Following the successful experience with the Asian Cadet Circuit, the FCA Executive Board in its meeting in Bangkok on September 7, 2017 has decided to implement online inscription for participation to FCA competitions. This means that entries of fencers to participate in competitions will now be done thru the FCA website. Such competitions include the Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships (AJCFC) - cadets only, the Asian Under 23 Fencing Championships (AU23), and the Asian Veterans Fencing Championships (AVFC).
To take effect in all competitions starting in 2018, this new procedure would require national federations to register with the FCA and acquire its own NOC Code and token. Once registered, the NFs must enter the profile of their fencers and inscribe them to the preferred competition and events to be played. Prior to the inscription, however, the NFs must apply for an Asian license for all their fencers which should be valid for the season of the competitions.
Not included in this new procedure are the Asian (seniors) Fencing Championships (AFC), and the junior events of the AJCFC. In both these competitions, fencers are already required to secure a valid FIE license and inscribed thru the FIE website online.
The decision of the FCA Executive Board is to (1) efficiently verify the age eligibility of the fencers, (2) strictly adhere to the prescribed deadline for inscription, (3) ensure completeness of entries for easy reference and use of the competition organizers and DT, and (4) to instill diligence within the NFs to observe guidelines and deadlines.
Part of the decision of the FCA Executive Board in connection with the inscription process, any late entry of fencers may be allowed only upon payment of a USD100 penalty fee, and may be accepted only until the Team Managers' meeting of such competition.