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CFF Announces Rule Changes for 2016-17 Season

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Rule Changes 2016 -17

Please be advised that the following rule changes will be implemented effective September 1, 2016 and will be in effect for all CFF sanctioned fencing events:


  1. The CFF will follow the FIE testing period for Rule T17.2 (the new sabre on-guard position).
  2. The CFF will follow the New Rules for Sabre (2016) as per the FIE website (blocking time change set to 170 ms +- 10)


  1. ?The CFF will follow the new FIE rule T80.2 (reversing of shoulders is a group 1 offence)

Foil and Sabre

  1. The CFF will implement rule M32.1 in the 2017/18 FIE season (no coiled head wire allowed)

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