2017 Scottish Open

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 - Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Oriam, EH14 4AS

Entry Information

Saturday 14th October

  • Men's Epee Check in 0830-0900 Fencing Starts 0915
  • Men's Sabre Check in 1000-1030 Fencing Starts 1045
  • Women's Sabre Check in 1100-1130 Fencing Starts 1145

Sunday 15th October

  • Men's Foil Check in 0830-0900 Fencing Starts 0915
  • Women's Foil Check in 0900-0930 Fencing Starts 0945
  • Women's Epee Check in 1100-1130 Fencing Starts 1145

The Scottish Open is a six Weapon Open fencing event held annually in Scotland's beautiful capital of Edinburgh. Open means it is open to anyone, from any club or country aged over 13 on the day of the event. Six weapon means that there are competitions in all three fencing disciplines (foil, epee and sabre) for both men and women.

This season's event will be run again in the wonderful Oriam facilty at Heriot Watt University. Oriam is conveniently located on the west of Edinburgh close to the airport, just over a mile from the nearest railway station and with excellent road network links. The change of venue has also meant a change of date to mid October (as the event was traditionally run in the first weekend in January.

This event is Scottish Fencing's flagship event and therefore the one where we go to significant effort to present the sport as well as we can. The level in the final stages is understandably high, but fencers of all ages and abilities are very welcome and you will enjoy a very friendly atmosphere. The format is one round of poules followed by direct elimination but we always attempt to run secondary events where possible.


As a spectator this is one of the best opportunities you will get in Scotland to see the sport so well presented and competed at a high level. You will see many of the top fencers from Scotland and GB including many Commonwealth medallists. It is free to attend and we would recommend coming along around 2pm with finals and medal matches starting between 3 and 4pm.

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