Points North is Ottawa Swordplay's annual open tournament and workshops event, held on the first weekend in August in Ottawa since 2017.

The 2020 tournament was planned for August 1st and 2nd. As of June 1st we have made the decision to postpone the event, given the current restrictions on gatherings in Ontario and the very slow steps towards broader reopening. We plan to reschedule for a later date, once we are sure we can safely offer a competition.

For 2020, we planned to offer a steel longsword tournament, an immortals (age 50+) steel longsword tournament, and three great workshops. We hope to cross swords with you again soon!


Points North runs across two days, Saturday August 1 and Sunday August 2. All pool matches will run on Saturday, and all elimination matches run on Sunday. Every combatant is guaranteed 4 matches. Full schedule coming soon!

Full Schedule


Workshops information coming soon! 



This year, we are running our tournment using the Skirmish & Assault ruleset that we tested in 2018 and 2019. Click below for the detailed rules and gear requirements. 

Points North Rules

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