03/03/2023- Events


Initial entry period opens for the 2023 British Senior Championships and Team Championships.

Following the previous announcement of the entry process for the 2023 British Senior Championships, eligible fencers within the Top 50 of the Senior Ranking Lists received their invitations to enter the competition via Sport80 on Thursday 2nd March 2023. Entries for the 2023 Team Championships (Sunday 16th April 2023) also opened on Thursday.

The deadline for eligible fencers in the Top 50 to accept their place is the 22nd March 2023 at 5pm.

For the lists of eligible fencers invited, and further information on the event, visit the event webpage.

If you are listed as eligible to enter this event, but have not received the invitation, please get in touch here.

Schedule Reminder

Day 1 (Saturday 15th April 2023) – Individual Events

Day 2 (Sunday 16th April 2023) – Club Team Championships

Individual Events

  • Each weapon has an entry limit of 56.
  • Eligible Fencers within the top 50 in each Senior Ranking List have been invited through Sport80 to accept their place and pay for entry for this competition by 22nd March 2023.
  • A wildcard process will fill the remaining places, followed by open entry to all eligible fencers.


Club Team Championships 

  • This is restricted to teams from BF Affiliated clubs, with strict criteria for representing the club (no ‘scratch’ teams). Limited to 2 teams per Club in each weapon.
  • It is limited to one club member per team who is not eligible to compete for GBR.
  • The winning club qualifies for the European Cup – the EFC European Club Championships (for 2022, this took place in early October). Should the winning club not confirm participation, places will be offered to the next team in result order).


Update on Wildcard Process for Individual Events

The wildcard application process  is now open. This closes on 8th March 2023.

For further information including the criteria and application form, click here.


Entry Fee Support Scheme 

BF is mindful of the rising costs of attending fencing events and the potential barrier to participation that this creates for some members of our community.

(More information on why event costs are rising can be found here: CHALLENGING TIMES AHEAD FOR BF EVENTS AS COSTS RISE – BRITISH FENCING)

As a result, BF is offering a limited number of free entries. These will be offered based on financial need, not on ability.  This scheme will cover 100% of the entry fee cost.

To apply, please complete the Entry Fee Support Scheme Application Form.

Applications close on Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 5pm.

All applicants will be told the outcome of their application by close of play on Friday 17th March 2023 .

If you are applying for the Entry Fee Support Scheme, please do not enter the event until you have learnt the outcome of your application. You will find out whether your application has been successful or not before the entry deadline for the competition.


Ranking Information 

Information regarding ranking points for this event, and the British Open Championships (3-4th June 2023) can be found here.


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