Epee BYC Qualifier Entry


Dear Fencers and Parents,

You are invited to take part in this season’s West Midlands Youth Championships (BYC qualifiers) in 2019. 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 2019. 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!


Epee: Sunday 27th January 2019

Epee: Packwood Haugh School, Ruyton XI Towns, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HX (01939 260217)

Check-in closing time:
Epee: 09:00 (U10 Boys and Girls, U12 & U14 Boys), 09:30 (U12 & U14 Girls), 11:30 (U16 U18 Boys and Girls)
The under 10 competition is NOT a BYC qualifier and as such does not qualify the fencer to a BYE or to represent the West Midlands in the final next year (2018 or 2019).

Age group categories:
U10: Born in 2009, 2010 Size ‘0’ blades
U12: Born in 2007, 2008 Size ‘2’ blades
U14: Born in 2005, 2006 Size ‘2’ blades
U16: Born in 2003, 2004 Size ‘5’ blades
U18: Born in 2001, 2002 Size ‘5’ blades

Entry fee: £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 £29.00

£10.00 Per entrant
£35.00 Per qualifier
Total to British Fencing £45.00

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.

Closing date for entries: 23/01/2019 (Epee)
Entries received after the closing date may be accepted at the organiser’s discretion, at £35 per person for all age groups except U10s at £25.

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

Requirements: BFA ‘Compete’ level membership (will be checked online) will be required. It is recommended that fencers join the BFA online.  All fencing clothing and equipment must comply with BFA regulations (see guidelines).

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. Please let us know when you check-in.