Welsh Fencing

Welsh Closed Events are events organised by Welsh Fencing, designed and delivered for the Welsh Fencing community.  They include youth and senior events.

Welsh Events Calendar

Sun Jan 7, 2018 - Welsh National Championships
Sun Jan 28, 2018 - Coaching Development Session
Sun Feb 4, 2018 - O'Sullivan Cup 2018
Sun Feb 11, 2018 - BYC Qualifiers (Epee)
Sun Feb 18, 2018 - BYC Qualifiers (Sabre)
Sun Feb 25, 2018 - BYC Qualifiers (Foil)
Sun Mar 11, 2018 - Welsh National Team Championships
Sun Apr 8, 2018 - Welsh Youth Foil
Sun Apr 15, 2018 - Welsh Youth Epee
Sun Apr 22, 2018 - Welsh Youth Sabre

Welsh Open 2017

Sunday 12 November 2017

Date 11th & 12th November, 2017

You can contact me (Mark Ridsdale), either by phone on 07530 226532, or by email at mark.ridsdale@welshfencing.org


There will be monetary prizes* for the top four fencers in each category, plus prizes for the best cadet and best veteran, these categories need to be indicated on the entry form. Food and drinks will be available at the Restaurant on both days.

The monetary prizes are:

  • 1st Place: £150
  • 2nd Place: £75
  • 3rd Place: £50
(* Monetary prizes will be issued as cheques.)

All weapons will be fenced electronically throughout. Fencers are responsible for providing equipment. You may only enter one event per day. Fencers should ensure that they have the appropriate and full level of membership of their national body. Membership will be inspected before the competition at registration. All clothing and equipment must conform to British Fencing regulations, under plastrons must be worn (specification, minimum 800N).

Welsh Fencing conform to the BFA safety regulations.  For full details, please follow the link: http://britishfencing.com/governance/guidelines/safety-guidelines/

This event is open to fencers aged 13 or over before 1st January, 2017.


Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW.

Contact number on the day Mark Ridsdale: 07530 226 532.

Map guidance can be found on the Sport Wales website: http://www.sportwales.org.uk/about-us/sport-wales-national-centre/about-us.aspx

Schedule & Latest Check-in Times


Men's Foil - 9:45 am Men's Epee - 9:45 am
Women's Epee - 11:45 am Women's Foil - 11:45 am
Women's Sabre - 1:30 pm Men's Sabre - 1:30 pm


Entry Fee

Early Bird Entry

We are offering a discount for those entering early. Payment must be received by August 31st to qualify for this.

  • One weapon £16
  • Two weapons £26

Standard Entry

From 1st September, the standard entry fee will apply

  • One weapon £26
  • Two weapons £42

Late Payment Administration

  • Payments received after 4th November (ie during the week before the event) will be subject to a £10 late payment admin fee..
Closing date

Saturday 4th November 2017.

This is the date at which the late payment admin fee will start to be charged.  We reserve the right to close entries at any point after this.  If you want to guarantee your entry, get it in before the closing date!


Online payments can be made via PayPal, using either your own PayPal account or a Debit/Credit Card.

If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to “Welsh Fencing” and write the fencers name and weapon on the back.

Entries with cheques to:
Welsh Fencing
43 Heol Miskin
CF72 9AJ

Equipment & Armoury

Leon Paul will be providing an equipment stall, we recommend pre-ordering your kit prior to the event. Armourers will be available over the weekend.


You have three choices:

  • You can enter online and pay online, via PayPal, using either PayPal or your Debit/Credit card
  • You can enter online & pay by cheque
  • You can submit a postal entry, paying by cheque
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