2019 Newham Swords Junior Challenge Series – Event 1

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

Each competition has medals and super trophies PLUS Fencers earn points which will be accumulated with overall Challenge winner trophies presented 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 free 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 2019. Minimum age – 7. Fencers may enter an age group higher than their age but cannot move age groups within the series.

Event 1 – 20th January, 2019
This is a one day event.  Provisional check in times below 

British Fencing Licence: 31584

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.


  • U10s must use size 0 blades;
  • U12s must use size 3 blades or smaller
  • 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:  13th January, Late Entry fee until 16th January

Entry Fee: £31.00

Late entry/late payment fee: £50  (applies after midnight on Sunday, 13th January 2018)

NB. Event 1 will be is a ONE DAY event. Entry numbers will be limited and late entries are unlikely to succeed

» 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. 

Check In times. (Provisional. Check on Friday 18th)

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Fencing starts about 30mins after check in. If you are not there for Check In you will be removed from the list of competitors!

 Saturday 20th January 2019 (subject to change) Check-In
Entry Limit
U12 Boys     9.30 36
U12 Girls    9.30 24
U10 Boys*  & U10 Girls*   13.30 24 total
U14 Boys   9.45 24
U14 Girls  12.45 24
U16 Boys* 12.30 12
U16 Girls* 12.30 12
* we may combine boys and girls poules for U10 and U16

Each fencer is personally responsible for making sure that his or her clothing and equipment conform to BF rules and are in good condition

Neither BF nor the organisers of the competition, nor any official or referee involved in the competition is responsible for these matters, or for any accident, loss or damage to persons or property however caused.

Open For Entry [via Sport:80]
If you have problems entering through Sport:80:
1. Check your child’s age on 1Jan19. The categories are UNDER ie less than the age mentioned. For U12 child must be 11 or under on 1jan19
2. Check that you have the Compete level of BF membership
3. Make sure BF membership is up to date! Auto renewals are NOT taken into account and memberships that expire before the competition will prevent entry until the renewal takes place
4. If the age category is full you can send an email asking to be put on reserve list
Only if you have checked the above then email events@newhamwords.org.uk with name, age group, date of birth, gender and contact number

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