FIE Event Rules for Sydney 2007
The World Veterans' Fencing Championships are an FIE
event for fencers aged 50 and over.
Rules for Sydney 2007
||Amendment to uniform
and equipment requirements
The Championships consist of individual men's and women's events
in all three fencing weapons (foil,
epee and sabre). There is no team component to the Championships.
The participants will have to present the following documents
at the time of the accreditation:
In terms of the Rules, competitors must provide a Medical Certificate,
signed by a registered medical practitioner, clearing the participant
to engage in vigorous physical activity. These certificates
must be presented at registration.
Suggested simple wording is: “I confirm that (athlete
full names) is fit to participate in the World Veterans’
Championships in Sydney during September 2007", with doctor's
details and signature.
Discharge of Responsibility
In accordance with the rules for wvfc07, it is a requirement
of entry that all participants sign a disclaimer accepting their
own responsibility for participation. Delegations may pre record
this to present at registration by using the Liberation/Discharge
All participants must be licensed fencers for the season 2006/2007
at the time of entry.
FIE rules do not require mandatory testing at the World Veterans’
Championships. Delegations are reminded that World Anti-Doping
Code article 15.1 regarding International Events such as International
Federation World Championships states that:
“If the international organization decides not to conduct
any Testing at such an Event, the National Anti-Doping Organization
for the country where the Event occurs may, in coordination
with and with the approval of the international organization
or WADA, initiate and conduct such Testing”
Accordingly it is possible that testing may take place.
All competitors must therefore refrain from using any over-the-counter
drugs or nutritional supplements that may contain prohibited substances
and risk causing them to test positive for doping.
Delegations should ensure that all competitors hold, and bring
with them, the prescriptions for medications containing any listed
(prohibited) substances that they are taking for therapeutic purposes
so that Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) applications can be processed
Participants will be divided into two groups according to the
age appearing on their passport. A fencer may fence in one category
- Category A: 50 to 59 years old at September
- Category B: 60 years old and more at September
FIE medal for the winner in each category.
Gold, silver and two bronze medals, as well as diplomas, for
Qualifying round pools of 6 or 7 fencers, bouts of 5 hits of
3 minutes. The number of fencers eliminated by the pools may not
be lower than 20 % nor higher than 30 % of the total number of
After the pools, direct elimination of 10 hits, 2 rounds of 3
minutes, with one minute break between each round; in sabre 1
minute break after 5 hits.
A consolation round is planned for eliminated fencers in the
first round. If there are fewer than 10 fencers in a category:
For a more detailed explanation, see the format
The number of entries per federation is limited to four (4) per
country, age group, and weapon.
Written entries must be made to the organisers by the National
Federation of each participant before August 24, 2007, deadline.
Entries are made by completing and emailing/faxing the entry
The FIE has approved an entry fee of €80 per participant/weapon.
The fee is payable at accreditation in cash in EURO or an equivalent
Participating delegations must be accompanied by the number
of A or B category referees with valid FIE license 2006/2007,
provided for in article o.81 of the rules:
- 1-4 fencers = no obligation
- 5-9 fencers = 1 referee
- 10 or more fencers = 2 referees
Equipment of fencers
The personal equipment of the fencers must comply
to the FIE rules.
FIE Uniform and equipment regulations for World
Championships apply i.e. FIE Blades, Uniforms, Names, etc. A guidance
document will be issued in June. Clarification of a number of
issues (including homologated uniforms, logos and socks) may be
found in Information
Bulletin #3, and an amendment regarding National Logos (not
required) in Information
The transparent mask is obligatory at sabre competitions.
A control of the equipment will take place the day before each
of the competition events.
Download the Guide
to Equipment Requirements (Word document)
Travel and stay
Travelling, accommodation and boarding expenses
are the responsibility of the participants.
Please see the accommodation
suggestions on this website.
As the event is in a major sporting precinct the
organisers suggest that you make your booking arrangements as
soon as is possible.
In the months leading up to the Championships, a number of information
circulars will be sent out to the member Federations. All circulars
will also be made available from this website.
Use the side links on this page for general information about
fencing weapons, scoring equipment,
competition format and fencing terms.
2006 Championships DVD
A DVD of the World Veterans Fencing Championships which took
place in Bath in September 2006 has been produced by Richard Bonehill
on behalf of the NVA. Consisting of 9 tracks, the DVD includes
extensive unseen footage of the event in addition to a 95 page
results file which shows every competitor's performance at the
50% of the profits of the DVD will be donated to the National
Price £15 (plus postage - Australia add
Click here for ordering