Age Groups 2018
Entry Form Closing date is February 17th.
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Ian Degville 1943 - 2017
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Ian Degville.
He will be remembered in the early days of the Vets as he was active then, competing in the first Commonwealth Championships at Beaumanor Hall and in the Isle of Man and in South Africa.
He has continued fencing as a coach right up to the present day.
December Newsletter ..
There is now a British Veterans Fencing page on Facebook. This will be used for BVF news, photos, articles and links etc.
What was the BVF group is now Veteran Fencers Chat. This is not a BVF group, but is a friendly, informal chat group for Veteran fencers with membership from around the world.
If you are Facebook user and are not already a member of this group and would like to be, please send a Facebook request to join. It is and will remain a closed group as this makes it easier to control spam and any inappropriate posts.
Suggested European Events
Here is a list of accessible events in Europe in the 2017/2018 season.
Competition Format and Selection - Ballot of Members
The voting has closed and the results are in. Thank you to everyone who voted and to returning officer John Mason. There was a total of 257 votes cast:
Option A - 106
Option B - 37
Option C - 114
I therefore declare that Option C is adopted.
The immediate outcome is that the committee can set the dates for the 2018 calendar.
The BVF Championships will revert to the 2016 format, 2 rounds of poules, then DE with no age categorisation. We plan to hold the event in the first weekend of March over 3 days.
The Age Group Qualifiers will be in the 2016 format, poule unique up to 24. We plan to hold the event in the first weekend of June.
The committee will be now be looking at introducing a ranking system based on a number of competitions, but not initially to be used for selection.
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.
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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