23rd February 2017
British Fencing implements new sabre rules with immediate effect
Today, the FIE (international fencing federation) formally announced that the on guard line for sabre will revert to the standard 4m. This rule will be implemented for all Senior events immediately but the 3m on guard lines will be kept in place for Cadets and Juniors until the end of the season. From next season all international sabre events will adopt the 4m on guard line.
British Fencing will implement this rule change from Monday 27th February 2017 for all domestic competitions. For events occurring this weekend, British Fencing asks organisers to use their discretion about whether to adopt this change of rule.
Read the full FIE statement here.