Henri De Silva

It is with great sadness that we advise that Henry da Silva has passed away. Henry was one of the founding fathers of European Veterans Fencing and we enjoy the thriving community that is Veterans Fencing because of his vision and ambition. Through his example we have created the opportunity for older fencers to stay in the sport we all love.

Thank you Henry and Farewell, our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

Paul Donaldson 1968 – 2023

Anyone who knew him knows what we have lost

It is with the deepest sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved fencing coach, Paul Donaldson. His influence extended far beyond the borders of the fencing department of ETV – he was not only an outstanding coach, but also a trusted friend and an empathetic listener.

Born in Scotland, Paul chose not only Germany, but above all Hamburg as his home. His dedication and passion for the sport of fencing have shaped the fencing department of ETV Hamburg and made it what it is today. The largest club in the HFV. He has been active in his club for more than 25 years and has achieved many successes as a coach with his fencers. Including many top placings at the Deutschlandpokal, German, European and World Championships. He was a great motivator at the Fencing planche.

Paul was more than just a coach – he was a person with a big heart, always committed and ready to help others. His warm smile and inspiring personality left their mark not only on the fencing track, but also on countless social occasions. He has achieved a lot of success, especially with the veterans-fencers. He also initiated the International Weißherbst Tournament in Hamburg.

Paul will live on in our hearts not only as a teacher for athletes, but also as a creator of friendships that went beyond the sporting sphere. May he rest in peace, and his legacy will always remind us of how he shaped the department and its members with his cohesion.

The members of the fencing department of ETV Hamburg e.V.

The Hamburg Fencing Federation together with the board and the members of the clubs, expresses its sincere condolences to his family.

ETV Fencing Board

Ranking Calculation Issue

Martin Seeger has identified an issue with the calculation of ranking points for competitions with exactly 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 competitors, causing the number of DE points to be 10 points too high for all participants. This issue was resolved. It occured in about 50 individual competitions and the fencers in those competitions have had their totals reduced by around 10 to 12 points due to the recalculation.

If there are any questions regarding the ranking, please contact the board.