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


The 2014 Veteran Championships will be held in Largs, Scotland, from 16-19 November 2014. The official website for this event is available at

The timetable for the event is also available.

Download 2014 Championships timetable (.pdf document) Timetable - 2014 Commonwealth Fencing Championships

Please refer to the attached Notice from the CFF Directoire Technique regarding event format, medals and team entries

Download Notice from the DT (.pdf document) Notice from the DT

Important note about Veteran age categories for Commonwealth Veteran Championships 2014

In late 2013, the FIE changed the rule relating to age categories for Veteran fencers. The CFF Executive has discussed this matter and rather than introduce this change within a few months of a major CFF event, it has been agreed that , should there be consensus at the next CFF Congress (in Scotland), the age ruling will be changed to reflect the new FIE rule, to become effective for the following Veteran event, but not for the 2014 Commonwealth Veteran Championships.

The existing rule will be valid for the 2014 Commonwealth Veteran Championships:

Individual events are open to all fencers who qualify under current Commonwealth Fencing Federation (CFF) rules and are over 40 on the first day of the event.’ NB: This applies equally to the other age-groups: 50+, 60+, 70+.