Entry information

Dates and Costs

Entries open on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 11:59pm.

Entries for students/competitiors closes on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 11:59pm.
Students must comply to this deadline. 

Institution Administrators must approve their entries by Thursday 30 January 2020 at 11:59pm. This give them 48 hours to approve their entrants. 

This event will not have staged entries. No late entries will be accepted under any circumstances.

Entry Costs

  • Men’s Individual: £35.75
  • Women’s Individual: £35.75

Entry Process

To apply for this competition:


  1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Pla
  2. Institution administrator approves entry
  3. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.
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By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer
To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit BUCS individual eligibility REG 4.

Entry Information

Clubs are invited to nominate competitors in priority order on BUCS Play. This is to facilitate seeding in the first round.

Six individuals per discipline per university will be guaranteed entry, any further entries will be accepted subject to the number of entries overall. 

Late entries on the day will not be accepted, however, substitutions may be made by an institution provided that:

  • The total number of competitors allocated to that institution for any particular event is not exceeded 
  • The replacement fencer must have been entered somewhere else in the Fencing competition before the deadline. 

Rules and Regulations

Click here to view rules and regulations for BUCS Fencing. 


Fencers may only compete in the BUCS Championships if they are in possession of a current British Fencing ‘Compete’ licence. 

Other important information:

  • British Fencing ‘Recreational’ Licenses and FIE Licences will not be accepted.  
  • You must produce proof of your license (Full license) when registering for the championships.
  • British Fencing Licenses are available from www.britishfencing.com  
  • You cannot obtain a new British Fencing Licence on the day, they must be purchased before entering. 


Competitors must be properly equipped for their events and competitors clothing must conform to British Fencing rules and ‘Guidelines on Safety in Fencing’. 

BUCS cannot be held responsible for accident, loss or damage to persons or property, however caused.

Under BUCS Fencing Regulation 9, 'all competitors in the sabre discipline in league and events must wear 800 Newton Glove. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of that match'.


Refereeing opportunity

If you are a qualified British Fencing Referee and you would like to volunteer your time across the BUCS Nationals weekend email, alysha.martin@bucs.org.uk by Friday 13 December 2019.