EM Competitions

Competitions dates booked for 2020

East Midlands Beginner & Intermediate Championship – 7th March,

Venue Clifton Leisure Centre, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8AB

Entry Forms  

Beginners And Intermediates Championships

Junior Beginners’ Championships

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East Midlands BYC Qualifier– 8th March

Venue Clifton Leisure Centre, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8AB

Entry Requirements:

Years of Birth for this season are: U12 – Born 2008 or 2009 U14 – Born 2006 or 2007 U16 – Born 2004 or 2005 U18 – Born 2002 or 2003 Fencers may only enter the RQE in the Region they have specified on their BF Membership. Fencers may only fence in one qualifying event in one Region per season. Fencers must be UK residents. 

Important Information:

Check in for each event will CLOSE at the following times:

08:30     U16/U18 ME & U16/U18 WE
09:00     U12/U14 ME & U12/U14 WE
09:30     U16/U18 MS & U16/U18 WS
10:30     U14/U12 MS & U14/U12 WS
11:30     U16/U18 MF & U16/U18 WF
12:30     U12/U14 MF & U12/U14 WF

Entrants may compete in multiple events within their age bracket. Entry costs are:-

1 weapon          £25.00
2 weapons        £45.00
3 weapons        £65.00

The competitions are run under BF rules, subject to changes outlined in these rules. For the finals the formula is one round of poules without elimination, followed by Direct Elimination. 

In the U12 & U14 competitions the maximum blade sizes are: Foil – size 3, Epee – size 2 and Sabre – size 2. 

In the U16 & U18 Foil events size 5 blades will be used throughout and lame bibs and mask wires will be required.

As per BF rules, it is a safety requirement that FIE/CEN2/800N Sabre gloves are to be worn at all times whilst competing (unless both fencers are using size 3 or size 0 blades).  

In the U12 events, DE Tableau fights are to 10 hits in 3 periods of 2 minutes with a gap of 1 minute. 

BYC Finals Qualification

Any fencer who reached the last 8 in their event at last year’s BYC National Finals may claim a bye in this year’s finals in the same weapon regardless of age group.  

FENCERS CLAIMING A BYE MUST ENTER THE RQE, but do not need to fence. 

In addition to fencers claiming a bye, the top 8 fencers in each event will qualify for the BYC finals. Any fencers who qualify but do not wish to compete in the finals MUST notify DT on the day.

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East Mids GB Cup Qualifier and Senior Championships 22nd March.

Venue Clifton Leisure Centre, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8AB

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Entry Requirements:

The East Mids Senior event is open to all fencers over age 14 who are affiliated to East Midlands region, or fence at an East Midlands region club. To be eligible to qualify for the GB Cup final fencers must: Be aged 16 or over on 1 January 2020. Be ranked outside of the top 50 of National Senior rankings in their weapon for Women’s Foil, Epee, Sabre and Men’s Sabre and top 80 for Men’s Foil and Epee as at 1 January 2020. Have never been selected by BF, home nation or other national equivalents to represent their Nation at any level (including GB, home nations or other national equivalents). Have never won a Senior Open event Fencers may only enter the Regional event in the Region they have specified on their British Fencing Membership. Fencers may enter the GB Cup in all weapons (epee, foil & sabre). Fencers must be UK residents. Entries will only be accepted via the Regions.

Important Information:

Cost: One event £25; two events £45; three events £65. If entering multiple events contact the organiser for the discount code.


Check in closes:-

Epee – 08:30

Foil – 10:30

Sabre – 12:30

John Holt Novice Open 25/07/2020

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Entry Requirements:

Not to have won a medal at a Senior Open event with more than 12 competitors, at any weapon. 

To be outside the top (on Janury 1st 2020): 

MF 150 Senior National Rankings 

WF 75 Senior National Rankings 

ME 150 Senior National Rankings 

WE 75 Senior National Rankings 

MS 100 Senior National Rankings 

WS 50 Senior National Rankings 

Not to have represented a Home Nation or Country at any level.

Not to have medalled at a Cadet/Junior BRC event.

Important Information:

The John Holt Novice Open is held in honour of one of the region’s most respected coaches. The event is aimed at novice and intermediate fencers and is designed as a stepping stone between regional intermediate events and a senior Open. We can assure you of a warm welcome and plenty of advice for those who are not familiar with the competition format. 

Size 5 weapons and 800N plastrons are required for all events. Lame bibs and mask wires are required for foil. 800N gloves will be required for sabre. Kit will be checked at the event.

Two rounds of poules, followed by DE. No cut. 

Please only enter one event. Entry fee £30.00. Early bird entry £20.00 before 1st May. Late entries (from 20th July) £40.00.

Check in close:

ME and WE – 09:00am

MF and WF – 10:00am

MS and WS – 11:00am