EM Competitions

East Mids GB Cup Qualifier and Senior Championships

Sunday 12th  March 2023

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:

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

It may be possible for people to fence more than one weapon on the day but this will depend on final numbers. Please only enter one weapon for now (to avoid unnecessary refunds) and email secretary@emfencing.com so we can gauge how much interest there is.

Entry is open to all fencers aged 13 or over as of 1st January 2023 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, on 3rd/4th June 2023, at EIS in Sheffield. Further details in respect of the timetable and sign on times 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 2023
  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 2023
  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 final competition is the responsibility of the qualifying fencer and will be collected directly from them by British Fencing. Qualifying fencers should advise East Midlands Fencing as soon as possible if they are not able to attend the final event.

Entry Requirements:

Fencers must have a Recreational or full compete membership to compete in the event and have affiliation to East Midlands Region on their Sport80 account. All memberships will be validated. PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGIONAL AFFILIATION IN YOUR SPORT80 ACCOUNT BEFORE ENTERING.





Dates: 29th April- 1st May 2023

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

Schedule:  Check In times to be confirmed in late March when entries are confirmed via RQEs (Regional Qualifying Events)

Saturday 29th April Sunday 30th April Monday 1st May
U18 Boys Foil U14 Boys Foil U12 Boys Foil
U16 Boys Foil U14 Girls Foil U16 Girls Foil
U18 Girls Foil U12 Girls Foil U18 Boys Epee
U14 Boys Epee U16 Boys Epee U18 Girls Epee
U12 Boys Epee U16 Girls Epee U14 Girls Epee
U12 Girls Epee U18 Boys Sabre U16 Boys Sabre
U16 Girls Sabre U18 Girls Sabre U14 Boys Sabre
U14 Girls Sabre U12 Boys Sabre U12 Girls Sabre

Membership Level Required: Compete (including for RQEs)

Check your BF membership and log into the platform here 

Age Groups:

U12 – Born 2011 or 2012

U14 – Born 2009 or 2010

U16 – Born 2007 or 2008

U18 – Born 2005 or 2006

Entry Fee: £47.50

Qualification through Regional Qualifying Events (RQEs) – Qualifiers will be sent invites to accept their place and pay the entry fee after qualifiers are complete.

The BF Entry Fee Support Scheme will be in place for this event.

BF is mindful of the rising costs of attending fencing events and the potential barrier to participation this creates for some members of our community.

As a result, BF is offering a limited number of free entries to qualified fencers to attend the 2023 BYCs. These will be offered based on financial need, not on ability.  This scheme will cover 100% of the entry fee cost.

Qualifiers to the 2023 BYCs will be able to complete an online application to apply. Further information will be released in Early 2023.

Event Format:

Each competition will follow the same format, one round of poules (a round robin, usually with between 6-7 fencers in a poule), followed by DE (Direct Elimination/Knock out stages). All competitors will progress to the DE (No cut).

Event Welfare Officer: Liz Behnke – Contact Number: 07717740125




Last Updated: 3rd February 2023


Dates: 15th – 16th April 2023

Venue: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, London, N9 0AR


Saturday 15th April – Individual Events

Men’s Epee

Men’s Foil

Men’s Sabre

Women’s Epee

Women’s Foil

Women’s Sabre

Sunday 16th April – Team Events

Men’s Team Epee

Men’s Team  Foil

Men’s Team Sabre

Women’s Team Epee

Women’s Team Foil

Women’s Team Sabre

Entry Process

Information on Entry Process and Timeline can be found here

Ranking Information

Information on Ranking Points can be found here

Team Events

  • This is restricted to teams from BF Affiliated clubs, strict criteria for representing the club (no ‘scratch’ teams). Limited to 2 teams per Club in each weapon. It is limited to one club member per team who is not eligible to compete for GBR (Under the eligibility criteria stated here)
  • Winning club qualifies for the European Cup – the EFC European Club Championships.

Event Welfare Officer: Liz Behnke – Contact Number: 07717740125

Eligibility and Membership Level: British Championships at Junior, Under 23 and Senior levels will be open only to those holding British Nationality, including those holding multiple nationalities, provided the fencer does not hold an FIE licence issued for a country other than Great Britain. More information on eligibility can be found here.

For the British Team Championships, each team may have a maximum of 1 fencer who does not hold British Nationality or holds an FIE licence for another federation other than British Fencing.

All fencers for both the individual and team events must hold a British Fencing Compete Membership. 

Equipment: All fencers must wear the correct kit as per British Fencing rules. This will include FIE chest protectors (m.25 4(c) ) and 800N sabre gloves (as per the rule at https://www.britishfencing.com/urgent-safety-notice-sabre-gloves/)

Masks with 2 rear safety systems are required -see further information here

England Youth Championships

The 2023 EYCs will be held on 17-18 June 2023.

This is going to be a fantastic event and celebration of youth fencing in England so make sure you are there!


Hertfordshire Sports Village


More details will follow but the venue is booked.

We will keep you updated as planning progresses.


If you are interested in volunteering at the EYCs or have any questions about the event, please contact us at eyc@englandfencing.org.uk