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About this page and the events shown below
This page contains information about overseas events which may be of interest to Australian Fencers, and has been established so that athletes may be made aware of overseas events as soon as the AFF becomes formally aware of them, along with detailed information where possible.
The organisation of these events is completely beyond the control of the AFF, and athletes should be aware that these events may change location and timing, or may be cancelled, without those changes being advised to the AFF, or without that information appearing below. Equipment, uniform, weapons control, uniform marking, and many other things vary from country to country, and vary from Australian events. Many countries separate their medal ceremonies from their event running, and sometimes they may occur in different places. Costs vary. Each event below may have specific pre-requisites relating to entry. These may be qualification tournaments, host country membership or affiliation, host country club membership, special age or gender requirements, FIE licencing, etc.
As such, the information here is presented on an “as is” basis, and it is the athlete’s responsibility to confirm all details with the host organisation or nation. It is not the responsibility of the AFF or National Coaches to organise or co-ordinate entry or information relating to any of the competitions below, unless otherwise specified.
Athletes should also note that no ranking points are available for any of the events below under the Australian Selection Policy (see Documents and Policies, AFF Selection Policy - click here) unless specified, or unless identified in Appendix A of the Selection Policy. Where an athlete wishes to obtain ranking points for an event where points would otherwise not be awarded, they should refer to the appropriate section (C4.5 / J4.5 / etc.) of the Selection Policy for the relevant process and time frame.
Australia has been invited to submit entries to a number of events:
* Japan Veterans Championships (21 Nov)
* Hong Kong Open & Masters Championships (5-6 Dec)
* Taipei Open & Masters Championships (10-13 Dec)
See the attached documents in relation to the latter two events. Register for these events on the AFF web site (click here).
Under the AFF's Selection Policy, athletes may apply for the award of ranking points for Category D or E events which fall outside those specifically mentioned in Appendix A. These applications may (only) be made under the process identified in the Operational Protocol found in the Documents and Policies section of this website (click here ).
The following overseas events have been allocated ranking points as specified in Appendix A of the Selection Policy, with the relevant scaling factors that appear to apply. Ranking points will be allocated in each relevant age category and only for the specified weapon, with a multiplier of the equivalent age category for the Oceania Championships (held outside Australia).
|Leon Paul British Ranking Competition Men's Junior Epee
|Junior Men's Epee
21 Nov 2015
|3rd Leon Paul Men's Epee Open
|Open Men's Epee
28 Nov 2015
to be awarded
The schedule for the European Fencing Ciruit (Cadet / Under-23) and FIE Junior World Cups can be found on the Euro Fencing web site (www.eurofencing.info).
Please note that entry into events on the European Fencing Circuit (Cadets / Under-23s) requires a registration - similar to an FIE licence - for each year. Each registration allows entry into multiple EFC events. Registrations may only be done by the AFF on behalf of fencers, and there is a cost (see this web site - Documents and Policies / Fees and Charges).
EFC registrations may be obtained only through the AFF Portal, and are separate to FIE licences.
The following events will take place in 2016:
Asian Junior & Cadet Championships (Late February) - Al Khobar City, Saudi Arabia & Manama City, Bahrain
SEA & Pacific Championships - replacement event for Asian Junior & Cadet Championships (last week in May) - Manila, Phillippines
World Junior & Cadet Championships (1-10 April) - Bourges, France - see link here: http://bourges2016.com
Asian Senior Championships (13-18 April) & Olympic Qualifier (11-12 April) - Wuxi, China
Asian Under-23 Championships (23-30 October) - Tokyo, Japan
Asian Masters (Veterans) Championships (25-30 August) - Perth, Australia
World Veterans Championships - Stralsund, Germany
World Team Championships; two non-Olympic Events - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The following events will take place in 2017:
Asian Cadet & Junior Championships (3-12 March) - Thailand
World Cadet & Junior Championships (TBA) - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Asian Senior Championships (16-22 June) - Hong Kong
Asian Under-23 Championships (October) - Possibly Korea
Asian Masters (Veterans) Championships (August) - TBA
World Senior Championships - Leipzig, Germany
World Universiade (19-30 August) - Taipei City
World Veterans Championships - Maribor, Slovenia
The following events will take place in 2018:
World Senior Championships - Wuxi, China
World Veterans Championships - Livorno, Italy
*** (note that some of these are candidatures, and are yet to be confirmed)
Various Other Calendars:
The European Veterans Fencing calendar can be found here: http://www.european-veterans-fencing.com/calendar.html. See also the European Fencing Confederation web site (click here).
The Italian Veterans Fencing calendar can be found here: http://www.amismasterscherma.it/calendario-gare.html
The US Regional / State / Club calendar can be found here: http://www.askfred.net
2015 and beyond (some tentative):
2015 European Masters Games - Nice, France - 1-10 October - see here: http://emg-nice2015.fr/?lang=en
2015 Australian Masters Games - Adelaide - 3-10 October - see here: http://australianmastersgames.com/
2016 Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships - Christchurch, New Zealand
2017 World Masters Games - Auckland, New Zealand
[Thanks to Alex Andre, Michael Siebel, Johann de Waal, and all of the other vets who provide information to keep this page current.]