Four County Youth Epee Championships

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Introduction

With the expansion of Youth Epee in the Oundle, Peterborough & Stamford area over the last few years it was decided that running separate County Youth Epee Championships for Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland was impractical due to the lack of available weekends in the fencing season or let alone available venues.

In 2019 we will run a combined event to cover the four counties together, so giving the opportunity to run a bigger event, which should mean less requirements to combine age-group categories.

County Eligibility

This is a ‘closed’ county championship so all fencers taking part must either, have their main home, go to school, or fence in a County based club (or official feeder school to that club) within the Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire or Rutland counties.

Communication

Information will be placed on this site, including entry lists, check-in times and general information on events. Please check the website just after entries close for confirmed check-in times etc.

Weapon Sizes

The Under 10 age-group will be using size 0, Under 12 and Under 14 events will be using size 2 Epees (guard to tip 82.5cm max) with the Under 16 & U18 event using size 5 weapons. Depending on numbers in the Under 8 event, Size 0 Epoils may be used (combination of foil & Epee Parts to make even lighter weapon), however if so the event organiser will supply these for the event.

Fight times / durations

Poule fights in the Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 age-groups 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 minute gap between periods).

Poule Fights for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 age-groups will be 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 60 second gap between periods).

Equipment regulations

All kit must conform to the British Fencing regulations (see www.britishfencing.com). In the Under 16 and Under 18 events size 5 weapons will 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

‘Four County Championship’ Medals for 1st, 2nd and =3rd place for each category will be presented.  In addition a County Youth Champion medal will be presented to the highest ranked fencer from each category from each county.

Food/Drink

We are planning to have teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks at the event.  There is not planned to be a full catering facility. Note that food cannot be consumed in the hall and no open cups can be used in the hall (only bottles/cups with lids).

Data retention, Publishing of Entry lists and Results online

By entering these competitions you agree for entry lists and results to be published on our facebook page, website and linked results page (British Fencing, Epee.me etc) and that data (including contact data) can be held by the event organisers to assist in future competition arrangements (including contacting you to inform you of future events).

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), however you must register with the organizers on the day.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email eliteepeeevents@hotmail.co.uk or call Chris on 07887 522714.