22/02/2024- Selection


GB Men’s Sabre squad that is selected for the Senior World Cup event in Budapest, Hungary.


Competition Date: 22nd to 24th March 2024.

Deadline to accept the invitation and make full payment on Sport80:  Deadline to accept the invitation and make full payment on Sport80: within 4 days hours of receiving the invitation. Please ensure you accept your place and pay sport80 fees at the same time.

There have been recent changes to how to accept invitations on Sport:80, please ensure you have read the guide on how to do this here.

Competition details (Reglements). Please make sure you read the invitation carefully.


William Deary (Q)

Nicholas Howes (Q)

JJ Webb (Q)
Barnaby Halliwell (Q)

Samuel Allen (Q)

Daniel Twine (Q) 
Olympios Gougoulias (Q)

Louis Bedford (Q)
Luke Haynes (D) 
Henry Martin (D)
Max Cromie (D)

Roman Norris (D)

  • Q = Top 8 eligible fencers
  • D =  ADP discretionary selections
Liam Croft



William Deary 

Nicholas Howes 

JJ Webb
Barnaby Halliwell

Samuel Allen 

Trip Costs/Athlete Contributions
As travel and accommodation costs have increased in the current climate, we have had to increase the travel and administration costs to reflect this. The costs now are: Administration: £15

Selection Queries
Carefully read the selection policy, which can be found here, if you believe there is an error in ranking calculations or policy application.

Queries regarding discretionary applications should contact GBR Support using the Pathway/ADP Query Form. Ensure you have your Individual Athlete Development Plan (IADP) available and that it has been uploaded via this link before contacting BF.

Click here for rankings and selection information for this selection. The ranking file (csv) downloaded from the ranking system is attached to the selection information. If you believe there is an error in the production of these rankings, please register your query here within two working days of the selection announcement.

The BF Appeal Policy and Procedure published here sets out the framework process that will be followed. Athletes have two (2) working days to submit their notices of appeal.

Accredited Personal Coaches
To attend in the capacity of a personal coach, you must register in advance with BF. Personal coaches must apply for accreditation to each event using the following form. All coaches, including personal coaches, must be on the BF Coaching Register and not coach against fellow GBR fencers during international competitions.

The athlete is responsible for ensuring that they can enter the competition host country, have a valid passport and meet the host country’s entry requirements. Read the ‘Foreign travel advice’ section of the gov.uk website for further details.

Team Manager/GBR Coach
Unless stated otherwise there are no travelling appointed Team Managers or Team Coaches.

Risk Assessments
At the time of selection BF has risk assessed this event and has concluded it is appropriate for athletes to travel. It is the responsibility of the athletes (or their parents if under 18) to make their own risk assessment around participation and make decisions (e.g. travel, accommodation) on this basis. To help with this we recommend reading Foreign travel advice at gov.uk. BF also publish travel guides.

As per the selection policy.

FIE Licence – you need a licence to compete
You need a valid FIE licence for the 2023-24 season to compete in this competition. Your must apply for this via Sport80 before accepting your place at this event. Please go to  bf.sport80.com, log in using your membership login details, click on the Licences tab and follow the directions to apply for an FIE licence.

Other Important Information
All selections are subject to possessing a British passport/certificate of British Citizenship. This must be uploaded to Sport80 and approved by BF before you can accept your place on this trip.

All BF Codes of Conduct apply to athletes, parents, coaches and officials..

BF will process the entries through the FIE once all entries are finalised.

Equipment Requirements
Please check to make sure you meet the FIE requirements. Further information can be found here.

Accepting Your Place
An invitation email from Sport80 will follow this post within 24 hours. Unless notified otherwise, all places must be accepted within three working days of notification from the BF membership platform (Sport80).

Fencers must confirm the selection by following the instructions in the invitation email, including making any payments due. Athletes who have not made payment in full and completed the registration form within the deadlines will forfeit their place to any remaining reserves.

Any athlete who accepts and pays for their place but fails to appear at the event may be liable for any FIE fines.

For further information about anti-doping, kit requirements and guides to weapons checks, please visit the GBR Senior Zone.

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