On behalf of the International Fencing Federation I am glad to welcome the participants and guests of the XXI Veterans World Championship.
Fencing is an amazing sport. It helps us stay fit and keep up our spirits for many years, which is most important at any age. Your fortitude, your passion and your nobleness are inspiring examples to the younger generation.
It is gratifying to know that the number of athletes who take part in veterans competitions is growing year by year. Lately, the fencers of the older generation have greatly improved their skills, which makes the Veterans World Championships one of the most important events of the International Fencing Federation.
I would like to thank the Organizing Committee, the Slovenian Fencing Federation and the wonderful city of Maribor for the efforts they have put in to organize the World Championship.
I am sure that the competitions will be highly appreciated and they will become a grand fencing occasion for everyone.
President of the International Fencing Federation
Address of mr. Max Geuter
Dear Fellow Veterans!
Once more – this year for the 21st time – I welcome you all for the event that we all love so much.
I take it as a special privilege for me to welcome you also on behalf of the FIE Veterans Council to the 2017 World Championships in Maribor. My hopes going to celebrate another record with you: will we break last year’s record with 743 fencers from 47 federations? And the most exciting events will proof that our team championships have found their place.
The same DT as in previous years is a guarantee that you will have a smooth running of the days, and hopefully we will all enjoy the end with the gala dinner in this beautiful city.
My special thanks go to the Fencing Federation of Slovenia and especially to the city of Maribor who are organising for the first time our championships. President Tomaz Pörs and his team will certainly do all to make your stay in Maribor an unforgettable one.
I am looking forward to meet many of you again.
Max W.F. Geuter
President of FIE Veterans Council
I would like to personally welcome you to the official site of the World Fencing Championship for Veterans, hosted by the city of Maribor. We are extremely proud that we were trusted to host this extremely big competition. All competitors, coaches and accompanying persons we wish you a pleasant stay and a lot of sport achievements. We hope that official web page will give you all the necessary information about the competition and information about city of Maribor in general.
Welcome to Maribor.
President of Slovenian fencing federation
Mr. Tomaž Pörš
The mayor's address
Dear fencers and visitors of the competition,
I am honoured to host the Veterans Fencing World Championship in the City Municipality of Maribor in autumn. I am delighted that you will attend the championship in the shelter of our mighty Pohorje, and I am also proud that such diverse and important sports championships take place in the city. The city and its surroundings offer exceptional conditions for recreation or professional training. All major sports halls, centres and fields, as well as hotel and catering facilities are located in the radius of a few kilometres.
Perhaps it is precisely the location of the city by the river, where the green Pohorje flows into the everyday hustle and bustle of the city, what makes Maribor such an important place on the sports map. Numerous traditional international sports events take place in the city. Every year, in the fields of sport and tourism, we aim for the city to have the opportunity to host a variety of different sports competitions and championships.
With events such as the Veterans Fencing World Championship, the City Municipality of Maribor grows as a sporting tourist destination, thus raising the pulse and vibrancy of the city.
I wish the competitors a great deal of success at their matches and the visitors an exciting and interesting spectating experience!
I believe your stay will be pleasant, and welcome to the sporting city of Maribor!
dr Andrej Fištravec,
Mayor of the City Municipality of Maribor
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6. 8. 2017
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Registration for the competition is now open!
20. 7. 2017
On the following link, you may reach the information about registration for the competition which is now open.
Welcome Bundle pre-orders
20. 7. 2017
Beautifully designed t-shirt, a towel and a sports bottle are now ready to be pre-ordered. Being quick guarantees you a big discount. Please visit this link.
Registration to the competition
13. 7. 2017
Registration for the championship will be open on 20th of July 2017. We have all been waiting for this news! The date is a bit postponed by FIE request.
Gala dinner booking is now open!
12. 7. 2017
A night to remember, a chance to become friends and to have some perfect time. The booking of gala dinner is now open; you can reach it on this link.
Slovenia day trips and excursions from Maribor
12. 7. 2017
Tailored especially to the competition attendees we have prepared short but exceptional excursions around beautiful Slovenia. See the touristic offers on this link.
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