|Date:||Sunday 15th March 2020 – All sabre and U16 and U18 foil|
|Venue:||15th March – St Benedicts School Ealing W5 2DZ|
|Directions and map:||St Benedicts School|
|Closing Date:||Midnight Sunday 8th March|
|British Youth Championships:||As well as identifying the London Region Champions for 2020 this Competition is the qualifying event for the British Youth Championships which will take place 8th-10th May 2020 at Playfootball Birmingham .By entering this competition, the fencer, agrees, if he or she qualifies, to represent London Region at the BYCs. If 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 entries are submitted to BF|
|Entries:||Entry through Sport80
Fencers must be affiliated to London Region
|Entry Fee:||£40 per fencer per weapon entered. Please note -refunds will only be issued after 2nd February in very exceptional circumstances. There will be no refunds after the closing date. Of the £40, £25 goes to London Region Fencing to mount the competition. The rest goes either directly to British Fencing to meet the levy they impose on entries, or towards meeting the costs we incur on BF’s behalf in sending the referees they stipulate we must, for their BYC Finals in May.|
|Late entries:||Will only be accepted at the organiser’s discretion Late entries will be subject to a fee of £60 per fencer per weapon.|
|Bye’s:||Any fencer who reached the last 8 in 2019 BYC may claim a bye to the 2020 BYC at the same weapon regardless of age category. To claim a bye fencers MUST enter LRYCs but need not fence. Unlike previous years BF will deal with entry to BYCs direct. London Region will not collect entry fees to BYC. Do you have a BYE?|
|RULES:||The full rules of LRYC and BYC can be found on the British Fencing Web Site|
|Age Brackets:||U12: Born 2008 or 2009 U14: Born 2006 or 2007
U16: Born 2004 or 2005 U18: Born 2002 or 2003
|Eligibility:||Fencers can only enter this event if they are UK residents and affiliated to London Region. Please check that London Region is selected in your BF Membership profile
Entry to the BYCs is by BF Membership number so it is very important that the fencer’s record on the BF Sport80 database is correct and up to date including email address, contact numbers and regional affiliation.
|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.|
|Qualification for BYC Finals:||1-16 entries = 8 qualify
17-19 entries = 9 qualify
20-22 entries = 10 qualify
23-25 entries = 11 qualify
26-28 entries = 12 qualify
29-31 entries = 13 qualify
32+ entries = 14 qualify
Byes count as additional qualifiers and those with a bye who compete in the LRYC 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||
£36. In a change to the usual arrangement BF will collect this fee directly from the qualifiers and those who claim a bye
|Equipment:||Equipment must conform to BFA rules. Please note U16 and U18 sabre entrants must wear 800N sabre gloves. U16 and U18 foil entrants must wear lame bib and mask wire See British Fencing website|
|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.|
|Check In Times||Check In Times|
|Parking and Catering:||At St Benedicts there is parking at the venue or free on street.|
|Timetable:||The list of entries will be posted on Sport:80 and the final check In times on the London Region Website|
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In addition you agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to any governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club/home country/regional/county affiliation, results, age category, penalties.