FIE Satellites (Senior)

Satellite competitions were introduced to the FIE calendar to develop fencing in specific geographic regions. Results at satellites are also awarded points for the official FIE ranking. A full list of the FIE Satellite events is available on www.fie.org.

Entries

Entry to FIE Satellite competitions are governed by the conditions of the particular competition and/or FIE regulations and any fencer must meet any such conditions/regulation to be considered for selection including holding an FIE licence.

Athletes wishing to be entered for an FIE Satellite should complete this form and return to  headoffice@britishfencing.com. GBR entries are on a first come, first served basis, as there are currently no British Fencing selection criteria for entry. Athletes must have competed in the Senior National Championships.

Entries must be submitted to BF 3 weeks prior to the event.  The FIE must receive entries no later than 7 days prior to the event.  Late entries are at the FIE’s discretion and a fine of €150 will be charged by the FIE – the fencer wanting the late entry will be responsible for the payment of the fine and resourcing any associated refereeing requirement/referee fine.  Fencers should only book their flights and accommodation once they have received confirmation of their entry.

To order your FIE licence log into your membership portal at bf.sport80.com then click on the licence tab on the left.

Referee Requirements

A maximum of 4 fencers per country can compete without a referee, 5-9 entries 1 referee 10 or more entries 2 referees.  The athlete that is entered in spaces 5 or 10 will be assigned the primary responsibility for sourcing the referee for the event and a notification will go out to all athletes on each assignment explaining the need for an additional referee and identifying the person responsible for leading the process to source and assign a referee.

All fencers are expected to check online FIE or EFC entry lists as the event approaches and actively liaise with the other team members with regards to arranging referees.  Failure to engage in the process to discuss sourcing referees does not mean that you are not liable for costs.  Any athlete that withdraws once a requirement for a referee is identified is still responsible for their share of refereeing costs.

Please note that if referees are required, all referee costs are expected to be divided amongst all the fencers, unless the fencers come to an alternative agreement.  The FIE fine is currently €1000 if the referee requirements are not met.  Fencers entered for the satellite event will have to pay the fine between them.

Fencers should regularly check the entries on the FIE website here: www.fie.org/competitions.

Withdrawal

The FIE will fine any athlete that fails to notify them of withdrawal or fails to provide sufficient and adequate information for the withdrawal.

Withdrawal from the event will incur a fine if past the entry deadline and the fencer will be responsible for the full amount of the fine.  Withdrawals from events must be requested via email to headoffice@britishfencing.com at least 3 working days prior to the entry deadline to ensure this deadline is met.  No refund of administration charges will be due.

There are exceptions for medical reasons.  Athletes withdrawing for medical reasons should complete a Medical Form and email it to  headoffice@britishfencing.com.  Please complete carefully and in full.  Athletes will be solely liable for any FIE fines incurred.

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