New Competition! GB Cup Qualifier 2018

Southern Region GB Cup Qualifier 2018
Venue: St Gabriel’s School in Newbury
Date: 11th February 2018
Entry: Via Sport:80 (https://bf.sport80.com)
Entry Fee: £15
Check-In: 9:30am for all weapons, start 10am

British Fencing has announced an exciting brand-new competition launching this season: The GB Cup, to be held in Nottingham on 23rd June 2018. The aim of the event is to provide adult intermediate Regional fencers with a new annual National tournament. British Fencing recognises there are numerous events across Great Britain that already cater for this target audience and would like to support these competitions by providing a National Final.

The GB Cup will run in a similar way to the BYC model, with fencers qualifying through a Regional event for a National Final. This is Southern Regions qualifying event.

Further information on the BF GB Cup can be found at:

The qualifier will run as six weapons (M/F Foil/Epee/Sabre). You can only enter one weapon and need to be eligible as below (please check as there are a lot of criteria!). There will be at least one round of poules followed by DE.

Fencers must be aged 16 or over on 1 January 2018.
Fencers must be ranked outside of the top 5% of National rankings in their weapon.
Fencers cannot enter if they have represented their country at any level/any time including veterans/cadet/junior.
Fencers are also excluded if they have ever won an Open competition.
Fencers may only enter the Regional event in the Region they have specified on their British Fencing Membership.
Fencers may only fence in one qualifying event per season.
Fencers may only enter the GB Cup and qualifier in one weapon.
Fencers must be UK residents.