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Elite Epee Junior Series
The Complete Elite Epee Junior Series wins BF Parents Group Award - Best Fencing Competition for the 2011/2012 season.
The EEJS competitions are the only competitions this award has ever been presented to.
Upcoming - 2016-17 Series Dates -
Event 6 - 15th July 2017 - Newcastle Fencing Centre
- Initial entry closing date - 1st July 2017
Please do enter early as entry Caps have been set for this event (see attached entry list with entry caps).
Please feel free to also enter any of the below upcoming events.
Event 7 - 16th September 2017 - Moulton College, Northants
Event 8 - 21st October 2017 - CLFS, Surrey
Event 9 - 18th November 2017 - Manchester Fencing Centre
Grand Final - 9th December 2017- The Peterborough School, Peterborough
Completed 2016/17 Series Events -
Event 1 - 17th September 2016 - Moulton College, Northants -
Event 2 - 29th October 2016 - CLFS, Surrey -
Event 3 - 19th November 2016 - Manchester Fencing Centre -
Event 4 - 18th February 2017 - Moulton College, Northants -
Event 5 - 1st April 2017 - CLFS, Surrey
Entry Form for 2016-17 Season
There will be changes for 2016-17, with age-groups changing to Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 17 and the series changing to a calendar year season. Full details below..
Full results for all EEJS seasons are in 'Archived results' at bottom of page.
Points Race calculations can be found on external website - www.epee.me in EEJS ranking section.
Entry List 2016-2017 Season
Check In Times for Event 6
Schedule for event 6
Note - We try to start our events very soon after check-in close time, so please plan to be at the venue and ready to fence at your check-in close time, as sometimes we announce our first round within minutes of check-in close time if everyone expected has arrived.
Elite Epee Junior Series General Information - Including updates for 2016-17 season
In 2007 the steady increase of top level Junior Epee Fencing in and around the Surrey area led us to believe that there was a real need for a series of local competitions to help nurture the local talent and help introduce less experienced fencers to competition fencing. Over the years the series has flourished and is now widely regarded as one of the best run series of events and most enjoyable in the country. ]
The series is open to fencers from all counties & countries, not just Surrey and has attracted fencers from all around the country with fencers travelling from as far afield as Newcastle, Plymouth and even the Channel Islands to take part in the events.
As well as great events to gain experience in competition, the Elite Epee Junior Series Events are used within the England Youth Rankings for selecting England teams for International trips each year.
Series Structure - Updated for 2016-17 season
The Elite Epee Junior Series from 2016/2017 onwards will expand on the successful format of the previous series and will now consist of 6 events per calendar year (subject to available dates and venues), plus the Grand Final for the top 8 available fencers for each age-group categiry. Just for the changeover from traditional fencing season (Sept to July) to a Calendar based season (Jan to Dec), for the 2016-17 year the series will actually run from September 2016 to December 2017 and consist of 9 events + the Grand Fianl event. Each of the series events will have 4 age-groups with separate Boys and Girls events. The first 6 Events of the series (9 for 2016/17 series) will count as qualifier competitions in which competitors will receive points towards a series 'Points Race' ranking. The top 8 ranked fencers in the season (place countback if required) after the qualifying events from each age-group will then be invited to attend the Series Final to find the overall series champions for each group.
Age-Groups for Series -
Age-Groups from 2016 onwards will be Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 17. Age datelines will be the fencer’s age as of 1st January of the season of event (i.e. age as of 01/01/2017 in 2016/17 season, years of birth for each age-group are detailed on application form for clarification). These age-groups were chosen to most effectively promote schools/youth fencing locally. The Under 17 age-group has been expanded into to allow fencers to develop their cadet level fencing while avoiding the pressures to the Cadet Ranking Circuit.
Points System for the first 9 Events of 2016-17 season
The points system for the 2016-17 season onwards will use the same points scheme as in recent years and will count points received from all the events of the season (except Grand Final) in the Points Race. The points to position data is in the attached file.
If a tie exists after all the qualifying events are completed (for the final qualifying place) the place will be decided by the best two positions gained by those fencers (addition of those placings), if there is still a tie the place will be decided by who has the highest placed single result.
The 2016/17 season has seen the series spread its wings and expand across the country. Events will now be held at the following venues
Moulton College, Northants
City of London Freemen's School, Surrey
The Manchester Fencing Centre
The Newcastle Fencing Centre
Grand Final - Peterborough School (expected, to be confirmed).
Full address details can be found on page 2 of the entry form.
Event Formats -
We try to run the events 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 initial events will usually run with one round of poules (ideally of 7s and 6s, however this size poules is not possible for all entry numbers), 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 a different format. The 5th event, 'The Series Final' will run as a poule of 8 followed by Direct Elimination to find the Series Grand Final Champions.
Check-in and start times will be published 2 weeks before the initial events once entry numbers are known. Entry caps will be detailed on this website if they are required once entries start coming in and a entry cap for each event will be set at closing date for each event. In past years we have tried to set earliest check-in closing times at 10.00am to give fencers time to travel from many areas of the country on the day, however if numbers and circumstances require, some events may have to start earlier (9.00am or such) in the 2014/15 season. Dependant on numbers some events may start in the late afternoon/early evening to ensure each event is finished with as little waiting around as possible with the last final being completed as early as possible. The plan is for events to start as close to the check-in times as possible so you will probably be scratched if you are not checked-in on time. Please ensure you give yourselves spare time to arrive at the event before your check-in closes.
Seedings for the first event of the season will be taken from the series points race from the previous season. Seedings for later events will be taken from the current season's points race.
Information will be placed on this site, including entry lists (updated periodically and more often coming up to closing dates), 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 -
Under 10 - Size 0
Under 12 - Size 0 or 2
Under 14 - Events up to British Youth Championships of that season (early may-day bank holiday), Size 0,2. Events after BYCs choice of 0,2 or 5
Under 17 - Size 0, 2 or 5
Please note that the Under 14 size choice has been made following discussions with a number of coaches and takes into account when many fencers change up from size 2 to size 5 weapons following their last BYC U14 event.
Epee Lengths -
Size 0 Epees (guard to tip 77.5cm max)
Size 2 Epees (guard to tip 82.5cm max)
Fight times / durations
- To match British Youth Championship format
Under 10 age-group - Poule fights will be to 5 hits, 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).
Under 12 age-group - Poule fights will be to 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 one minute gap between periods).
Under 14 age-group - Poule fights will be to 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 one minute gap between periods).
Under 17 age-group- Poule fights will be to 5 hits, with 3 minute duration and in the Direct Elimination fights will be to 15 hits with 3 periods of 3 minute duration.
Equipment regulations -
All kit must conform to the British Fencing regulations (see www.britishfencing.com). In the under 17 event (and Under 14 event after BYCs of that season) size 5 weapons will be allowed to 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.
Medals will be awarded to the top 4 in each individual event for the initial competitions of the series. The Final Event will award prizes to all the 8 qualified fencers consisting of medals/plaques & fencing equipment vouchers.
The series runs mainly on the entry fees received from fencers attending the events, with assistance from sponsors and other kind contributors/donors to the series. These funds pay for the running of the events including venue costs, referees, other staff (armourers, DT etc), hire chanrges for kit, van hire and every other imaginable cost In addition their is a prize fund for the Grand Final to pay for equipment vouchers, which in past years has been well over 3.5K, which we aim to continue for the 2016-17 season and beyond. Funds that are excess to the running of the events will go towards the time and expence of running th events by the competition organisers.
Refunds for withdrawals
Generally refunds are not given for fencers who do withdraw from events, however in cases that fencers withdraw 4 weeks or more in advance of an event taking place requests will be considered. Any refunds would be subject to a ₤5.00 administraction fee, which would be taken off any returned funds.
These events are only possible due to the huge efforts put in by the team of referees and other officials who attend the event. We do have a range of referees, from those who are fully qualified FIE referees who have refereed previously at Olympic Games, to those just starting out on their refereeing careers who are using these events to gain experience prior to taking theoir refereeing exams. Please note that we will only have referees at these events which we are confident in their abilities and experience of fencing.
All referees and officials are offered expences to cover attendence at the events. Due to the tight budget (and to save on admin) this is on a flat rate basis.
If you are a referee, or a compentent fencer who wishes to gain experience from refereeing at our events, please feel free to get in touch.
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) as per British Fencing guidelines.
Generaly the cost involved in having a substantial equipment stand and the sales it creates makes it unfeasible to have a full equipment stand at events. What we can arrange is a delivery service for mcompetitions as I do visit the Allstar/Uhlmann & BladesBrand shop in advance of most Elite Epee events. Those who enter events will have this process detailed in time to make orders.
We cannot guarentee that we will have refreshment stands at all the events, however it is planned. If we do we will let those entering know in advance, however it is always advisable to bring your own supplies of things you like to eat anyway. We will let all those entered know what will be available prior to the event.
If you are interested in sponsoring the series or any part of the series please contact us.
2015/2016 - Full Season Results
Event 1 - 31st October 2015 - CLFS, Surrey - Completed
Event 2 - 12th/13th December 2015 - Oundle, Northants - Completed
Event 3 - 20th February 2016 - Moulton College, Northants - Completed
Event 4 - 2nd April 2016 - CLFS, Surrey -
Grand Final - 16th July - The Peterborough School - Completed -
2014/2015 - Full Season Results
Event 1 - 1st/2nd November 2014 - CLFS, Surrey. - Complete
Event 1 Results
Event 2 - 13th/14th December 2014 - Oundle School, Northants.
Event 2 Results
Events 3 - 31st January 2015 - Moulton College, Northants.
Event 3 Results -
ent 4 - 28th/29th March 2015 - CLFS, Surrey
Event 4 Results -
Points Race going into Grand Final-
Grand Finals - 11th/12th July 2015 - CLFS, Surrey
2013/2014 - Full Season Results
Grand Final Results 2013/2014
Points Race listing with replies to Grand Final Invite
(as of 07-07- 2014)
2013-2014 - Points Race including events 1,2,3 & 4
- as per above Invite file
2013-2014 Season - Event 4 Results
2013-2014 - Points Race including events 1,2 & 3
2013-2014 Season - Event 3 Results
2013-2014 - Points Race including events 1 & 2
2013-2014 Season - Event 2 Results
2013-2014 Season - Event 1 Results
2012/2013 - Full Season Results
Event 1 -
Event 2 -
Event 3 -
Event 4 Results -
Final Points Race Totals 2012/13 Season -
2012-2013 Junior Series Grand Final Results
2011/2012 - Full Season Results
Grand Finals - Saturday 24th March 2012
Event 1 - Saturday 22nd October 2011 -
Event 2 - Sunday 18th December 2011-
Event 3 - Saturday 18th February 2012 -
Points Race after Event 3 - Including details of acceptances to Finals invite
2010/2011 - Full Series Results
2010 - 2011 Grand Final Results
Points Race 2010/2011
Event 1 - Saturday 23rd October 2010 - Results -
Event 2 - Sundat 12th December 2010 - Results -
Event 3 - Saturday 19th February 2011
- Results -
2009/2010 - Full Series Results
Grand Final Results
2009/2010 Points Race Files after event 3
Event 3 (20/02/2010) Results
Event 2 (12/12/2009) results
Event 1 (24/10/2009) results
2008/2009 - Full Series results including the Grand Final.
Full results for 2007/8 Series - Including Finals