Scottish Fencing will be hosting a READY STEADY FENCE Festival in Glasgow on Sunday 3rd April 2016.
The event will take place at Hutchesons Grammar School (21 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4NW) alongside the Glasgow Open.
The event is open to all Primary 4-7 that have participated in plastics fencing classes in school/club.
Dates for the Scottish Fencing Academy summer camp are 4 - 8 July. The venue is Strathallan School (see pictures above).
Applications for the Summer Camp should be received three weeks before the event so sign up to guarantee your place! Coach Serena isn't able to come now but in her place we welcome Beatrice Argenti, winner of the Mediterranean U20 Championships and runner-up in the Italian U20 Championships. She is planning to accompany three younger Italian foilists for some international sparring.
We recently heard the sad news that Mike Rollinson passed away on the 30 January 2016. Mike started fencing at a young age and pursued it through his physics studies at Edinburgh University. He ended up with a varied career in IT and weather forecasting systems that enabled a fair amount of travel. After many years out of fencing due to work, Mike took fencing up again in his early forties to get fit but the competitive bug bit again and he would travel with other club members to Open competitions in Scotland and England.
Scottish Fencing AGM – 9th March 2016
A number of changes have been made to the draft minutes. There are two sets below, one showing the mark up of the changes and the second draft is the one that the meeting will consider.
Election of Directors
#RoadtoRio, Britain’s men’s foil team qualified for the Olympics this weekend. Richard Kruse, the only Scot and his fellow team mates are now looking forward to fencing men’s foil in Rio. You can read the full report with comments from Richard here.
Please Note: This Competition is for School Teams Only
Each entrant must be an individual member of Scottish Fencing and attend a Scottish secondary school.
Fencers’ names must appear on the membership list obtained from British Fencing on 18th March, otherwise they will be required to pay the appropriate membership subscription at check-in.
Teams must represent Scottish secondary schools.
Each team member must be a current pupil of the school represented by the team.
After five tough rounds of competition the selectors have made their decisions and those selected for Challenge Wratislavia will receve their invitations soon.
Those selected are listed here. We will publish the final squad once we know who has accepted their invite.
If you have queries about the selection please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who is the director responsible for selection.
Entries for the Dundee Duel are now open!
This is a one hit epee competition open to all with prizes for
- Top Woman
- Top Man
- Top Student
- Top School Pupil
- Top Veteran
and there is a team competition with a prize for the best team name.
Entry is only £18 and you get a free mug or if you would like a commerative T-shirt entry costs £27.
The British Youth Championships are held in Sheffield from the 30 of April to 2 May 2016. If you have a bye British Fencing will contact you to inform you how you can enter this competition. If you don't have a bye you must enter a regional qualifier. If you wish to enter the British Youth Championships regional qualifier for Scotland West then you must email Becky by the 30 Jan 2016.