Veterans Fencing

Scotland Veterans Men's Sabre Team take gold in Singapore

Congratulations to Barry Coulter, Julian Ghosh and Paul Donaldson for taking Gold for Scotland in the Men's Sabre at the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships 2012 in Singapore, crowning a series of outstanding achievements by all Scotland's sabreurs. Well done!

Veteran Sabreurs strike Gold again

Further success in the Commonwealth Veterans Championships for Scotland and this time it was the Mens Sabre, with Julian Ghosh lifting a well-deserved Age Group Gold as well as winning overall Silver, to stand proudly beside Barry Coulter who took overall Bronze.

Double medal glory for Viv Frith

Viv Frith has won the first medals for Scotland, gaining Bronze in the overall Ladies Sabre and Gold in her age-group, regaining the title she won in 2009 in Jersey. Well done to Viv, and good luck to all the squad in the next days' events.

Full results are posted at


2012 Veterans Home International Results

Overal Score

  • England 16
  • Wales 9
  • Scotland 8
  • Ireland 3


Results from Saturday

Men's Sabre

Eng v Wal45-30 Sco v Ire45-23
Eng v Ire45-22 Wal v Sco33-45
Sco v Eng22-45 Ire v Wal28-45

Women's Foil

Veterans Home International 2012


Royal Armouries, Leeds

21st – 22nd  April


This is the sixth year of the Veterans 4 Nations to compete for the Justin Smith Trophy, which this year is in Leeds at the Royal Armouries.
The competition is all 6 weapons fenced in team relays to 45 points. Fencers may only fence in one weapon team unless, for a particular country, there are not enough fencers available to do so.

The schedule will be:

Scottish Veterans Team - Selection Criteria

Weapon Captains are appointed by the Scotland Veterans Team Manager. They select team members based on results achieved in the 12 months prior to the event, as at 2, 3 or 4 months (see below*) before the event, with those results weighted by - initially - external bodies, then by how tough the competition was. So, candidates for selection will be ranked as follows:

Veterans Fencing in Scotland (by Mike McEwan)

My own role is a result of just getting involved.

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