Welsh Fencing

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Welsh Open 2017

Welsh Open 2017

We are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the Welsh Open 2017.

This is scheduled to run over the weekend of 11/12 November, 2017.

Use the links below for full details, or to simply enter the event:

 Details  Enter

Coaches Register Updates

Coaches Register (Updated 4 June)

British Fencing publishes once a month, in the first week of the month, a list of BFA Coaches together with their relevant weapon qualifications.

The list can be found here:

 Coaches Register

Welsh Calendar

Sun Jun 25, 2017 - WVFA Welsh Foil
Sat Jul 22, 2017 - Level 1 Coaching Course (ITCF)
Sun Jul 23, 2017 - Level 1 Coaching Course (ITCF)
Sat Jul 29, 2017 - Veterans Celtic Challenge 2017
Sun Jul 30, 2017 - Team Manager Training
Sun Jul 30, 2017 - Veterans Celtic Challenge 2017
Sat Nov 11, 2017 - Welsh Open 2017
Sun Nov 12, 2017 - Welsh Open 2017

To be selected fencers must first be a UK Citizen and hold a UK passport. You must also be able to represent GBR at an international level. You then have a right to represent Welsh fencing provided that:

  1. You are a member of Welsh fencing
  2. You were born in Wales
  3. OR you have a parent born in Wales;
  4. OR you have a grandparent born in Wales;
  5. OR you are normally resident in Wales and have been for a period of time (length depends on age and connection)
  6. Fencers must also show a commitment to fencing competitively by attending at least 5 events outside of the welsh regional events (these can include LPJS, Elite Epee, U14 events, Newham foil, cadet BRC etc)

This year the School Games at Loughborough University will run slightly differently this year, with a change in the number of fencers selected..

This year, three fencers will be selected for each weapon.

The Selection Policy for this event hs been agreed between the Home Nations, and is outlined below:

  • the top two places will be taken from those in the top 75% of the Junior rankings;
  • selection for the 3rd place will be made by selectors in each home country.  Wales intend to base this on junior and cadet rankings.

Welsh Fencing will contact (by email) those who achieve automatic selection, in mid-March. Notification of the third fencer and non-travelling reservese will follow in April, final date to be confirmed.

This policy covers selection for Welsh Fencing Senior teams for Commonwealth Fencing Championships, 5 Nations and Winton Cup events. Selection for Junior, Schools or Student teams are NOT covered by this policy. This policy replaces all previous versions of Welsh Fencing Senior Selection Policy.

Please see below the Selection Criteria for the various Junior events:

Cadet Winton

This is a national inter-region event, held annually. This event is often used to trial fencers who have shown potential and fencers need not be selected on the basis of any particular ranking list (although this will often be the case).

Selection in future will be a balance of fencers who show development potential and more senior colleagues. This change will give opportunity for ‘possibles’ to gain experience at an Intermediate level, and to increase the depth of talent available for Senior event selection.

Given that this is a regional event (rather than a National event), fencers who might in principle be eligible for Welsh team selection, are able to fence for other regions if they are resident outside Wales.