A festive round and a new year

2019. január 4.

The end of the last year’s come as an express train, so we missed the english version. So, let’s see:
Szolnok Cup is always festive, mostly brought by December, but this time too, for that it needed the force of the organisation crew. So, we thanked that, as they managed nicely their competition with almost 700 entrants.
We also thanked to all those famous persons to their contributions in the awarding ceremonies:
Ildikó Mincza and Péter Somfai olympians, Tamás Dancsházy-Nagy Tamás head coach,  the Olimpici-activist István Lukáts, Imre Nagy, who is the Doc of fencing competitions of Szolnok ever.. and the Senior World Cup bronze medalist young, Máté Koch too.

We also mentioned a local olympian, the honorary citizen of Szolnok, Pál B. Nagy, who is an ever patron of Szolnok Cup together with Tímea Nagy olympian – for years! Thank You!

And now, some actualities:
First of all, Olimpici Team wishes a Happy New Year!

And the most important, the Invitaion letter of GP3, VASAS Cup is available here, or visit the english page of our site! Our advice is to read it through. Please!
Pay attention to the starting times! Last time GP3 was crowded, so, we try to prepare as much as possible, that’s why the early start on saturday.

There are few new rules released by FIE, and the most important is the rule of inactivity. It is recommended to study, because it is valid from 1st of January, 2019. Ask your federation for translation, or if you can understand in english, here they go (page 35., t.124)!

So, have a nice prep-period until, and let’s meet in February in Budapest!
Please, before You write us an e-mail, check out our website and Facebook page, and read the invitation letter! Generally we have all the information already provided for 99% of the questions we receive.

Olimpici Team

Good Bye GP1, hello GP2

2018. december 6.

This is the day of Santa Claus, and tomorrow GP2 is also arriving to the always festive Szolnok!
We hope that everyone could find the invitation letter, which was announced first on our Facebook page, when the event of GP2 was published. So, it is worthy to follow Olimpici Épée Grand Prix on Facebook!
Here also we thank to the host of GP1, Békessy Debrecen to organise and has been such a good host again in the first round of GP in this season’s beginning.

At the awarding ceremonies we had unique fellows to help handing prizes towards into the winners’ hands: the leader of the club, Zsolt Béres; the director György Serra. Over and above our Olympians Géza Imre and Ildikó Mincza as well as Annabella Karap behalf of the local fencing club in Hajdúhadház.

New season, new rules!

2018. október 24.

Welcome everybody to the new 2018/19 season!

We are looking forward to have foreign fencers at our tournament, but please, please pay attention about the new system of registration, and new formula of competitions!
From the season of 2018/19 foreign fencers MUST to be registered online through the info-system of the Hungarian Fencing Federation.
All details and directions can be found in the invitation! We hope it’s clear and easy, we must to do it this way, according of the cooperation of Olimpici GP and our sport federation.

If anybody has questions, do not hesitate to get in touch via e-mail or messenger!

Olimpici Team

A competition in Poland, and GP1 details

2018. október 16.

Mieleckie Skrzydła
We’re forwarding an invitation of competition for the age groups of Olimpici, organised by Falcon Polish Gymnastic Society Mielec and Griffin Mielec Sports Club in Poland. If you can, please take part of the II. Fencing Tournament Mieleckie Skrzydła. The two organiser clubs are warmly waiting for fencers on 27–28th of october. Details in their invitation.


GP1 schedule and formula
Before we complete the invivation, we can publish the main information about GP1.

friday nov. 2. 2018.
kid boys 10.00,  kid girls 14.00
(kids born between 01.01.2006-31.12.2007.)

saturday nov 3. 2018.
novice boys 09.00, mini boys 11.00, novice girls 14.00
(novices born between 01.01.2005 – 31.12.2007., minies born after 01.01.2008.)

sunday nov 4. 2018.
adolescent boys 09.00 mini girls 11.00, adolescent girls 13.00
(adolescents born between 01.01.2004 – 31.12.2007., minies born after 01.01.2008.)

The formula has also changed according to the experiences in the previous season.

Mini competitions:
2 rounds (4 hits, 1×3 mins, 6–7 fencers), no elimiation
Cumulative ranking list, direct tableau 32 for the first 32 fencers
(10 hits, 2×3 mins)
From place 33 competitors fence for placements in poules
(4 hits, 1×3 mins, 3/4/5 fencers) in their third round.

Kid competitions:
2 rounds (5 hits, 1×3 mins, 6–7 fencers), with elimination
Cumulative ranking list, direct tableau 128 for the first 128 fencers
(10 hits, 2×3 mins)

Novice competitions:
1 round (5 hits, 1×3 mins, 6–7 fencers) no elimination
Direct tableau (15 hits, 3×3 mins)

Adolescent competitions:

1 round (5 hits, 1×3 mins, 6–7 fencers), 20% eliminates
Direct tableau (15 hits, 3×3 mins)

The invitation letter is coming soon!

Wind of change

2018. augusztus 23.

Hi for everyone!

First of all we are glad that we had many foreign fencers in also our last season, so thank You, thank You, thank You! For coming, for being interested, for trusting, and being on our pistes!
The wind of change started to whiffle. Nothing last forever. Everything is in change, as Olimpici Grand Prix has also transformed constantly since it was found in 2006. The story probably reached an other milestone.
It is still unsteady what will happen from this season, but István Lukáts, the president of the board of the Olimpici Public Foundation has resigned. The competitions of the upcoming age-groups was joined and kept together by the Olimpici movement, but probably all these competitions will be driven completely by the Hungarian Fencing Federation.

István Lukáts the engineer personage, who has been constantly presence in organising, brainstorming and running the competitions has sent a letter to the founder Győző Kulcsár olympian, and it is published here too, for the request of Mr. Lukáts.

Győző Kulcsár
Founder, Athlete of the Hungarian nation
Dear Master!
I resign today from the Olimpici Public Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Thank you so much for your support in the last 12 years, as a result – I truly think – we could make the upcoming épée generation very successful.
It is proved by the result of cadet, junior and even adult fencers growing up on the Olimpici GP’s competition system. And even by the Olimpici crowd of 22 nations’ fencers.
Wishing you more success, your sincerely:
István Lukáts
Outgoing president of the board of the Olimpici Public Foundation
aug. 21. 2018.


As most of us could seen him: organiser, proud, happy and he congratulate! It was nice, it was nice István Lukáts!


Additionaly we can serve the GP dates of the season of 2018/19:

02–03–04. of November, 2018. – Debrecen (Hajdúhadház)
07–08–09. of December, 2018. – Szolnok
01–02–03. of February, 2019. – Budapest – lately has changed from january to february!
01–02–03. of March, 2019. – Szombathely (Bük)
10–11–12. of May, 2019. – Békéscsaba
16–21. of June, 2019. – Balaton (National Championship – only for fencers from Hungarian sport clubs)

So, the first date is still quite far, until that we’ll tune in with the more changes, if they comes.

Olimpici Team

After Bük, before Békéscsaba

2018. március 19.

Hi everyone,

from our menu under In English documentation of competitions, ranking lists, photoalbums are available after GP4 in Bük, which happened with 662 entrants. Please feel free to browse our contents.
Check out the ranking scores, and if something wrong, let us know before GP5 in Békéscsaba.

Have a nice preparation, and see You there!

Olimpici Team

The GP3’s happened with record numbers

2018. február 22.

In the 12 years history of Olimpici GP we’ve received the most registrations at the GP3 organised by VASAS SC in this season. We’re not fanatics of the numbers, but it can indicates the changes, indicates that our competition is ever thriving.
We’re crying because it brings problems in that much of fencers how can compete in a good circumstances we dreamed of, and also We’re happy for this much fencers wanna participate at Olimpici GPs, and additional happiness that such a lot of other countries are representing.


All the 929 entry made a big job for the organiser club, for the operational team. We’re apologise for mistakes and waitings, and kindly ask everybody to show patience, and help for each other, so everybody should leave the competition satisfied. We are still looking for solutions to make our competition more smooth.

We’re gladly thank all the participant for fighting in the huge crowds, thank to the organisers to keep everything up from early morning till late during the three days, thank Pizza Forte to feed the fencers and referees with their yummy pizzaslices, thank for our exemplars for being there to see how those pupils are growing fencers, to see great assaults everybody could see from the huge grandstand, thank for the referees to help running the events smooth!

We’ve got few presents, updated documentations, ranking lists, photo albums.
Please check out the ranking lists, becasue the GP4 is nearby, and shout if anybody received no points or incorrect points.
Thank FotoBP we’ve got a special edition photo album too, we hope that you like it!

Olimpici Team

About GP3 schedule

2018. január 24.

Dear all,
the organiser club is still working on the details, that’s why the invitation letter is not completed yet.
We know that for all the foreign competitors and clubs would like to see it as soon as possible because of bookings – trust us, we know that, and try to do our best.
The programme of events sometimes can vary, but mostly the same, so this time please calculate with this:
16 of February, Friday: kid boys, kid girls
17 of February, Saturday: Novice boys, mini boys, novice girls
18 of February, Sunday: adolescent boys, mini girls, adolescents girls.

We hope that helps until the invitation is completed.

Olimpici Team

Merry Xmas!

2017. december 25.

The Szolnok Cup has gone with an irregular mode, since its date had never been this close to Christmas before. The organiser Szolnoki Sportcentrum made it even more festive to put a nice xmas decoration in the hall, beside this it provided a useful option in spite of their own hall which is now bearing the “under construction” sign.
Alltogether we had 16+8 pistes to run the GP2, which has received 652 registrations. Many thanks to all the participants for joining us; to the Szolnok fencing crew with Edina Szatmári on the lead; to Pál B. Nagy for his presence, to Imre Nagy, Tímea Nagy, Géza Imre, Péter Somfai for helping in the awarding ceremonies and being heroic example, to PBT, Leon Paul Hungary, János Vida and Semerédy family for their support.

There is nothing more to write:
Santa Claus has brought the ranking lists, the documentation of events and photoalbums of GP2 – Szolnok Cup are already available in our menus.
Merry Xmas, and a pleasant relaxation for everyone!

Olimpici Team

The invitation of GP2 and its changes

2017. november 24.

Dear foreign participants,
the invitation of GP2 Szolnok has finally arrived. As we pronounced before, we try to re-adjust the formulas, as the number of participants are high and still growing. It’s not an easy task to satisfy all the competitors and their coaches, and even parents, and beside this keep a smooth running of the competitions, keeping the formulas practicable, and also keep the values of our ars poetica what we always want to keep, and provide strong and successful competitors to the world of épée.

At this moment we are not still there what we want, and we need more time to discuss on all edges, but for Szolnok we’ve changed few things.
For friday’s kid competitions we reset the timing, and we start an hour earlier. Boys start at 10.00, and girls at 14.00, with a two-way system, which is up to the number of the registered fencers.
We also wanted to re-adjust the minis’ formula, but in Szolnok they will have their own hall, and we decided to keep their tableau 16 with repechage for this chance, but the poules will run with fewer fencers in the rounds and in the placement round too.
We’ll try to figure out something even more accurate and better for Budapest, and the future.
Please keep in mind that the date and location of GP3 Budapest has changed. Check it out!

Olimpici Team