The current UK rules are available from this BFA webpage (click here).        Particularly useful section

also these quick "offence" notes might help.

See also the refereeing notes on the "Misc Notes" page and also a better update on the Leon Paul website:

FIE rules

US Wheelchair Fencing Rules (site also links to various useful info)

Youth age datelines

Blade Sizes

Scoring rules when time runs out.  Click here for an extract from the rules (non -maintained-check current rules for latest).

Foil Mask Bibs
Surrey events allowing size 5 blades: From Sept 2010 bib target required per this link: click here
Surrey events allowing not allowing size 5 blades: bit target optional (no current plan to mandate it). 

Transparent Visor Masks: At all weapons, no visor masks are allowed.

Masks must be retained securely on the head.  See this note on the BF website.

Chest Protectors: Should be worn by all Girls / Women.  Boys/Men might note that male versions are also available.

Breeches and plastrons are mandatory for competition fencing (see specific event details for required rating, 350N or 800N).

History regarding equipment regulation evolution 2001-2006 (why certain older equipment is not allowed): click here

In all cases, information from this web page has lower priority than the rules applied by particular organisers at particular events.
Fencing Rules
This page updated 
2019-02-24 Reset small button font to 12pt to suit new sw
2017-07-22 Added link to BF website re mask retention
20Jun2014 Updated link to BFA website for newer "offences" sheet.  Clarified visor masks now not allowed.
25th Jan 2014 Amended note re visor masks
7 Oct 2012 Added note re chest protectors and making breeches mandatory.
10Dec2011 Updated BFA Rules link (BFA site changed)
5Feb2011 Updated BFA link to offences page (BFA website had been re-organised).
7 Mar 2010 added link & note re transparent visor masks
16 Nov 2009 Reorganised page.   Updated links.  Added Foil mask bib target change instroduction
7 Sep 2008 Added link to Blade sizes
27 Jan 2007 Added link to BFA page with downloadable pdf files of  current rules.  Deleted links to old US & UK translations.
4 Jun 2005 Updated FIE rules link
17 Oct 2004 Added scoring rule extract for when time runs out.
25 Sep 2004 Centred on page
13 Sept 2004 Tidied button text after Homestead changed fit.
30 Jun 2004 Added UK translation of the rules.
18 Oct 2003 Results button changed from Surrey Archives to page within this site.
18 Jun 03: Contact Committee button text updated
16th Apr 2003 Updated coach and results button links
16th Jun 2002 Add link to Youth Age dateline
5th June 2001
This page was last updated on: 24 February, 2019