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. For Home Country fencers, please contact the appropriate Home Country Association for its representation requirements.

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. Entry to CVFC2022 is open, i.e. you do not have to go through a selection process with your federation. Details on how to enter will be released later in 2021.

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. In the veteran individual competition, all age groups will compete in a single combined category. There will be one round of poules with all fencers promoted to a direct elimination to determine a single overall champion. Bronze medals will be awarded to both losing sem-finallists. Additionally, the highest placed fencer in each of the four age categories will be awarded an age-category medal. In the team event for both seniors and veterans, the format will be a direct elimination seeded from the results of the individual competition. There will only be a third-place playoff match to determine the bronze medallists if 5 teams or fewer have entered the event.

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. In the veterans event, yes, you will be able to compete in all three weapons in both individual and team events.

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. In the veteran event, yes, ancillary team events will be run. It will be necessary to register your ancillary team by 15:00 the day before the competition. Further details will be announced after the close of individual 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. Weapons, wires, masks, gloves, and conductive jackets (lames) will all be subject to a weapons control the day before competing. Please note: at foil and sabre, only 2-pin bodywires will be allowed.

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. There will be an equipment stall at the competition for buying new kit. They are, however, an independent enterprise to the competition staff.

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. The authorised national colours/stripes/patch/logo must be worn on both legs, and is optional on the arms. For senior UK fencers, this must not be the GBR patch. However, veteran fencers from the UK may wear the old GBR "stripe". Additionally, it is not required for all fencers in a team to wear matching uniforms/kit.