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Upcoming Competitions

HFC Autumn Tournament 2023 (Individual Foil & Epee)


Saturday 15th October

Hitchin Girls School

11:45 - 6pm (check the link for weapon times)

Junior / Cadet / Adult categories.

1 round of poules followed by Direct Elimination.

Limited capacity. Advance booking only.

Open to clubs within Hertfordshire and Eastern Region.
Age cut off: 1st January.



General Competition Requirements at Regional Level

The following tells you most of what you need to know to enter a fencing competition. Please note, however, that tournament requirements vary.

Check in advance with the competition organiser. Often details are provided on the booking link.




You must have 'compete' membership of the British Fencing Association in order to be insured for competitions.

To visit the BFA website and join click here.




To enter a competition you must have kit that is compliant with the current safety regulations. These can fluctuate, so please check periodically with the coaches at the club or visit the British Fencing website. Also check on the entry form and website where you are competing regarding your age group. Kit requirements change dependent on your age, the weapon you are fencing, and the level of competition.


Below are general requirements for most competitions at county level.




Minimum 350N/CEN1 mask with lame bib and backstrap

Mask wire (foil and sabre only)

Lame (foil and sabre only)

2 x bodywire (check you have foil/sabre or epee bodywires.

electric glove (velcro)

2 x electric weapon (blade size appropriate to your age group as specified by the competition)

Minimum 350N/CEN1 Jacket and breeches

800N/CEN2 Plastron

Long socks


Always take a spare electric foil and body wire with you, and an allen key to tighten the foil if it becomes loose.


Please check that you have the correct hand weapon (right handed or left handed), and also that your jacket and lame zips up on the appropriate side (opposite side from your sword arm, or at the back ). Please check this with your coach if you are unsure.

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