2016 London Youth Championships

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Do make sure you have read the information below before entering the competition

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Date: Foil: Saturday, 13th February, Epee and Sabre: Sunday, 14th
Venue: Leon Paul Fencing Centre, Hendon London NW9 6AQ

Please note  the LP shop will be open on Saturday only from 9am to 3pm

Directions and maps: These can be accessed via the internet Leon Paul Fencing Centre (opens in a new tab)
Closing Date:  Midnight Sunday 7th February, 2016. Late entries may be accepted up to Wednesday 10th midnight at an additional fee
Organisers:  England Fencing – London Region
British Youth Championships:  This Competition is the qualifying event for the British Youth Championships which will take place 30th April – 2nd May 2016. at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

By entering this competition, the fencer, agrees, if he or she qualifies, to represent London Region at the BYCs. If, on the day of the LYCs a fencer who has qualified knows they will be unable to attend the BYCs please tell the organisers  immediately. Their place may then be offered to the next ranking fencer.   This does not apply after the date of LYCs

Entries: Entry is online only  through British Fencing’s Sport:80 Competition System.  

Fencers must be affiliated to London Region 

Payment: Payment may be made by Credit/Debit card (via Paypal, no account required), PayPal, by Cheque and Direct Debit using GoCardLess
Entry Fee: £27.50 per fencer per weapon entered. Note: Sport:80 will add a transaction fee to Paypal and Credit/Debit card entries.
Late entries: Will only be accepted at the organiser’s discretion on the basis such entries do not affect the running of the event. Late entries will be subject to a fee of £40 per fencer per weapon.
Bye’s: Do you have a BYE?
RULES: The full rules which apply to this Competition and to the BYC Championships can be found on the British Fencing website under the heading  ‘Events’ – ‘British Youth Championships’ (www.britishfencing.com).
Age Brackets: U12: Born 2004 or 2005                 U14: Born 2002 or 2003
U16: Born  2000 or 2001                U18: Born 1998 or 1999This competition does not include an U10 Event which will be organised separately by British Fencing.
Eligibility: Fencers can only enter this event if they are UK residents and  affiliated to London Region.

Entry to the BYCs is by BF Membership number so it is very important that the fencer’s record on the BF Sport:80 database is correct and up to date including email address, contact numbers and regional affiliation.

How to update your BF Membership Information
BFA Membership: All fencers must be members of British Fencing and registered with London Region at the time of this event and at the time of the BYCs.
Blade sizes: For U12 and U14 the maximum size of blade is:  Foil – Size 3, Epee and Sabre – Size 2; In the U16 and U18 Foil Events, size 5 blades must be used and lamé bibs and mask wires are required
Qualification for BYC Finals: For every 4 fencers in a weapon per age group, 1 will qualify per four or part of 4 fencers competing. Where there are fewer than 4 fencers per weapon in an age group, all will qualify. Byes count as additional qualifiers and those with a bye who compete in the LYC are included in the number competing. Even if only two fencers enter a particular weapon in an age group, both fencers should attend the Competition to compete.
BYC Entry Fee
£21. Those qualifying at the LYC should pay before leaving the venue
 Equipment: Equipment must conform to BFA rules. Tracksuit bottoms/trousers will NOT be allowed. See British Fencing website
 Referees: Schools or Clubs with more than 5 entries are asked to bring at least 1 referee and notify the organisers of the name of the referee at the time of entering.
Competition Format: In general, there will be one round of poules followed by Direct Elimination with all fencers promoted to the DE. In events with very small entries, the format may be amended. All poule fights are for 5 hits and 15 hits in the DE except for U12’s where the DE fights will be to 10 hits.
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Parking and Catering: There is parking but it is limited. Some snacks and refreshments will be available
Badges: Specially produced London Region embroidered badges will be on sale at the event. Those who qualify for the National Finals may wish to wear the London ‘colours’ though the badges are available for anyone competing at the LYC’s to purchase
 Timetable: The list of entries will be posted on Sport:80 and the Check In times on the London Region Website
 Contact:  hazel.herbert@changemanagementdynamics.com

NB This competition is using British Fencing’s Sport:80 Competition Entry system. You need to register as a member of BF in order to enter.

More info on membership on the British Fencing website

If you have any trouble registering as a member or entering the competition call 020 3005 2526

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