EFC Copenhagen

What can I say about this event – it’s all round one of the best competitions you could wish to attend.


What can I say about this event – it’s all round one of the best competitions you could wish to attend. It literally ticks all the boxes with a fantastic modern venue, amazing hospitality, great atmosphere, excellent facilities, it runs like clockwork and generally has an entry standard suitable for cadets at most competitive levels. They have also been very accomodating to sort our opportunities to fence in the team competition with fencers from other nations if you don’t have your own team. Combine all that with Christmas in Copenhagen, and this is a real winning combination.

Years attended – 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2021


Gentofte Sportspark

It’s a large modern sports hall and it is hands down one of the best spaces for a fencing competion you could with to fence in.

Event Videos

Marco Balzano ITA v. Alban Diane FRA (L64 fight – 2016)
Leonardas Kalininas LTU v. Alex Oroian ROU (L16 fight – 2016)
Mattia Magni ITA v. Igor Borisov RUS (L32 fight – 2016)
Ben Andrews GBR v. Francesco Leone ITA (L32 fight – 2016)
Hugo Brandberg SWE v. Liam Kew GBR (Team Competition – 2021)


There are essentially two options most fencers have chosen over the years – Gentofte Hotel is the closest to the venue and sometimes a shuttle bus is available. The rooms though are quite small and it can be very expensive. The alternative is the Scandic Eremitage in Lyngby. This is a more affordable hotel but does require a train journey to the venue. One thing to note about staying in Lyngby is that are more restaurant choices than there are in Gentofte.

Shops & Places To Eat

If your are staying at the Gentofte Hotel then your eating options are a little limited. The hotel restaurant is a fine dining experience. A short walk is SuperBrugsen and Netto for any needed shopping, and Big Bens pizza. Heading in the other direction is Armando’s, another pizza place. All these places get booked up as there are not so many choices. For our last visit in 2021 a new takeaway pizza place had opened right next to the hotel – Costa Smeralda Pizzeria.

In Lyngby there is a lot more places to choose from – we ate in Green Mango and the amazing Halifax burger shack.

Dinner at the Gentofte Hotel

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