2019 Cadet & Junior National Championships

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Withdrawals or Changes
If you are withdrawing or need to change the information submitted for the competition you must call 07738107026.

Important Information, please read: Entries will close when the entry limit is reached which may be ahead of the closing date of 6th September. Due to high demand, entry limits have been increased for the British Cadet & Junior Championship.

Please note that as a result of the high numbers the previously published field of play requirements will be strictly adhered to:

During the Poules: With the exception of referees and competition officials, no-one other than the athletes are permitted in the field of play.  This means no parents, family, coaches and so on.

In addition, for safety reasons, athletes should not bring any fencing bags into the field of play.

For the Poules, athletes may bring up to 3 weapons, 2 body wires and a re-useable water bottle/small towel and allan key in a small bag if necessary. No top bags will be permitted.

For the Direct Elimination bouts, athletes may bring into the field of play, for the duration of the bout, their top bags or dual weapon bags. These should be removed once the bout is over.

Additional FoP Accreditation FAQs can be found here.


Cadet National Championships 21st September 2019
Junior National Championships 22nd September 2019

Venue: SportsDock, University of East London, London, E16 2RD 

Eligibility Requirements: here

Minimum ages: here

Membership Level Required:Compete


            • Juniors – under 20 on 1st January 2020, i.e. born 2000 and at least 13 on the day of the event
            • Cadets – under 17 on 1st January 2020, i.e. born 2003  and at least 11 on the 1st January 2019


GBR Selection Requirement: Yes. These events are a pre-requisite event for any athlete wishing to be selected for Great Britain at Junior and/or Cadet FIE or EFC competitions, more information here.

Format: 1 round of poules with a 20% cut followed by Direct Elimination.

Entries: Entries will be taken via the Sport80 system at www.bf.sport80.com. If you have any problems entering, please contact support@sport80.com in the first instance.

Late entries: After the closing date may be accepted at double entry fee at the organisers’ discretion. Contact events@britishfencing where late entries will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Entry Fees:
Early bird entry fee:              £45 per event (up to 1st August)
Standard entry fee:              £55 per event (up to 6th September)
Late entry fee:                       £110 per event (after 6th September)

Closing Date:             23:59 on Friday 6th September.

Check In:  There is no check-in at this event.  Fencers must report to their piste, ready to fence, 15mins before the scheduled start time.
Poules will be drawn and displayed online at 6pm the day before the competition.  Information will also be displayed at the venue.

Start times:

Event Cadet – 21/09/2019 Junior -22/09/2019
Start time Entry limit Start time Entry limit
Men’s Epee 09:00 63 09:00 77
Men’s Foil 09:00 84 09 :00 84
Men’s Sabre 09:00 63 13:45 63
Women’s Epee 12:00 63 12:00 63
Women’s Foil 12:00 63 12:00 63
Women’s Sabre 13:30 42 09:00 42


Withdrawal: Fencers can withdraw up to 12noon the day before their competition.  This must be done via email to events@britishfencing.com with the subject line FENCER WITHDRAWAL – C&J NATIONALS 2019

On the day withdrawals can be done via phone – number will be confirmed nearer the time.

Any fencer who has entered and does not present themselves to fence, except in a case of properly authenticated ‘force majeure’, will be penalised with a £250 fine with their British Fencing membership suspended until the payment of fine is received.  This fine will not apply if the fencer has withdrawn as per the procedure above. For withdrawals due to illness and injury a medical certificate will be required.

For a full description of the Withdrawal Process please click here.


Refunds: No refunds will be given.


Club Information: Fencers should confirm their club is up to date on their membership profile before entering, as no changes will be allowed on the day of the competition.  Clubs must be registered with British Fencing.

Cadet Results: http://www.engarde-service.com/files/britishfencing/cadet19/

Junior Results: http://www.engarde-service.com/files/britishfencing/junior19/


Equipment:  All fencers must wear correct kit as per British Fencing rules. This will include 800N sabre gloves as per the rule at http://www.britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=841


Venue info: There is plenty of parking at the venue – the University car park will be open and manned throughout the weekend. There is a café within UEL.


Medical: There will be paramedics at the event throughout. They will be seated in an area clearly marked as MEDICAL.


Welfare: There will be a dedicated welfare officer at the event who will be clearly visible throughout. All welfare issues that arise at the event must be reported to the welfare officer present.


UTF: The unwillingness to fence rules brought in by the FIE on 1st January 2019 will be enforced.


Field of Play Accreditation: will be in operation for the event.

Coaches on the BF coaching register will receive field of play Coach Accreditation for the event. Coaches are expected to be sensitive to situations where young children (esp those U14) are competing without coaches and have greater responsibility for the welfare of both fencers in these scenarios.

Athletes that wish to have another person on the field of play while they compete should ask that person to apply for a field of play Supporter Accreditation.

This could be for the scenario where athletes do not have a Coach attending, or where a single coach is looking after multiple athletes and is unlikely to be able to support all the athlete’s DE matches.

There will be a maximum of one Supporter Accreditation per athlete and the supporter must be a BF member. (This is to ensure that the supporter has agreed to the BF codes of conduct). Accreditation will not entitle anyone to permanent field of play access, but will permit that individual to act as the field of play supporter for the duration of the bout in the event that an athlete does not have an Accredited Coach present.


Field of Play Restrictions: During the Poules: Other than the referees and competition officials no-one other than the athletes are permitted in the field of play.  This means no parents, family, coaches and so on. Please note that the viewing opportunities in the hall where the poules are running are extremely limited so 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 equality@britishfencing.com so we can discuss appropriate arrangements.

During the Direct Elimination matches: Each athlete, for the duration of their bout is allowed one nominated accredited person within the field of play (see above). ONE accredited coach or, in the absence of a coach, ONE accredited member of BF.

There may be designated areas for these accredited nominated individuals to stand.

Once the athlete has finished fencing these accredited nominated individuals are expected to immediately leave the field of play, to allow the next match to commence.

Fencers and their accredited nominated individuals who are next on piste cannot wait for their match inside the field of play.


Applying for Field of Play Accreditation: Coach and Supporter Accreditation will be free for applications received by 16th September.

Supporter Accreditation (primarily for parents) can be applied for here. One application will need to be submitted per child per event.

Coach Accreditation can be applied for here. Only one application per coach is necessary.

Any additional accreditations required after that date or on the day will be subject to an additional charge.

Individuals applying for accreditation (Supporter or Coach) 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 a field of play.

Accredited individuals are expected to cooperate with officials and ensure that at any one time, one athlete is supported by one nominated accredited individual on the field of play.

If Supporters or Coaches remain on field of play despite being asked to leave by an official they will have their accreditation removed. Referees and Competition Officials have the right to remove accreditations from people in these instances.

Any accredited individual who receives a black card (for any reason) will have their accreditation removed and will be automatically banned for 2 months from attending BF competitions in an accredited capacity.


Sustainability: As part of BFs commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our sport, no single use plastic bottles will be permitted on field of play. We hope that the community will support efforts in this area and ensure that everyone brings re-useable bottles to the venue. Where possible, re-useable bottles will be on sale.


Safety/Field of Play (Updated 03/09/2019): Due to unprecedented numbers of competitors BF will be strictly adhering to the field of play restrictions. For safety reasons athletes should not bring any fencing bags to the field of play.

For the Poules, athletes may bring up to 3 weapons, 2 body wires and a re-useable water bottle/small towel and allan key in a small bag if necessary. No top bags will be permitted.

For the Direct Elimination bouts athletes may bring into the field of play for the duration of the bout their top bags or dual weapon bags and these should be removed once the bout is over.



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