General Information

The Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championship is organized according to the latest update of the Competition Handbook with some local variations.

The format will be 2 rounds of pools with everyone to qualify, Direct Elimination ranking will be calculated over the 2 rounds. DE will be upto 10 hits and 2 sessions of 3 minutes. For Sabre a one-minute break at 5 hits.

The age group classification for the Championship for both men & women is:

40+, 50+, 60+ and 70+ and ALL weapon groups will be contested for both men & women events.

The eligibility rules are highlighted in the Commonwealth Fencing Federation Statutes, which can be downloaded from the CFF website.

The venue for the Championship is at the sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde, Burnside Road Largs KA30 8RW

The venue is on the west coast of Scotland, approximately 25 miles from Glasgow airport and a 50 minutes drive from Glasgow city centre.

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There is limited accomodation available at the venue . The organizing team is arranging a headquarter hotel near the venue, with coach transfer from hotel to venue arranged daily. A number of rooms are being reserved for us and if you would like to stay there please indicate to us as soon as possible as room is limited and hotel occupancy in Scotland is usually high in the last quarter of the year. Once we have confirmed the hotel, there will be a link from this website for you to book directly with the hotel.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

Technical Information
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Countries entering must be members of the Commonwealth and be current members of the CFF. According to the rules of the FIE, when there is no existing fencing federation in a country, fencers wishing to compete in international competitions can apply for an FIE licence through the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of their country.


The eligibility of athletes and associated processes is detailed in the CFF Statutes (see CFF website).


All fencers who qualify under current Commonwealth Fencing Federation (CFF) rules and who are aged 40 or over on the first day of the event are eligible.


All athletes and referees must have a current FIE licence; this can be either the 2013-14 or the 2014-15 FIE licence.


All athletes, Open and Veteran, must be entered by the recognised fencing governing body of each Nation (as listed by the CFF) on the official entry form by the closing date of 30th September 2014, in the case of the Open, and 15th October, 2014, for the Veteran event.

Equipment and Clothing

Equipment – Senior and Veteran

  • FIE Rules for equipment/clothing apply
  • 800n Uniforms (jacket, pants, underplastrons, gloves)
  • 1600n masks
  • FIE stamped blades
  • Visor masks – NOT PERMITTED
  • Lame bib for foil is required for ALL foil events.
  • FIE rule applies and only FIE Stamped Lame masks will be accepted.
  • Modified masks are not accepted for safety reasons.
  • While all clothing must comply with the FIE rules, the rule requiring all team members to be dressed the same will not be applied.

Clothing - Senior

Clothing - Veteran

  • Fencers must wear their name and 3 letter country code (for UK fencers this is NOT GBR) on the back of their jackets - letters in dark blue capitals between 8 and 10 cm in height.
  • Authorised national colours/logo on both legs, optional on arms. Veteran Fencers from the UK may wear the GBR strip.
  • Any other national identifications must be removed or covered up. The general clothing standards must adhere to the FIE standards.

Equipment control

Equipment control schedule will be published on the website following close of registration dates.

Drop-off of equipment will be the morning of the day prior to an event with pick-up the evening before. Minor failures will be repaired where possible. Items rejected shall have a clear indication of the reason for failure.

The Team Manager, not individual athletes, is responsible for dropping off and collecting equipment from the control station.

The number of articles handed to the Equipment Control Centre for each event is limited per fencer to:

Format and Rules

Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014 will be conducted under the Commonwealth Fencing Federation Championship Rules 2010, dated 11/07/2010.

These rules, and other relevant documents are available on the CFF website.

Sponsored by:

Mike McEwan Ltd Scottish Fencing Commonwealth Fencing Federation

Interested in being a sponsor for the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championship 2014? Contact us to find out how.