Last Updated: 13th January 2022


Dates: 30th April- 2nd May 2022

Venue: EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

The schedule for each day of the competition including which days for each age group/weapon will be published in late January 2022. Due to scheduling, the check-in times will not be announced after entries have closed at the end of March 2022.

Membership Level Required: Compete (including for Regional Qualifying Events)

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Entry Fee: TBC*

*Under review with Regions


The British Youth Championships (BYCs) are a 24-event competition, with events in four age groups (U12s, U14s, U16s & U18s) for all three weapons.  Fencers have the opportunity to qualify for the BYCs through Regional Qualifying Events (RQEs) which will be held by each Region.

Find out more about the Regional Qualifying Events for the 2022 BYCs here

Regional qualification is calculated based on the below formula. Please note that fencers who enter, but do not fence (including those with byes), are not counted in this total.

1-16 entries = 8 qualify

17-19 entries = 9 qualify

20-22 entries = 10 qualify

23-25 entries = 11 qualify

26-28 entries = 12 qualify

29-31 entries = 13 qualify

32+ entries = 14 qualify

Byes:  Fencers who are unable to attend their RQE due to exceptional circumstances or due to international selection are able to complete the RQE bye request form here

2019 Top 8 Byes- Due to the 2-year absence of the BYCS due to COVID-19, the decision has been made not to award any top 8 finisher of the 2019 BYCs an automatic place into the 2022 finals. All finalists are required to qualify through an RQE. Fencers who received a top 8 place at the 2019 event who cannot attend their RQE can still apply for a Bye under exceptional circumstances.

Fencers who have been granted a bye can be found here

Kit Specifications: Kit specifications for the RQEs and BYCs can be found here

Accreditation: Accreditation will be required to enter the Field of Play at this event. More information will be available after all RQEs are complete in March 2022.

Fair Play: The BF Fair Play Code for Youth Events is applicable. See here for more information.

Rule Changes: The new passivity rule introduced on the 1st January 2019 by the FIE will be implemented at the event. Organisers of the RQE are expected to implement the new passivity rules.

Media: Please note there will be filming and photography including live streaming at this event for BF purposes. If you do not give photography/filming permission for yourself or your athlete, please contact eventsadmin@britishfencing.com before the event

Sustainability: As part of BFs commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our sport, no single-use plastic bottles will be permitted on the field of play. We hope that the community will support efforts in this area and ensure that everyone brings re-useable bottles to the event.


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