BVF 2018 AGM
The AGM will be held at 6:00pm on Saturday September 22 in the Park Hotel, Telford.
Veterans Winton Cup 22-23 Sep
Route between Hotel and Venue
See what teams have entered
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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.
Event Licence: 30943
Veterans World Championships - Livorno, October
Bob Perry 1930-2018
It is with sadness that we report the death of Bob Perry, a founder member of the NVA which later became BVF.
Bob had a successful operation on a kidney but then succumbed to an infection.
Our thoughts are with Rosemarie and the family.
If you have any reminiscences or photos of Bob that you would like to share then please send them to me and I will put them on an Obituary page.
The funeral will take place on Friday 29th June at 12.00 noon at the North Chapel of Oakley Wood Crematorium, near Leamington Spa and Warwick.
BVF Championships June 1-3
May Newsletter ..
Penny Spink 1938-2018
It is with sadness that we report the death of Penny Spink, a long standing member of BVF.
There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Penny's Life at St Nicholas Church, Sandford Orcas, Sherborne, DT9 4SB at 2.30pm on Tuesday 26th June 2018, followed immediately afterwards by a reception at Holway Mill, Holway, Sandford Orcas, DT9 4RZ. All are welcome.
Lawrence Burr has kindly taken on the role of BVF Secretary until the next AGM.
European Team Championships, May 10-13
BVF Members are advised that the Committee has decided to set aside the changes to the March 2013 BVF Constitution made at the recent EGM. The March 2013 Constitution has been reinstated.
The Committee will introduce a proposed revision to the March 2013 Constitution at a future General Meeting. In this regard, the Chief Executive of British Fencing has commented as follows:
'Like many other National Governing Bodies, British Fencing has been engaged in a review of its governance following the publication of the Government's Code for Sport Governance. I am pleased to see that the British Veterans Fencing Committee is taking similar steps to modernise its own governance.'
We must now focus on next week's European Veterans Team Championships. Once the event has been completed, we will notify members as to the date of the General Meeting at which the revisions will be considered by members.
Unfortunately, we are having to postpone the AGM planned for 2nd June, as there isn't time to prepare for this before or during the European Veterans Team Championships.
The BVF Ranking System is here! Click on this link to see it: Ranking
The reasoning behind the system can be seen in this document.
I have entered the results from 11 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 we have decided how they should be used and the membership have agreed to their use.
Suggested European Events
Here is a list of accessible events in Europe in the 2017/2018 season.
BVF Committee meetings
If you have any matters that you wish the committee to consider please email Gillian Aghajan
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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