Saturday 4th October 2014
The London International Open was grateful for the support of our sponsors:
Now under new management, The London International Open, better known as The Miller-Hallett, is the UK's oldest Epee competition. It was founded in 1928 when Alexander Miller-Hallett, a stalwart of The Epee Club, presented a cup for an international competition.
The Miller-Hallett soon became one of the most prestigious competitions in Europe attracting leading fencers from all over the world. The roll of honour includes winners from France, Sweden, the United States of America and Germany. However, in addition to being a prestige event, it also had a reputation for being one of the most friendly in the calendar.
In 2002 Alda Milner-Barry, the first British women's Epee champion, donated a second trophy. The competition thus became a truly modern event.
The new organising team, lead by Jon Willis, intend to restore the London International Open into a major European Event, bringing back top flight epee fencing to London. The plan, over 5 years, is to run the competition to professional standards, offering a format which will attract elite fencers and provide an opportunity for everyone on the domestic epee scene to take part in a true showcase event. This year the Men's & Women's competitions will be held on the same day. There is every prospect of a great atmosphere. For those who require accommodation, we have secured preferential rates with a local hotel.