Veterans Fencing World Championships

The 2010 Veteran's Fencing World Championships run from Sept 29 through Oct 3rd

As proof that fencing truly is a life-long sport, the 2010 Veterans Fencing World Championships kicks off today in Croatia.  The event brings together fencers from around the world to compete in three age categories: 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.   Fencers compete in the 6 weapons classifications of men’s and women’s epee, foil, and sabre.

The United States enters with one of the largest teams of the event, with 69 athletes competing.  Great Britain is the only country with more as their cadre is 71 athletes.  Overall the events range from a low of 10 competitors in the 70+ women’s sabre to 68 in the 50-59 men’s epee.  (from the reference sheet on # of entries)

US Team Roster

(via US Fencing)

The US sends defending world champion Walter Dragonetti along with 2009 silver medalists Ellen O’Leary, Anne-Marie Walters and Delia Turner along with bronze winners Atilio Tass and Ray Sexton.  In 2009 US fencers took home 10 medals.

VETERAN MEN’S EPEE ‐ 50‐59

Gelnaw, William
Ridge, John
Dragonetti, Walter
Richards, Dick

VETERAN MEN’S EPEE ‐ 60‐69
Tyson, Julian
King, Richard
Messing, Arnold
Spahn, Jeffrey

VETERAN MEN’S EPEE ‐ 70+
Adams, James H
Campe, Kazimieras
Kocsy, Alexander
Miernik, Marcel

VETERAN WOMEN’S EPEE ‐ 50‐59
Bosco, Marianne
Verhave, Michelle
Leighton, Louise
Lacarra, Rosanna M

VETERAN WOMEN’S EPEE ‐ 60‐69
Runyon, Cynthia
Aher, Bonnie
Bedrosian, Patricia
Kallus, Diane

VETERAN MEN’S FOIL ‐ 50‐59
Kaihatsu, Edward J
Lutton, Thomas
Bennett, Philippe
Jones, Sam J

VETERAN MEN’S FOIL ‐ 60‐69
Patterson, Jan
Sexton III, Ray
King, Ronald F
Harper, Brian

VETERAN MEN’S FOIL ‐ 70+
Adams, James H
Chang, Fritz
Miernik, Marcel
Sady, Edward L

VETERAN WOMEN’S FOIL ‐ 50‐59
Starks‐Faulkner, Jennette
Walters, Anne‐Marie
Kenessey‐Gasparin, Katalin
Verhave, Michelle

VETERAN WOMEN’S FOIL ‐ 60‐69
Lutton, Patricia
Rosenfeld, Madelon
Bedrosian, Patricia
O’Leary, Ellen

VETERAN WOMEN’S FOIL ‐ 70+
Evans, Judith F
Jackson, Una

VETERAN MEN’S SABRE – 50‐59
Runyan, Joshua
Anthony Jr, Donald
Tass, Atilio
Gutman, Garik

VETERAN MEN’S SABRE ‐ 60‐69
Yung, Wang
Sexton III, Ray
Baker, Keith L
Apostol, Paul

VETERAN MEN’S SABRE ‐ 70+
Adams, James H
Abrams, Irwin B
Hall, William N
Kosow, David P

VETERAN WOMEN’S SABRE ‐ 50‐59
Eyre, Jane
Turner, Delia
Bender, Jeannine
Runyan, Heidi

VETERAN WOMEN’S SABRE ‐ 60‐69
Nicolau, D.D. (Doty)
O’Leary, Ellen
Aher, Bonnie
Lawrence, Sarah

VETERAN WOMEN’S SABRE ‐ 70+
Felty, Louisa
Anderson, Anita
Jackson, Una

COACHES
Dolgikh, Iryna
Sopromadze, Lasha

HEAD OF DELEGATION
Rinaldo Campana

TEAM CAPTAINS
BIEBEL, Joe
OFFERLE, Jude

REFEREES from the United States to the Championships:
Bill Becker
Mary Mahon

Competition starts on September 29th with 50-59 women’s foil and concludes on October 3rd with the 70+ men’s foil.

29-Sep 50-59 Women’s Foil
60-69 Women’s Epee
70+ Men’s Sabre
30-Sep 60-69 Women’s Foil
50-59 Men’s Sabre
70+ Women’s Epee
60-69 Men’s Foil
1-Oct 50-59 Men’s Epee
70+ Women’s Saber
50-59 Women’s Epee
60-69 Women’s Saber
2-Oct 60-69 Men’s Epee
70+ Women’s Foil
70+ Men’s Epee
60-69 Men’s Sabre
3-Oct 50-59 Men’s Foil
50-59 Women’s Sabre
70+ Men’s Foil

Tournament Format

Fencers will be sorted into Pools of 6 or 7 fencers, bouts of 5 hits of 3 minutes.

After the pools, direct elimination in 10 hits, 2 rounds of 3 minutes, with one minute pause between each round.
Sabre: 1 minute pause after 5 hits.
If there are fewer than 10 fencers in a category : Single pool.

Tournament results will be reported in the Fencing.Net forum thread and via the Official Results page.

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  2. Pkazimiroff says:

    Error: In the men’s 60-69 veteran’s foil event Paul Kazimiroff was the fourth member of the US team and not Brian Harper.

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