Welsh Open 2017 Result

For a full set of results from the Welsh Open 2017, please follow the link.

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Welsh Events Calendar

Calendar of Welsh events, including Senior events, Youth events, Coaching workshops and Youth Development Session with online entry forms.

Date 10th & 11th November, 2018

You can contact me (Mark Ridsdale), either by phone on 07530 226532, or by email at mark.ridsdale@welshfencing.org


There will be monetary prizes* for the top four fencers in each category, plus prizes for the best cadet and best veteran, these categories need to be indicated on the entry form. Food and drinks will be available at the Restaurant on both days.

The monetary prizes are:

  1. 1st Place: £150
  2. 2nd Place: £75
  3. 3rd Place: £50
  4. (* Monetary prizes will be issued as cheques.)

All weapons will be fenced electronically throughout. Fencers are responsible for providing equipment. You may only enter one event per day. Fencers should ensure that they have the appropriate and full level of membership of their national body. Membership will be inspected before the competition at registration. All clothing and equipment must conform to British Fencing regulations, under plastrons must be worn (specification, minimum 800N).

Welsh Fencing conform to the BFA safety regulations.  For full details, please follow the link: http://britishfencing.com/governance/guidelines/safety-guidelines/

This event is open to fencers aged 13 or over before 1st January, 2018.


Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW.

Map guidance can be found on the Sport Wales website: http://www.sportwales.org.uk/about-us/sport-wales-national-centre/about-us.aspx

Schedule & Latest Check-in Times


Men's Foil - 9:45 am Men's Epee - 9:45 am
Women's Epee - 11:45 am Women's Foil - 11:45 am
Women's Sabre - 1:30 pm Men's Sabre - 1:30 pm


Entry Fee

Early Bird Entry

We are offering a discount for those entering early. Payment must be received by August 31st to qualify for this.

  • One weapon £18
  • Two weapons £34

Standard Entry

From 1st September, the standard entry fee will apply

  • One weapon £28
  • Two weapons £44

Late Payment Administration

  • Payments received after the closing date (ie during the week before the event) will be subject to a £10 late payment admin fee..
Closing date

Saturday 3rd November 2018.

This is the date after which the late payment admin fee will start to be charged.  We reserve the right to close entries at any point after this.  If you want to guarantee your entry, get it in before the closing date!


Online payments can be made via PayPal, using either your own PayPal account or a Debit/Credit Card.

If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to “Welsh Fencing” and write the fencers name and weapon on the back.

Entries with cheques to:
Welsh Fencing
43 Heol Miskin
CF72 9AJ

Equipment & Armoury

Leon Paul will be providing an equipment stall, we recommend pre-ordering your kit prior to the event. Armourers will be available over the weekend.


You have three choices:

  • You can enter online and pay online, via PayPal, using either PayPal or your Debit/Credit card
  • You can enter online & pay by cheque
  • You can submit a postal entry, paying by cheque
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Current Entries Current Entries

For a full set of results from the Welsh Open 2017, please follow the following link:

 2017 Results

For a full set of results from the Welsh Open 2016, please follow the following link:

 2016 Results

The full results are:

Final Results

Final Results

Tournament: Welsh Open 2015
Location: Sport Wales National Centre
Event: Open Senior Men's Foil
Event Class: Unrated
Date: 07 November 2015 - 10:00


Place Name Member # Club
1 OSTACCHINI, Glen 49260 Salle Boston
2 DEAMER, Luke 55434 Cardiff University
3T BILLING, Matthew 51164 Sussex House
3T YUEN, James 130419 Millfield
5 BROSNAN, James 57275 Warwick University
6 SHILLINGFORD, Warren 52962 Bath Sword
7 KURSISS, Edgar 127353 Bjss
8 WILLIAMS, Rob 102179 Bath Sword
9 ALDERMAN, Shaun 110520 Salle Holyrood
10 MORRIS, Richard 53788 Cambridge University
11 ALEXANDER, David 90030 Nottingham Cavaliers
12 CORLETT, Thomas 54485 Sale Kiss
13 BATES, Ben 101817 Bath Sword
14 LEWIS, Celyn 108063 Cardiff
15 SHEPHERD, Benjamin 104322 University Of Leicester
16 SADIQ, Hussain 51100 Academy
17 DI FRANCESCO, Hugo 103001 Academy
18 RUSSELL, Iain 94901 Salle Holyrood
19 PRIESTLEY, Ben 107736 Bath Sword
20 WILD, Chris 109539 Cardiff University
21 STANDEN, David 94439 Zfw
22 BEWSHER, Justin 122250 Oxford University
23 PRICE, William 111655 Saxon
24 BURN, Joshua 106467 Cocks Moors Woods
25 RIDSDALE, Ethan 92271 Russell Swords
26 ELLIKER, Daniel 95955 Cocks Moors Woods
27 BERNSTEIN, Richard 57549 Millfield
28 DAVIES (C), Jack 107400 Wrexham
29 SUMMERBELL, Daniel 41685 University Of Cambridge
30 WEBSTER, John 48944 Aberdeen
31 TUSHINGHAM, Sam 129711 Bath Sword
32 GREY, Antoine 98565 Oxford University
33 POWELL, Matthew 48822 Birmingham
34 MORT (V), Nick 112812 Saxon
35 DODD, Andrew 124292 Efc
36 WILLIAMS (V), Tony 42734 Bath Sword
37 VAN-AARSEN (V), Geert 122619 Salle Paul
38 ORCHART, George 92023 Unattached
39 LAW (V), Gareth 91623 Celtic Sword
40 COURTNEY (V), Andrew 20670 Bath Sword
41 RICHARDS (V), Ceri 96893 Gwent Sword
42 HAYES (C), Harri 116236 Russell Swords
43 JOY, James 116053 Fencer's Club London
44 HOULSTON, Jack 98981 Cardiff University
45 LITHERLAND, Stephen 116186 Bristol
46 MORGAN, Harry 110153 Oxford University
47 HOLLOWAY, Tobias 57804 Eufc
48 HUARD, Philip 97971 University Of Leicester
49 DEMPSEY, Patrick 30613 Saxon
50 PATRICK, Kieran 113943 University Of Leicester
51 VICE (V), Mark 107901 Swindon
52 WHITE, William 130917 Cardiff University
53T WESTLEY (V), Philip 100927 North Tamar Fc
53T DURASINOVIC, Luka 110837 Academy
53T MITTELHOLZER, Jarred 96127 Herefordshire
56T DE N'YEURT (V), Ira 119086 Bristol
56T BROSNAN (V), Gerald 102603 Salle Paul
58 CASEY, Mark 51894 Gwent Sword
59 FOLEY, Martyn 123838 Efc
60 COWLEY, Matthew 104743 Loughborough University Fencing Club
61 NYE, Graham 130358 Truro
62 POVEY, Daniel 101574 University Of Exeter
63 HAYDEN (C), William 117386 Herefordshire
64 WILSON, Ciaran 121997 Uol
65 WILLIAMS (C), Matthew 106297 Russell Swords
66 LODGE, Samuel 129136 Stowe Fencing Club