Classical Fencing Open Tournament
Halmos Activities Center
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Saturday, April 7th, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vicki and Peter Halmos Family Activities Center
250 Seaview Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480
On Sunday we are offering a 4-hour workshop with Maestro Martínez from 12:00 - 4:00 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 (561) 630-3688.
Spectators 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.
In appreciation of the AHF’s contribution to our tournament over the years, we are having a raffle to promote membership in their organization. Three lucky winners will be awarded one of the following items from Benjamin Arms: Classical French Foil, Crossed Fencing Swords Wall Mount, or Foil Practice Target (total value over $500).
This raffle is open only to AHF members. You do not have to compete in our tournament to be eligible for the raffle, but you must be an AHF member as of Thursday, April 5th and you must be physically present at the tournament on Saturday, April 7th to enter your name into the drawing. There is no additional cost to enter the raffle other than your regular AHF membership dues.
If you are competing in the tournament and wish to enter the raffle, you should join the AHF as an Individual Member ($40 annually). If you are not competing you can still join the AHF in any of the membership categories to be eligible for the raffle.
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 weapons/equipment inspection
9:30 - 1:00: First half tournament
1:00 - 2:00: Break for lunch
2:00 - 5:00: Second half of tournament
Registration has closed for this event.
Registration must be received by March 31st, 2018.
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).
From I-95, exit at Okeechobee Blvd heading eastbound (exit #70A). Continue heading east for approximately two miles, then straight over the Royal Park Bridge to Royal Palm Way on the island of Palm Beach. After a few blocks turn left (north) on South County Rd. Go one block to Seaview Ave and turn left (west). The venue will be halfway down the block on your left side. Please park on any labeled spot, and note the parking regulations. Additional metered parking is 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. For the best prices on flights see your favorite travel website and/or check individual airlines' websites for special offers. April is still tourist season in Florida so book your tickets early to ensure prices and availability!
Taxi, shuttle bus, and rental cars are available at the airport.
Numerous hotels are available in the area; visit your favorite travel site to find the best prices. A relatively inexpensive place to stay is Studio 6 West Palm Beach, which is approximately three miles from the tournament venue.
For more information contact Kim Moser at or call (561) 630-3688.