Years of Birth for this season are: U12 – Born 2008 or 2009 U14 – Born 2006 or 2007 U16 – Born 2004 or 2005 U18 – Born 2002 or 2003 Fencers may only enter the RQE in the Region they have specified on their BF Membership. Fencers may only fence in one qualifying event in one Region per season. Fencers must be UK residents.
Check in for each event will CLOSE at the following times:
08:30 U16/U18 ME & U16/U18 WE
09:00 U12/U14 ME & U12/U14 WE
09:30 U16/U18 MS & U16/U18 WS
10:30 U14/U12 MS & U14/U12 WS
11:30 U16/U18 MF & U16/U18 WF
12:30 U12/U14 MF & U12/U14 WF
Entrants may compete in multiple events within their age bracket. Entry costs are:-
1 weapon £25.00
2 weapons £45.00
3 weapons £65.00
Contact the organiser for the discount code if entering multiple events.
The competitions are run under BF rules, subject to changes outlined in these rules. For the finals the formula is one round of poules without elimination, followed by Direct Elimination.
In the U12 & U14 competitions the maximum blade sizes are: Foil – size 3, Epee – size 2 and Sabre – size 2.
In the U16 & U18 Foil events size 5 blades will be used throughout and lame bibs and mask wires will be required.
As per BF rules, it is a safety requirement that FIE/CEN2/800N Sabre gloves are to be worn at all times whilst competing (unless both fencers are using size 3 or size 0 blades).
In the U12 events, DE Tableau fights are to 10 hits in 3 periods of 2 minutes with a gap of 1 minute.
BYC Finals Qualification:
Any fencer who reached the last 8 in their event at last year’s BYC National Finals may claim a bye in this year’s finals in the same weapon regardless of age group.
FENCERS CLAIMING A BYE MUST ENTER THE RQE, but do not need to fence.
In addition to fencers claiming a bye, the top 8 fencers in each event will qualify for the BYC finals. Any fencers who qualify but do not wish to compete in the finals MUST notify DT on the day.