2021 Cadet & Junior National Championships

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Cadet National Championships: 11th September 2021
Junior National Championships: 12th September 2021

Venue:  David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Eligibility Requirements: here

Minimum ages: here

Membership Level Required: Compete Membership


            • Juniors – under 20 on 1st January 2022, i.e. born 2002 and at least 13 on the day of the event
            • Cadets – under 17 on 1st January 2022, i.e. born 2005  and at least 11 on the 1st January 2022

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: The format will be one round of poules, with a 10-20% cut, followed by DE.

Ranking Multiplier: The ranking multiplier will be 200.

More information on Ranking Multipliers can be found here.

More information on BRC Formats can be found here.

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

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

Entry Fee: £75. Please note due to scheduling, participants are only able to enter ONE weapon per competition.

Entry Closing Date:  27th August 2021, 5pm

Check-In: There is no check-in at this event.  Fencers must report to the referee on 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.

Fencing can start a maximum of 10 mins before the official start time if all fencers for the competition are present at their piste.

Start times:

Event  Cadet – 11/09/2021 Junior -12/09/2021
Men’s Epee 09:00 09:00
Men’s Foil 09:00 09:00
Men’s Sabre 09:00 09:00
Women’s Epee 12:15 12:15
Women’s Foil 12:15 12:15
Women’s Sabre 12:45 12:45


Withdrawal: Fencers can withdraw up to 12noon the day before their competition.  This must be done via email to [email protected] with the subject line FENCER WITHDRAWAL – C&J NATIONALS 2021

On the day withdrawals can be done via phone – please call/text 07738107026 on the day

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.

COVID Mitigation Procedures 

As per our previous announcement here, BF intend to implement COVID Mitigation procedures at the Cadet and Junior Nationals 2021. At present, the mitigation measures in place will include:

  • Mandatory wearing a face-covering whilst not fencing (unless exempt)
  • Field of play restrictions
  • No coaching during the poules
  • No shouting
  • No handshaking/elbow touching – replaced with salutes on the on guard line
  • Pre-Event Lateral Flow Tests

The mitigation procedures in place will be in review prior to the event, with all participants and attendees made aware of any changes or additional measures.

Field of Play Restrictions

Field of Play Accreditation will be in place at the event.

Poules- Other than the referees and competition officials no one other than the athletes are permitted in the field of play.  If an athlete requires additional (non-coaching) field of play assistance during the poules please contact [email protected] so we can discuss appropriate arrangements.

DE- During the Direct Elimination matches: Each athlete, for the duration of their bout is allowed one nominated accredited person within the Field of Play . 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:

Further information and the application process for Coach and Supporter Accreditation will be made available in Mid-August 2021. 

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.

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

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.

Sustainability: As part of BFs commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our sport, no single-use plastic bottles will be permitted on the 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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