WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL EPEE QUALIFIERS FOR
THE BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (BYC) 2023
British Youth Championships EPEE
Sunday 4 February 2024
Dear Fencers and Parents,
You are invited to take part in this season’s West Midlands Youth Championships (BYC qualifiers) in 2024. 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 8 in 16 in each category will have a guaranteed opportunity to represent the West Midlands region at the National Finals of the British Youth Championship (BYC) on 29th April-1st May 2024 at the EIS Sheffield (tbc). 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!
Entries via Sport:80
Check your regional affiliation in Sport80 before entering this event.
Check-in closing time:
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 (2023 or 2024).
Age group categories:
U10: Born in 2014, 2015, 2016 Size ‘0’ blades
N.B Under 10 Entry fee and the entry age is only this 3 year window.
U12: Born in 2012, 2013 Size ‘2’ blades
U14: Born in 2010, 2011 Size ‘2’ blades
U16: Born in 2008, 2009 Size ‘5’ blades
U18: Born in 2006, 2007 Size ‘5’ blades
(Fencers may only enter for the born year date groups above only.)
Entry fee: £30.00 (Late entry £50 at organiser discretion)
Entries close 31st January 2024.
N.B Under 10 Entry fee only £15.00 (late entry +£10) and the entry age is only this 3 year window
If we are forced to cancel the event or a fencers cancels before the closing date, a refund will be given subject to an admin fee of £4 to cover non-refundable costs.
BYES: In the case of a Bye you should receive an email from British Fencing. You are required to enter the regional qualifying competition (£30.00 or £50.00 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: 31/01/2024 at 23:59 (Epee)
Entries received after the closing date may be accepted at the organiser’s discretion, at £50 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.
Anyone who can help referee will be greatly appreciated. Please let us know when you check-in.