Selections and Rankings

This page contains ranking rules and selection procedures for each age group.  

If you have a question or if this information is unclear, please contact:

- Senior and Junior: Head Office

- Cadet: Clare Halsted, International Cadet Management Group Chair

If you experience problems downloading any of the documents on this page please call Head Office on 020 87423032 or email Head Office.

How fencers are ranked and selected for GBR representation

Fencers are ranked by category (Cadet, Junior, and Senior), weapon (foil, epee, or sabre) and gender.

Rankings are calculated from ranking points earned in competitions. The number of points earned depends on the strength of the competition as well as the fencer's placing.

Please note: Selection dates on the calendar refer to the cut-off date for rankings for specific internationals, not the date the selection will definitely be published.  The list of selected fencers will be produced as soon as possible after this date.

For information on each of the categories please click on the following links:

Cadet Rankings and Selections Page

http://britishfencing.com/GBR/cadets/rankings_and_selections/

Junior Rankings and Selections Page

http://britishfencing.com/GBR/juniors/ranking_and_selections/

Senior Rankings and Selections Page

http://britishfencing.com/GBR/seniors/

Any athlete wishing to be selected 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 of the Performance Director.  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. 


Nominated Events & Selection Dates

Senior Nominated Events – Currently all FIE Senior World Cups and Grand Prix’s are nominated for selection. Senior FIE World Cup and Grand Prix selection dates and selected athletes can be found on the respective GB weapon pages. (http://britishfencing.com/GBR/seniors/)

Junior Nominated Events http://britishfencing.com/GBR/juniors/junior_nominated_competitions_17_18/

Cadet Nominated Events http://britishfencing.com/GBR/cadets/cadet_nominated_competitions_17_18/


Other Rankings and Selections

Selection Policy for 2018 U23 European Championships - 22.06.17

Selection Policy for U23 European Championships - 27.4.16

U23 National Championships and Junior Rolling Ranking - 17.2.15

Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 - Qualification System 09.03.17


Senior Weapon Selection Panels 2017-18

Sabre Selection Panel
Weapon Manager – Pat Aiyenuro
Weapon Talent Pathway Coach – Cyril Tahon
Selector 1 – JoJo Braine
Selector 2 – Anthony Crutchett

Epee Selection Panel
Weapon Manager – Jon Willis
Weapon Talent Pathway Coach (Vacant – additional Selector 3 appointed)
Selector 1 – Lindsay Bottoms
Selector 2 – TBC
Selector 3 – TBC

Foil Selection Panel
Weapon Manager – Sophie Troiano
Weapon Talent Pathway Coach - Chris Galesloot
Selector 1 – Johnny Davis
Selector 2 – Anna Ward

International Senior Management Group
Clare Halsted (Chair)
Weapon Manager - Pat Aiyenuro
Weapon Manager - Jon Willis
Weapon Manager - Sophie Troiano
Talent Pathway Coach Foil - Chris Galesloot
Talent Pathway Coach Sabre - Cyril Tahon
Talent Pathway Coach Epee - Vacant

Talent Pathway Team (Junior Selections)
Steve Garrett (Chair)
Weapon Manager Sabre - Pat Aiyenuro
Weapon Manager Epee - Jon Willis
Weapon Manager Foil - Sophie Troiano
Talent Pathway Coach Foil - Chris Galesloot
Talent Pathway Coach Sabre - Cyril Tahon
Talent Pathway Coach Epee - Vacant

Cadet Selection is done by the International Cadet Management Group, members can be found here:

For information about this season's selections scheme please click on the links below:

British Junior Ranking Scheme - 2017-2018- 02.06.17

2017-18 GBR Junior Selection Policy - 21.6.17

GBR Selection Appeals Process - 21.6.17

GBR Discretionary Selection Form - to be used by athletes wishing to set out mitigating or discretionary factors to be considered by Selectors - 21.6.17

Junior Selection Policy 2016-2017 29.07.2016 


Rankings

Domestic

Domestic rankings are calculated using the

British Junior Ranking Scheme - 2017-2018- 02.06.17

British Cadet and Junior Rankings Points Calculation - 28.5.17

Rankings are available at the following link:

http://britishfencing.com/rankings/


Seniors

Rankings and Selections

Senior Selection Policy 2017-18 - 21.6.17

Senior Selection Policy 2016-17 - 16.09.2016

Senior Selection Dates 2016-17 - 16.09.2016

Senior Ranking Scheme 2015-16

GBR Selection Appeals Process - 21.6.17

GBR Discretionary Selection Form - to be used by athletes wishing to set out mitigating or discretionary factors to be considered by Selectors - 21.6.17

GBR Senior FIE World Cup & Grand Prix Competition Entry Form to be used by athletes to accept their selection for Senior World Cups/Grand Prixes.  BF will not enter an athlete without a completed form - 21.6.17.

International (FIE & EFC) Competitions

Visit the FIE website and the European Fencing Confederation website for the calendar and results of Championships, World Cups, Satellites and EFC circuit events.

Senior GBR Policies

GBR Policies can be found here