I would like to introduce you to the SPFC Malta Open Fencing Championship 2016 to be held on 18th June to 20nd June 2016.
The Malta Open started 19 years ago as a friendly encounter with British fencers. Today it has developed in a friendly international tournament and over the years have attracted fencers from other countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Macedonia and Austria. The tournament has proved a good attraction for those fencers who maybe never had made it for their National teams and don’t have a lot of opportunities to go to a foreign competition.
Championship Rules and Time – table
Malta Open Application Form 2016 Malta Open Rules & Fees 2016The “SPFC – Malta Open” will be held at the Mtarfa Gymnasium, MTARFA. The Championship is open to all fencers over the age of thirteen registered with their National Fencing Association/Federations. The Team events are open to those fencers who take part in any one of the individual events and who will be given preference over `Team only’ participants.
Saturday 18 June
09.00 hrs – Men Foil
14.30 hrs – Women Foil
16.30 hrs – Mixed Team Foil
Sunday 19 June
09.00 hrs – Men Epee
14.30hrs – Women Epee
16.30 hrs – Men Sabre
Monday 20 June
09.30 hrs – Mixed Team Epee
The organisers reserve the right to vary the schedule at any time.
All participants in their respective category are expected to be registered by not later than half an hour before the event is scheduled to begin. Late comers will not participate and no refunds of participation fees will be given.
N.B. Individual Events – restricted to maximum 28 participants.
Team Events – restricted to four teams of 3 members each.
N.B. Events will only be held if a minimum of 5 entries have been received.
Women’s Sabre is not practiced at the SPFC. However we are willing to accommodate this event should we receive a minimum of five foreign entries.
In both the above circumstances the SPFC must receive confirmation of participation by the 16 May 2016 in order that we can plan for the events.
Attached please find application forms and competition fees and rules. Applications can be send to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Payment can then be effected on day of competition. Application can also be made via our British promoter, Jim Pilkington on email@example.com
Venue and Accommodation
As regards location, the competition is held in the Depiro basketball club gymnasium in the village of Mtarfa. You will not find hotels in Mtarfa. The closest tourist area is Bugibba and Qawra and further away Mellieha, where you can find a lot of hotels of different budgets. A fencer of our club , Kyle Borg, is a hotelier and his sponsoring the Malta Open. He is offering attractive rates in his hotel, Luna Holiday Complex situated in Mellieha and also organizing transport to the venue, therefore pooling transport costs. You may contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or take up the offer through this link. To have access to the offer on has to enter fencing 2016 as promo code in the booking panel.
As regards transport from other locations, although Mtarfa is served by the bus service it is not reliable as buses tend to run late. It is advisable to get a cab and direct it to Mtarfa Gymnasium which is near the famous landmark The Mtarfa Clock Tower.
Our facebook group is The Malta Open Fencing Championship and is updated regularly with information on the Malta Open and information on Malta in general. You can follow it through this link
If you have further queries on the competition or Malta in general do not hesitate to contact us again.