Veteran Events

2022 Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships will be held in London, UK, August 11-20 2022.

There is no selection and limit on the number of participants for this event. Veterans must be over forty years old.

If you wish to participate send your request


2022 Veteran World Championships will be held in Zadar, Croatia from 6 to 12 October 2022.

Details to follow.

If you wish to participate send your request

Please note: Only four fencers per weapon per gender per age group are allowed. The Canadian team will be selected according to the Selection Criteria


10th Anniversary Can-Am Veterans Cup 2022 June 4- 5

The premier Veterans tournament in North America

Vango Toronto Fencing Center
980 Denison Street, Markham, Ontario, Canada

All weapons, individual and team
Master at Arms Champion Awards (three weapons)
Age groups fenced and medals awarded
Cash Prizes and much more

Gala Dinner and Dance
June 4 , 2022 Saturday
At the Event Hotel 7:30 pm

Special rates event Hotel steps from the venue.
Monte Carlo Inn, Downtown Markham
7255 Warden Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3R 1B4

By phone: (905)752-2700 or toll free 1-877-752-2788 (US and Canada)  Group name “Can Am Veterans Cup ” group block

cut-off date which is May 20th, 2022.

Online: Monte Carlo Inns

Enter in the Group code and pin code below under “special accounts”.

Group Code is 459834 and Pin Code is 041522

COVID protocol information to follow.

Registration: Askfred

For more info:


Adopted as of May 9, 2014, by the Veterans Committee of the Canadian Fencing Federation

  1. Eligibility

Competition is open to any Canadian Veteran fencer age 40 and over with a validated CFF competitive license, and to international fencers as outlined in the CFF Rules and Regulations.

  1. Format

There must be one all-encompassing age category (40+), and these are the results that shall be submitted to the CFF for inclusion in the national rankings. The rankings shall reflect the Age groups of the ranked fencers.

Organizers will conduct separate competitions for ages 50 – 59, 60 – 69, and 70+ for men and women.

Where there are 6 or more competitors in each gender, separate competitions shall be run for men and women. Where there are fewer than 6 competitors in either gender, the competition shall be mixed.

2.1 Seeding

Fencers will be seeded according to their CFF Veterans Ranking, or any other data to ensure the most accurate seeding possible at the discretion of the tournament organizers.

2.2 Round of Pools

The round of pools shall be conducted according to the standard FIE procedures (wherever possible, pools shall be no smaller than six and no larger than seven – see rule o.12 for more information).

At the discretion of the organizers, there may be two rounds of pools.

2.3 Direct Elimination

All fencers are promoted to direct elimination, without repechage, and will be ranked on the results of the pool.

Bouts in Foil and Epee will be to ten touches in two periods of three minutes, with a one-minute break between periods

Bouts in Sabre will be ten touches, with a one-minute break after the first competitor scores five touches. 

2.4 Abandon

Standard FIE procedures for abandonment shall be followed (see rules o.20 and o.25 for details).

  1. Medals

The minimum standards for medals for Veteran’s Competitions are as follows:

Gold, Silver and two Bronze medals shall be awarded in each overall event.

In addition to medals for the overall events, organizers will award medals for each separate age group and gender event.

  1. Equipment

It is the responsibility of the fencer to ensure that personal equipment complies with the current CFF Equipment Standards for Competitions. The use of FIE standard clothing, masks and weapons is strongly recommended.

Conductive bibs for masks in Foil bouts are required. Sabre fencers must wear a conductive cuff or manchette.

  1. Organization

The organizers may make changes in the format deemed necessary for the smooth running of the competition.

  1. Team competitions.

Teams will be comprised of three fencers and one optional alternate.

The combined age of the three youngest fencers on the team must be greater than 150 years. Tournament organizers may, at their discretion, waive this rule to promote participation. However, all fencers must be at least 40 years of age.