Welsh Veterans Fencing Association holds an annual six weapon Veterans Championship in early October with all weapons being contested over a two day period. These highly contested, but very friendly and fun championships are held on a rotational basis in three areas of the Principality and are organised by the pricipal club in that area:
Wrexham at the Darland Center, Rossett
Swansea at Pentrehafod School, Pentremawr Road, Swansea, SA1 2NN
Aberystwyth at Plas Crug Leisure Centre, Aberystwyth.
In additon to having trophies and medals for the individual winners of each weapon we have trophies for the Man and Lady at arms.Welsh Veterans also show their fun side awarding trophies for the annual "Rear of the Year" awards for men and ladies and introduced in 2012 by the late Bob Turner, "The Spirit of the Welsh Veterans Award."
IMPORTANT HEALTH & SAFETY NOTICE: First Aid, including defibrillator will be provided by St. John's Ambulance for this event.
Venue: Pentrehafod School, Pentre Mawr Rd, Swansea SA1 2NN.
Online entry/postal entry closes on Friday 7th October. Late entries may be made on the day.
Saturday 8th October 09.00 for 09.30 start; Men's Sabre & Women's Foil
Saturday 8th October 12.00 for 12.30 start: Men's Epee and Women's Sabre
Sunday 9th October: 09. 00 for 09.30 start Men's Foil and Women's Epee.
Entry Cost: One Weapon: £20 Two weapons: £30 Three weapons: £40
A number of rooms have been reserved at the Village Hotel, Langdon Rd, Swansea. SA1 8QY Tel: 01792 341270
When 'phoning to reserve a room please quote: PRO 10A (Discount is 10%)
AGM 6.30pm at the Village hotel
Evening meal, 7.30pm. Village Hotel, Swansea: Cost £23.50 consisting of a set hot buffet menu including vegetarian options. Meal option will only be available to book until 1st October.
AGM Minutes will be sent out prior to the event in accordance with our current policy.
Entry form, celebratory dinner and payment options, inc. paypal, are available online.
The FIE ruling re. LP FIE SR & V blades will not apply to this event.
The rule requiring the extra retaining strap for LP exchange masks is not a requirement at this event.
New Sabre timings will only be used if we have sufficient newly adapted scoring sets.
The new rule regarding En guarde postitions at sabre will NOT be implemented at this competition.
All participants are reminded that they MUST:
* Meet the criteria for Welsh Veteran membership to compete, be members of the Welsh Veterans association, have BF membership at compete level.
NB: As of 1st October 2016 the WVFA membership fee will increase to £15 p.a. as ratified at the 2015 WVFA AGM.
* Have fully compliant kit, minimum of 350N brreches, jackets and masks. 800N plastrons, chest protectors for ladies, foil bibs and wires, 800N sabre gloves.
Please note that the WVFA Championships are used to select the Teams for the Home Nations and for the Veterans Winton Cup as per the selection policy. Top 3 from the results and a selectors choice for 4th place is possible.
If you wish to be considered for these events then please make every effort to attend.
NB: Would past victors please ensure that they return the trophies, including Master at Arms, "Rear of the Year" and 'Spirit of the Veterans'.
Please provide a prize for the raffle if you able. Nominations for the charity to which proceeds will be donated will be made during the AGM.
DT will be running these events as per the WVFA competiton rules and regs as ratified at the 2014 AGM:
≤ 8 fencers poule + DE
9-15 fencers poule unique
≤ 16 fencers 1 round of poules + DE
DT has made the decision NOT to implement the new BVF competiton guidelines and handicap system for this championship.
Self-reffing will be expected although there are currently 3 confirmed independent referees.
As there is no catering at the venue we will supply Tea/Coffee/Cake and water. If you would like to bring along a cake/cookies/cup cakes/muffins or anything equally as decadent please do.
There is a local convenience store nearby for small purchases.
Updated entries and can be found on the WFA results site. www.wvfaresults.co.uk
As there is no WIFI at the venue results will be posted after the close of each day.