2019 Cadet & Junior National Championships

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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 and over 13 on 1st January 2019, i.e. born 2000 – 2006.
  • Cadets – under 17 and over 11 on 1st January 2019, i.e. born 2003 – 2008.


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 31st July)
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 77 08:00 77
Men’s Sabre 09:00 56 13:45 63
Women’s Epee 12:00 56 12:00 63
Women’s Foil 12:00 56 12:00 56
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 https://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.


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.

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.

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

During the Direct Elimination matches: Each athlete, for the duration of their bout is allowed one nominated supporter within the field of play. ONE coach or (in the absence of a coach, ONE nominated member of BF. There may be designated areas for supporters to stand.

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

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

Any coach or supporter who receives a black card will have their accreditation removed and will be automatically banned for 2 months from attending BF competitions in an accredited capacity.

All accreditation will be free on advance application (link to follow).

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.



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