Foil BYC Qualifier Entry


BYC Qualifiers Foil 2022What you will be able to see…

                    • Entry lists & Present List
                    • Poule Allocation & Piste Numbers
                    • Direct Elimination (DE) Tableaux
                    • 2022 RESULTS

Dear Fencers and Parents,

You are invited to take part in this season’s West Midlands Youth Championships (BYC qualifiers) in 2022. 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 30th April-2nd May 2022 at the EIS Sheffield . 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!

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Foil: Sunday 13th February 2022

Foil:  Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1NB

Check-in closing time:
Foil: 09:00 (U12 & U14). 11.30 (U16 U18). 12.30 (U10)
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 (2022 or 2023).

Age group categories:
U10: Born in 2012, 2013, 2014 Size ‘0’ blades
N.B Under 10 Entry fee and the entry age is only this 3 year window.
U12: Born in 2010, 2011 Size ‘3’ blades
U14: Born in 2008, 2009 Size ‘3’ blades
U16: Born in 2006, 2007 Size ‘5’ blades
U18: Born in 2004, 2005 Size ‘5’ blades
(Fencers may only enter for the born year date groups above only.)

Entry fee: £25.00 (late entries +£10 at organisers discretion)
N.B Under 10 Entry fee only £15.00 and the entry age is only this 3 year window.

Check your regional affiliation before you enter and pay for this BYC Foil Qualifying event.

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 British Fencing has increased the fees to £45 for the qualified fencers. The committee took the decision to increase the subsidy to £30.00. Fencers will need to pay £15 if they qualify for the finals.

Byes:  Fencers who are unable to attend their RQE due to exceptional circumstances or due to international selection are able to complete the RQE bye request form here

2019 Top 8 Byes- Due to the 2-year absence of the BYCS due to COVID-19, the decision has been made not to award any top 8 finisher of the 2019 BYCs an automatic place into the 2022 finals. All finalists are required to qualify through an RQE. Fencers who received a top 8 place at the 2019 event who cannot attend their RQE can still apply for a Bye under exceptional circumstances.

Fencers who have been granted a bye can be found here

Closing date for entries: Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 11.59pm (Foil)
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.

Referee Course
As part of the event, we will also be running a level 2 referee course. Further details can be found here.

British Fencing Event Licence: #37996

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).

Car Parking
There is onsite parking at the leisure centre, although this can get busy at times. There are several car parks in local proximity with a short walk to the leisure centre.

Car Park Charges
Parking is free on Sunday up to 3 hours. Over 3 hours a charge of £4.00 applies. Get your ticket on arrival.

Map for Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1NB

Anyone who can help referee will be greatly appreciated. Please let us know when you check-in.

Equipment Stand