Engarde Requirements

In order to have your competitions ranked by the CFF, you are required to follow the following steps. See the Rules and Regulations for competition formats and ranking criteria.

  1. Pay the appropriate sanction fees for the events using the online form. Payment must be made 30 days before the first day of the competition.
  2. Run the competition in Engarde version 8.16 or later.
  3. Upon completion of the competition, forward the email confirmation of sanction fees, referee reports and the exported fff competition files from Engarde to pa@fencing.ca

To allow the automated ranking of results, you are required to use certain Engarde features in a specific manner. Please ensure accuracy when completing the information in the required fields. Incorrect information may lead to either a fencer being not ranked or the competition rejected. Use Engarde as follows:

Competition Options:

Short Title – The name of the

competition including weapon and age as Engarde saves

using this information

Title on one line – Full competition


Organizer – Who applied and

received the sanction

Federation – Canada
Competition domain – National
Championship – Any
Identification – Any
Year – Calendar year in

which competition is held

Weapon – Foil, Epee or Sabre
Category – Cadet, Junior, Senior

(Open) or Veterans (Masters)

Sex – Male or Female (if a

mixed competition, the dominant gender)

Date – Actual date of the


Title 1…4 – Any


Name – Required
First name – Required
Presence – Required
Fencer number – Optional
Club – Fencers Club
State – Optional
Country – CAN – Required (If

blank or other Nationality – fencer will not be ranked

in Canada eg USA)

Date of Birth – Optional
Licence – CFF Licence Number
FIE Licence – Optional
Points – Optional
Mask Number – Optional
Sex – M / F – Required


When the competition is complete, go to:

File : Results files, other files : FFF transfer file : check results: final ranking : (check all athletes are included) : ranking to place first in file (1) : Save as year of competition_competition name_category/gender/weapon:

eg. 2014_Brock_Open_SMF.fff

If an event is mixed then the title reflects the largest gender number with the suffix _mixed added.

eg. 2014_Brock_Open_U15MF_mixxed.fff