The provisional programme is as follows.
The quarter finals will provisionally start at 15:00 and the finals at 17:00.
The formula for epée will be one round of pools, followed by direct elimination without repechage.
For men's and women's foil the formula will be
The tournament will be run in accordance with the FIE Rules for Competitions and BFA Disciplinary Regulations. The Directoire Technique reserve the right to decide, without right of appeal, on any issues not covered by these rules.
Equipment requirements for epée will be to British Fencing safety requirements for Other Competitions, i.e. jacket, breeches and mask will be to a minimum of CEN 1 standard (350N) while the plastron is required to conform to CEN 2 (800N).
For the foil competitions equipment should be to FIE (CEN 2) standards, these are:
Fencers whose equipment does not meet these standards will not be allowed to fence.
The organisers will make every attempt to ensure that sufficient referees are available for all stages of the tournament. However, it would aid the smooth running of the competition if clubs entering a significant number of fencers could provide additional, qualified referees.