Veterans Fencing

Who? Over-40's (UK, Commonwealth & European events); Over-50's (World Veteran Championships)

Competitions: Celtic challenge (team); 4-nations (team); Commonwealth Veterans Championships (ind & team); European and World Veterans (ind & team); most open competitions also have prizes for best veteran performer

Contact: (new fencers) your local club or Scottish Fencing (some of our best fencers started as veterans)

Contact: Karen Grant (

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Veterans Fencing video


Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships 2016

17th to 20th November 2016 - Team selection will be based on rankings issued on 1st June to allow time for travel and accommodation bookings.


Latest news on veterans' fencing below...


  • 6 Oct 2014

    The planned order of events is summarised below - please note the scheduling of each day's activity is underway so the order within each day may need some adjustment:

  • 20 Jul 2013

    For the events hosted in Scotland next year we have tentative dates and general locations which are:

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Full results now available in the attached PDF - well done all!

    Some great results for Scotland on the first day of the 4 Nations Veterans Home International. Especially from our Women's Sabre Team who won all their matches.

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Some more video footage - 


  • 27 Aug 2014

    If you only watch one video from CVFC 2012, this is the one to watch:

    It's quite close early on, and as the Scotland lead stretches further ahead, it's inspiring to see...

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Updates to include all fights in our Men's Epee match against Canada:

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Video of this match is at

    I was a bit slow and economical in movements due to injury, but Mark and Paul were a bit more dynamic!

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Congratulations to Barry Coulter, Julian Ghosh and Paul Donaldson for taking Gold for Scotland in the Men's Sabre at the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships 2012 in Singapore, crowning a series of outstanding achievements by all Scotland's sabreurs. Well done!

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Further success in the Commonwealth Veterans Championships for Scotland and this time it was the Mens Sabre, with Julian Ghosh lifting a well-deserved Age Group Gold as well as winning overall Silver, to stand proudly beside Barry Coulter who took overall Bronze. 



  • 12 Feb 2013

    Viv Frith has won the first medals for Scotland, gaining Bronze in the overall Ladies Sabre and Gold in her age-group, regaining the title she won in 2009 in Jersey. Well done to Viv, and good luck to all the squad in the next days' events.

    Full results are posted at...