Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
The annual and very popular 3-weapon senior fencing competition returns on the 29th Feb 2020.
This is a friendly competition catering for all levels of skill in the sport. The general format of the competition is two rounds of poules in each weapon with the final ranking coming from the results of the second poule. There are no DEs in this competition.
A master of arms trophy will be awarded to the best performing man and woman over all three weapons.
Do get your entries in soon if you wish to be a part of this fantastic competition. An entry form with all contact details can be found on this page. Don’t be afraid to message either the competition organisers or the UEA Fencing page if you have any queries.
Venue: Hall 1,Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Format:Two rounds of poules in each weapon. The first round will be a seeding round with the second round splitting fencers based on their seeding. I.e. Poule A–Seeds 1 to 6, Poule B–Seeds 7 to 12. Order of weapons will be epée, foil and sabre.
It is possible to enter just one or two weapons.There are no direct eliminations. Men’s and women’s events are separate and will not be combined as they have been in previous years.
Check-In Times:08:30 for epee,11:30for foil and 14:30 for sabre.
Hall opens at 08:00 for competitors and fencers should report to registration at latest by the weapon check-in times stated. Fencing aims to begin 15 minutes after check-in closes.
Entry Limit: Entries for each weapon will be capped with there being 30 fencers in each of the men’s events and 18 in the women’s events. Fencers who enter all three weapons by the closing date will be given priority over those entering only 1 or 2 weapons. All other entries will be taken in order of receipt.
Closing Date: Monday 24th February 2020, late entries will be accepted at the organiser’s discretion and may be subject to a £5 late entry fee. If entering late, please contact the organisers via the details below.
Entry Fees:£15 for one or two weapons, £20 for all three weapons. Entry fees can be paid via cash or online. Cash should be sent to the address below, online payment can be made via the following link: https://www.uea.su/opportunities/club/ueafencing/ You will have to make a guest account on the Student Union site before being able to make an online purchase. Click ‘log in’ then ‘register account’ before proceeding with ‘register a guest account’. We can no longer accept cheques unfortunately.
Entries by post to: Benjamin Bone – NTB000 Norfolk terrace, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Entries can be made in person to Benjamin Bone or Toby Maskell. All entries will be confirmed by email once received. Do contact us if you have any queries.
Equipment Standards: All clothing must comply with the latest regulations which are available on the British Fencing Website (http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/jan18_approved_safety_guidelines.pdf). If you have any concerns please check with the organisers before the event.
• All fencers MUST wear breeches and long socks (no alternatives) and appropriate electric equipment. This includes an 800N plastron for all weapons.• 800N gloves are required by anyone fencing sabre.
• All fencers will arrive with full kit (clothing and electric). There will be no equipment available to hire/borrow on the day, unless you have previously arranged this with your club/coach.
• We will not be enforcing the requirement for external padding on chest protectors in foil. Refreshments: A café selling a range of food and drink will be open throughout the day.
Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the top three fencers in each event, with the MOA trophies going to the top male and female fencers across all three weapons.
Find more details here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ypnltbi0l8w3x3r/MOA%20Entry%20form%202020%20.pdf?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR0A2HsrvN6Sxo0oflu06mXUQslPbXY7gyXTthx4aa6p8dYX8U9-bn17sOI