Rankings and Selection
England Fencing Selection Document and Ranking Calculation for Youth International Development events 2023
1. SELECTION SUMMARY
From 2021 we will be focusing on events to develop fencers using international events for U14 with birth years 2009/10
The England Fencing rankings will reflect fencers’ results who fenced in the right age category in the domestic selection events listed in section 3 and achieved ranking points as set out in section 4 of this document.
Selection for international events will be made directly off the published rankings with no discretion and subject to good disciplinary record.
8 fencers for each weapon and gender will be selected for U14 international events from the relevant England Age Group Rankings.
2. SELECTION DATES
The selection will be made after the last selection event for that weapon up until the 12th December 2022.
Places will be allocated in order of rank. If the date of any foreign events has changed significantly and the selection date has to be changed then this fact will be publicised on the England Fencing website and via England Fencing social media.
Fencers considered for selection will be limited to the top 20 of the England Fencing weapon ranking lists (http://englandfencing.co.uk/rankings/) If you wish to be considered for selection for England, please ensure your personal information is up to date with British Fencing Sport 80 membership platform.
3. SELECTION EVENTS
The ranking lists shall include the fencer’s best 5 results from the following competitions (where applicable) from 1st January 2022 to the 11th December 2022. If an event has moved so it falls in the same ranking year, the latest competition results will count towards 2022 selection.
- English Youth Championships (U13)
- Leon Paul Junior Series competitions (U13)
- The Youth Series events (U12, U14)
- Additional competitions:
- for Foil: Newham Swords Junior Challenge Series events U12 + U14
- for epée: Elite Epee U12, U14 competitions; Cocks Moor Epee U14
- for Sabre: Stratford Sabre U12 + U14.
- Open youth competitions with for ages U12 and U14:
- Paul Davis Fencing Academy Sabre competitions
- The Northern Youth Challenge (all weapons)
4. RANKING SYSTEM
4.1 The ranking list co-ordinators will assign points according the to the final position achieved in the competition. (See point 5)
4.2 Points are awarded to all fencers finishing in the top 32.
4.3 The BEST 5 results count for your England Ranking.
4.4 There will be no rolling rank or carry over. Points will be set to zero and be calculated only from competitions taking place from 1st January 2022 until the 12th December 2022
FULL SELECTION DOCUMENT 2022