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COMMONWEALTH 2014 COUNTDOWN BEGINS

8th September 2014

Scotland is continuing its year of sporting passion as hosts of the Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014 and tickets have now gone on sale.

Georgina Usher, 41,  originally from Edinburgh, British Fencing’s CEO and one of the highest performing women’s epeeists Great Britain has produced in recent years joins the team as its most experienced member.

Tickets for the event, taking place in Largs, 10-15 November 2014, at the sportscotland Inverclyde National Centre, have also gone on sale via the Commonwealth Fencing Championship website, www.cfc2014.org

Run by Scottish Fencing on behalf of the Commonwealth Fencing Federation, the Championships is welcoming full teams from countries including Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Australia and Canada and well as Singapore and India.  In addition, smaller entries have been confirmed from Jamaica, Malaysia and Barbados, amongst many others.

Matches will be taking place from 9am throughout each day with the finals and medal matches starting at 6pm.

Speaking about the Championships, Event director, Chris Hyde, said; “This is a fantastic occasion for both the sport, the participants and for Scotland to demonstrate what each has to offer.  Fencing is continuing to grow with increased participation numbers throughout the Commonwealth and this is something we’re keen to encourage more of.”

Over the course of the tournament there will be opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get tips and advice from the experts as well as a host of family-friendly activities.  There will also be the chance to sample and buy some of Scotland’s finest delicacies, showcased at the food market running especially for the event.

Just an hour away from Glasgow and part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, this event is a unique opportunity to experience this visually stunning and exciting sport at its highest level within an event that offers a fantastic family experience.

For spectators entry will be free all day and the medal matches starting in the evening around 5pm will be ticketed at £10 per adult and £5 per child or £50/£25 for all six medal matches.  Tickets are available:

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