2016 Newham Swords Junior Challenge Series – Event 4

A series of foil competitions being 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 (2 out of 3 for U16)

Entry for this event is Open

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
We are also planning to provide a special finals and awards ceremony experience rather different to the usual format at Newham.

Age Groups:
U16, U14, U12, U10, U16. Age as at 1 January 2016. Fencers may enter an age group higher than their age but cannot move age groups within the series

Event 1: Saturday 23rd January 2016
Event 2: Saturday/Sunday 23/24 April 2016
Event 3: Saturday 16th July 2016
Event 4: Saturday/Sunday  19/20th November 2016 (Note Change of date to avoid clash with another major junior event)

This event will count towards England selection

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

Two rounds of poules followed by DE

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

Prizes: Medals and take home trophies.  Certificates for top 16 in each competition and shields for series winners


  • 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: Midnight Wednesday 16th November 2016

Entry Fee: £30.00 Late entry/late payment fee £38 Late entries at the discretion of the Organiser

Do ensure your foils are checked before the event!

An Armoury service will be available. Minor repairs £2 plus parts. All repairs and blade straightening to meet safety regulations are at owners risk. (TIP: If you replace the tape on a Leon Paul foil you should change the point screws at the same time!).

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Entries will only be listed if payment has been received and confirmed.

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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.

Unpaid Entries will not appear on the Entry lists.

 Event  Check-In
for Event 4
 Reserves  Unpaid Status
    Saturday 19th November        
U10 Boys  09.30 0  35  0 0  Open
U14 Boys  10.00 0  42  0 0  Open
U16 Girls  10.30 0  14 0 0  Open
U16 Boys  14.00 0  14 0 0  Open
Sunday 20th November
U10 Girls  13.00 0  21  0 0  Open
U12 Boys  09.30 0  56  0 0  Open
U12 Girls  09.45 0  28  0 0  Open
U14 Girls  13.00 0  28  0 0  Open
 Total Entries: 0 238
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Entries will only be listed if payment has been received and confirmed in the entry system. There may be a delay of one or two days


For further information contact Linda Strachan on 07956 618898 or email  comps@newhamswords.org.uk

AND you can be trained by Lin and Pierre at the October Half Term Training Camp (Details to follow)