Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014 - Scotland Team Selection Criteria

The 2014 Commonwealth Federation Fencing Championships will take place in Scotland from 10th – 15th November.

To be eligible for selection for the Team a fencer must;

Be eligible to represent Scotland by meeting one of the following criteria :

  • Born in Scotland
  • One parent born in Scotland
  • Had the provisions of CGF article 24 (1-3) waived by the Commonwealth Fencing Federation

In addition you must:

  • Have been a member of Scottish Fencing for at least a year at the time of selection.
  • Represent Scotland at the 5 Nations Championships in 2013 and 2014 if selected (unless taking part in an event which they are required to in relation to qualifying for GB teams, or unavailable due to certified injury or illness)
  • Selection will be based on GB rankings as at 1st August 2014 (the end of 2013/14 season).
  • Five fencers will be selected at each weapon and a captain named.

The selection criteria are:

  • The first three selections will be made strictly in order from the top 32 of the British Senior ranking. The fourth and fifth fencer will be selected at the discretion of the selection committee.
  • Where fewer than three eligible fencers are to be found within the top 32 places of the appropriate ranking, the selection committee can exercise their discretion based upon factors such as ranking (Senior, Junior or Cadet), experience and potential.
  • Selection will be made by the Performance Committee, and then passed to the Management Board for ratification before announcement.
  • It will be the responsibility of any fencer whose ranking has been adversely affected by an inability to compete to inform the Team Manager and to demonstrate their fitness prior to selection.
  • The only grounds for appeal will be a material inaccuracy in the rankings used for selection and any such appeal should be made in writing to the Administrator at the Scottish Fencing office within two weeks of the publication of the relevant rankings on the British fencing website.