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2024 Elite Epee Women’s Series Event @ Manchester Fencing Centre
Nov 2 all-day
Event Date – Saturday 2nd November 2024 Venue – Manchester Fencing Centre, Osborne Mill, Waddington Street, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 6QH Initial entry closing date – 5th October.  Entry cap 63 fencers  Check-in close time & start – afternoon start, exact start time to be added closer to the event Online Entry – to be added Entry list – to be added email –  Live results –to be added Coaches – Coaches must register that they will be attending the event.  Coaches need to email with their BF membership number to be added to the event coaches register.  Coaches must be members of British Fencing, be BF registered coaches and appear on the BF Coach search survey to attend.


Points Race Rankings – Link

Outline of the Elite Epee Women’s Series

The first Women’s event ran successfully in July 2013 and it is planned for events to be run on at least an annual basis in future.

For 2023 we are planning to run 3 Women’s series events subject to venues and available weekends.

The events are being supported by Allstar/Uhlmann UK, BladesBrand UK, OPS Epee Club and Redhill & Reigate Epee Club who will all be helping with the kitting out of the event.


Event Format will depend on entry numbers, however we will plan to use the Traditional Open format in most cases.

One round of Poules of 7 (or 6), all fencers promoted
Direct Elimination to Final

Please note – There is no plate competition at this event.

Point Race and Grand Final

For 2023 onwards see- XXX

A certain amount of points will be allocated to each fencer competing at any Elite Epee Women’s event depending on the placing they achieve at that event as per the below spreadsheet. Points will be added together with all events counting towards your overall points race total.

The points race for any season can be found at

The Grand Final will generally take place in December in Peterborough/Oundle, where the top 8 available fencers will be invited to attend the Grand Final (no entry fee for the Grand Final). The format of the event will be a poule of 8 followed by Direct elimination to decide the Grand Final Champion. 

If a tie exists after all the qualifying events are completed (for the final qualifying place) the place will be decided by the best two positions gained by those fencers (addition of those placings), if there is still a tie the place will be decided by who has the highest placed single result. If after that there is still a tie, the fencer with their best result counts, then using event size where best score secured, then if still a tie by British Ranking as at Invite date.

XXX For 2023 onwards we are not planning to to run a Grand Final due to the financial constraints of running our competitions.  This is to allow us to keep our entry fees similar to comparable events.  


We will use various venues which may change from season to season.  We are trying to successfully expand to differing areas around the country, however as with so many things, if certain venues fail to attract entries, they will stop being used in future years.

Equipment regulations

All kit must conform to the British Fencing regulations (see 350N breeches (minimum) and 800 Newton plastrons are required. Weapons will be tested at the event from the first round for weight and travel and cards will be given for failures (and if spare weapons/bodywires are not with you by the piste). All fencers should ensure that the equipment they are wearing fits correctly, with suitable overlap, especially between jackets & breeches. Referees will be specifically requested to ensure this is the case.

Special Rules for this event

‘Double spooling’ may be used in the first round of this event where possible if it is needed to speed up change-overs. As such fencers must be attached to the spare spool and ready to get on the piste immediately after the previous fight finishes. Referees will be asked to Yellow card repeat offenders who are delaying the poule. Poule fight orders will be posted at the end of the piste so there is no excuse for not being ready. This technique will save over 30 minutes on a poule of 7 and is required to give us all the later start time.

Minimum Age

All fencers must comply with the current British Fencing regulations for children fencing in adult events. As of January 2018, all fencers must be 13 as of the date of the actual competition taking place.

Entry Priorities

All GBR top 50 at closing date will get priority on entries, other spots will be allocated on a entry received basis. 


Seeding for the event will be based on the Senior Epee Rankings available on the British Fencing website (or live rankings if available). Foreign fencers with world rankings in the top 150 of the world rankings will be seeded at closing date by comparing their world ranking to the British fencers and slotting in accordingly.


The Elite Epee Events are known for running some of the best events in the country. As such entry fees are not as low as some Open events, however we do try to keep our entry fees lower/similar to comparably run events. The entry fee has risen over the last few years, which takes into account increasing costs for Hall Hire, van hire, referees, fuel etc and allows the events to keep to the high quality of refereeing/hardware for the events going forward.

For 2023 onwards we plan to be able to pay all referees and organizers approximately £80 for a full day helping to cover expenses etc in attending. Some specialist positions may receive a higher amount.

Withdrawals/Refunds – As we encourage fencers to enter the senior Open events as early as possible, we will offer fencers refunds of their entry fees if they do need to withdraw from the event. However to receive a refund the request to withdraw must occur at least 3 weeks prior to the event in question as otherwise staffing and other costs would have been planned with certain entry numbers and the event risks its financial viability. Refunds will be subject to a £12.00 administration fee.

Closing Date/Late entries 

The main closing date for all events will be 3 weeks prior to the event date, though late entries may be accepted after this date with a £15 late entry fee. No entries will generally be accepted in the week preceding any event. 

Data retention, Publishing of Entry lists and Results online

By entering these competitions you agree for entry lists, results, photographs and videos to be published on our facebook page, website and linked results page (British Fencing etc) and that data (including contact data) can be held by the event organisers to assist in future competition arrangements (including contacting you to inform you of future events).


The organizers will be arranging for some photography/videoing to occur during the event within the fencing hall. If you do have any issues with your child being included in these photos please contact the organizer prior to the event. Individuals may video/take photographs during the event (no flashes please) and, as events are run in public spaces, it is impossible to ensure videos/photographs will not be shared on social media.  Please see the British Fencing privacy/photography policy for full details.

If the event organiser/welfare officer (or authorised representative of the event organiser/welfare officer) suspects inappropriate photography or filming, the officer/organiser should exercise his/her powers under the conditions to request the person to leave the venue and to surrender any film and/or delete any images relating to the event. Any person present at an event who has any concerns about any images being taken, by any person, should bring them to the attention of the competition organiser or other designated person.

Use of data/images & video

You may provide us with personal data as part of applying for or participating in events or activities.

This may include, but is not limited to, additional contact information, medical information, emergency contact information and images (photographic or video).

Where these activities or events are open to non-members:

  • We may additionally collect your name, date of birth, gender, email address, address, contact telephone numbers,

Occasionally, we take photos or videos of fencing activities. We may use these images in commercial materials that we produce, in displays and on our website. We may also make video or webcam recordings for monitoring, evaluation, training and educational purposes.

We also send images to the news media, or our activities/events/competitions may be visited by the media who will take their own photographs or film footage (for example, of a visiting dignitary or other high profile event).  People will often appear in these images.  The news media may use the images in printed publications (including local or national newspapers), on televised news programmes or on their website. They then store them in their archive. They may also syndicate the photos to other media for possible use, either in printed publications, on websites, or both. When we submit photographs and information to the media, we have no control on when, where, if or how they will be used.

If you do not want us to use your image or your child’s image, please let us know.

Personal data may also collected in the event that you are involved in any accidents or disciplinary or safeguarding incidents and any subsequent investigation arising from these.

Elite Epee Events Data Privacy Notice


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