Welsh Fencing

Welsh Closed Events are events organised by Welsh Fencing, designed and delivered for the Welsh Fencing community.  They include youth and senior events.

Welsh Events Calendar

Sat Oct 21, 2017 - Youth Development Session
Sat Nov 11, 2017 - Welsh Open 2017
Sun Nov 12, 2017 - Welsh Open 2017
Sat Nov 25, 2017 - Senior 5 Nations
Sun Nov 26, 2017 - AGM
Sun Dec 3, 2017 - Coaching Development Session
Sun Jan 7, 2018 - Welsh National Championships
Sun Jan 28, 2018 - Coaching Development Session
Sun Feb 4, 2018 - O'Sullivan Cup 2018
Sun Feb 11, 2018 - BYC Qualifiers (Epee)
Sun Feb 18, 2018 - BYC Qualifiers (Sabre)
Sun Feb 25, 2018 - BYC Qualifiers (Foil)
Sun Mar 11, 2018 - Welsh National Team Championships

Guidelines

Welsh Fencing manage a schedule of events for its Members.  This means that your Membership must be up-to-date and you MUST be affiliated to Welsh Fencing in order to fence in any of these events.  Membership records will be checked when you enter any event. Clearly, if you do not meet these criteria, you will be unable to compete. If you wish to review or renew your Membership, please check the Membership page.

There are schedules of events for youth fencers as well as adult fencers.  Adult fencers clearly cannot fence in youth events; however, youth fencers MAY fence in adult events, provided they meet the minimum age criteria stated by BFA.  For details of age groups and equipment requirements, read the following article: Youth Age Groups & Equipment.

Safety is also important.  BFA have published guidelines on safety (safety-guidelines/) and clothing(592_chart_of_2006_clothing_rules.pdf). Please familiarise yourself with these, as Welsh Fencing will conform with these guidelines.

Competition Entry

This part of the website shows the full Welsh Fencing Event Calendar.  We prefer online access to all events (Enter Online), but if you would prefer to enter by post, with a cheque, you will also find all the Entry Forms.  You can also find out exactly who has entered for which event: Current Competition Entries.

Youth Entries

Each year there is confusion around the age groups in which children fence.  This is governed by their age on the 1st January in the season.  To simplify things, we have created are article defining exactly which age fence in which group, based on their birth year.  This also clarifies weapon sizes and equipment requirements: Youth Age Groups & Equipment.  If anything is still not clear, feel free to drop me a line.