Edinburgh Fencing Club have asked us to announce the date of the next Edinburgh Open tournament: 14/15 March 2015.
Epee and sabre events will take place on Saturday 14 March, foil events on Sunday 15 March. We have not been given the competition venue yet but on past form it's likely to be in Edinburgh.
See our Events section for a link to the competition website.
After many years at the Pearce Institute the Bellahouston Fencing Club has moved to a new venue. Details here.
The performance committee have published the following team list for the School Games, to take place on 4 - 7 September in Manchester. Team members will shortly receive their written invitations.
Mark Alvarez-Peres of West Fife Fencing Club took the bronze medal in the under 13 Boys Sabre event yesterday at Challange Wratislavia in Poland.
The event is one of the biggest youth events in the world and the U13 sabre featured competitors from some of the top fencing nations including Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Latvia.
Full results are available here
We have received notice of a team event for foil and epee: the Holyrood Cup, which is to take place in Edinburgh on 4/5 October 2014. Further information will be published as it comes in.
There was a fine turn-out for the Academy training day on Sunday 23 February.
The Scottish Open is our flagship event and a great deal of work goes into making it run so smoothly. A dedicated team lead by Mike O'Donnell have worked tirelessly during the weeks approaching the event and particularly over the weekend itself. to deliver what has been another highly successful event.
Thanks are due to :
Event Management and DT
Scottish Fencing’s board of directors convened for a board meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday evening 6 November in Caledonia House, Mike O’Donnell in the chair.
FIVE NATIONS TOURNAMENT
The organisation of the tournament by Scottish Fencing, at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Sport and Exercise and the Playfair Library Hall had been highly rated by the visiting teams. Particular praise was given to the decision to use a panel of highly skilled and experienced referees, as opposed to requiring each home nation to meet a referee quota.