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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.


Next Event - 29th October 2016 - CLFS, Surrey -
Initial Entry close date - 15th October -
Entry Caps may be put in place prior to entry close date.

Upcoming - 2016-17 Series Dates -

Event 2 - 29th October 2016 - CLFS, Surrey
Event 3 - 19th November 2016 - Masnchester Fencing Centre
Event 4 - 18th February 2017 - Moulton College, Northants
Event 5 - 1st April 2017 - CLFS, Surrey
Event 6 - 15th July 2017 - Newcastle Fencing Centre
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- Peterborough/Oundle (to be confirmed)

Completed 2016/17 Series Events -

Event 1 - 17th September 2016 - Moulton College, Northants -
Under 10 Boys.htmlUnder 10 Girls.htmlUnder 12 Boys.htmlUnder 12 Girls.htmlUnder 14 Boys.htmlUnder 14 Girls.htmlUnder 17 Boys.htmlUnder 17 Girls.html

Entry Form for 2016-17 Season - EEJS Entry Form 16-17 v3.pdf

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 - EEJS 16-09-22.xls (updated 22-09-2016

Check In Times for Event 2 - To be published after Entry close date



Schedule for event 1 - To be published after Entry close date


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.

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Elite Epee Junior Series General Information - Including updates for 2016-17 season

Outline

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.

Place to points list.xls

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.

Venues -

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.

Communication

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.

Prizes

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.

Finances

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.

Referees/Event Officials

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.

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) as per British Fencing guidelines.

Equipment Stand

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.

Refreshments

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.

Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring the series or any part of the series please contact us.

Archive Results

2015/2016 - Full Season Results

Event 1 - 31st October 2015 - CLFS, Surrey - Completed
Boys Under 11.htmlBoys Under 13.htmlBoys Under 16.htmlGirls Under 11.htmlGirls Under 13.htmlGirls Under 16.html
Event 2 - 12th/13th December 2015 - Oundle, Northants - Completed
Boys Under 11.htmlBoys Under 13.htmlBoys Under 16.htmlGirls Under 11.htmlGirls Under 13.htmlGirls Under 16.html
Event 3 - 20th February 2016 - Moulton College, Northants - Completed
Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html
Event 4 - 2nd April 2016 - CLFS, Surrey -

U11Boys.htmU11Girls.htmU13Boys.htmU13Girls.htmU16Boys.htmU16Girls.htm
Grand Final - 16th July - The Peterborough School - Completed -
U11 Boys.htmU11 Girls.htmU13 Boys.htmU13 Girls.htmU16 Boys.htmU16 Girls.htm

2014/2015 - Full Season Results

Event 1 - 1st/2nd November 2014 - CLFS, Surrey. - Complete
Event 1 Results -E1 Under 11 Boys.htmE1 Under 11 Girls.htmE1 Under 13 Boys.htmE1 Under 13 Girls.htmE1 Under 16 Boys.htmE1 Under 16 Girls.htm

Event 2 - 13th/14th December 2014 - Oundle School, Northants.
Event 2 Results -E2 Under11 Boys.htmE2 Under 11 Girls.htmE2 Under 13 Boys.htmE2 Under 13 Girls.htmE2 Under 16 Boys.htmE2 Under16 Girls.htm

Events 3 - 31st January 2015 - Moulton College, Northants.

Event 3 Results - Boys Under 11.htmlBoys Under 13.htmlBoys Under 16.htmlGirls Under 11.htmlGirls Under 13.htmlGirls Under 16.html

Event 4 - 28th/29th March 2015 - CLFS, Surrey
Event 4 Results -E4 Under 11 Boys.htmE4 Under 11 Girls.htmE4 Under 13 Boys.htmE4 Under 13 Girls.htmE4 Under 16 Boys.htmE4 Under 16 Girls.htm

Points Race going into Grand Final- Points Race for Grand Finals with attendance confirms.xls

Grand Finals - 11th/12th July 2015 - CLFS, Surrey-
Boys Under 11 Grand Final Epee.htmlBoys Under 13 Grand Final Epee.htmlBoys Under 16 Grand Final Epee.html
Girls Under 11 Grand Final Epee.htmlGirls Under 13 Grand Final Epee.htmlGirls Under 16 Grand Final Epee.html

2013/2014 - Full Season Results

Grand Final Results 2013/2014 - U11 Boys.htmU11 Girls.htmU13 Boys.htmU13 Girls.htmU16 Boys.htmU16 Girls.htm

Points Race listing with replies to Grand Final Invite - Grand Final Replies 14-07-07.xls(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 - EEJS - Under 11 Girls.htmEEJS - Under 11 Boys.htmEEJS - Under 13 Girls.htmEEJS - Under 13 Boys.htmEEJS - Under 16 Girls.htmEEJS - Under 16 Boys.htm
2013-2014 - Points Race including events 1,2 & 3 - Points Race Combined post EEJS 3 website file.xls(updated 27-02-14)

2013-2014 Season - Event 3 Results - EEJS3U11Boys.htmEEJS3U11Girls.htmEEJS3U13Boys.htmEEJS3U13Girls.htmEEJS3U16boys.htmEEJS3U16Girls.htm
2013-2014 - Points Race including events 1 & 2 - Points Race Combined 14-01-02 website file.xls(updated 12-01-14)
2013-2014 Season - Event 2 Results - EEJS 2 - U11 Boys.htmEEJS 2 - U11 Girls.htmEEJS 2 - U13 Boys.htmEEJS 2 - U13 Girls.htmEEJS 2 - U16 Boys.htmEEJS 2 - U16 Girls.htm
2013-2014 Season - Event 1 Results -EEJS 1 - U11 Boys.htmEEJS 1 - U11 Girls.htmEEJS 1 - U13 Boys.htmEEJS 1 - U13 Girls.htmEEJS 1 - U16 Boys.htmEEJS 1 - U16 Girls.htm

2012/2013 - Full Season Results
Event 1 - EEJS 1 U11Boys.htmEEJS 1 U11Girls.htmEEJS 1 U13Boys.htmlEEJS 1 U13Girls.htmEEJS 1 U16Boys.htmEEJS 1 U16Girls.htm
Event 2 - - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Boys.html- Under 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html
Event 3 - - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Boys.html Under 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html
Event 4 Results - Boys Under 11.htmlBoys Under 13.htmlBoys Under 16.htmlGirls Under 11.htmlGirls Under 13.htmlGirls Under 16.html

Final Points Race Totals 2012/13 Season - Points Race Under 11 Boys.xlsPoints Race Under 11 Girls.xlsPoints Race Under 13 Boys.xlsPoints Race Under 13 Girls.xlsPoints Race Under 16 Boys.xlsPoints Race Under 16 Girls.xls
2012-2013 Junior Series Grand Final Results - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html


2011/2012 - Full Season Results

Grand Finals - Saturday 24th March 2012

Results - Boys Under 11.htmlBoys Under 13.htmlBoys Under 16.htmlGirls Under 11.htmlGirls Under 13.htmlGirls Under 16.html


Event 1 - Saturday 22nd October 2011 -

Results - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html

Event 2 - Sunday 18th December 2011-
Results - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html

Event 3 - Saturday 18th February 2012 -
Results - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html

Points Race after Event 3 - Including details of acceptances to Finals invite

Under 11 Boys.xlsUnder 11 Girls.xlsUnder 13 Boys.xlsUnder 13 Girls.xlsUnder 16 Boys.xlsUnder 16 Girls.xls


2010/2011 - Full Series Results
2010 - 2011 Grand Final Results - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html

Points Race 2010/2011

Under 11 Boys.xlsUnder 11 Girls.xlsUnder 13 Boys.xlsUnder 13 Girls.xlsUnder 16 Boys.xlsUnder 16 Girls.xls (updated 15/04/2011)

Event 1 - Saturday 23rd October 2010 - Results - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html
Event 2 - Sundat 12th December 2010 - Results - Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html
Event 3 - Saturday 19th February 2011 - Results - U11 Boys .htmlU11 Girls .htmlU13 Boys .htmlU13 Girls.htmlU16 Boys.htmlU16 Girls .html



2009/2010 - Full Series Results
Grand Final Results

Under 11 Boys .htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html

2009/2010 Points Race Files after event 3 -

Under 11 Boys.xlsUnder 11 Girls.xlsUnder 13 Boys.xlsUnder 13 Girls.xlsUnder 16 Boys.xlsUnder 16 Girls.xls

Event 3 (20/02/2010) Results

Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html

Event 2 (12/12/2009) results -

Under 11 Boys.htmlUnder 11 Girls.htmlUnder 13 Boys.htmlUnder 13 Girls.htmlUnder 16 Boys.htmlUnder 16 Girls.html

Event 1 (24/10/2009) results

U11 Boys Epee.htmlU11 Girls Epee.htmlU13 Boys Epee.htmlU13 Girls Epee.htmlU16 Boys Epee.htmlU16 Girls Epee.html


2008/2009 - Full Series results including the Grand Final.

Under 11 Boys.xlsUnder 11 Girls.xlsUnder 13 Boys.xlsUnder 13 Girls.xlsUnder 16 Boys.xlsUnder 16 Girls.xls

Full results for 2007/8 Series - Including Finals
Results & Points Race.xls