NI Junior Foil Series – Round 2

//NI Junior Foil Series – Round 2
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Entries
Closing date for entries: 10pm Thursday 09 December 2021.
Online entries only. NO LATE ENTRIES OR ENTRIES ON THE DAY.
£18 entry fee.
Fencers must have a current British Fencing/NI Fencing membership (or equivalent, e.g. IFF) valid on the day of the competition. Anyone without a valid membership will not be allowed to compete, with no exceptions.

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Check in times
Under 16 Male                  Closes 1015 for 1030 Start
Under 16 Female             Closes 1015 for 1030 Start
Under 14 Male                  Closes 1030 for 1045 Start
Under 14 Female             Closes 1045 for 1100 Start
Under 12 Male                  Closes 1100 for 1115 Start
Under 12 Female             Closes 1115 for 1130 Start
Under 10 Mixed               Closes 1115 for 1130 Start

Other competition details
Safety regulations will be strictly enforced (breeches must be worn).
Competitors intending to compete in an age group category above the one for which he/she would normally qualify must ensure that the appropriate application form has been submitted in good time. The organisers reserve the right to select or change the format of the competition, including on the day of competition.
Presentations for the best overall fencers in each category will take place at the end of the competition.
Category Details

Under 10 Mixed           Born 2012 or 2013
Under 12 Girls             Born 2010 or 2011
Under 12 Boys             Born 2010 or 2011
Under 14 Girls             Born 2008 or 2009
Under 14 Boys             Born 2008 or 2009
Under 16 Girls             Born 2006 or 2007
Under 16 Boys            Born 2006 or 2007

Foil sizes
U16 Male & Female         Max Size 5 Blade
U14 Male & Female        Max Size 3 Blade
U12 Male & Female        Max Size 3 Blade
U10 Mixed                          Size 0 Blade

Fencing Kit Requirements
U10, U12, U14:
800N or 350N plastron.
350N mask, jacket and breeches.
No lame bib or mask wire required.
U16:
800N plastron.
350N mask, jacket and breeches.
Lame bib and mask wire required.

Poules
U12, U14, U16   One round, fights to 5 hits, time limit 3 minutes
U10                        One round, fights to 5 hits, time limit 2 minutes

Direct Elimination
U14, U16             Fights to 15 hits, 3 periods of 3 minutes with gaps of 1 minute
U12, U10             Fights to 10 hits, 3 periods of 2 minutes with gaps of 1 minute
COVID RULES
Northern Ireland-based competitors must confirm that they have a NEGATIVE result from either (i) a lateral flow test taken in the 24 hours before the applicable check-in time, or (ii) a PCR test taken in the 48 hours before the applicable check-in time.

Northern Ireland-based spectators/guardians aged 18 years or more, must present valid proof of vaccination (at least 14 days after second dose) or proof of either (i) a lateral flow test taken in the 24 hours before the applicable check-in time, or (ii) a PCR test taken in the 48 hours before the applicable check-in time.
Competitors/spectators/guardians from the Republic or Ireland (or other places where free testing is not available) must either present valid proof of vaccination (at least 14 days after second dose) or complete a lateral flow test on the day. If you would like to test on the day, please email [email protected] in advance. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before you check-in deadline and you will be given lateral flow test kits for the competitor and spectator/guardian. The test should be carried out in your car until you have a clear result (test takes 5 minutes plus 30 minutes for the result). If either the competitor or the spectator/guardian tests positive then the competitor will not be allowed to compete.
  • Please try to limit the number of spectators to one per competitor.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when participating in a bout.
  • Social distancing should be maintained where possible.
  • Shaking hands after a bout has been suspended within British Fencing rules, it is no longer required or advised.
  • Competitors are limited to 40 hits against each other over the course of a competition.
  • Track and trace will be in operation, contact details will be collected for non competitors.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE
  • NEW OR CONTINUOUS COUGH
  • LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE