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Extraordinary General Meeting of BVF

At Castle High School, St James's Road, Dudley DY1 3JE on Saturday 24 March 2018 at 5pm

To approve and ratify the proposed new BVF constitution


Age Groups 3-4 March 2018

Entry is now CLOSED.


Details, Timetable and Hotels

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Selection rules for the 2018 European Team Championships

This event is a BVF ranking event

West Midlands Open 24-25 March 2018

Entry Form Closing date is 19th March

Details and Directions


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Change your entry

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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 ..

.. to read on-screen or to print

Chairman's round-up of 2017

Christmas fun

Caption competition


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.

Gillian Aghajan
BVF Chairman

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 date is on January 14th.

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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