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The third ‘A’ BRC for Cadet Foil and Epee will take place at the Manchester Fencing Centre 8-9th January 2022. 

The third ‘A’ Cadet Foil and Epee event will take place at the Manchester Fencing Centre on 8-9th January 2022.

Entries have opened on the BF membership platform

Entries will close Tuesday 4th January 2022 at 5pm.

Event Information

Venue: Manchester Fencing Centre, Unit 26, Osborne Mill, Waddington Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 6QH

Check in close times:

Saturday 8th January 2022- EPEE

Cadet Men’s Epee 08:30

Cadet Women’s Epee 10:45

Sunday 9th January 2022 – FOIL

Cadet Men’s Foil 08:30

Cadet Women’s Foil 10:45

Format and Multipliers

‘A’ BRCs – The format will be one round of poules,  followed by DE with repechage from 32.  The ranking multiplier will be 175.

More information on Ranking Multipliers can be found here.

More information on BRC Formats can be found here.

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Covid Mitigation Measures will be in place at the event. At present, the mitigation measures in place will include:

  • Mandatory wearing a face-covering whilst not fencing (unless exempt)
  • Field of play restrictions – Details for the application process are included below
  • No coaching during the poules
  • Restrictions in relation to coaches/spectators
  • No shouting
  • No handshaking/elbow touching – replaced with salutes on the on guard line
  •  British Fencing Events COVID-19 Testing Protocol will be in place at this event

The mitigation procedures in place will be in review prior to the event, with all participants and attendees made aware of any changes or additional measures.


BF are looking for referees for this event, if you are interested in refereeing at this event, find out more and sign up here

Applying for Field of Play Accreditation

Applications are now open and will close at 9am on Wednesday 5th January, at which point no further applications will be accepted.

There will be no access to the Field of Play for coaches or parents/carers during the poules.

Please note that athletes are expected to be capable of participating in a poule without coaching support.  If an athlete requires additional (non-coaching) Field of Play assistance during the poules, please contact [email protected] to discuss appropriate arrangements.

From the DE stages, the following process will be in place:

  • All those applying for a Field of Play accreditation (coaches or parents/carers) must be a BF member and agree to the BF Code of Conduct.
  • Coaches applying for accreditation are required to be on the BF Coach Register and must be visible in the “Coach Search” function on the BF Website
  • Each athlete will be allowed ONE accredited piste-side supporter (coach or parent/carer), at any one time on the Field of Play, during the DE.
  • Dependent on the venue, there may be designated areas for those with accreditation to stand during bouts.
  • They will be granted access for the duration of their athlete’s bout only and must leave the Field of Play once the bout has finished.
  • If individuals remain on the Field of Play despite being asked to leave by an official, they will have their accreditation removed. Referees and the event team, have the right to remove accreditation from people in these instances.
  • Accredited individuals are expected to cooperate with referees and the event team throughout the duration of the event.
  • There will be a zero-tolerance approach towards abuse directed at referees and the event team. You may also face additional disciplinary action by BF if you fail to comply with the procedures in place.

Individuals applying for accreditation are accepting that they are personally responsible for upholding the Field of Play rules and should not wait until an official reminds them they are required to leave the field of play.

The markings for the Field of Play will be clearly displayed throughout the venue.

BF are committed to improving the sustainability of our events, therefore all individuals are required to return their accreditation before leaving the venue. Each accreditation will be unique and assigned to a single individual/athlete.



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