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 2016 Cambridge Open Air will be held on Sunday 3rd 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 IS NOW OPEN. Fees are £20 (and £27 for Late Fees at the Competition organiser’s discretion).
CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT on FRIDAY 24th JUNE.
Full BFA membership is required. We have been advised by the BFA that we cannot accept FIE membership. Membership application on the day (payable by cheque) is subject to BFA regulations. Clothing regulations will be strictly enforced.
YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE COMPETITION here.
When you have filled in the registration form you will be taken to PayPal.
If you have any problems, please report them through the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of the page.
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
Results – 2013
Results – 2012
Results – 2011
Images can be found on the Cambridgeshire Fencing Flickr group