Senior World Championships 2018

This page is intended for athletes and coaches attending the Senior World Championships 2018. Please check back to this page regularly for information updates.

 19th – 27th July 2018, Wuxi, China


Competition Information

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Please note: Emails have already gone out to selected athletes and all athletes listed have now been entered.

Individual entry fees must be paid in advance by following the link in the selection email.

Men’s Sabre:
1. James Honeybone
2. Will Deary
3. JJ Webb
4. Curtis Miller

Men’s Epee:   
1. Harrison Nichols

Men’s Foil:
1. Richard Kruse (individual only)
2. Marcus Mepstead
3. James Davis
4. Ben Peggs
Reserve for individual and 4th for team: Keith Cook

Women’s Foil:   
1.  Kate Beardmore


Coaches & Officials

Chef De Mission
Jon Salfield (17th – 22nd July)
Johnny Davis (23rd – 28th July)

GB Coaches 
Jon Salfield (M&WS)

Authorised Personal Coaches (confirmed so far)
Dan Kellner (Marcus Mepstead)
Alex Beardmore (Kate Beardmore)

ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies including –The GBR Coaches Policy and BF Coaches Code of Conduct.

Personal Coaches wishing to join the squad must seek authorisation in advance by emailing [email protected].

General Information

Entry Fees

Athletes must pay their own individual entry fees (55 euros) in advance using the link contained in the email sent on 2/7/2018.

BF will pay the team entry fees using money from the BF Charity and a patron donation.


Flights, travel and Visa’s

Athletes are expected to organise and pay for their own travel (flights and transfers), Visa’s and any accommodation outside of the accommodation booked for the team.

Whilst the Organising Committee are in theory providing Visa letters these are proving very difficult to obtain and athletes are advised to apply for a normal tourist Visa which only required hotel and flight reservation details.



The team hotel will be The Wuxi Grand Hotel which was the hotel selected by the athletes. All athletes must stay at this hotel.

The hotel is NOT an official hotel so athletes must arrange and pay locally for their own transport from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel and back again.

BF will reserve accommodation based on athletes arriving 2 nights before their 1st event and leaving the day after their final event. Athletes must pay the hotel directly on departure.


Official Tracksuits

Available here –



BF will subsidise the costs of the Chef de Mission (s).

BF will be trying to raise additional money to subsidise athletes competing in the World Championships.

All monies raised by the end of the World Championships on this funding page will be split equally between the athletes competing.

You can either choose to share that page or set up your own fundraising pages which links to that page. You may be able to use your fundraising pages to target donations to particular weapons if you like. The advantage of collecting donations through the BF Charity is that they will be eligible for gift aid.



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