05/03/2024- Events


Criteria and process for wildcard places at the British Senior Championships 2024 (‘the Nationals’), for eligible athletes outside of the automatic qualification places of the BF Senior Rankings on 1st March 2024.

Following the invitation of automatic qualifiers for the British Senior Championships 2024, those fencers outside of the automatic qualification places who believe they are eligible for a wildcard place can now apply.


  • Senior or U23 athletes returning from a significant period of absence, a major injury, pregnancy, change of nationality or other significant life events have made them unable to compete and fallen out of the automatic qualification spaces; who were previously ranked in the top 25 of the BF Senior Rankings within the last three years – or top 100 of the FIE Rankings.
  • Athletes displaced from the automatic qualification spaces (set tab.1) due to international fencers (ineligible to compete for GBR) being placed within the reserved spaces.
  • Junior athletes that have met selection standards for respective major championships (European and World) as a Junior, in order of the BF Junior Rankings on the 1st of March 2024.
  • Junior athletes are currently ranked in the top 8 of the Junior Rankings as ordered on the 1st of March, 2024.
  • Last year’s Cadets met selection standards for respective major championships as cadets in order of the BF Cadet Rankings on the 1st of March 2024.
  • An ADP athlete (of any age) in the top 100 on the 1st of March 2024 of the BF Senior ranking whose attendance would support their development with a documented IADP shared with the ADP.

Entry Limits (tab.1)

Weapon Number of Top Eligible Fencers Spaces Reserved in 1st Entry Window Total Entry Limit  Wildcard Places available
Men’s Epee 58 77 8
Men’s Foil 42 56 6
Men’s Sabre 42 56 6
Women’s Epee 36 49 5
Women’s Foil 26 35 4
Women’s Sabre 21 28 3



Wildcard form opens on 5th March 2024

Form completed by 15th March 2024

Acceptance of invitation by 22nd March 2024

As a reminder, entries open for open entry (e.g. those outside the automatic qualification places and those who do not receive a wildcard entry) on 25th March 2024.


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