Welsh Fencing

Welcome to the Welsh Fencing website. This site is designed to provide all the information you need about Fencing in Wales.

Welsh Open 2016 Results

Welsh Open 2016 Results

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


Coaches Register Updates

Coaches Register (Updated 6 Feb)

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

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.



Age Group

U18 on Jan 1st of the season concerned.

School Games

The selection policy is mandated by School Games.

Cadet/Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships

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.

Individual Events

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 selections

Team Events

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.

Age Group

U20 on 1st Jan of current season