Canberra Fencing League - Epee

Canberra Fencing League is returning for 2019! Fencers from around the Canberra region are invited to form teams to compete for fencing glory (in a friendly manner). This year will also see the introduction of the Canberra Fencing League Championship, where teams may choose to remain together in all weapons throughout the year competing for championship points. More details can be found here.

Teams of three shall be formed with fencers from beginner, club and competitive categories. In a match each fencer would fence their opponent in their category in two bouts to five totaling to 30 hit matches.

All teams will be placed into a large poule and over the four weeks will all fence each other. Depending on the number of entries this shall be either a poule unique, have an elimination round, or be fenced through twice.

Team placings in poules will be determined by using the standard FIE method (i.e. wins then indicator then number of hits).

Important Notes

  • Entry: Below this page.

  • Dates: 5th May, 12th May, 19th May and 26th May

  • Location: ANU Sport and Recreation Centre from 11am to 1pm each Sunday.

  • Coordination: Regular updates to the webpage, Results and other information can also be found there.

  • Fees: Team entry will be $60.

  • Cutoff: Teams may enter on the webpage. The cut-off date is May 2nd, afterwards a late entry fee of $20 will be imposed. This is to ensure the competition can be organised in advance of the first day.

  • Substitutes: If a team has an absent fencer they may find a substitute. If no substitute can be found the team will forfeit all available points for that fencer’s bouts.

    • If the fencer was to be on for the first bout their team would lose five hits.

    • If the fencer was to be on in a later bout it would be assumed that the fencer lost every hit.

    • Competitive fencers may only substitute in for club fencers if the opposing team agrees to it.

  • Contact: Any questions about the CFL can be directed to Kelvin Peh.

Category Definitions

  • Competitive: Fencing at an AFC level or above in any weapon.

  • Club: Regular fencer.

  • Novice: Started fencing less than two years ago.

Please note that these are a general guide.

Rules and Referees

  • Fencers will have to arrive with the expectation that they shall have to self-referee and respect the referee’s decisions.

  • A fencer may appeal to have a second referee, although with the expectation it will slow things down.

  • If both opposing fencers are in agreement over a hit they can overrule the referee.

  • ANU equipment rules apply at the 'club' level. Details can be found here. Fencers not from ANUFC must be at least registered with their home state for insurance purposes.

  • Standard FIE rules apply to the running of the competition except where stated otherwise here.


Competitive Fencer *
Competitive Fencer
Club Fencer *
Club Fencer
Novice Fencer *
Novice Fencer
I agree with the rules of the CFL. I understand that entry is $60 and must be paid in the first two weeks of competition. *

2018 Winners

Epee: Maison Honey Badgers

Foil: Tin Foilists

Sabre: This Team is Not Left-Handed