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BVF Championships

BVF Championships
This is a 3-day, 6-weapon event held annually. The day the weapons are held on changes every year to be fair to everyone because there will always be one weapon taking place on a Friday. For the subsequent twelve months, the results will be one of the considerations for BVF team and individual selection for...

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BVF Age Group Qualifiers

BVF Age Group Qualifiers
This event consists of separate competitions held for age groups Cat 1 (40-49), Cat 2 (50-59), Cat 3 (60-69) and Cat 4 (70+). For the subsequent twelve months, the results will be used for selection for the Veterans World Championships and Veterans European Team Championships. Rules for Age Group Qualifiers Past Results

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BVF International

BVF International
In 2021 the BVF International will, unfortunately, not be open to international competitors due to Coronavirus. Hopefully things will get back to normal in 2022 when we can welcome back our fencing friends from overseas. The BVF International is an annual competition which invites fencers from abroad to compete as part of the EVF Circuit....

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World Veteran Fencing Championships

World Veteran Fencing Championships
The World Veteran Fencing Championships takes place every year in October. This is the blue riband event of the year for those who are skilled enough to be selected. For selection criteria please see the Selection pages. Unfortunately, the World Championships only include Categories 2, 3 and 4, but maybe one day this will change...

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European Veteran Fencing Championships

European Veteran Fencing Championships
The Individual European Veteran Fencing Championships are held in odd years and fought in age groups, including 40-50 year olds. The Championships are open to all veteran fencers who are eligible. In even years there is a team event. Fencers are selected to represent GB in this event using the results of the previous year...

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Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships

Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships
Every two years the Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships is held in one of the Commonwealth countries around the globe. This event is open to all veteran fencers, there is no need to qualify. The team event is selected by the governing body of each nation. In 2022 the event will be held in London. Please...

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Veterans Winton Cup

Veterans Winton Cup
The Veterans Winton Cup was offered to BVF in 2008 by Bobby and Sir Nicholas Winton. Their wish was to have a competition between regional teams which is a social event as well as having a high standard of fencing. Rules for the Veterans Winton Cup Past Results

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Home Nation Quadrangular

Home Nation Quadrangular
Every year the Home Nations, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales fence each other in a team event. The event takes its turn in each host country and teams are chosen by the Home Nation organisations.

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The Celtic Challenge

The Celtic Challenge
The Celtic Challenge is a very friendly and social events for Celtic folk: currently Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Channel Islands, Brittany, Galacia and Asturias send teams every other year to compete in the host region. The event will be advertised by the organiser when it is due to take place and broadcast through our information...

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West Midlands Open

West Midlands Open
The West Midlands Open is a super-friendly veteran competition which is not as high-octane as the selection events. If you have started fencing in later life, or if you haven't competed in a while, then the WMO (as it is affectionately known) is a great entry into the world of competitive vets fencing. Having said...

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Hampshire Open

Hampshire Open
The Hampshire Open is a unique event on the fencing calendar because it holds a senior and a veteran event on the same weekend, with weapons held on opposite days so that veterans can compete in both events in one weekend. This competition is fondly known as the 'Hamster' and welcomes vets of all ages...

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EVF Circuit

EVF Circuit
European Veterans Fencing organise a circuit of competitions throughout Europe where fencers can earn points to win the title European Fencer of the Year. Find out details of the ranking circuit competitions here. Results Find out who was European Veteran Fencer of the Year>>>

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International Friendlies

International Friendlies
From time to time BVF holds friendly matches with other nations. Details of competitions and criteria for representation will be advertised via email and on the website at the time.

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Senior Opens

Senior Opens
Just because you're over 40, that doesn't mean you're washed up on the senior circuit! Plenty of vets go on competing on the senior circuit for many years, showing those young whippersnappers a thing or two along the way! And don't forget - most Senior Opens offer a bottle of wine as a prize for...

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ET16

ET16
ET16 was when the European Team event came to the UK!. The competition was hosted in Medway, Kent and a huge amount of effort was out in by so many people, that it only seems right to celebrate this occasion with a page on the website... The European veterans Team Championships were held in Medway,...

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