Satellite competitions were introduced to the FIE calendar to develop fencing in specific geographic regions. Results at satellites are also awarded points for the official FIE ranking.
Entry to FIE Satellite competitions will be governed by the conditions of the particular competition and/or FIE regulations and any fencer must meet any such conditions/regulation to be considered for selection including holding an FIE licence.
A full list of the FIE Satellite events is available on www.fie.org
Medical Form to be completed by any fencer wishing to withdraw from an FIE event. The completed form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The FIE will fine any athlete that fails to notify them of withdrawal or fails to provide sufficient and adequate information for the withdrawal. Please complete carefully and in full. Athletes will be solely liable for any FIE fines incurred.
GBR entries are on a first come, first served basis, as there are currently no British Fencing selection criteria for entry. Entries must be submitted to BF 3 weeks prior to the event. The FIE must receive entries no later than 7 days prior to the event. Late entries are at the FIE’s discretion and a fine of €150 will be charged by the FIE – the fencer wanting the late entry will be responsible for the payment of the fine and resourcing any associated refereeing requirement/referee fine.
Note: Any athlete wishing to be selected/entered for Great Britain at FIE or EFC competitions must compete in the National Championships in the relevant category – Cadet, Junior or Senior. Only in exceptional circumstances will an exemption be granted, which must be sought in advance and have received written approval from Head Office. In the event an athlete is unexpectedly injured or ill a doctor’s note will be required to be submitted to Head Office within one week of the date of the Championships.
The only exception would be if an athlete does not have British citizenship at the point of the National Championships but subsequently receives British citizenship.
A maximum of 4 fencers per country without a referee, 5-9 entries 1 referee and 10 or more entries require 2 referees. Fencers are expected to check online FIE entry lists as the event approaches and liaise with other team members with regards to arranging referees. Fencers are required to source and contribute to the costs of any required referees.
Please note that if referees are required, all referee costs are expected to be divided amongst all the fencers, unless the fencers come to an alternative agreement. The FIE fine is currently €1000 if the referee requirements are not met. Fencers entered for the satellite event will have to pay the fine between them.
Fencers should regularly check the entries on the FIE website here: www.fie.org/competitions.
Withdrawal from the event will incur a fine if past the entry deadline and the fencer will be responsible for the full amount of the fine.
Fencers should only book their flights and accommodation once they have received confirmation of their entry.
To order your FIE licence please log into your membership portal at bf.sport80.com then click on the licence tab on the left.