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Veterans Winton Cup 24-25 Sep



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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.

Selection of World Championships Squad

The selection is here.

If you wish to appeal the selection then contact the Chairman, Gillian Aghajan with the reason for your appeal not later than June 24th.

Age Group Qualifiers 2016


Hampshire Vets Open


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BVF Championships: results and photos

Competition format, ranking and selection: a proposal

Home Nations: results and photos

BVF Competitions

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

Under the scheme fencers will be able to score ranking points at domestic and international events, including the European and World Championships. The total counting ranking points for the first season is the sum of the best two events, with no more than one being international competitions. Details of the scheme can be viewed via the links below.

The committee believes that the proposals will be beneficial to the development of veterans fencing in this country and will conduct a review of how well it worked at the end of the season.

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Gordon Coombs 1930- 2016

We are very sad to report the passing of Gordon Coombs at the age of 85.

Gordon was an outstanding servant of Truro Fencing Club and a great ambassador for the sport of fencing. He served on the club's committee for many years, and also as a trustee of the TFC Gold Foundation.

In his youth Gordon had been an accomplished international-level epeeist. Having given up fencing for many years, Gordon was inspired to start again by his grandson, and when he and his wife Joan moved to Cornwall they decided to take up sabre. They both applied themselves with great energy to acquiring the new skills, and Gordon went on to represent Great Britain at the World and European Veterans Championships.

Gordon will be remembered fondly by us all as a man of great wit, humanity and generosity, always warm and kind and ready to help new fencers and beginners at the club. A fierce opponent, great sportsman and an absolute gentleman, he will be greatly missed.

Our very best wishes go out to his wife Joan and to all his family.

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Carole Dixon 1941 - 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Carole Dixon after a long battle with cancer.

Carole was one of the founding members of the NVA, the forerunner of BVF, and has supported us since the beginning in 1987

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 September 18th.

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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