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Daphne de Silva

It is with sadness that we report that Daphne, former wife of Henry de Silva, has died.

Daphne was responsible for typing the monthly newsletter for the first 10 years of the NVA.

She was the recipient of the Bird Trophy for services to veterans fencing.

BVF International Open 4/5 January 2020

BVF held a very successful competition in Guildford with fencers coming from all over Europe to compete in the EVF epee circuit. Thanks go to Graham Paul and all the organisers for co-ordinating such a competitive yet friendly event.

Find the results here

Selection Ranking Table 2020

Selection for the GBR World Championship squad and European Team will be based on a fencer's best two results from the three qualifying competitions. Points are published in a Selection Ranking Table after each competition. If you notice any mistakes in the table, please contact Chair of Selectors, Carl Morris, notifying him of the error.

Selection Ranking Table

BVF Championships 28 February - 1 March

Entry Form Closing date is 21 February;     Note that dinners must be booked by 14 February

Change your entry


Details, Timetable, Hotels

See who has entered

An auction of fencing memorabilia will be held at the dinner on Saturday evening. There are of 15 lots of collectible fencing items and ephemera. See the list here and prepare to make your bids!

This event is a BVF Ranking event

This event is a BVF Selection event


Read all the latest news from BVF in the December Newsletter


There will be three Selection events in the first part of 2020 which will be used to select the GBR team for the Veteran European Team event and also the GBR squad for the Veteran World Championships.

The three Selection events will be:

The BVF International at Guildford

The British Championships at Nottingham - details above

The Age Groups at Manchester - details coming soon

Points will be allocated to the fencers at each competition and the fencer's best two results will be totalled on a Selection Ranking Table on which the selection will be based.

BVF Committee meetings

The next meeting date is 26 January.

If you have any matters that you wish the committee to consider please email Marcia Stretch

The minutes of meetings can be found on the Committee page.

Competition Organisers

If you are running a competition with veterans among the entries, then you have the option to check that the veterans belong to BVF (British Veterans Fencing).

Prepare a list of BF numbers from the entry and click on this button:

Other Veterans Events

See the panel in the Home Page for veterans events around the world


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