British Youth Championship Qualifiers 2018

You are invited to take part in this season’s West Midlands Youth Championships (BYC qualifiers) in 2018. If you are under 18 and you live or fence in the West Midlands, you can come and fence with some of the best youth fencers in the region in foil, epee and sabre. Those finishing in the top 4 in each category will have a guaranteed opportunity to represent the West Midlands region at the National Finals of the British Youth Championship (BYC) in May 2018. Further fencers may also be eligible to fence at the nationals, depending on the number of entries. So for your chance to fence at the nationals and to have a great day of fencing, enter the regional qualifiers!

You will need to enter and pay for each event you want to participate in separately.

Épée – Sunday 28th January 2018 – Packwood Haugh School, Shrewsbury

Foil – Saturday 3rd March 2018 – RGS Worcester (this is a change of venue)

Sabre – Sunday 18th March 2018 – King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon

Entry fee per weapon: £25.00
N.B Under 10 Entry fee only = £15.00 and the entry age is only this 2 year window

The entry fee does not include all fees and levies payable to British Fencing. Fencers who qualify to represent the West Midlands at the National Finals will have to pay £15.00 towards the levy that British Fencing charge, the West Midlands Committee will make up the rest.. All those who are claiming a ‘bye’ to the finals (because they reached the last 8 of last year’s national finals) need to see the separate note:

Please note: In previous years the West Midlands Committee has subsidised all levies charged by British Fencing for entry to the finals for qualified fencers (the only region to do this). This year the committee took the decision to only subsidise the levy by £16.00

£7.00 Per entrant
£24.00 Per qualifier
Total payable by WMR to British Fencing £31.00

BYES: In the case of a Bye you should have received an email from British Fencing. You are required to enter the regional qualifying competition (£25.00 or £35.00 including late fee, but you do not have to fence.

Please indicate if you wish to fence in the regional qualifier.

Competition format: One round of poules, everyone promoted to Direct Elimination.

Requirements: BFA membership (will be checked online) will be required. It is recommended that fencers join the BFA online (http://www.britishfencing.com/membership/how-to-join-or-renew-membership/). Membership can be arranged at the competition also. All fencing clothing and equipment must comply with BFA regulations (see http://www.britishfencing.com/uploads/files/592_chart_of_2006_clothing_rules.pdf). The following link is for clothing that has been withdrawn or suspended http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/bycs_kit_specifications_2013.doc

Fencers must wear full kit including breeches and long socks, with advanced notice we will be able to help with breeches.  Please contact us if you are in need of breeches.

Anyone who can help referee will be greatly appreciated.