BF is delighted to confirm the preliminary Cadet and Junior selection for the squad to compete in the upcoming Cadet and Junior World Championships, to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 12th April to 20th April 2024.
This selection consists of the top two cadets and top three juniors ranked athletes that have met the qualification standards.
A final selection for the remaining places will occur on 5th February 2024 after further qualification opportunities have taken place. The final squad will be confirmed by 12th January 2024.
Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches.
|Olivia Eadie (Q)
|Tristan Lumineau (Q)
|Maddie Beard (Q)
|David Kelly (Q)
|Maya Sutton (Q)
|Joshua Bryden (Q)
|Sophia Gerhart (Q)
|Fin Bennett (Q)
|Victoria Amore (Q)
|Keira Donnelly-Sallows (Q)
|Yoji Hiyama (Q)
|Hannah LeBor (Q
|Cador Beautyman (Q)
|Carolina Stutchbury (Q)
|David Sosnov (Q)
|Melissa Jane (Q)
|Henry Martin (Q)
|Sophie Peat (Q)
|Alec Brooke (Q)
|Isabelle Johnson (Q)
|Jaimie Cook (Q)
|Lexie Craze (Q)
|Julie Caron (Q)
|David Perkins (Q)
|Amelie Tsang (Q)
|Callum Penman (Q)
|Bethany Brierley (Q)
Selection for the Junior Squad to compete in the individual and team competitions are based on:
Q = Qualified meeting standard
D = Discretionary criteria
T = Selected to the squad under discretionary criteria (Team Strategy). These athletes have normally not met qualification standards,
With no Cadet Team Event at the Cadet World Championships, only qualified individual cadets will be selected.
Selections for the upcoming Cadet & Junior European Championships have been made according to the criteria published in the Board approved here: GBR Selection Policy v1.0 Approved 20.09.23
The members of the panel were:
Steve Kemp – Chair
Fran Whalley – Sabre recommendations
Ben Peggs – Foil recommendations
Ian Lichfield – Epee recommendations
Lindsay Bottoms– GBR Selection Panel Rep (Epee)
Nick Fletcher – GBR Selection Panel Rep (Sabre)
Mike McKay – GBR Selection Panel Rep (Foil)
Pat Aiyenuro – Independent Member & Board Member
Ian Lichfield – Data and insight
Niall Harman – Note taker
The panel met at 18.00 on 22nd January 2024.
The selection panel approved the top three junior fencers and the top two cadet fencers as per the selection policy of qualified athletes.
Selection Policy and Qualification Standards
Selection Policy Point 58
The qualification standards for all European & World Championships are:
a) An individual medal-winning performance at one of the Nominated International Competitions in the same competitive age category or above (excluding U23) during the current season; or
b) An individual medal-winning performance at a Major Championship in the previous season in the same competitive age category or above.
c) Meeting the qualification standards of the competitive age categories above their current FIE age categories (U17, U20, Senior) they typically compete within would also be deemed to have met the qualification standards for their lower age groups.
For example: a cadet meeting the qualification standards for the Junior Major Championships would be considered as meeting the qualification standard for Cadet Major Championships. A Junior meeting qualification standard for the Senior Major Championships would also be considered as meeting qualification standard at the Junior level.
d) their final individual placing percentage is less than or equal to 8%* at one of the Nominated International Competitions in the same competitive age category from V 1.0 Approved Page 24 of 48 competitions held during the current season plus the previous season’s European and World Championships; or
e) from their best three (of a minimum of three) Nominated International Competitions in the same competitive age category, their final individual placing percentages average less than or equal to:
Seniors and U23s: 40%*
Appeals & Complaints (Section 13 – extract from the Selection Policy)
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If there are any outstanding queries, you should email Steve Kemp at [email protected], CC’ing in your personal coach.
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