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About the Warwick Open

Based in the midlands, our club is steeped in sword fighting history. Battles have raged around us, Kings have killed and been killed right on the ground we walk, and Shakespeare wove his words a mere 20 minutes away.


This history has inspired the midlands to be a bedrock of Sabre fencing in this country and with close links to Shakespeare’s Swords, and a flourishing novice and experienced fencer programme our club is a community with a true passion for fencing.


With all this in mind we are proud to present a ranked BF Open Competition, open to all who are 13 years and over. We aim to be a fun, friendly and of course competitive Open. We encourage entries from those who may be looking to enter their first Open and those who have done many. We are in an easily accessible location close to Birmingham and Coventry train stations, perhaps even being England’s most central Open. Prizes will of course be awarded to the top four fencers in each category.

Useful Information


Apart from a friendly atmosphere, a competitive field, prizes and a historical location as our setting, here is some other important information!


Where and When?

The Open will take place at the 

Xcel Centre

Mitchell Ave, Coventry


Check in 9.15 (Men's), 11.30 (Women')



The Competition will have one round of two rounds of poules of approx. 7 fencers, followed by direct elimination rounds. Referees will be provided for the DE's and there will be prizes for the top four Men and women. 



This will be a Sabre only event, with a Men's and Women's section. We are hoping to host a full three weapon Open next year.



This will be an Open with a friendly, supportive atmosphere, ideal for people new to competitive fencing. However it will also be a competitive field, so equally as beneficial for experienced circuit fencers.


Eligibility and Regulations?

We are accepting entries from anyone 13 years and over, with a British Fencing Compete License. All Fencers are required to have 800N Gloves and 800N Plastrons.


Entry List

Please find the entry list here.

Results List

Please find the results list here.


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