This calendar lists events that may be of interest to veteran fencers (that is, any fencer over 40). This tier is called ‘masters’ in some countries. Senior events, as listed on the main Fencing Ireland Calendar, are open to all fencers aged 13 and up.

Key to Colours Ireland or UK event Overseas event European/World event Camp or Training day

The European Veterans Fencing Committee maintains a very comprehensive calendar of events that may be of interest to veterans.

  • Veterans Quadrangular (or Veteran Four Nations) takes place in May and involves teams from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It is open to any fencer over 40 subject to eligibility.
  • European Championships are held each May, alternating between an individual and team championship. Individuals are split into 40+, 50+, 60+ and 70+ while teams are split into Veteran (40-59) and Grand Veteran (60+).
  • The biennial Celtic Challenge rotating between nine Celtic regions from Scotland to Spain each July. Any eligible fencer over 40 may take part.
  • World Championships run every October, including both a team event and an individual event. Fencers are split into A, B, C denoting 50+, 60+ and 70+ respectively.

If you would like to have an event or camp listed here, please email the Calendar Officer at

Date Event Weapon/s Location Type Link
14-16 July British Open (Veterans) E-F-S London, GBR Ind Website
29-30 July Celtic Challenge E-F-S Cardiff, GBR Team Website
9 September Csacsi Cup F Budapest, HUN Ind Flyer
16-21 October Veteran World Championships (50+) E-F-S Maribor, SLO Ind/Team Website
4-5 November Vetrov Mixed Épée E St Petersburg, RUS Team Flyer
March 2018 Bavarian Sabre Championships S Munich, GER Ind/Team
May Veteran Four Nations E-F-S Scotland Team
10-13 May 2018 European Team Championships E-F-S Alkmaar, NED Ind/Team Website
June 2018 Villach Sabre S Villach, AUT Ind/Team
June 2018 Malmo International E Munich, GER Ind/Team
28 October-2 November 2018 Veteran World Championships (50+) E-F-S Livorno, ITA Ind/Team