Palm Beach Classical Fencing

Instruction in Classical Fencing Technique

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Palm Beach Classical Fencing

Instruction in Classical Fencing Technique

Palm Beach Classical Fencing

Palm Beach Classical Fencing Open Tournament

Classical Fencing Open Tournament


Halmos Activities Center

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Saturday, March 18th, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Vicki and Peter Halmos Family Activities Center
250 Seaview Ave, Palm Beach, FL  33480

Prizes and AHF Raffle

This year we are awarding nearly $150 worth of prizes, including fencing equipment and literature. In support of the AHF, we will raffle off additional items worth nearly $500, including gift certificates, fencing equipment, and lessons. Read more

Tournament Prizes

  • The Expert Sword-Man's Companion (book) by Donald McBane — $18 value
  • History of Duelling, in all Countries (book) by M. Coustard de Massi (translated to English) — $15 value
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Duelling: Of Honour and Honourable Quarrels (book) by Vincentio Saviolo — $30 value
  • Benjamin Arms large foil practice target — $85 value

Raffle Prizes

  • Gift certificate applicable to any item(s) in the Triplette Competition Arms/Zen Warrior Armory catalog — $100 value

  • Benjamin Arms small foil practice target — $60 value

  • Benjamin Arms small foil practice target — $60 value

  • Package of 4 group fencing classes at Palm Beach Classical Fencing — $80 value

  • 1-Hour private fencing lesson with Instructor Moser — $70 value

  • THREE Palm Beach Classical Fencing t-shirts — $60 value ($20 each)

  • THREE fencing gloves — $60 value ($20 each)

Sunday Workshop

On Sunday we are offering a workshop with Maestro Martínez from 12:00 - 5:00 pm.

This workshop is completely separate from the tournament, and will be held at a different location. For more information on this workshop, including a registration form, contact Kim Moser at or call


Spectators are welcome to observe the tournament. There is no admission fee and you may arrive any time between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm.

Note that videotaping and flash photography are NOT permitted. You may take still photos, but please do NOT use a flash.

Please see our flier with information for spectators


The Association for Historical Fencing and Palm Beach Classical Fencing are pleased to invite you to a classical fencing tournament.

Whether you're a seasoned fencer, a complete beginner, or somewhere in between, this is a great opportunity for you to meet other fencers, test out your skills, and get a taste of the spirit of classical fencing.

A classical fencing tournament differs in several ways from a modern (electric) fencing competition, so if you're new to classical fencing please read our rules carefully. One main difference is that fencers are also awarded technical points to distinguish between those who are adhering to sound martial principles and those who are merely interested in scoring points.

Spectators are welcome free of charge.

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Complete rules are available online for foil, épée and sabre. PLEASE READ THESE RULES IF YOU PLAN ON COMPETING!


9:00 - 9:30: Check-in and equipment inspection
9:30 - 10:00: Announcements
10:00 - 1:30: Foil
1:30 - 2:30: Break for lunch
2:30 - 3:00: Foil continuation
3:00 - 3:30 Épée
3:30 - 4:30: Sabre
4:30 - 5:00: Raffle

Times are approximate! All fencers must report to registration and inspection no later than 9:30 am.


Registration has closed for this event.

Fencers must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Location & Directions

The Vicki and Peter Halmos Family Activities Center is located at 250 Seaview Ave, Palm Beach (see map).

Please park on any labeled spot, and note the parking regulations. Additional metered parking, as well as a parking garage, are available behind the venue, accessible from Royal Palm Way.


The closest airport is Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), located in West Palm Beach, less than five miles from the tournament venue. March is still tourist season in Florida so book your tickets early to ensure prices and availability!


For more information contact Kim Moser at or call .