The tournament is an accredited ranking competition for cadet foilists on the European Fencing Confederation Cadet Circuit and also a nominated ranking event on British Cadet Circuit.
Cadet boys and girls born on January 1st, 2001 or later. Fencers should be at least 12 on or after January 1st, 2018 (it may be possible for an extraordinarily advanced younger fencer to participate, upon the written agreement of his/her parents, coach and doctor's recommendation).
October 14th, 2017
USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB
See the Venue page for more details on the location.
Entries should arrive no later than October 6th, 2017.
Entries from fencers outside of the UK must be made through their national federations.
All competitors must have an EFC licence, for British fencers this is available from the British Fencing Association. Foreign fencers should apply for a licence through their national federations.
The entry fee for the individual competitions is £15(Sterling) plus a £25(Sterling) referee levy.
The provisional programme is as follows:
|October 14th, 2017||Men's Individual Foil||8:30|
|Women's Individual Foil||10:30|
Foreign fencers should register and pay their entry at the venue on October 13th, 2017 between 7:00PM and 9:30PM.
There will be no check in. Poules will be published on the web site and competitors should go to their pistes 15 minutes before the competition commences.
The formula for the individual competitions will be:
- A single of poules with 7 or 6 fencers eliminating a minimum of 20%
- Direct elimination without repêchage down to the final
The tournament will be run in accordance with the FIE Rules for Competitions, the European Fencing Confederation Cadet Circuit Rules and the BFA Disciplinary Regulations. The Directoire Technique reserve the right to decide, without right of appeal, on any issues not covered by these rules.
Equipment should be to FIE (CEN 2) standards, these are:
- 800 Newton jacket and breeches
- 800 Newton plastron
- 1600 Newton mask with a conductive bib
- FIE homologated blade
The FIE regulation for masks requiring two independent security devices will be enforced at the Manchester Cadet. This only relates to the Leon Paul Contour masks, these can be upgraded to conform to the new rule by purchasing a new bib and strap.
The regulation requiring foils and body wires to have two pin fittings will be enforced, bayonet fittings will not be allowed at the tournament.
There will be no weapons control, equipment checks will be done at the piste.
Fencers whose equipment does not meet these standards will not be allowed to fence.
An Allstar UK shop which can supply conforming equipment will be available at the tournament.
Foreign federations should supply referees to meet the following formula:
|Fencers||Referees to be supplied|
|1-4||No referee required|
All referees should be entered through the EFC web site by their national federations.
If the referee quota is not fulfilled then a €500 penalty must be paid for each missing referee.