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At least four months prior to an event, athletes may make an "Application for Assessment of a Category E Event" by registering and paying the fee (click here). This application process is largely governed by Sections 3.10 to 3.13 of the Policy.  The information to be included in this Application is as follows:

Competition name:

Application Age Category, Gender, Weapon:

Competition location:

Competition timing (i.e. date):

Expected format of competition:
How many rounds of poules
How many hits per pool bout
What percentage are promoted to the direct elimination
Whether there is a repercharge
How many hits per DE bout

Expected approximate number of fencers in competition:

Expected approximate number of fencers promoted to the direct elimination:

Contact details for responsible body:
Name of body
Name of person
Email or phone number

Web site for previous years' results - a direct link must be provided if possible

  1. The Athlete submits the Application, as above.
  2. The Selection Commission will endeavour to acknowledge receipt of the Application.
  3. Within two weeks of the Application, the Selection Commission will send to the Athlete, with a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the result of their Assessment.
  4. The Assessment will usually take the form of a Multipler of the points awarded under the Selection Policy Appendix A for the equivalent Age Category Oceania Championships (held outside Australia).
  5. Where the Selection Commission does not provide a formal Assessment within the two weeks mandated under the Selection Policy, a default assessment will be deemed to have taken place, allocating a Multiplier of one (1).
  6. This Assessment will be published to the relevant web page (Competitions / Overseas Events) and will appear there until such time as the event has taken place.

Athletes should note that the allocation of points in one gender / weapon within a tournament does not imply the allocation of points in any other gender / weapon, and that a previous year's allocation of points is no indicator of future years. 

Athletes should also note the documentation generally regarding overseas events under Competitions / Overseas Events and the process for entry (click here).

[An Operational Protocol is information about the process by which the AFF Executive generally makes its decisions.  It is designed as a matter of governance and transparency so that stakeholders in various decisions may inform themselves as to how decisions are usually made.  An Operational Protocol is not policy, and cannot be subject to appeal.]

Last Updated 1 November 2017.