Qualification Criteria for Canada Cup/Nationals

Last updated: September 2014

Qualification Criteria for Canada Cup Circuit

1) U15 (under 15)

1)      Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must have a valid CFF license to be able to register.

2)      Non-Canadian athletes

Open to participation by non-Canadian athletes holding a membership with the national federation of origin.

 

2) Cadet (under 17)

1)      Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must appear on the Domestic Ranking to be able to register. Only those with a valid CFF license will be able to register.

2)      Non-Canadian athletes

Open to participation by non-Canadian athletes holding a membership with the national federation of origin.

 

3) Junior (under 20)

1)      Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must appear on the Domestic Ranking to be able to register. Only those with a valid CFF license will be able to register.

2)      Non-Canadian athletes

Open to participation by non-Canadian athletes holding a membership with the national federation of origin.

 

4) Senior (open to all age categories)

1)      Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must appear on the Domestic Ranking to be able to register. Only those with a valid CFF license will be able to register.

2)      Non-Canadian athletes

Open to participation by non-Canadian athletes holding a membership with the national federation of origin.

 

5) Veterans (40 and over)

1)      Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must have a valid CFF license to be able to register.

2)      Non-Canadian athletes

Open to participation by non-Canadian athletes holding a membership with the national federation of origin.

 

Qualification Criteria for Canadian Nationals

1) U15 (under 15)

  1. a) Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must appear on the Domestic Ranking to be able to register. Only those with a valid CFF license will be able to register.

  1. b) NATIONALS Citizenship

Eligibility: Only Canadian citizens or holders of Canadian Landed Immigrant cards and do not hold a FIE affiliation with another nation are eligible to compete in the Canadian National Championships.

 

2) Cadet (under 17)

  1. a) Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must appear on the Domestic Ranking to be able to register. Only those fencers appearing on the cadet ranking, with a valid CFF license will be able to register.

  1. b) NATIONALS Citizenship

Eligibility: Only Canadian citizens or holders of Canadian Landed Immigrant cards and do not hold a FIE affiliation with another nation are eligible to compete in the Canadian National Championships.

 

3) Junior (under 20)

  1. a) Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must appear on the Domestic Ranking to be able to register. Only those fencers appearing on the junior ranking, with a valid CFF license will be able to register.

  1. b) NATIONALS Citizenship

Eligibility: Only Canadian citizens or holders of Canadian Landed Immigrant cards and do not hold a FIE affiliation with another nation are eligible to compete in the Canadian National Championships.

 

4) Senior (open to all age categories)

  1. a) Automatic qualifiers:
    • Any fencers registered in the CFF HP Program.
    • Any fencers ranked on the Domestic Rankings.

 

  1. c) CFF wild card:

CFF wild cards may be awarded by the HP Selection Committee either 1) to athletes who have previously represented Canada at a Junior or Senior World Championship but have not qualified due to injury, illness or other extenuating circumstance; or 2) to any former Olympian or former Senior National Champion. The CFF will also accept requests for epee events from an athlete who represented Canada at a Pentathlon World Championship.     In each case, the athlete must make the request, explaining the situation, and it must be submitted by e-mail to td@fencing.ca at least 60 days before the competition to be considered for a CFF wild card.

 

  1. d) NATIONALS Citizenship

Eligibility: Only Canadian citizens or holders of Canadian Landed Immigrant cards and do not hold a FIE affiliation with another nation are eligible to compete in the Canadian National Championships.

 

5) Veterans (40 and over)

  1. a) Minimum qualification standard

Fencer must have a valid CFF license to be able to register.

  1. b) NATIONALS Citizenship

Eligibility: Only Canadian citizens or holders of Canadian Landed Immigrant cards and do not hold a FIE affiliation with another nation are eligible to compete in the Canadian National Championships.

 

6) University Championship

  1. Be at least 17 and less than 28 years of age as of December 31st in the year of the event.
  2. Be a student who is registered for and pursuing a full programme of study leading towards a degree or diploma at a post-secondary.
    1. Status must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.
    2. Post-secondary institutions include community colleges, professional schools, technical schools, C.E.G.E.P., and universities, in Canada or outside of Canada
    3. Or be a former student who has graduated from a post secondary institution as a student in good standing, in the year preceding the event (Graduation must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution).