Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to enter CFC2022 (the Senior Championships)?
Provided you have a passport from a CFF-affiliated nation, yes you are eligible to enter CFC2022. Entries must be made through your nation's federation or nomianted representative, so please contact your NGB for details on selection and entry.
Am I eligible to enter CVFC2022 (the Veteran Championships)?
Provided you have a passport from a CFF-affiliated nation and are aged 40 or over on 1 January 2022, yes you are eligible to enter CVFC2022.
What will the format of the competition be?
In the senior individual competition, there will be one round of poules with all fencers promoted to a direct elimination. Bronze medals will be awarded to both losing semi-finallists.
Can I compete in multiple weapons?
In the senior event, no. You must choose which weapon you are competing in. This is to reflect that limited number of entries available to each home nation in the senior event.
Will there be secondary/ancillary team events?
In the senior event, there is presently no intention to run ancillary team events. If, however, there is demand for ancillary team events we will review this option after close of entries.
Will I require an FIE licence to compete?
Yes, CFC2022 and CVFC2022 are both FIE-sanctioned events. Therefore you will need an FIE licence in order to compete.
What standard of kit will I need to compete?
Your equipment must comply with FIE rules. In particular you must have an 800N plastron, and 800N glove (in sabre) and FIE/CEN-marked clothing.
Will armoury services be available at the competition?
Our competition staff will be primarily focussed on maintaining the field of play, operating the call room, and processing weapons control. This means that our competition staff will not be able to provide repairs unless all of their other duties have been concluded.
Will I need a national uniform?
Fencers must wear their name and 3-letter country code. Please note for UK fencers, this is not GBR - it must be ENG, SCO, NIR, WAL, IOM, JER, GUE, or GIB.