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Peter Jacobs MBE

Congratulations to Peter Jacobs for his award for services to fencing.

See the article in the Sword for the details

December Newsletter ..

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Winton Cup

Veterans World Championships

Northern Ballet

Christmas Quiz

Diane Austin 1933-2018

With sadness we report the unexpected death of Diane Austin. Diane was a member of NVA and BVF since 1991 and has been a long standing supporter of veterans fencing.

If you have any tributes or memories of Diane please send them to me, John Mason and I will add them to an obituary page.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday 3rd January - 12:45, at Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Goldaming GU7 3DB.

Selection Issues

The new BVF committee met on 4th November and spent a considerable time discussing selection for the World Championships.

The outcome was that the committee has agreed that for selection for the 2019 World Championships only that 3 events will be used: the BVF Age Groups, BVF Championships and the European Individual Championships.

The 4 fencers (for each weapon and age category) with the best 2 results from the three competitions will be selected. Full rules for selection are to follow.

The Age Groups will be held on 23/24 March at the Leon Paul Centre - timetable to be determined.

The BVF Championships will be held May 10-12 at the Manchester Fencing Centre. Epee on Friday, Sabre on Saturday and Foil on Sunday.

The European Individual Championships, Cognac, France are May 29 - June 2. The website for this event which will include the timetable and accommodation details has not yet been published but this is expected in the next couple of weeks. This is an open entry event.

Carl Morris has been reappointed as Chairman of Selectors.

The minutes of the meeting are available on the BVF website.

Gillian Aghajan
BVF Chairman

AGM - Committee posts

The new committee can be seen on the Contacts page

Ranking System

A subcomittee has been instructed to design a ranking system. The members have been given Terms of Reference.

Click on this link to see the ranking tables: Ranking

The reasoning behind the system can be seen in this document.

Results have entered from around events with a wide range of formats.

You can see where you come in an age group or in the full list for a weapon.

You are welcome to make comments, the system is on trial and I expect there are bugs or the algorithms could be improved or the presentation could be sharper.

When a BVF event is published here in the Latest News it will have "This is a BVF Ranking event" against it. This means the results will be added to the rankings database.

Please note that rankings will not be used for selection until it has been decided how they should be used.

Suggested European Events

Here is a list of accessible events in Europe in the 2017/2018 season.


BVF Committee meetings

The next meeting date is on January 27th.

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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