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  • EVF 2021 Congress

    On Saturday 3 July we are meeting via Zoom for the 2021 EVF Congress. This Congress will mark the re-mergence of Veterans Fencing Europe and be an opportunity to share some time with friends we have not seen for the last 18 months.

    We look forward to welcoming the representatives from our Member Countries.

  • European Veterans Championships Thionville 2021 CANCELLED

    With little surprise but great sadness, I have to announce that the European Fencing Championships scheduled for Thionville next May are now cancelled.

    Our French colleagues responsible for the event were trying very hard to deliver this event for us and had prepared comprehensive plans to enable a safe competition environment. Unfortunately, the local authorities are more cautious and have indicated that they cannot support our event at this time. This has an impact on the potential sponsors, venues and hotels that we simply cannot overcome.

    Under these circumstances we agreed that we would offer the first refusal for 2023 to Thionville and they have confirmed that they will host the Individual Championships in May 2023. All other candidatures will be extended to later dates subject to the organisers being willing to maintain their applications. I want to thank all the team at Thionville for trying so hard and remaining so positive.

    We hope to bring you news of some opportunities to participate in smaller Circuit Competitions during the first half of 2021 – we will update you as soon as we have something to share.

    In the meantime, please have the best Christmas you can, stay safe and we sincerely hope that we can look forward to Hamburg together in 2022.

    Caryl Oliver, President, European Veterans Fencing

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1 week ago

7.7.2021 Israel, veterans. ...
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4 days ago

**World Veteran Championships**As promised at our Congress I am trying to find out how fencers may participate in the Veteran World Championships in Daytona in October. Very hard to get any helpful information but this is the most most recent travel advisory I can find:**Detailed Travel Advisory**Published 28.06.20211. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.If you happen to have one of the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, IV, K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa. You may be allowed to enter the country.I understand that this is reviewed regularly but do not know what criteria is applied or how decisions are made. While it is still two months away, it is getting harder and more expensive to book flights.I will continue to keep hoping, watching and sharing but, for the moment, don't commit to anything you cannot get refunded.... ...
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7 days ago

After surviving a pandemic our thoughts now turn to those in our Fencing family affected by the flooding. We hope you and your families are safe and that the physical damage is minimal for you. ...
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2 weeks ago

Israel 7.7.2021 ...
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