Format of Junior/Cadet Championships

The Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships consists of Individual and Team events for all the three weapons: foil, sabre and epee.

As the event is still early in its life, be below format may evolve slightly over future events.

The first Commonwealth Cadet Fencing Championships has yet to be held.



In line with FIE regulations, Junior athletes must be less than 20 years of age on 1st January of the year in which the event takes place.

Member countries may send 4 fencers per weapon per gender.

Each of these fencers may compete in the relevant individual event.

Team events consist of three fencers plus one reserve.


Official Commonwealth Games Federation medals are awarded at the Commonwealth Fencing Junior Championships.

Medals are awarded for first, second and equal third place in the individual events.

Medals are awarded for first, second and third place in team events. In line with FIE competition rules, there is no "equal third" - after the semi-finals, the two losing teams fence off for third place.

The India Trophy is awarded to the Nation with the best overall results.


Full details of how the event is run are found in the Junior Championship Rules.

Download Championships Rules (.pdf document) CFF Junior Championship Rules