• Event News

    October 16, 2018
    Visitors and spectators to CFC18 will have free admission to the AIS Arena for all the fencing action. The AIS Arena has great viewing options for both the general fencing and the Finals Piste. And you will be able to see it all for free. During the afternoon of each competition day the semi...
    October 16, 2018
    A great range of CFC18-branded merchandise is now available for you to purchase. They range from jackets, T-shirts, polo shirts, and towels and sling bags. To purchase these go to the online shop: http://spayt.com.au/ and follow the CFC18 logo the password is: cfc18 (case sensitive). You can...
    October 10, 2018
    Do you want to be part of the premier fencing event for 2018 in Australia, check out the information in the vounteers section below.
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  • Venue Location

    The venue for the championships is the AIS Arena, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce, Canberra.

  • Donate

    Would you like to make a donation to the event?

    If you would like to make a donation to assist with the running of the 2018 Commonwealth Senior and Veteran Championships, these donations are tax deductible under Australian law.

    For more information click here.

  • Schedule

    An event dinner will be held on the last day, the 28th November.
    Further details including costs will be provided shortly.


    To download a PDF of the schedule, click <here>

    Day 1 - 23rd November 2018

    Senior Women’s Foil Individual
    Senior Men’s Sabre Individual
    Veteran Men’s Epee Individual

    Day 2 - 24th November 2018

    Senior Women’s Sabre Individual
    Veteran Men’s Foil Individual
    Senior Women’s Foil Teams
    Senior Men’s Sabre Teams
    Veteran Men’s Epee Teams

    Day 3 - 25th November 2018

    Senior Women’s Epee Individual
    Veteran Women’s Foil Individual
    Senior Women’s Sabre Teams
    Veteran Men’s Foil Teams

    Day 4 - 26th November 2018

    Senior Men’s Epee Individual
    Veteran Women’s Sabre Individual
    Senior Women’s Epee Teams
    Veteran Women’s Foil Teams

    Day 5 - 27th November 2018

    Senior Men’s Foil Individual
    Veteran Women’s Epee Individual
    Veteran Men’s Sabre Individual
    Senior Men’s Epee Teams
    Veteran Women’s sabre Teams

    Day 6 - 28th November 2018

    Senior Men’s Foil Teams
    Veteran Women’s Epee Teams
    Veteran Men’s Sabre Teams


    These are the recommended accommodation options. (Note: no transport will be provided)

    AIS Athletes Accomodation

    The AIS has Athlete accommodation available for this event. This is within 10 minutes walking distance of the venue.

    Alivio Tourist Park

    The Alivio Tourist park covers from Caravans through to motel style rooms. It is about 20 minute drive from the venue.

    Belconnen Way Hotel and Serviced apartments

    The Belconnen Way Hotel and Services apartments are about 10 minutes drive from the venue.

    Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

    Hotel Kurrajong Canberra originally opened in 1926, a time when personal style was celebrated. And so it is again. The hotel has been refurbished to its original grandeur, with 21st century comforts carefully incorporated.

    Hotel Kurrajong boasts 147 beautifully appointed rooms, 26 of which are located in the heritage wing, including superb executive suites, balcony rooms and terrace suites.

    Medina Serviced Apartments - James Court

    Medina Serviced Apartments Hotel Canberra James Court, is located in the heart of Canberra, on Northbourne Ave, close to the city centre. This is an ideal location for visitors with convenient access to Kingston, the CBD and major landmarks, including Capital Hill and Parliament House.

    Medina Serviced Apartments - Kingston

    Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra Kingston is centrally located in the exclusive embassy district of Kingston, just five minutes from Parliament House, near the historic Manuka Oval.

    Vibe Hotel Canberra

    Less than 10 minutes from Canberra’s CBD and 50 metres from the airport terminal, you’re as connected to the city as you are to the sky at Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport.

    Canberra Park - Group Accomodation Facility

    Canberra Park, an innovative accommodation solution for groups, is located next to Canberra Showgrounds and Exhibition Park, just 6kms from the centre of Canberra city and within easy travel distance to all the major places of interest including Capital Hill, Australian War Memorial, National Gallery, Questacon and the Australian Institute of Sport.

  • "Speed will follow when the mechanism of the movements is more assured."


    Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

  • Volunteering at the Commonwealth Senior and Veteran Fencing Championships 2018 (CFC18)

    This is the premier-fencing event on the Australian 2018 calendar and volunteering for this event will be a unique opportunity to be part of a great fencing tournament. There are roles that will suit all ages and abilities, and we will provide induction and training for each of the roles required for this event.

    Each person volunteering will be provided with a commemorative ‘volunteer’ shirt, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as appropriate.

    The online form is available at:

  • Visit Canberra

    Canberra is the capital of Australia. Why not take some time to have a look around

    Australian War Memorial

    It is recommended to spend a full day on your visit to the Memorial, so it’s best to prepare so you can make the most of your time with us. Check out the website to see everything you need to plan your visit to the Australian War Memorial.

    Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

    Enjoy a scenic drive through the reserve and stop at one of the idyllic picnic spots or use one of the many electric or wood fired barbecues. Remember to only light fires in authorised fireplaces.


    Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals living in diverse sub-alpine habitats including wetlands, grasslands, wet and dry forests and woodlands. These habitats support a wide range of wildlife including, kangaroos, koalas, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds as well as many other birds and reptiles.


    At Questacon, we strive to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community. We're committed to making that experience fun, interactive, and relevant.

    National Zoo and Aquarium

    The National Zoo and Aquarium (NZA) first opened in 1990 as the National Aquarium. The Aquarium consisted of approximately 30 different species, a large restaurant and function area, with its main feature being a large 1.5 million litre aquarium with an underwater viewing tunnel.

    Parliament House

    Visit Parliament House, Canberra, and experience Australia's robust democracy in action.

    You can watch Question Time, see bills being debated, and sit in on committee inquiries as current issues are explored in detail.

    You'll also find some of Australia's finest historical treasures and contemporary art on display throughout the building, and in our permanent and temporary exhibitions.

    National Gallery of Australia

    The National Gallery of Australia (NGA), located in Canberra, is the Commonwealth of Australia's national cultural institution for the visual arts and is a portfolio agency within the Department of Communications and the Arts.

  • Think Canberra

    A trip out to Canberra’s wine district

    A trip out to Canberra’s wine district to taste the best local drops is a great way to unwind after your event.


    You'll find more than 30 boutique cellar doors within 30 minutes drive of the city. The region is creating wines that are winning recognition from around the world yet, more often than not, visitors will be served by the winemaker and experience first hand the passion and expertise that goes in to wine making.


  • results

    The medalists are listed below. The full results are available via the link.

    Senior Men's Epee

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -


    Senior Men's Foil

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Senior Men's Sabre

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Senior Women's Epee

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Senior Women's Foil

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Senior Women's Sabre

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Veteran Men's Epee

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Veteran Men's Foil

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Veteran Men's Sabre

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Veteran Women's Epee

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Veteran Women's Foil

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

    Veteran Women's Sabre

    Gold -

    Silver -

    Bronze -

  • Event Format

    As recommended by the CFF Technical Commission and subsequently ratified by the CFF executive the format of the Senior and Veteran events will be as follows:


    The Senior Individual Championships will be restricted to 5 fencers per weapon/gender. The Veterans Individual Championships will be unrestricted entry. Both the Veteran and Senior individual events will be a single round of poules followed by a complete DE to provide an overall champion at each weapon. In regards to the Veteran events, age group gold medals are to be taken from the final classification, unless organizers have sufficient time, space and resources, to run age group championships for the event determined by separate DEs for each age group.


    For further clarification please see your Association/Federation. 

  • Important Information

    Age Groups

    Added 29th Jan 2018

    For the purpose of this event, Senior denotes any fencer, that at the 1st Jan 2018, is 13 years or over. Veteran denotes any fencer, that at the 31st Dec 2018, is 40 years or over.  


    Added 24th Jan 2018

    Entries will be via federation / organisation. It is expected that entries by number, (expected numbers) will be requested in May 2018, and final entries by name to be provided mid Sep.

    Entry Fees and Referee Levy

    Updated 3rd Oct 2018

    The following fees have been determined for both the Senior and Veteran events, these fees will be collected from your Country Association/Federation.


    Senior and Veteran Individual events

    $AUD150.00 - Fencer entry fee per event entry

    $AUD100.00 - Referee Levy per event entry


    Senior and Veteran Team events

    $AUD400.00 - Team event entry (No referee levy) 

    Equipment Control

    Added 23rd Jul 2018

    Equipment Control for each event will be available the day before the event. The equipment will need to be submitted in the morning, and then picked up in the afternoon.


    Whilst they will be available on the day of the event, it will only be for items that had failed the day before.

    Event Fees

    Added 24th Jan 2018

    The entry fees will be advised once the Referee levy has been determined. These will be released before the end of May 2018.

    Event Merchandise

    Added 6th Jun 2018


    A great range of CFC18-branded merchandise is now available for you to purchase. They range from jackets, T-shirts, polo shirts, and towels and sling bags. To purchase these go to the online shop: http://spayt.com.au/ and follow the CFC18 logo the password is: cfc18 (case sensitive).


    You can pick up your purchases at the event.

    Required Licenses

    All fencers that wish to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Fencing Championships will be required to have either a 2017/18 or 2018/19 FIE license.

    Rule Updates

    Added 21st May 2018

    Please note that, following recent FIE proposals regarding the introduction of:

    · Rule m.25.4.(c) dealing with the addition of soft covering on chest protectors; and

    · Rule m.25.7 dealing with the second security device on masks (implementation 2018-19 season)

    The Technical Commission has ruled (March 2018) that neither of these provisions will be enforced at the upcoming CFF Junior-Cadet and Senior-Veteran Championship events.

    The Commission has further decided to let stand its previous ruling of June 2015, whereby bayonet-type connection body wires will be accepted at both these events.

    Veteran Events

    Added 6th Jun 2018

    For the Veteran events, the age group gold medals will be determined based on the veteran direct elimination round, no separate age group direct elimination rounds will be held.


    A fence off for an age group gold may be required based on the results and will be determined by the DT on the day.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about the event, please contact us.

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