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Veterans Winton Cup 23-24 Sep



Maps for Venue and Hotel

Route between Hotel and Venue

See what teams have entered

Book your dinner

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Timetables:    Foil    Epee    Sabre

Help please! We would like to lay the pistes on Friday evening. Any help from 8pm in the Wenlock Hall at Lilleshall would be greatly appreciated.

June Newsletter ..

.. to read on-screen or to print

European Individual Championships, results and photos

GBR squad selected for World Championships

Summer Selection Event, results and photos

Competition results

John Payne 1932 - 2017

Sadly I have to report the death of former vets fencer John Payne from heart failure at the age of 85.

He achieved considerable success over the years in competitions around the country and was one of the founder members of the Veterans fencing movement.

His funeral takes place on the 3rd July, 10 45am at Bournemouth Crematorium.

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

World Championships Selection

The squad for the 2017 World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia is here: Selection


BVF Summer Selection Event 24-25 June

European Championships

2 gold medals

4 silver medals

10 bronze medals

Over 100 GB fencers


BVF Open

July 14-16

3-day event

2 rounds of poules followed by D/E

No separation into age groups

Champion-at-Arms trophies will be awarded

The 'old' National Champions trophies will be awarded to the highest placed BVF member

Brought back by popular demand

Open to all (veterans of course) including foreign fencers

To be held in the Leon Paul Fencing Centre

Enter here

West Midlands Open

AGM 2017

Selection Panel

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.


Qualifying Age

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

The next meeting is on April 9th.

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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