15/02/2024- Events


Entry process and details for the 2024 British Senior Championships, ‘The Nationals’, taking place on the 27th-28th April 2024 at the EIS Sheffield.


Saturday 27th April – Individual Championships

Eligibility and Membership Level: The British Senior Championships will be open only to those holding British nationality, including those holding multiple nationalities, provided the fencer does not hold an FIE licence issued for a country other than Great Britain. More information on eligibility can be found here.

Ranking Information: The British Senior Championships is a Senior and Junior Ranking Event. Senior Ranking Multiplier – 600, Junior Ranking Multiplier – 300.

As with the 2023 event, entry limits will be in place. These entry limits have been calculated based on previous years’ entry figures, and demand based on Senior Ranking Lists.

75% of places of the total entry limit will be reserved for the top eligible fencers based on the British Fencing Senior Rankings, as taken on 1st March 2024.

After the entry period for the top eligible fencers to take their place, the remaining places will open for open entry until the entry closing date, or the event reaching its entry limit.

Weapon Number of Top Eligible Fencers Spaces Reserved in 1st Entry Window  Total Entry Limit 
Men’s Epee 58 77
Men’s Foil 42 56
Men’s Sabre 42 56
Women’s Epee 36 49
Women’s Foil 26 35
Women’s Sabre 21 28


Entry Timeline

  • 1st March – Senior Ranking Lists to be used to invite top eligible fencers
  • 4th March until 22nd March – Entry window for top eligible fencers to enter
  • 25th March until 5th April – Entry window for open entry (all eligible British fencers are able to enter)


Sunday 28th April – British Team Championships

  • This is restricted to teams from BF Affiliated clubs, with strict criteria for representing the club (no ‘scratch’ teams). Limited to one team per club in each weapon (additional spaces may be available if entry limits are not reached).
  • Teams are limited to one club member per team who is not eligible to compete for GBR.
  • The top two teams in each weapon qualify for the European Cup – the EFC European Club Championships (for 2022 and 2023, this took place in early October).
  • Should the top two qualifying clubs not confirm participation, places will be offered to the next team in result order.


Weapon Entry Limit 
Men’s Epee 8
Men’s Foil 8
Men’s Sabre 8
Women’s Epee 8
Women’s Foil 8
Women’s Sabre 6


Entry Timeline

  • 4th  March – Entries open for clubs to enter one team per weapon
  • 25th March – Clubs able to put in 2nd team if spaces are not filled (closes 5th April)


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