Welsh Open 2017 Result

For a full set of results from the Welsh Open 2017, please follow the link.

Coaches Register Updates (Feb)

British Fencing publishes, periodically, a list of BFA Coaches together with their relevant weapon qualifications.

Welsh Events Calendar

Calendar of Welsh events, including Senior events, Youth events, Coaching workshops and Youth Development Session with online entry forms.

Summary of Team Selection

The following table outlines the summary details of selection for the Wales team for the various Cadet, Junior and Senior events for which a national team is selected.

Further detail can be found in each of the specific Selection Articles in the menu below.

Event Date/Venue Support Team Selection Criteria
Senior Winton

Event: 8-9 July, 2017
Selection: 30 April, 2017
Venue: Nottingham

Jim Crawfurd

Mixed senior & developmental team

Selection entirely discretionary

School Games Event: tbc
Selection: April, 2017
Venue: Loughborough
Fran Russell
John Rees
Peter Russell

An U18 event, with selection criteria mandated by School Games

Senior 5 Nations

Event: 25 Nov, 2016
Selection: 31 July, 2017
Venue: Cardiff

Jim Crawfurd

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 50 placing in the Senior Rankings on selection date, up to the maximum team size of 4

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size

Cadet Winton Event: Dec, 2017
Selection: 30 Oct, 2017
Venue: Millfield

tbc

Selection is as per the event criteria
Challenge Wratislavia Event: March, 2018
Selection: December, 2017
Venue: Poland
tbc

Team of 7 fencers per weapon, across all 6 weapons, covering U13 & U15 age groups. Preferred mix of 4xU15, plus 3xU13.

Selection via ranking on the Welsh Youth League, for fencers attending a minimum of 5 events outside of the Welsh regional events.  See the Selection Criteria for full details.

Senior Commonwealth Championships Date: November, 2018
Venue: Australia
Selection: 16th April, 2018; fencers to be notified by 23th April; appeals to be received by 7th May; final selection by 14th May
tbc

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 30 placing in the ranking lists on selection date, provided they are in the Top 25% of the Ranking List (excluding those with no points), up to the maximum team size

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selections.

Please note selections will be based on the latest available UK rankings at the selection date, and therefore results from the British Championships and other events that fall before 16th April but have not yet been included in the U.K. Rankings will NOT count towards rankings for selection purposes.

Team selection is based on results at the event.

The only grounds for appeal will be either a material inaccuracy in the rankings used for selection or the incorrect application of this stated selection policy. Fencers are responsible for reporting ranking inaccuracies to the specific weapon ranking co-ordinator.  Appeals will be decided by the Board, whose decision shall be final.

Cadet & Junior Commonwealth Championships Date: 2018
Selection: T-6months
tbc

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 (excluding those with no points); and/or

- selected to represent GBR in the 2017-18 season

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

Please note that the Board reserves the right to decide not to select/send a team for any event, regardless of fencers meeting the selection criteria.  Selection of all teams is the responsibility of the Board; they may, however, request input from weapon-specific coaches.

When applying discretionary selection, it is important to note that rankings are taken into account but are not the sole criteria.  For example, when selecting for the Senior 5 Nations, senior rankings will be considered as a guide, as will junior and cadet rankings for the younger fencers.  Other factors may also be taken into account. In particular the selection panel may compare all potential candidates on the basis of the following:

- The number and quality of competitions entered

- Past performance for Wales

- Results of Welsh Closed Championships

- Future potential

The following table outlines the summary details of selection for the Wales team for the various Cadet, Junior and Senior events for which a national team is selected.

Further detail can be found in each of the specific Selection Articles in the menu below.

Event Date/Venue Support Team Selection Criteria
Senior Winton

Event: 8-9 July, 2017
Selection: 30 April, 2017
Venue: Nottingham

Jim Crawfurd

Mixed senior & developmental team

Selection entirely discretionary

School Games Event: tbc
Selection: April, 2017
Venue: Loughborough
Fran Russell
John Rees
Peter Russell

An U18 event, with selection criteria mandated by School Games

Senior 5 Nations

Event: 25 Nov, 2016
Selection: 31 July, 2017
Venue: Cardiff

Jim Crawfurd

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 50 placing in the Senior Rankings on selection date, up to the maximum team size of 4

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size

Cadet Winton Event: Dec, 2017
Selection: 30 Oct, 2017
Venue: Millfield

tbc

Selection is as per the event criteria
Challenge Wratislavia Event: March, 2018
Selection: December, 2017
Venue: Poland
tbc

Team of 7 fencers per weapon, across all 6 weapons, covering U13 & U15 age groups. Preferred mix of 4xU15, plus 3xU13.

Selection via ranking on the Welsh Youth League, for fencers attending a minimum of 5 events outside of the Welsh regional events.  See the Selection Criteria for full details.

Senior Commonwealth Championships Date: November, 2018
Venue: Australia
Selection: 16th April, 2018; fencers to be notified by 23th April; appeals to be received by 7th May; final selection by 14th May
tbc

Automatic selection for those achieving a Top 30 placing in the ranking lists on selection date, provided they are in the Top 25% of the Ranking List (excluding those with no points), up to the maximum team size

The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selections.

Please note selections will be based on the latest available UK rankings at the selection date, and therefore results from the British Championships and other events that fall before 16th April but have not yet been included in the U.K. Rankings will NOT count towards rankings for selection purposes.

Team selection is based on results at the event.

The only grounds for appeal will be either a material inaccuracy in the rankings used for selection or the incorrect application of this stated selection policy. Fencers are responsible for reporting ranking inaccuracies to the specific weapon ranking co-ordinator.  Appeals will be decided by the Board, whose decision shall be final.

Cadet & Junior Commonwealth Championships Date: 2018
Selection: T-6months
tbc

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 (excluding those with no points); and/or

- selected to represent GBR in the 2017-18 season

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

Please note that the Board reserves the right to decide not to select/send a team for any event, regardless of fencers meeting the selection criteria.  Selection of all teams is the responsibility of the Board; they may, however, request input from weapon-specific coaches.

When applying discretionary selection, it is important to note that rankings are taken into account but are not the sole criteria.  For example, when selecting for the Senior 5 Nations, senior rankings will be considered as a guide, as will junior and cadet rankings for the younger fencers.  Other factors may also be taken into account. In particular the selection panel may compare all potential candidates on the basis of the following:

- The number and quality of competitions entered

- Past performance for Wales

- Results of Welsh Closed Championships

- Future potential

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce the following team for the Cadet and Junior Commonwealths 2018.

Please find below the Wales Team selected for Challenge Wratislavia 2018.

The official website can be found here: http://www.challengewratislavia.pl/en/

 FoilEpeeSabre
U13 Boys Ryan Zhang (declined)
Cai Eastwood (declined)
Rhys Jackson
Lewys Evans
Cai Eastwood
Sebastian Evans Reeves
Nathaniel Kloss
Rhodri Boore
Bobby Childs
Ben Edwards
U13 Girls Ellie Thomas Amelie Russell  
U15 Boys Oliver Howarth
James Kloss
Oliver Skeen
Ethan Steer
Morgan Foracre-Evans Dylan Galazka
U15 Girls Rhiannon Craig
Seren Williams
Rebecca Wreyford
Ella Williams
Rhiannon Craig
Amy Westwell
Officials TM Fran Russell
Coaching: Peter Russell and Ethan Ridsdale
TM Rachel Wreyford
Coaching: John Rees and Sam Boyle
TM Alun Boore
Coaching: Fran Russell and Henry Talbot
 

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Cadet Winton Cup 2017, to be held in Millfield School on Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th December:

Welsh Team Officials: Carl Difford, Sam Boyle, Elaine Corcoran, Rachel Wreyford.

 MenWomen
Foil Harri Hayes (Captain)
Oliver Howarth
James Kloss
Rhodri Gibbon
Phoebe Dawe (Captain)
Chloe Fielding
Seren Williams
Rhiannon Craig
Epee Dylan Ballard (Captain)
Edward Don
Rhys Williams
Morgan Fouracre-Evans
Louise Sadler (Captain)
Lulu Willett
Rebecca Wreyford
Dana Fielding
Sabre Ru Florence (Captain)
Max Brindle
Owen Swainson
Erin Corcoran (Captain)
Amy Westwell
Alex Clement
 

Please find below the confirmed Wales Team selected for the Senior Five Nations 2017, to be held in Cardiff on Saturday 25th November:

Please find below the Wales Regional Team selected for the Senior Winton 2017:

The Executive Board of Welsh Fencing are pleased to confirm the teams for the School Games 2017.

Please find below the Wales Team selected for the Cadet Winton Cup 2016, to be held in Millfield School on Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th December:

Team Manager: Carl Difford.

 MenWomen
Foil Daniel Clays
Jack Davies
Harri Hayes
Mathew Williams
Phoebe Dawe
Lily Davies
Chloe Fielding
Eleanor Regnart-Butler
Epee Dylan Ballard
George Morris
Rhys Williams
Alys Edwards
Louise Sadler
Abi Watkins
Rebecca Wreyford
Sabre Ru Florence
Tom Jackson
William Jolley
Ian Ren
Amy Chapman-Parsons
Alex Clement
Cushla Gray
Stephanie Phennah