About the DLC

In 2016, Zwaard & Steen organized the first edition of the Dutch Lions Cup. There were earlier tournaments in the Netherlands, but not enough to satisfy our needs. Given the high number of quality fighters in the Netherlands, Belgium and neighboring countries, we wanted to see if we could organize an international tournament with high technical standards. It turned out that we had chosen the right path, 56 fighters registered within one week. To be able to place more people, we did everything we could to train more judges so that we could raise the maximum to 84 fighters. A mere three weeks later that maximum would also be filled. Due to the overwhelming success of this first edition, the Dutch Lions Cup has quickly established itself as one of the must-do events in Europe.

2016

The first edition was held the 27th of August, 2016 in Utrecht with a total of 84 fighters from 11 countries. The full results of the first edition can be found here.

  • Open longsword
  • 1st: Federico Dall'Olio
  • 2nd: Michel Rensen
  • 3rd: Floris Stoffer
  • Women's longsword
  • 1st: Sara Vertanen
  • 2nd: Michela D'Orlando
  • 3rd: Tosca Beuming
  • Best newcomer
  • Tosca Beuming
  • Best sportmanship
  • Aäron Faes
  • Best technical
  • Jan-Chris Plaggemars
  • Sacha de Wind

These people made DLC 2016 a reality

2017

On the 26th of August 2017 The Dutch Lions Cup returned for a second edition. The second edition grew in numbers to 112 fighters from 14 countries! Full results from the second edition can be found here.

  • Open longsword:
  • 1st: Michel Rensen
  • 2nd: Federico Dall'Olio
  • 3rd: Thomas Couturier
  • Women's longsword:
  • 1st: Rúna Magnússon
  • 2nd: Carla Huvermann
  • 3rd: Diana Matthess
  • Best newcomer
  • Bob Boukes
  • Best sportmanship
  • Martin Fabian
  • Best Technical
  • Arto Fama

These people made DLC 2017 a reality

2018

On the 25th of August 2018 The Dutch Lions Cup returned for a second edition. The third edition had a total of 93 fighters and 48 crew members from 14 countries! Full results from the second edition can be found here.

  • Open longsword:
  • 1st: Michel Rensen
  • 2nd: Joris Jacobs
  • 3rd: Sander van Eijk
  • Women's longsword:
  • 1st: Carla Huvermann
  • 2nd: Jane Johnston
  • 3rd: Michela D'Orlando
  • Best newcomer
  • Joost Meijering
  • Best sportmanship
  • Arto Fama
  • Best Technical
  • Arto Fama

These people made DLC 2018 a reality