So you want to fight with us?

At the Dutch Lions Cup we offer two steel longsword tournaments, the open and the ladies. Both tournaments will see seasoned fighters giving all they have to win. There will be 98 places in the open and 14 places in the ladies tournament. The price for each tournament is €75.

The event will take place on one day only, saturday the 24th of august 2019. Since we have a great number of fights within one day our schedule will start around 08:00 and end around 22:00. Unfortunately due to our full schedule this also means that for women it is not possible to participate in both the open and ladies longsword tournament.


We are always looking to improve, so this year we have taken a fresh look at our ruleset. You can view our updated ruleset here!

Feders will be provided for the event, so there will be no need to bring your own. Except if you would like to warm up with your own feder.


Being succesful at the Dutch Lions Cup comes with a lot of training. That goes for everyone involved. For that reason we organize a few trainings for which we will need fighters to sign up as well. Check out the dates:


Another thing to keep in mind is dinner. Our hall has a cafeteria but they will not serve dinner, nor is there a place to eat in the direct vicinity. We advise you to either order dinner which we will provide for €15, or to bring your own. We will not provide lunch, and while the cafeteria offers some snack we strongly advise you to bring your own.


At the Dutch Lions Cup we offer multiple prizes for the open longsword, ladies longsword, but also for the best newcomer, best sportsmanship and best technical fighter. We will keep the exact prizes a surprise until the moment to hand them out is there, but you can get an impression through our sponsor list ;)

Staying over

Unlike previous editions we do not offer this ourselves. But to help you along we have made a comprehensive list with suggestions. The Dutch Lions Cup does not offer any discounts or arrange your stay. You must arrange your stay with the accommodation yourself. Do not wait too long! The event takes place during the summer vacation, so it will be busy.

"DLC is absolutely one of the top events you should do for your personal path about the art of fencing."

- Federico Dall'Olio (Winner of the Open Longsword 2016)

How to register

Please fill out the registration form to secure your spot in the tournament. The registration form will also allow you to register for optional dinner and a DLC 19 t-shirt of very comfy sports suitable fabric. After filling out the form you will be taken to a secure connection for payment. Please note that your registration is only fully complete upon payment.

After you have fully registered, you will receive a confirmation email with further information regarding the tournament and location.

Before you register, we would appreciate it if you would check out the following documents:


open attendees


ladies attendees