EM Competitions

East Midlands Events

East Midlands Championships/GB Cup Qualifier

Date Saturday 20th April

Location : NTU Lee Westwood Sports Centre Nottingham NG11 8NS

Senior championships

Size 5 blades to be used throughout. All fencers must wear breeches and knee length socks – 800N plastrons are also required for all competitors. All clothing must comply with British Fencing clothing regulations.

For foil: masks with lame bibs and mask wires will be required. Soft covers on chest protectors are not required.

For sabre: 800N gloves will be required.

Check in times (to be confirmed):

  • Foil – 9am
  • Sabre – 11am
  • Epee – 1.30pm

Format will be one round of poules with all fencers moving on to the direct elimination (DE) round – in the event of low entry numbers, we may run a mixed gender poule but the DE round will be single gender. 

Please do not enter more than one weapon, as timetabling for this event means we will not be able to accommodate this.

Entry is open to all fencers aged 13 or over as of 1st January 2024 who are affiliated to East Midlands region. Fencers must have Recreational or Compete membership of British Fencing.

GB Cup:

This competition will be used by East Midlands region as the qualifier for the GB Cup. Up to 2 fencers in each category will qualify to represent East Midlands in the GB Cup final competition, scheduled to take place over the weekend of 13th/14th July 2024, at EIS in Sheffield. Further details in respect of the timetable and sign on times for the finals will be available in due course.

Please note: not all fencers who have entered the senior championships will be eligible for selection for the GB Cup.

To represent East Midlands, fencers must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be aged 16 or over on 1 January 2024
  2. Be ranked outside of the top 50 of National Senior rankings in their weapon for Women’s Foil, Epee, Sabre and Men’s Sabre and top 80 for Men’s Foil and Epee as at 1 January 2024
  3. Have never been selected by BF, Home Nation or other National equivalents to represent their Nation at any level (including GB, Home Nations or other National equivalents)
  4. Have never won a Senior Open event
  5. Have a valid BF Membership (Recreational or Compete)
  6. Only enter the Regional event in the Region they have specified on their British Fencing Membership
  7. Only fence in one qualifying event per season
  8. Be a UK resident

Payment of fees for the GB Cup finals is the responsibility of the qualifying fencer and will be collected directly from them by British Fencing via Sport80. Qualifying fencers should advise East Midlands Fencing as soon as possible if they are not able to attend the final event.


Dates: 4-6th May 2024


Dates: 4-6th May 2024

Venue: EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA