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The Competition

How To Enter

National Federations will be invited to enter. The National Federation will nominate a Team Manager to handle all communications with the organisers.

Entry is over the Internet. The Team Manager logs in with a user name and a password provided by the organisers.

On the entry website the Team Manager can: enter the team for the competitions; book gala dinner tickets; book rooms in the University; register coaches, referees, partners.

Email the organisers to find out if your National Federation has appointed a Team Manager.

An entry fee of £38 (€55) per participant per weapon is payable in advance by bank transfer or in cash (£ sterling) at registration in Bath.

The closing date is August 10th 2006.

Entry Restrictions

The number of entries per federation is limited to four (4) participants per country, age group, and weapon.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2006

Arrival of delegations

Thursday, 31 August 2006

Arrival of delegations, free day for leisure

14:30 - 19:00  Registration
14:30 - 19:00Weapon control
15:30 Meeting of Team Managers
16:30 Meeting of Referees
20:00 - 22:00Reception in the Roman Baths

Friday, 1 September 2006

08:00 - 19:00  Registration
08:00 - 19:00Weapon control
09:00 Women's Foil (50-59);
Men's Sabre (50-59)
11:00 Men's Foil (60+);
Women's Sabre (60+)
15:00 Opening ceremony
15.30 Finals
17:30 Presentations

Saturday, 2 September 2006

08:00 - 19:00  Registration
08:00 - 19:00 Weapon control
09:00 Men's Epée (50-59);
Women's Epée (50-59)
11:00 Women's Foil (60+);
Men's Sabre (60+)
15:00 Finals
17:00 Presentations

Sunday, 3 September 2006

08:00 - 11:.00  Registration
08:00 - 17:00 Weapon control
09:00 Men's Epée (60+);
Women's Epée (60+)
11:00 Men's Foil (50-59);
Women's Sabre (50-59)
15:00 Finals
17:00 Presentations
17:30 Closing Ceremony
20:00 Gala Dinner in the Assembly Rooms

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A gold medal for the winner in each category will be awarded by the FIE.

A gold, silver and two bronze medals for each category will be awarded by the organisers.

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Rules and Conditions


There will competitions at the following weapons:

  • Women's Foil
  • Women's Epée
  • Women's Sabre
  • Men's Foil
  • Men's Epée
  • Men's Sabre


The participants will be divided into two groups according to the age appearing on their passport. A fencer may fence in one category only:
Category A: 50 to 59 years old on September 1, 2006
Category B: 60 years old or more on September 1, 2006


The following documents must be presented at the time of accreditation:

  • Passport
  • Medical Certificate (attesting to participant's fitness to compete)
  • Discharge of Responsibility (to be signed at time of registration)


Pools of 6 or 7 fencers, bouts of 5 hits or 3 minutes. After the pools, direct elimination of 10 hits, 2 periods of 3 minutes, with one minute break between each period; in Sabre, 1 minute break after 5 hits.

If there are fewer than 10 fencers in a category, there will be a single pool.

A consolation event is planned for fencers eliminated in the pools.

Equipment Control

The personal equipment of the fencers must comply to the FIE rules, including transparent masks for Sabre fencers. Control of the equipment will take place the day before each competition.


Participating delegations must be accompanied by the number of A or B category referees with current FIE licences:
1-4 fencers = no obligation
5-9 fencers = 1 referee
10 or more fencers = 2 referees.

If a delegation is unable to provide its quota of referees then a fine of £350 (€500) must be paid before the delegation is allowed to compete.

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This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and contributors.

Awards for All major sponsor
British Fencing major sponsor

We need your support! If you would like to make a donation or to offer help to organise and run the event, please
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