Cambridgeshire Youth & Veteran’s Epee Championships

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 16th February 2019 for NEW 4 County Youth Epee Championships

With an Elite Epee Veteran’s event taking place in Oundle on 17th February, we will not be running a Cambridgeshire Veteran event in 2019.

 

ARCHIVED INFORMATION

Introduction

With the expansion of youth Epee in the County over the last couple of years it was decided that a Cambridgeshire County Youth Epee Championships was needed for the 2012-2013 season, following that event’s success it was decided to continue the event in 2014 and in the future. This will be run in the Peterborough area where there are the largest group of epeeists based and is run with the knowledge & support of the Cambridgeshire Fencing Association.

With a venue set up, it was also seen as a great opportunity to run a Veteran’s event on the same day and this is being launched for 2016 to encourage our ‘experienced in life fencers’ to compete locally in a fun atmosphere.

County Eligibility

This is a ‘closed’ county championship so all fencers taking part must either, have their main home in Cambridgeshire, go to school in the county or fence at a County based club (or official feeder school to that club).

Communication

Information will be placed on this site, including entry lists (updated as they are received so please check they have been received), check-in times and general information on events. Please check the website just after entries close for confirmed check-in times etc.

Weapon Sizes

The Under 10 age-group will be using size 0, Under 12 and Under 14 events will be using size 2 Epees (guard to tip 82.5cm max) with the Under 16 & U18 event using size 5 weapons. Depending on numbers in the Under 8 event, Size 0 Epoils may be used (combination of foil & Epee Parts to make even lighter weapon), however if so the event organiser will supply these for the event.

Any size epees can be used for the Veteran’s event, however the norm is size 5s.

Fight times / durations

Poule fights in the Under 10, Under 10 and Under 12 age-groups will be to 5 hits, however with a 2 minute fight duration. Direct Elimination fights will be to 10 hits with 3 periods of 2 minute duration (with a minute gap between periods).

Poule Fights for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 age-groups will be 5 hits, with a 3 minute fight duration. Direct Elimination fights will be to 15 hits with 3 periods of 3 minute duration (with a 60 second gap between periods).

Veterans will be 5 hits, with a 3 minute fight duration. Direct Elimination fights will be to 10 hits with 3 periods of 2 minute duration (with a 60 second gap between periods).

Equipment regulations

All kit must conform to the British Fencing regulations (see www.britishfencing.com). In the under 16 and Under 18 events size 5 weapons will be used so 350N breeches and 800 Newton plastrons are required. Weapons may be tested at the event from the first round for weight and travel; however due to the use of communal weapons by a large number of the entries, cards will not be issued for failed weapons (in this regard). All fencers should ensure that the equipment they are wearing fits correctly, with suitable overlap, especially between jackets & breeches. Referees will be specifically requested to ensure this is the case. Fencers in Girls events are required to wear chest-protectors.

Prizes

We are hoping to organize medals for 1st, 2nd and =3rd place for each category, however in events with very low entry numbers these may not be produced in advance and may need to be sent on to winners after the event so we do not have wasted medals.

Finances

This event will be run on a not-for-profit basis with entry fees paying for medals and the general expense of the event. If at the end of the event any funds are left over, they will be held as a fund for the event next year.

Food/Drink

We are planning to have teas, coffees and squash at the event, however as no-one should be at the event for more than 2 or 3 hours there is not planned to be a full catering facility. Note that food cannot be consumed in the hall and no open cups can be used in the hall (only bottles/cups with lids).

Data retention, Publishing of Entry lists and Results online

By entering these competitions you agree for entry lists and results to be published on our facebook page, website and linked results page (British Fencing, Epee.me etc) and that data (including contact data) can be held by the event organisers to assist in future competition arrangements (including contacting you to inform you of future events).

Photography

The organizers will be arranging for some photography/videoing to occur during the event within the fencing hall. These photos may be used for publicity and may be posted on the internet. If you do have any issues with your child being included in these photos please contact the organizer. Individuals may video/take photographs during the event (no flashes please), however you must register with the organizers on the day.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email eliteepeeevents@hotmail.co.uk or call Chris on 07887 522714.

Northamptonshire Youth Epee Championships

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 16th February 2019 for NEW 4 County Youth Epee Championships

Introduction

With the huge expansion of Epee in the County it was decided that a Northamptonshire County Youth Epee Championships was needed for the 2011-2012 season. This was run in the east of the county where there are the largest group of epeeists based and was such a success that it was decided that this event would become an annual event.

Check-in times

All events will commence in the afternoon. Exact times to be confirmed closer to event.

If you are later than the published times for your event you are likely to be scratched from the event.

Closing Date for Entries

Entries after this date will only be accepted at the organisers discretion with additional late entry fee – see entry form. If we have a large entry, late entries may not be accepted at all or only accepted to create a suitable number for each category, so get your entries in as soon as possible. Entry cap details may be added to the entry lists once closing date arrives if needed.

County Eligibility

This is a ‘closed’ county championship so all fencers taking part must either, have their main home in Northamptonshire, go to school in the county or fence at a Northamptonshire base club (or official feeder school to that club).

Communication

Information will be placed on this site, including entry lists (updated as they are received so please check they have been received), check-in times and general information on events. Please check the website just after entries close for confirmed check-in times etc.

British Fencing Membership

All those competing at this event much be members of British Fencing for insurance purposes. As this is a ‘closed’ county event, ‘Social’ membership status is allowable, however if that is the case this is the only local competition you can attend in the year. If you have already used your ‘one event’ . A membership file will be requested from British Fencing prior to the event to confirm membership status of all those taking part.

Weapon Sizes

The Under 10 size 0 (can be borrowed if required), Under 12 and Under 14 events will be using size 2 Epees (guard to tip 82.5cm max) with the Under 16 & U18 event using size 5 weapons. Depending on entry numbers, the Under 8 Age-group may be using Epoils (combination of size 0 foil blade and Epee parts) which can be borrowed for the event if required.

Any size epees can be used for the Veteran’s event, however the norm is size 5s.

Fight times / durations

Poule fights in the Under 10 and Under 12 age-groups will be to 5 hits, however with a 2 minute fight duration. Direct Elimination fights will be to 10 hits with 3 periods of 2 minute duration (with a 60 second gap between periods).

Poule Fights for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 age-groups will be 5 hits, with a 3 minute fight duration. Direct Elimination fights will be to 15 hits with 3 periods of 3 minute duration (with a 60 second gap between periods).

Veterans will be 5 hits, with a 3 minute fight duration. Direct Elimination fights will be to 10 hits with 3 periods of 2 minute duration (with a 60 second gap between periods).

Event Formats

The events will run with a round of poules, with all fencers promoted, followed by direct elimination (knock-out). In the first round poule, some categories may be combined (depending on entry numbers), however fencers will be split back out for the DEs and medals will be given for each age-group category. Those fencing with size 5 epees will not be combined with younger age-groups using size 2 or 0 epees to comply with BF guidelines.

Equipment regulations

All kit must conform to the British Fencing regulations (see www.britishfencing.com). In the under 16 and Under 18 events size 5 weapons will be used so 350N breeches and 800 Newton plastrons are required. Weapons may be tested at the event from the first round for weight and travel; however due to the use of communal weapons by a large number of the entries, cards will not be issued for failed weapons (in this regard). All fencers should ensure that the equipment they are wearing fits correctly, with suitable overlap, especially between jackets & breeches. Referees will be specifically requested to ensure this is the case. Fencers in Girls events are required to wear chest-protectors.

Prizes

We are hoping to organize medals for 1st, 2nd and =3rd place for each category, however in events with very low entry numbers these may not be produced in advance and may need to be sent on to winners after the event so we do not have wasted medals.

Finances

This event will generally be run on a not-for-profit basis with quite low entry fees paying for medals and the general expense of the event. If at the end of the event any funds are left over, they will be held as a fund for future events.

Food/Drink

There is no canteen at the venue so please bring your own supplies of food/drink. Food cannot be consumed in the hall and no open cups can be used in the hall (only bottles/cups with lids).

Data retention, Publishing of Entry lists and Results online

By entering these competitions you agree for entry lists and results to be published on our facebook page, website and linked results page (British Fencing, Epee.me etc) and that data (including contact data) can be held by the event organisers to assist in future competition arrangements (including contacting you to inform you of future events).

Photography

The organizers will be arranging for some photography/videoing to occur during the event within the fencing hall. These photos may be used for publicity and may be posted on the internet. If you do have any issues with your child being included in these photos please contact the organizer. Individuals may video/take photographs during the event (no flashes please), however you must register with the organizers on the day.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email eliteepeeevents@hotmail.co.uk or call Chris on 01780 784019.

British Youth Championships U10 Epee

British Fencing has decided that it will not be supporting an Under 10 British Championships going forward.  We are in discussion with British Fencing on how to best support fencers in this age-group and will update fencers when any decision on future events is made.

Outline

In 2006 Chris Howser identified that there was a need for an Under 12 National Championships and ran that event with great success and resulted in Under 12 Epee being absorbed ito the main British Youth Championship Finals weekend. With the steady increase in the popularity of epee with younger fencers it was identified that there was an interest in an British Under 10 Epee event taking place (U10 Sabre was also organised for the first time in 2013). With the track record of Elite Epee Junior Series, the British Fencing Competition Committee agreed that the Elite Epee Team would be great for running the event and now it is successfully scheduled. Due to a lack of available venue space prior to the Summer (due to the late notice for running the event) this 2012-13 season event is being run in August, which whilst not ideal does keep the event prior to the start of the 2013-14 season (historically the fencing season starts on 1st Sept each year) so the hope is that there will be another event held in the 2013-14 season if this one is successful.

Definition of Under 10 Age-Group for Event

The age dateline will be the fencer’s age as of 1st January of the season of event (i.e. age as of 01/01/2017 for the 2016/17 season), so some fencers will already be 10 when they compete in the event, (years of birth for the age-group are detailed on application form for clarification).

Venue

Our venue is Oundle School Sports Centre in Oundle, East Northamptonshire (PE8 4AG) which is just a few miles off the A1 near Peterborough in the Midlands. This is a nice venue with recently upgraded lighting. We will be setting up the two halls in the sports centre to give as much viewing area as possible. In total we can have a maximum of 8 pistes in this venue, which still gives good refereeing space and viewing.

Entry Caps

Final Caps will be decided at closing date to allow correct scheduling of the event, however due to venue size constraints, both Boys and Girls events will initially be limited to 49) fencers.

Event Hardware

The plan is to use conductive pistes throughout, along with remote control panel boxes etc so the event will be very well equipped.

Event Formats

We try to run the event in as a professional manner as possible with referees and helpers receiving expenses for their attendance. Entries will be capped to ensure the events are run in a smooth manner with no requirement for multiple waves of poules in the first round. The event will be run with one round of poules followed by Direct Elimination down to the winner, however the organisers reserve the right to adapt this format if it is thought that the entry number requires it to differ.

Check-in and start times will be published 2 weeks before the event once entry numbers are known (earliest 10am to allow on the day travel for as many as possible). Please ensure you give yourselves spare time to arrive at the event before your check-in closes, else you may well be excluded.

Seedings for the event will be approximated using EYC Under 11 results, as well as current EEJS (on review of LPJS results there were insufficient entries for most events to take these into accont for event seedings). Please note that these are worked out at the organisers discretion.

Communication

Information will be placed on this site, including entry lists (updated as they are received so please check they have been received), check-in times and general information on events. Please check the website just after entries close for confirmed check-in times etc.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued for any fencer withdrawing from the event prior to three weeks before the event, however a admin charge will be levied of five pounds to cover time etc if your entry fee had already been cashed by the time you withdraw. Withdrawals after this time will be dealt with on a case by case basis and the organiser has no obligation to offer a refund as those funds would have been allocated to pay for the events overheads.

Weapon Sizes

Both Boys and Girls will be using size 0 Epees (775mm maximum). Fencers have the choice to use standard or Mini sized guards on their weapons.

Fight times / durations in Under 10 age-group

Poule fights in the Under 10 age-group will be to 5 hits, however with a 2 minute fight duration. Direct Elimination fights will be to 10 hits with 3 periods of 2 minute duration (with a one minute gap between periods).

Refereeing

We will be inviting a selection of referees to the event, including some younger fencers who are currently training to become referees (who will be supervised). Any referee used (whatever size/age) has my total confidence and will be very competent. If anyone does have concern with any of our referees on the day, please let the organisers know.

Equipment regulations

All kit must conform to the British Fencing regulations (see www.britishfencing.com). Weapons may be tested at the event from the first round for weight and travel; however due to the use of communal weapons by a large number of the entries, cards will not be issued for failed weapons (in this regard) until the Last 4 of the event. All fencers should ensure that the equipment they are wearing fits correctly, with suitable overlap, especially between jackets & breeches. Referees will be specifically requested to ensure this is the case. Fencers in girls events are required to wear chest-protectors and I do advise that they are also used for boys as well. All fencers must wear breeches, long socks and at least a 350N level plastron under their jackets.

Prizes

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, =3rd, as well at quarter finalists. A trophy will be presented for each event to the event winner which must be returned for the following year’s event.

Viewing/Spectators

Parents and coaches will not be allowed in the fencing area, however there will be good close viewing for all pistes and fencers can leave their piste to speak to their coach/parent between periods of Direct Elimination matches so that a fencer at one end of the piste does not get an advantage over one fencing at the other end. Please note that coaching during fights (apart from in minute breaks in DE fights) is not allowed and anyone found doing this will be asked to stop and possibly even asked to leave the venue if warnings are ignored (as per British Fencing regulations). Please note that if you are the supervising adult your child may have to leave with you. If you have concerns with another person coaching when they should not be, raise it with the event organisers, please do not confront that person.

Photography

The organizers will be arranging for some photography/videoing to occur during the event within the fencing hall. These photos may be used for publicity and may be posted on the internet. If you do have any issues with your child being included in these photos please contact the organizer. Individuals may video/take photographs during the event (no flashes please).

Equipment Stand

There will not be a specific equipment stand at the event, however there is planned to be an Armourer with bodywires/spare blades to deal with equipment breakages. I can usually arrange for kit to be sent up in bulk for delivery at the event if you order in advance with Allstar/Uhlmann UK or BladesBrand UK

Event Supporters

May I thank Allstar/Uhlmann Uk and BladesBrand UK for their support in the loaning of boxes for this event. In addition thanks goes to O.P.S. Epee club for the loan of spools, wires etc for the event.

Refreshments

We will have a refreshments stand run by local club members, with profits going into a charitable fund to assist local fencers when selected to fence for England/GBR at International events.

Data retention, Publishing of Entry lists and Results online

By entering these competitions you agree for entry lists and results to be published on our facebook page, website and linked results page (British Fencing, Epee.me etc) and that data (including contact data) can be held by the event organisers to assist in future competition arrangements (including contacting you to inform you of future events).

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Sponsorship

If you are interested in getting involved in sponsorship for this event, please contact us.

Contact

For further information on this event, please email eliteepeeevents@hotmail.co.uk .

O.P.S. Ladies Epee Club

Session currently on hold due to a number of issues.

If you are interested in attending, please email us on eliteepeeevents@hotmail.co.uk

O.P.S. Ladies Epee Club

Venue – Yarwell Village Hall, Main St, Yarwell, PE8 6PR

Day – Tuesday
Session time 10.00am to 11.00am (arrive 9.50am for 10.00am start)

Former British Number 1 and multiple Commonwealth Fencing Championships medallist, Kathryn Howser is launching a Tuesday morning Ladies fencing club, specialising in Epee to give ladies the chance to have a fun social time whilst learning a new skill.

The club will be female only and will commence with a beginner course for the first 5 sessions, after which it will run as a weekly club for those who have completed the course as well as other existing fencers who also wish to join in.

The beginner course will start on Tuesday 25th February (week after 1/2 term) and will run for 5 sessions (with a break on 25th March) and complete on 1st April 2014.

Application form for beginner Course –

From 8th April onwards the club will be open to other female fencers who wish to attend.

New beginner courses will be run periodically around this session as demand requires.

Woldingham School Challenge Event – Girls Epee November 2006

Why is the event being run?

With the cancellation of the Whitgift Leon Paul event a space in the calendar arose for the running of a local event to help the continued expansion of Epee in the area. With Woldingham School having recently started developing fencing within the school they were kindly willing to offer their sports hall facility for the running of the event.

The event has been specifically targeted for girls to promote Girls Epee as events have been slowly expanding and this will be a great opportunity to help in this process further.

Chris Howser

British Under 12 Epee 2006 Archive