Classical Fencing Open Tournament
Halmos Activities Center
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vicki and Peter Halmos Family Activities Center
250 Seaview Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Prizes and AHF Raffle
In support of the AHF, we will be raffling prizes including gift certificates, fencing equipment, and lessons. Read more
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
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.
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.
All participants must take a Covid test within 48 hours before the start of the tournament and will be asked to certify in writing that they have done so and that the test results are negative. Please test yourself (via either rapid or PCR test) before coming to the tournament!
All fencers must pre-register by March 16th. There will be NO in-person registration on the day of the tournament. Click here to register
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 .