Licenses are valid for one event only.
Licenses can be purchased up to 24 months in advance but confer no rights on the organiser other than that of insurance.
You must be a member of British Fencing to be an event organiser and apply for an Event License.
All events must:
A Welfare Officer must be in place for all events where children (U18s) or vulnerable adults are participating, either as fencers or officials.
If any of the details about the competition changes you must inform [email protected] so that our insurers can be notified and our calendar updated.
Events must be named in such a way that they do not cause confusion, purporting to be something they are not. Events titles using British or Home Nation descriptors (such as English, England, British, Welsh, Scotland, UK) alongside words such as Championships, must have authorisation from the Home Nation body and/or British Fencing before applying for a license.
If you wish to have a copy of the BF proof of insurance (typically required by venues) please contact [email protected].
In the event that a competition is cancelled there will be no refunds.
Ranking Events must:
British Fencing reserve the right to reduce/disallow ranking points from competitions which do not meet these criteria, or are not run in a way deemed appropriate for them to count towards a fencers’ national ranking.
If you have any queries, or wish to have confirmation regarding your event counting towards national rankings, please contact British Fencing Events [email protected]
Organisers must ensure they are aware of the latest ranking rules (available here) . Organisers must ensure that all competitors are in possession of a current British Fencing membership of an appropriate level for the event, or that they fall into the category of “overseas fencers” if appropriate (see ranking schemes for further information). All events must submit complete results (including BFA numbers of all competitors – see www.fencingresults.net for support with this) within 7 days of the event. All events must enforce British Fencing rules, codes of conduct and welfare policies. British Fencing reserves the right to reduce or remove ranking points from any Competition for matters not covered by these rules.
For any enquiries please contact [email protected].
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