Last Updated: 20th December 2022 – Results from the competition can be found here.


Cadet National Championships: 17th September 2022
Junior National Championships: 18th September 2022

Venue:  David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Eligibility Requirements: here

Minimum ages: here

Membership Level Required: Compete Membership


Juniors – under 20 on 1st January 2023, i.e. born 2003 and at least 13 on the day of the event

Cadets – under 17 on 1st January 2023, i.e. born 2006  and at least 11 on the 1st January 2023

GBR Selection Requirement: Yes. These events are a pre-requisite event for any athlete wishing to be selected for Great Britain at Junior and/or Cadet FIE or EFC competitions, more information here.

Format: The format will be one round of poules, with a 10-20% cut, followed by DE.

Ranking Multiplier: The ranking multiplier will be 200.

Entries: Entries will be taken via the Sport80 system at www.bf.sport80.com. If you have any problems entering, please contact [email protected] in the first instance.

Entry Fee:  £75. Please note due to scheduling, participants are only able to enter ONE weapon a day.

Entry Opening Date: Monday 4th July 2022 (Midday)

Please login to your Membership Account to Enter

Entry Closing Date:  2nd September 2022 (Midday)

Late entries: After the closing date may be accepted at the late entry fee (£125) at the organisers’ discretion.

Contact eventsadmin@britishfencing where late entries will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Check-In: There is no check-in at this event.  Fencers must report to the referee on their piste, ready to fence, 15mins before the scheduled start time.

Poules will be drawn and displayed online at 6pm the day before the competition.  Information will also be displayed at the venue.

Fencing can start a maximum of 10 mins before the official start time if all fencers for the competition are present at their piste.

Start times:

Event  Cadet National Championships– 17/09/2022 Junior National Championships – 18/09/2022
Men’s Epee 09:00 09:00
Men’s Foil 09:00 09:00
Men’s Sabre 09:00 09:00
Women’s Epee 12:45 12:45
Women’s Foil 12:45 12:45
Women’s Sabre 12:45 12:45


Withdrawal: Fencers can withdraw up to 12noon the day before their competition.  This must be done via this online form

On the day withdrawals can be done via phone – please call/text 07738107026 on the day

Any fencer who has entered and does not present themselves to fence, except in a case of properly authenticated ‘force majeure’, will be penalised with a £250 fine with their British Fencing membership suspended until the payment of fine is received.  This fine will not apply if the fencer has withdrawn as per the procedure above. For withdrawals due to illness and injury a medical certificate will be required.

For a full description of the Withdrawal Process please click here.

Field of Play Restrictions

Field of Play Accreditation will be in place at the event.

Poules- Other than the referees and competition officials no one other than the athletes are permitted in the field of play.  If an athlete requires additional (non-coaching) field of play assistance during the poules please contact [email protected] so we can discuss appropriate arrangements.

DE- During the Direct Elimination matches: Each athlete, for the duration of their bout is allowed one nominated accredited person within the Field of Play . ONE accredited coach or, in the absence of a coach, ONE accredited member of BF.

There may be designated areas for these accredited nominated individuals to stand.

Once the athlete has finished fencing these accredited nominated individuals are expected to immediately leave the field of play, to allow the next match to commence.

Applying for Field of Play Accreditation:

Applications for Field of Play Accreditation are now open.

The deadline for Field of Play Accreditation closes Tuesday 13th September at 5pm.


Further information on the Field of Play Accreditation at this event can be found here

Club Information: Fencers should confirm their club is up to date on their membership profile before entering, as no changes will be allowed on the day of the competition.  Clubs must be registered with British Fencing.

Equipment:  All fencers must wear correct kit as per British Fencing rules.

Please Note:

Domestic Variations to FIE Rules can be found here

Sabre Gloves: This will include 800N sabre gloves as per the rule at http://www.britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=841

Foil Chest Protectors m.25 4(c) – Any athlete competing wearing a chest protector (mandatory for Women’s Foil, optional for Men’s Foil) at Cadet, Junior, U23 or Senior BF ranking events must ensure they are FIE standard chest protectors (those covered with an FIE approved soft layer).

Masks: m.25.7.f. From 1st September 2022, masks that feature the two rear safety systems (securing devices) complying with FIE rules m.25.7.f must be used at all British National Championships at Cadet, Junior, U23 and Senior level. More info here.

Medical: There will be a medical teat the event throughout. They will be seated in an area clearly marked as MEDICAL.

Welfare: There will be a dedicated welfare officer at the event who will be clearly visible throughout. All welfare issues that arise at the event must be reported to the welfare officer present.

Volunteers: Join our team of volunteers at this event! For more information and how to sign up, click here

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 venue. Where possible, re-useable bottles will be on sale.


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