The Point

Although we no longer publish Scottish Fencing's magazine, The Point, in paper form, it will live on here where we will collect together various magazine-type articles.

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  • Scottish Fencing are sorry to announce the loss of another hard working volunteer. Dr David Mends first joined SAFU as secretary in 1981. Checking through some issues of the Point he was still involved in the administration of the sport in 1996!  

    As well as supporting the various committees of SAFU Dr Mends was a successful competitive fencer. He was Scottish Foil Champion in 1951 and 1952. In the following year, 1953, he went on to win the Scottish Men’s Epee trophy...

    10 Mar 2017
  • Three Director Vacancies

    As our President Chris Hyde, has come to the end of his cycle on the Board, he is standing down and we wish to elect a new President.  Chris had led the organisation very successfully across his two terms, rebrandiing it, building the staffing and funding of the organisation, staging successful Commonwealth Championships and constantly improving the quality of the Scottish Open.


    The main roles of the...

    24 Feb 2017
  • The following fencers have been selected to represent Scotland at this year's Veteran's 4 Nations Match in May near Dublin.


    Women's Foil

    • Sheila Anderson (Captain)
    • Maria Cabrelli
    • Helen Pitt
    • Marie Steele


    Women's Sabre

    • Viv Frith
    • Michele Narey (Captain)
    • Lorna Smith


    Women's Epee

    • ...
    19 Feb 2017
  • Going to the match or pub to watch Scotland V Italy in the Rugby Six Nations on Saturday 18 March?

    Fantastic, before you go come to the Scottish Fencing AGM. We promise to have business completed by 11.30 in time for you to get to wherever you are watching the match. And we will give you breakfast! Tea/coffee and a breakfast roll will be served from 9.15am for a prompt start at 9.30.

    If you are not watching the match we are meeting at the Marriott Hotel, 111 Glasgow Road which is...

    10 Feb 2017
  • Scottish Fencing is keen to move from the current referee education system which is based on qualifications and levels and which tests how well referees know the rules. Ideally a future system would gauge someone’s competency to referee in an event or competition based on the experience they have gathered and on peer review. (this is similar to the philosophy of the current coach education programme).

    The focus of a referee education programme will be the phrasing of a fight...

    9 Feb 2017
  • Congratulations to Salle Ossian who are Ladies Sabre British Team Champions for the second year running.

    Well done Sarah-Jane Hampson, Kate Daykin and Lucy Higham!

    31 Jan 2017