Age Group Foil

Date: Sunday 29th January 2017

Venue: Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PT

Venue Note: We have been warned that the sports hall may be cold so please ensure you bring enough extra layers (both fencers and spectators)

Entry Details: bf.sport80.com under ‘Events’ as ‘2017 Southern Fencing Region Age Group Foil’ ENTRY CLOSED

Entry to the Southern Age Group Foil on the 29th January is now live at sport:80

Confirmed Check-In times

  Check-in Opens Check-on Closes Entries Start R1
U12 Boys 09:00 09:30 19 10:00
U12 Girls 10:30 11:00 21 11:30
U14 Boys 08:45 09:15 31 09:30
U14 Girls 09:00 09:30 19 10:00
U16 Boys 09:00 09:30 15 10:00
U16 Girls 11:00 11:30 6 12:00
U18 Boys 08:45 09:15 11 09:30
U18 Girls 09:30 10:00 7 10:30

Please note, the start times are approximate and timings across the day are subject to change. We aim to start the first round in each age group as soon as possible after check in closes.

If you do not want to enter online then you need to phone the sport:80 Support Team on 0203 005 2526.
We are sorry but we cannot take entries any other way. The entry fee is £20 until the 23rd January, and then it will be £35 until 26th January. So please enter early.

The event is called “2017 Southern Fencing Region Age Group Foil” and is listed in ‘Events’ To log onto the site you either need to register or you should be able to use your email account originally set up with British Fencing – click forgotten password if you don’t know it.

The entry list will appear as people enter at sport:80

Payment is via a system called Stripe and there is an additional processing fee of approximately 1.9%. We appreciate this is a new system and process for handling entries but this should make life a lot easier for us as it checks BF membership and age automatically, has an entry list and allows downloading of the entry details for the competition.

Eligibility guidelines

Age of fencers For the 2016/2017 season, age is calculated at 1 Jan 2017, years of birth for this season are:

U12 – Born 2005 or 2006
U14 – Born 2003 or 2004
U16 – Born 2001 or 2002
U18 – Born 1999 or 2000

British Fencing membership – Valid BF membership is required. Please ensure that you renew your membership if necessary before entering.

Southern Region – Fencers may only enter this Regional event if they have specified Southern Region on their British Fencing Membership. Fencers may only fence in a qualifying event in one region in any season.

UK residents – As these are the qualifying events for the British Youth Championships (BYCs), fencers must be UK residents.

BYC qualification and entry fee – The British Youth Championship Finals 2016/7 will be held at the EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, S9 5DA on 29th April to 1st May. Qualification for the BYC Finals is via regional qualifying events. At least the top four fencers in each competition will qualify for the BYCs. As in 2016, fencers with bye’s will need to enter their regional qualifier in order to claim their bye

There has been a minor price increase in the entry fees and further details on BYC Championships please see: http://www.britishfencing.com/events/british_youth_championships/

EQUIPMENT:Foil Kit Specification Rules for 2017 – BYC Finals

Foil Kit Specification Rules for 2017 – BYC Finals
Under 10
800N or 350N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
Size 0 foils

Under 12/Under 14
800N or 350N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
Size 3 foils

Under 16/Under 18
800N plastron
350N mask, jacket and breeches
Size 5 foils
All fencers are to have two working weapons and a spare working body wire at the piste.Arrangements for Under 10s

Arrangements for Under 10s
In 2017 there will be Under 10 BYCs for all 3 weapons – these will NOT be held on the same weekend as the rest of the
Under 10 Epee Championships – 7th April 2016
Under 10 Sabre Championships – TBC
Please see this webpage on the BF website: http://www.britishfencing.com/events/british_youth_championships/