What is it?
The Cambridge Open Air is a men’s and women’s open epee competition fought under the blue skies of Cambridge (a hall is at hand in case of rain!). We are now past our 30th year of running the competition.
Where and when?
The 2017 Cambridge Open Air will be held on Sunday 2nd July. As with the past few years, the venue is St Bede’s School, Birdwood Rd, Cambridge.
Grounds open at 8:15 am. In order to be helpful to people coming from further afield, we have delayed check in. Check in now opens at 9.30 am and closes at 10.00.
Entry Fees will be £22 if registered before June 23rd (after this date late fees of £30 apply and entry will be at the discretion of the competition organiser)
ENTRY FOR THE 2017 COMPETITION WILL BE OPENING SHORTLY – PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS FOR THE LINK TO THE REGISTRATION FORM.
Please Note: On 13th June 2015, an FIE SEMI Commission decision was made to suspend Leon Paul Epee Blades made between 2013-2015 from FIE Competitions. We have had confirmation from the BFA that this decision does NOT affect the Cambridge Open Air Competition and there is no current restriction on fencers with LP blades.
BFA said they would inform us if this situation changes. The details of the decision are linked below.
* FIE Information Letter, dated 13/06/2015
** BFA Announcement, dated 16/06/2015
After a beautiful summer day of outdoor fencing, the results were as follows:
Images can be found on the Cambridgeshire Fencing Flickr group