January Newsletter ..
Commonwealth Veterans Championships
Memories of the de Beaumont Centre
England Veterans Fencing
Simon Hartley 1941 - 2017
It is with sadness that we report the death of Simon Hartley.
Simon was a long standing member of BVF and won a Gold medal at Foil in the 2003 Vets World Championships in Limoges
BVF AGM March 3
8:15pm in the Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton OL9 8DE
BVF Championships March 4-5
Entry Form (Closing date is 24 Feb)
See who has entered Rankings will be published after the closing date
Change your entry
West Midlands Open 1-2 April
Entry Form Closing date is 20th March
See who has entered
Change your entry
Hilary Philbin MBE
Congratulations to Hilary for her New Year's Honours List award for services to Fencing and Sports Administration
BVF have formalised the appointment of a Selection Panel, separate from the BVF Committee, to take on the task of choosing teams for representative events.
Read it here
Suggested European Events
Three accessible events in Europe are suggested for any vet wanting to get some experience before the European Championships in May.
BVF is adopting a new competition, ranking and selection scheme for next season.
Membership is open to Men and Women aged 40 or over or who become 40 in the current calendar year.
This is the same as saying if you are 40 or more on December 31st then you are a vet.
Vets events such as the European or World Championships have a similar rule: your qualifying age is your age on December 31st this year.
BVF Committee meetings
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.
Other Veterans Events
See the panel in the Home Page for veterans events around the world
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