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:
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:
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.
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.
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|
Event: 8-9 July, 2017
Mixed senior & developmental team
Selection entirely discretionary
|School Games||Event: tbc
Selection: April, 2017
An U18 event, with selection criteria mandated by School Games
|Senior 5 Nations||
Event: 25 Nov, 2016
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
|Selection is as per the event criteria|
|Senior Commonwealth Championships||Date: November, 2018
Selection: 16th April, 2018; fencers to be notified by 23th April; appeals to be received by 7th May; final selection by 14th May
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
Team selection is based on results at the event
|Cadet & Junior Commonwealth Championships||Date: 2018
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), up to the maximum team size
The Board can apply discretionary selection up to the maximum team size where there are insufficient automatic selectionsTeam 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