E.R.C. Changing in 2019

The Eastern Region Competition was begun in 2007 to encourage novice and intermediate fencers in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs to enter competitions. For many years it was very successful and at the request of other clubs it was held on Sundays so as to not interfere with regular club training. Over the years however the competition scene in Melbourne has changed and more opportunities have been made available. Attendance from other clubs reduced in recent years to the point where holding competitions on Sunday to facilitate other clubs participation no longer made sense. In 2019 the decision was made to drop this series in favour of an internal training competition format on a more frequent basis and returned to Saturday to free up weekends for club members. .

Future Competition Dates

Training competition dates are published via email to club members throughout the year, according to the current event dates for State and National Competitions.


Fencers from other clubs

Fencers from other clubs are welcome to participate in Fioretto competitions for extra competition practise. Of course, we expect all visitors to extend the same courtesies and respect to their hosts as we do to them. This includes respecting the club, its rules (FIE) and members regardless of their experience or level of ability. As Fioretto insists on certain courtesies and standards of attire that others might consider optional at a club level, we ask that you see the following conditions of entry before deciding to enter a Fioretto training competition. Please contact us for future event dates.

Conditions of Entry:

  • Fencers must be a financial member of a registered FV fencing club or with a club under the State Governing Body in their state.
  • Fencers must be affiliated to FV (their state governing body) at some level (‘club fencer’ is fine).
  • Correct fencing attire is mandatory: Full whites must be worn. We accept white track pants, as long as the fencer’s body and legs are fully covered. (If you look at any of the images published on this site of the ERC, you’ll quickly understand the benefit of this policy to our sport.)
  • Fioretto competitions are run in accordance with FIE rules and sanctions. All competitors are bound by these rules and will observe them or accept penalties applied in accordance to the FIE rules.
  • Fioretto training competitions are an Open age group event, which places no restriction on age. We do however, caution young fencers under 15 years of age and their parents to understand that they will be fencing adults, and they do so of their own free will in the knowledge that they face a physical and developmental disadvantage, and that in such a contest there is a risk of physical injury caused by larger and harder hitting opponents.
  • While in the Fioretto Sala all fencers will respect that it is a family friendly environment and will modify their language accordingly. That means ‘G’ rating with no ‘S…’, ‘F…’ or other such colourful terms.
  • There will be no consumption of alcohol during events by fencers or spectators. Any fencer suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will be removed from the competition for safety.
  • Fioretto Hall is a Smoke Free zone. There is no smoking in the hall or any of its rooms, and no smoking within 50 meters of the hall outside.