Welsh Fencing

The News section. This presents information articles about people, clubs and events associated with Welsh Fencing.

Unfortunately, the Men's and Women's Epee Team events scheduled for this Sunday 26th March have been cancelled.

The sabre and foil events will all go ahead.

I regret to report that, following a scheduling mistake by me, we will need to postpone the Open Forum.  We will re-schedule as soon as we can, and will advise of the new date. My apologies!

Mark Ridsdale.

I am pleased to report that we have scheduled an Open Forum event for Saturday, 18th March, at 6pm.  The venue will be the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff.  The meeting will be in the Bute Suite.

This is an opportunity for you to meet the Board and for us to meet you; and for you to raise any questions you may have; its also an opportunity for you to propose ideas or suggestions. 

This will not be a formal event, so please take the opportunity to come along and meet us.


I can announce that Peter Stewart has tendered his resignation from the Executive Board, with immediate effect.

I would like to thank him for his many years of unstinting hard work on behalf of Fencing in Wales. 

Mark Ridsdale

Happy New Year!

As usual, we are about to start our scheduled series of Youth Events, with foil scheduled for Sunday 15th Jan, and sabre and epee scheduled for Sunday 29th Jan.  We are looking for volunteer referees to support these events.  Its not a huge commitment, but makes a massive impact into the running of these events.  Please let me know if you, or anyone at your club, are able to come along and referee.

Please share this with your fencing friends and club colleagues.  The more refs we have, the better!!

Mark Ridsdale


The Welsh Youth Sabre has been re-scheduled, and will now take place on the afternoon of Sunday, 29th January.  This is to accommodate the clash with the Stratford Sabre LPJS.

The Welsh Youth Epee will still take place on the morning of the 29th January, with check-in scheduled between 9:00 and 9:30 am.  The Youth Sabre event will follow, with check-in scheduled for 1:00 to 1:30pm.

This year’s Senior 5 Nations competition was hosted by England at the Manchester Fencing Centre on 5th November. This was my first visit to the venue and I was hugely impressed to see a dedicated fencing venue with 16 permanent metallic pistes, in a Victorian cotton mill that was completely unused only a year ago. This has been set up entirely by 3 local coaches with no central funding – a really inspiring story.

For all the results to the Welsh Open 2016, simply follow the link:


You may also want to pencil in the dates for the Welsh Open 2017: 11 & 12 November, 2017