The Merseyside Open is the largest tournament in the North of England, regularly attracting over 350 competitors. This year's event will be held over the weekend of 15/16 February 2014, once again at the Greenbank Sports Academy in Liverpool. Prizes will be awarded to the top 8 fencers, the Best Veteran, the highest-placed Under 18 Fencer and the Best Novice at all six weapons. Full details are available from the tournament website at www.moft.co.uk, from where online entries can be made. The closing date is 1 February 2014.