CR2 6YT South Croydon
Sunday 20th March 2016
Competition entry and information can be found at this link
Ideal for fencers of all standards - two competitions in one event. Brixton LPJS runs like every Leon Paul event - with one main difference. We run a second competition on the same day.
The main competition like every other in the Leon Paul Junior Series, comes complete with medals and points which may qualify you to join the England epee squad in Poland (points apply to U13s and U15s only). The second competition is a plate competition - for fencers in U13 and below who get knocked out at an early stage of the main competition.
The main competition runs the standard LPJS format
In the first round of the competition, fencers are divided up into pools (or groups of around five fencers). All fencers within a pool fence each other. The winner of each match is the first to five hits, or the fencer with the highest number of hits within the time limit (three minutes).
The results from the pools are used to provide a seeding for the second round of the competition - which is called direct elimination, or DE.
All fencers take part in the second round - the DE - no-one is eliminated after the pools.
Direct elimination (DE)
In the second round - the direct elimination round - fencers must win to stay in the competition. Under 9, under 11 and under 13 fencers compete to 10 hits in three sessions of 2 minutes. Under 15 fencers compete to 15 hits in three sessions of three minutes. Fencers who win their match advance by stages to the quarter finals, semi finals and ultimately the finals.
The plate competition. For newer fencers (U13 and below) who are building experience and learning to compete, getting knocked out in the first round of direct elimination doesn’t mean you have to go home early and empty handed. We are running a plate competition with special medals – in a competition designed to build confidence, and recognise new talent.
We will provide details of this plate competition on the day.
Equipment requirement for all competitors
All fencers must wear correct kit including breeches, long socks, plastrons, and masks with back straps. The organisers reserve the right to reject the kit of any fencer on safety grounds. If you need to borrow equipment then we may be able to help! Contact us.
Blade sizes: Under 9 - size 0; Under 11 - size 2; Under 13 – size 2; Under 15 – size
British Fencing Membership
Fencers must be members of British Fencing, Scottish Fencing, WAFU, NIAFU or BAF membership. All memberships are checked before fencers are allowed to fence.
You can join British Fencing by clicking here.