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Overseas Events

About this page and the events shown below

This page contains information about overseas events which may be of interest to Australian Fencers, and has been established so that athletes may be made aware of overseas events as soon as the AFF becomes formally aware of them, along with detailed information where possible.

The organisation of these events is completely beyond the control of the AFF, and athletes should be aware that these events may change location and timing, or may be cancelled, without those changes being advised to the AFF, or without that information appearing below.  Equipment, uniform, weapons control, uniform marking, and many other things vary from country to country, and vary from Australian events.  Many countries separate their medal ceremonies from their event running, and sometimes they may occur in different places.  Costs vary.  Each event below may have specific pre-requisites relating to entry.  These may be qualification tournaments, host country membership or affiliation, host country club membership, special age or gender requirements, FIE licencing, etc.

As such, the information here is presented on an “as is” basis, and it is the athlete’s responsibility to confirm all details with the host organisation or nation.  It is not the responsibility of the AFF or National Coaches to organise or co-ordinate entry or information relating to any of the competitions below, unless otherwise specified.

Athletes should also note that no ranking points are available for any of the events below under the Australian Selection Policy (see Documents and Policies, AFF Selection Policy - click here) unless specified, or unless identified in Appendix A of the Selection Policy.  Where an athlete wishes to obtain ranking points for an event where points would otherwise not be awarded, they should refer to the appropriate section (C4.5 / J4.5 / etc.) of the Selection Policy for the relevant process and time frame.

2015 - Challenge CEP - Marathon Fleuret - Cadets Minimes


Challenge CEP - Marathon fleuret 2015 will take place on the 7-8 February 2015

A camp for fencers and coaches will be held on the 4-5 February 2015, with and organized by Guilio Tomasini.

Registration and information is available at the marathon: http://www.marathon-fleuret.com

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2014 Commonwealth Open Championships

The Commonwealth Fencing Federation (CFF) will be hosting both the Commonwealth Open Fencing Championships (Nov 10-15) and the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships (immediately after) in 2014.

This article relates to the intended selection process and timing for the Open Championships, which will be held in Largs, Scotland.  The web page for this event is here: www.cfc2014.org 

At the 2013 Annual General Meeting, it was decided that this event would be become a Category E event under the Selection Policy, so the Selection Commission will apply section O4.28 of the Selection Policy.

The Selection Policy refers to the Australian Fencing Team (O4.28.1), the Australian Fencing Squad (O4.28.2), and other ranked fencers (O4.28.3).  Membership of the AFT and the AFS carries with it a set of obligations and commitment involving training, competitions, lessons, etc., and information regarding the High Performance Program is found on this web site. Of specific interest are the “High Performance” menu items “High Performance Program”, “Frequently Asked Questions”, and “AFT and AFS Documents” (especially the Brief Guide to AFT/AFS Selection). The AFF Selection Policy is also important, as is the Operational Protocol for Athlete Selection Process under the Selection Policy (both of these are under Documents and Policies).

In terms of additional overseas points ranking opportunities, this web page shows events where the AFF Selection Commission has allocated ranking points, and Appendix A of the Selection Policy is also relevant.

Selection for this event will commence in July 2014, with the last ranking event being the 2014 World Championships.

Note that with respect to Commonwealth Veterans Championships (only), there is no limit to entries (click here), so there is a selection process associated only with Team events (not with Individual events).

[Updated: 1 July]


POWIIS Junior Fencing Championships 2014

The AFF has received an invitation for Australian Under-15 and Under-23 fencers (all weapons) to attend the Prince of Wales International School Championships on 12 -15 September 2014.

Registration and additional information is available (only) via http://fencing.powiis.edu.my.


European Fencing Circuit

The schedule for the European Fencing Ciruit (Cadet / Under-23) and FIE Junior World Cups can be found on the Euro Fencing web site (www.eurofencing.info).

Please note that entry into events on the European Fencing Circuit (Cadets / Under-23s) requires a registration - similar to an FIE licence - for each year.  Each registration allows entry into multiple EFC events.  Registrations may only be done by the AFF on behalf of fencers, and there is a cost (see this web site - Documents and Policies / Fees and Charges).

EFC registrations may be obtained only through the AFF Portal, and are separate to FIE licences.


Events Assessed by the Selection Commission for rankings points

Under the AFF's Selection Policy, athletes may apply for the award of ranking points for Category D or E events which fall outside those specifically mentioned in Appendix A. These applications may (only) be made by providing to the Selection Commission ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) the following information. Note that the Commission is obliged to complete their assessment and communicate it within two weeks of the application being made. Athletes should also 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.

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

The following overseas events have been allocated ranking points as specified in Appendix A of the Selection Policy, with the relevant scaling factors that appear to apply. Ranking points will be allocated in each relevant age category.Athletes should read carefully the information that appears at the top of this page, including the fact that it is the athlete's responsibility to ascertain any pre-requisites and processes for entry to and participation in the events below (last updated: 10 Jun 2014).


  Points Allocation

Under 20 Men's and Women's Epee
(30-31 Aug 2014)
  0.5 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Junior Championships
European Fencing Confederation
Cadet Men's Epee
(13 Sep 2014)
  2.0 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Cadet Championships
Open Men & Women Epee
(20 Sep 2014)
  0.75 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Open Championships
London International (Miller-Hallett Cup)
Open Men's Epee
(4 Oct 2014)
  0.6 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Championships
Milner-Barry Cup (London International)
Women’s Epee
(5 Oct 2014)
  0.5 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Open Championships

European Fencing Confederation
Cadet Men's Epee
Klagenfurt, Austria
(25-26 Oct 2014)

  0.8 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Cadet Championships

Cadet Men's Epee
(8 Nov 2014)

  0.6 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Cadet Championships

Open Men's Foil
Taiwan, Taipei
(7-10 Nov 2014)

  0.6 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Championships

FIE Satellite
Open Women's Epee
Oslo, Norway
(23 Nov 2014)

  0.6 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Open Championships

European Fencing Confederation
Under 23 Women's Epee
Heidelberg, Germany
(13 Dec 2014)

  0.8 times the corresponding points earned for Oceania Under 23 Champs (held outside Australia)

FIE Satellite
Open Women's Epee
Stockholm, Sweden
(11 Jan 2015)

  0.6 times the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Open Championships

European Fencing Confederation
Under 23 Women's Epee
Busto Arsizio, Italy
(31 Jan 2015)

  0.8 times the corresponding points earned for Oceania Under 23 Champs (held outside Australia)

2014 (and beyond) Asian / World Championship Events

The following events will take place in 2014:

World Veterans Championships (21-26 October) - Debrecen, Hungary

Asian Under-23 Championships (late October) - Philippines (TBC)

The following events will take place in 2015:

Asian Junior & Cadet Championships (March / April) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

World Junior & Cadet Championships (April) - South Korea or Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Asian Senior Championships (6-12 June) - Singapore

World Universiade (3-14 July) - Gwangju, Korea

World Senior Championships - Moscow, Russia

Asian Under-23 Championships (October) - Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

World Veteran Championships - Limoges, France

The following events will take place in 2016:

World Veterans Championships - Montreal, Canada

The following events will take place in 2017:

World Senior Championships - Leipzieg (Germany) or Doha (Qatar)

World Universiade (19-30 August) - Taipei City

*** (note that some of these are candidatures, and are yet to be confirmed)


Oceania Fencing Confederation

A schedule of proposed events (up to 2016) appears on the Oceania Fencing web site (click here).


Veterans & Masters Events

Attached below is the 2014 Calendar for Veterans events (updated, as at March 21), including Australian, Asian, North American, and European events.  Please note that the Asia Pacific Veterans Circuit has been marked on this calendar.  For specific information on any event on this calendar, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Veterans should note that the age calculations for Commonwealth Veterans events are different to all Australian and FIE events.  Commonwealth veteran ages are calculated as at the start date of the event - November 16 (click here).  There are no qualification criteria for entry to the Commonwealth Veterans event.


Various Other Calendars:

The European Veterans Fencing calendar can be found here: http://www.european-veterans-fencing.com/calendar.html.  See also the European Fencing Confederation web site (click here).

The Italian Veterans Fencing calendar can be found here: http://www.amismasterscherma.it/calendario-gare.html

The US Regional / State / Club calendar can be found here: http://www.askfred.net 

NB: Fencing will not be run as part of the 2014 American Masters Games in Vancouver, Canada.

2015 and beyond (some tentative):

2015 European Masters Games - Nice, France - 1-10 October.

2016 Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships - Christchurch, New Zealand

2017 World Master Games - Auckland, New Zealand


[Thanks to Alex Andre, Michael Siebel, Johann de Waal, and all of the other vets who provide information to keep this page current.]