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January Newsletter ..

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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

If you would like to add something to Simon's obituary page then please email John Mason.

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)

Competition Format

Details incl Timetable and Directions.

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

Details and Directions


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

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.


BVF Competitions

BVF is adopting a new competition, ranking and selection scheme for next season.


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 in March.

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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