2018 Newham Swords Junior Challenge Series – Event 1

A series of foil competitions run by Newham Swords for young fencers of all standards

Fencers earn points which will be accumulated with prizes at each event and overall winner trophies  at the final event. The best 3 scores out of 4 events will be used for each age category. 

Why enter the Newham Series?

  • Regular location for your child to be comfortable in and easy to plan your journey, no travelling across the country on unknown roads to strange towns
  • Consistent organisation and smooth running
  • Qualified referees applying proper FIE rules
  • On site experienced armourers
  • Excellent venue with secure parking
  • Good catering and viewing facilities
  • Quality trophies and medals
  • Newham Junior Challenge Series Events count for points towards the England U15 Rankings.
Age Groups:

U10, U12, U14, U16. Age as at 1 January 2018. Fencers may enter an age group higher than their age but cannot move age groups within the series.

Event 1 – Jan 14th 2018
Event 2 – Feb 3rd/4th
Event 3 – May 12th/13th
Event 4 – June 2nd/3rd

 

Venue:   SportsDock, University of East London (Docklands Campus), London E16 2RD (Home of Newham Swords Fencing Club).

Secure parking (included in your fee). Comfortable seating and viewing. Good cafeteria serving hot meals, sandwiches and drinks. Transport directions and map

Format:
Two rounds of poules followed by DE

Points system: NSJCS Points System (PDF).  Accumulated by BF Number

Prizes: Medals and take home trophies.  Shields for series winners.

Equipment:

  • U10s must use size 0 blades;
  • U12s & U14s must use size 3 blades or smaller
  • U16 Must use lamé bibs and size 5 blades
  • All fencers must wear minimum 350N jacket & breeches and plastron

Membership of British Fencing can be obtained on line

Membership expiry checks and renewal through Sport:80

Closing Date:  January 7th, Late Entry fee until January 10th

Entry Fee: £31.00

Late entry/late payment fee: £50  (applies after midnight on Sunday, 7th, 2018)

» Late entries at the discretion of the Organiser. We now operate a strict no refund – no carry-over policy.

An Armoury service will be available. Minor repairs £2 plus parts. All repairs and blade straightening to meet safety regulations are at owners risk. 

Entries beyond the maximum numbers will be held on a reserve list. We will attempt to accommodate as many Reserve fencers as we can after the closing date. Up to six reserves will be accepted before entry is closed.

Check In Times (Provisional)

 Event Check-In
Closes
Entry Limit
 Sunday 14th January 2018
U14 Boys  12.30 24
U12 Girls  9.30 24
U10 Boys*  9.45 24
U10 Girls*  9.45 24
 Sunday 14th January 2018
U12 Boys   9.30 36
U14 Girls   12.45 24
U16 Girls*   12.30 12
U16 Boys*   12.30 12
* we may combine boys and girls poules for U10 and U16

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