2022 London Region Youth Championship and BYC Qualifiers

Date:Sunday 6th February 2022 –
All Sabre,
All U18 Foil and Epee
U16 girls Foil
Sunday 27th February2022 –
U12 boys and girls,
U14 girls.
U14 boys
U16 boys
Sunday 13th March 2022 –
U14 boys
U16 boys
U12 boys
U14 girls
U16 girls
Venue:St Benedicts School Ealing W5 2DZ
Directions/ map:St Benedicts School
Closing Dates:Midnight Sunday 30th January for 6th February
Midnight Sunday 20th February for 27th February
Midnight Sunday 6th March for 13th March
British Youth Championships:
The objective of this Regional Qualifying Event is to select fencers to qualify for the British Youth Championship finals which will take place in May 2022 in Sheffield.  Fencers who qualify at this RQE will be entitled to enter the BYC finals to represent London Region.  If fencers who qualify at the event know they will be unable to attend the BYC finals please tell the organisers immediately. Their places may then be offered to the next ranked fencers.
Entries:Entries will only be taken through Sport80  

Please Note.  Space at the venue is limited and may be impacted further by Covid Mitigation measures.  This may impose a limit on the number of entries in some categories and/or may lead to entry being closed before the published closing date.  In these circumstances, entries will be allocated strictly on a first come first served basis as recorded by the completion of the entry transaction on Sport80.  Any subsequent vacancies due to withdrawals will be allocated from the Sport80 waiting list on the same basis.
Please Note.  Only competitors, London Region Fencing officials, and 1 responsible adult per competitor will be allowed into the venue.  No sibling [unless 19 years or older and acting as the responsible adult] and no other persons, will be permitted entry. 
Entry Fee: Entry to London’s Regional Qualifying Event is £40 per fencer per weapon entered.   British Fencing’s entry fee for the BYC finals is detailed on the BF website and will be invoiced separately by BF to those qualifiers who choose to compete at Sheffield.
Please note.  If a competitor is entered for more than one weapon and is eliminated from his/her first weapon event before the second event begins, he/she will be considered to have competed in the second event whether or not she/he chooses to fence.  If the second event commences before elimination from the first, the fencer’s entry to the second weapon will be voided by the organisers and the entry fee refunded.
Otherwise, refunds will only be issued in exceptional cases and not later than 7 days before the date of the event, and will be subject to an administration charge in respect of irrecoverable fees we have to pay for Sport80 and Stripe services.    
Late entries:Will only be accepted at the organiser’s discretion and will be subject to a fee of £60 per fencer per weapon
Bye’s:Given the delay due to Covid19 British Fencing have decided there will be no automatic byes from the 2019 BYCs.
RULES:The full rules of LRYC and BYC can be found on the British Fencing Web Site
Age Brackets:U12: Born 2010 or 2011                 U14: Born 2008 or 2009
U16: Born  2006 or 2007                U18: Born 2004 or 200
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
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
BYC Entry FeeBF will collect this fee directly from the qualifiers
 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.
Competition Format:In the main, there will be one round of poules followed by Direct Elimination with all fencers promoted to the DE.   Poule fights will be to 5 hits.  DE’s will be to 15 hits except for U12’s where DE fights will be to 10.  The organisers reserve the right to amend the format as they deem appropriate.  In categories where entry numbers are such that all will qualify, competitors may not be required to fence
Check In TimesTBA
Parking and Catering:

There is parking at the venue or free on street.  There will be no catering at this event and the nearest shops are some distance away so please ensure you bring adequate food and drink.  There is water to refill bottles.

There will be no personal armoury service so please ensure weapons are in good order and you have spares.
 Timetable:The list of entries will be posted on Sport:80 and the final check in times on the London Region Website
Covid 19 mitigationThe event will be subject to any formal Covid 19 restrictions in place at the time .
Please Note:- If the Covid situation means that it is not possible or practical to hold a qualifying event BUT the BYCs go ahead then all fencers in any event with fewer than 8 entries will qualify. Even though they do not fence in the qualifier there will be no refund of entry fee.

For the safety of everyone involved:
If you are showing signs of infection or have reason to believe you may be infected DO NOT attend the event.
Covid 19 mitigation plans will be in place and vigorously applied
Only competitors, London Region Fencing officials, and 1 responsible adult per competitor will be allowed into the venue.  No sibling [unless 19 years or older and acting as the responsible adult] and no other persons, will be permitted entry. 
All fencers and officials must wear face covering when not competing or warming up. (unless exempt)
All those attending the event may be required to produce evidence of a negative PCR test or a negative lateral flow test taken within the previous 24 hours.
Fresh water will be available to refill bottles but there will be no refreshment service.
There will be no armoury service so please ensure weapons are in good order and you have spares.
Anyone experiencing the onset of symptoms during the event must report the fact to an official and leave. 
Anyone showing symptoms of infection during the event may be asked to take a lateral flow test and/or asked to leave.

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