FORMAT AND RULES

The GB League is for everyone!

The GB League has been designed to mirror many of the aspects already seen in inter-club competitive sparring. Clubs are encouraged to adapt their GB League fixtures to their facilities and situation. The focus for participating clubs and coaches is creating a fun and inclusive environment.

The following format and rules are to be followed for both the 5-Hit and 15-Hit GB League fixtures.

  • Have fun! Remember to be sporting, supportive and encourage your fellow fencers!
  • All participants will compete in a round-robin competition at the fixture. The more matches you play, the more points you can get!
  • Formats can be flexible and adapted to suit the needs of your club.
  • Matches can be self-refereed – Although some clubs may use the GB League as an opportunity for referee development.
  • Everyone can fence everyone! There are no age or gender restrictions. Bouts between fencers of different ages can take place in line with the club’s risk assessment and following BF safety guidelines.
  • For each match, the winner will receive 3 points, the opponent will receive 1 point. There are no additional points gained for the number of hits scored in the GB League.
  • BF will introduce opportunities for bonus points! All opportunities will be announced in advance and controlled by BF.
  • GB League points will only be assigned when bouts take place at a licensed GB League fixture. Results from any other fixtures will not be added to the leaderboards.
  • Results and positions from the GB League will not be used to make any GBR selection decisions.
  • All participants are reminded to comply with BF Kit and Equipment requirements while taking part in the GB League.

If you have a question about the format of the GB League, let us know by submitting a query here.

 

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