On the weekend of the 10th – 11th of October, Tempus Fugitives took part at the Italian Sidesword Open (ISO) in Desenzano. The ISO is part of the European Sidesword League (ESL), attracting participants from all around the world, although travel restrictions made this more of a national event this year.

Stefano Conese (left) at the ISO awards ceremony

We are proud to announce that Stefano Conese brought home the silver medal in the Sword & Buckler category, demonstrating a good understanding of principles. Stefano has worked and trained hard in two countries (UK & Italy), and this has started to show.

Competitively this bracket of the event tends to be the most popular and represents the highest challenge level. Tempus Fugitives is delighted to add another success to its record.

The winners of the ISO 2020 sword & buckler category

Special thanks should go to everyone on the organisational team, volunteers and of course the competitors who made for such a wonderful event. Of equal importance to their success was their enjoyment of the event which was run with its customary efficiency and smoothness. The ISO can expect to grow in renown, and Tempus Fugitives will continue to support it by sending well trained and competent fighters to take part in these excellent tournaments.