Welcome to the Welsh Fencing website. This site is designed to provide all the information you need about Fencing in Wales.
For all the results to the Welsh Open 2016, simply follow the link:
You may also want to pencil in the dates for the Welsh Open 2017: 11 & 12 November, 2017
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:
British Fencing have notified us that 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 is set by BFA, and is outlined below:
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:
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.
U18 on Jan 1st of the season concerned.
The selection policy is mandated by School Games.
This is an elite event; Welsh Fencing will therefore send a competitive team, with a realistic ambition of achieving good results.
The Board has decided that selection to these events will be based on the relevant age-group and weapon rankings, as presented on the BFA website.
Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 20 placing in the ranking lists on selection date, provided they are in the Top 25% of the Ranking List, up to the maximum team size
The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selections
Team selection is based on results at the event.
If there are sufficient selections from the individual events to make up a team, then they will be selected for the Team event. The Board will not make further selections simply to make up teams for the team events. No fencer is guaranteed to be selected for the Team, and no fencer selected for the Team is guaranteed to fence.
U20 on 1st Jan of current season