The Individual and Team event: A Marathon of Fencing

The M8 Open

Entry is Closed


One Poule, Direct Elimination with Team Competition running alongside.

For each weapon the team competition will begin first, followed by the individual competition. Each individual competition will consist of one round of poules. The poules will be seeded by British Ranking, Direct elimination will be seeded by the results from the round of poules only. After the first round of poules the team competition will resume through the individual lunch break. Those fencing in both the Teams and the Individuals are reminded that the later stages of the individual competition will run concurrently with the team competition and that no breaks between individual and team matches.

Epee will be held on ---

Foil and Sabre on ---


Due to the decision by Scottish Fencing to move the Scottish Open to within two weeks of our established date, the M8 will not run this year.

Apologies to those who were looking forward to this event. 

Entry is Closed


Open to all British Fencing members.

You will need a full competitive membership of British Fencing to compete in this event. You can register for membership here: 


Scots: Bathket or Bathkit, Scottish Gaelic: Both Chèit

Bathgate is a town in West Lothian, Scotland, on the M8 motorway 5 miles west of Livingston. Nearby towns towns are: Armadale, Blackburn, Linlithgow, Livingston, West Calder, and Whitburn. Situated 2 miles south of the ancient Neolithic burial site at Cairnpapple Hill, Bathgate and the surrounding area show signs of habitation since about 3500 BC.

What's Nearby?

Accommodation, Attractions, Activities, Events, Food & Drink

More information can be found on the Visit Scotland website.

Can you help us?

We are always looking for volunteers: referees, directoire helpers, and cafe staff

Competitions like the M8 can't run without a little help from the fencing community. If you think you can offer some of your time please don't hesitate to get in contact via the link below. 

Likewise, please use this link to get in contact with us if you have any other questions concerning the competition.

Insurance and Welfare

Legal details regarding Competition Insurance and the Welfare Officer

This event is insured under British Fencing event insurance, details of which can be found here.

Event Licence ID: #31200

The Welfare Officer for this competition is Ruth Thomson. 

If you have any issues during the course of the competition and you feel that you cannot personally bring it to the attention of the organisers please feel free to talk to Ruth.

You can also email Ruth in confidence any time during the event:

You can also email the organisers any time before, during, or after the event at: