May 28, 2019
The 2019 Can/Am Veterans Cup is in the books.
Once again it was a huge success, the biggest ever turnout since we started in 2011.
175 fencers in 208 weapons participated, in combined and age group categories at the Vango Toronto Fencing Centre, in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
We set a record, once again, this year of having 16 (70+) and 2 (80+) fencers.
Our American Veterans family once again attended in great numbers, winning a total of 63 medals.
Most of the best Canadian Veterans participated, coming away with a total of 25 medals, Japan and Switzerland with one each, Gold medals.
Fencers from the United States, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Japan, Switzerland and Canada, were among the participants.
Twenty-seven teams competed in all weapons.
Competition was tough, camaraderie was great, and the level of fencing was truly World Class.
Five World Championships and eleven Commonwealth Championships medalists participated.
From the feedback, the DT ran a superb tournament efficiently and as timely as ever. The refereeing was very good all around.
Check in and weapons control was timely and smooth.
The Gala Dinner/Dance on Saturday was attended by 96 fencers and supporters.
This year’s honoree was Mr. Wang Yung, USA (Hong Kong); He was presented a plaque by the Veterans Committee of the Canadian Fencing Federation, for his accomplishments in and dedication to Veterans fencing.
Mr. Dan Banks our DT and Head Official for the past 4 years and referee for nine years was presented a plaque of appreciation from the Veterans Committee of the CFF.
“Certificate of Appreciation” was presented to all our generous supporters.
Women’s Champion at Arms was awarded to: Julie Seal, USA
Men’s Champion at Arms was awarded to: Kyle Foster, Canada
Our thanks to; Vango management and staff.
Thank you to our hard-working volunteers.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and our participating Veterans fencers.
Have a great summer; we’ll see you all (and more veteran fencers) at our 10th anniversary Can/Am Veterans Cup in 2020.
Please note: SENIOR should read: 70+
Sincere regrets for errors or omissions.