Veteran Events

The Commonwealth Fencing Veteran Championships is for fencers aged 40 and above, and has been held every two years since 1959. After the 2009 event, the Championships will be changing from odd-numbered to even-numbered years (as agreed in the 2007 Meeting of the Association).

The event is organised by the Commonwealth Veterans' Fencing Association. This is a separate entity from the Commonwealth Fencing Federation, although it works closely with the Veterans' Commission.

Upcoming Championships

2016 - New Zealand

Fencing New Zealand has advised the Commonwealth Fencing Federation of its intention to host the Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships in 2016.

The competition dates are 17 - 20 November 2016, in Christchurch. Fencing New Zealand is looking forward to welcoming veterans from all over the Commonwealth to this event.

Timing of the event will allow competitors to also attend the New Zealand National and Veterans Championships in late October or the Australian National Championships (senior & veteran) in early December 2016, as well as taking time out to explore the many attractions New Zealand has to offer.

The official website for the event is, and there is also a Facebook page at

The following documents relating to the Championships are available for download, although for the latest information we recomment that you visit the event website.

Download Technical Bulletin 1 (.pdf document) Technical Bulletin 1