Under 15 International Qualifying Event

Entry for 10 December is now open use this link.

Format is one round of poules followed by direct elimination which is the same as Challenge Wratislavia. 

The start and check in times are the same for each weapon so for girls and boys:

Foil Check in is 8.30 - 9am for a 9.15 am start

Sabre Check in is 11am - 11.30 for a 11.45 start

Epee Check in is 12:15 - 12.45 for a 1pm start

If you are running late please phone or text Roy Clarke on 07867 802 468 before check in closes.

Equipment Specifications

Foil Bibs

As in previous years conducting foil bibs are not required by Challenge Wratislavia: therefore for consistency they are not essential for this event. If you have a conducting bib we can provide tape to insulate this from the lame. 

Weapon Size

Depending on the number of entries the organisers may mix age groups for poules. This means that U13 fencers should be prepared to fence others who are using size 5 weapons. In that situation fencers can choose to fence with either size 5 or size 3 (or smaller). Again, this is the same rule as Challenge Wratislavia. We would recommend fencers fence with the size of weapon which is appropriate for their age group and ability.

Sabre Gloves

Those fencing with size 5 blades in sabre should be aware that British Fencing safety rules require them to wear 800n gloves.

En Garde and Back Arm rules 

The sabre en garde rules will apply as will the new back arm rule in foil. If you have any questions about these please speak to your coach.


The organisers, at their discretion, may accept late entries but anyone entering after this time will need to bring proof of their British Fencing membership.