Nov
30
2014

Southern Region Mixed Age Group Team Competition

Information for fencers and parents

Date:
Sunday 30 November 2014

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

Start time:
Check in from 10am, with times for different competitions to be confirmed
Competitions will be run in parallel, so it will not be possible for fencers to enter more than one weapon.

Competitions

  • U14 – Foil now full sorry (16 teams)
  • U14 – Epee and Sabre
  • U18 – Foil, Epee and Sabre

Age Groups Age is determined at 1 January 2015

  • U14 – born in 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004
  • U18 – born in 1997, 1998, 1999 or 2000

Notes on Age Groups:

  • U14s (born in 2001) can fence in an U18 team if they wish
  • U13s and younger (born 2002 or later) cannot fence in the older age group, due to disparities in weapon size and fencer size.

Composition of teams:
This is a mixed gender competition, so teams including boys and girls are encouraged. Single gender teams will be accepted.
Reserves – Each team can include an optional reserve. A fencer can enter as a reserve for more than one team, but can only fence for one team on the day.

Valid entries:
For team entries to be valid they must include three named entrants and an optional reserve. Each fencer must have valid British Fencing membership. Payment must be submitted with
each entry.

Entry fees and closing date:

  • Entry closing date 10pm on Friday 21 November
  • Entry fee £27 per team
  • Late entries accepted until 4pm on Monday 24 Nov.
  • No entries accepted after that or on the day.
  • Late entry fee £54 per team

Submitting your entry:
Please submit team entries through our website with payment by paypal:
http://southernfencing.org.uk/contacts/competition-entry-junior-team-foil-epee-sabre

Paper entry forms are available on request from entries@southernfencing.org.uk

Confirmation of entry and joining instructions will be sent to by email to the Team contact (coach or parent).

If you have any queries about this competition, please contact entries@southernfencing.org.uk

Equipment requirements by age group:

Foil

  • U14 – Blade size: size 3 foil. No lame bib or mask wire required
  • U18 – Blade size: size 5 foil. Lame bibs and mask wires are required

All fencers: Please ensure equipment fits properly, including lames which must reach the hip bone.

Epee and Sabre

  • U14 Blade size: size 2 epee or sabre
  • U18 Blade size: size 5 epee or sabre

Additional requirements for Sabre – All Sabre competitors:

  • Lame jacket
  • Electric glove or cuff
  • Electric mask with headwire

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL FENCERS
Each fencer (parent/guardian for Under 18s) is personally responsible for making sure that their clothing and equipment conform to FIE and British Fencing rules and are in good condition. Neither British Fencing nor the organisers of the competition, nor any official or referee involved in the competition is responsible for these matters, or for any accident, loss or damage to persons or property
however caused.