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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.
POWIIS Junior Fencing Championships 2013
The AFF has received an invitation for Australian Junior fencers to attend the following event:
1. Date : 12 & 13 October 2013 (tentatively)
2. Venue : Prince of Wales International School,
1, Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang.
3. Organizer : Penang Amateur Fencing Association &
Prince of Wales Island International School
4. Secretariat : Prince of Wales Island International School ("POWIIS")
Mr. Alex Ong
Tel : +6012 487 6612
Fax : +604 645 1640
URL : www.powiis.edu.my
5. Event : Men's Foil, Men's Epee, Men's Sabre, Women's Foil, Women's Epee and Women's Sabre.
All are individual events only.
6. Age Group : Junior Level, Under 21 years old.
Accommodation on site at POWIIS is available with a certain charges. However the rooms are limited so accommodation on site will therefore be granted on a first come first served basis.
To enhance the experience of the participants, a one day tour around Penang Island will be arranged with a rate of RM 150 per person, lunch is included.
Please take note that a minimum of 30 participants is required for the tour to proceed. Some of the places of interest are Tropical Spice Garden, Fort Cornwallis, Mahamariamman Temple, Goddess of Mercy Temple Etc.
9. Entry Fees
The rate of entry fee is RM60.00/person/event - Note: Entry fees charged are inclusive of lunch.
If you have any enquiries, please refer these to the Secretariat (see details above).
2013 Asian Varsity Fencing Championships
Details are attached below of the Asian Varsity Games in Singapore (2-3 August, 2013).
These games are hosted by Singapore Management University, and are epee-only events.
2014 Youth Olympic Games
The Australian Fencing Federation has received further advice regarding the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China in August 2014, open to selected competitive fencers in the age range identified as relevant for this event (1-Jan-1997 to 31-Dec-1999).
The International body responsible for fencing, the FIE, has identified that selection for the YOG will be based solely on the rankings of fencers achieved at the 2014 Cadet World Championships, scheduled for April 2014 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Specifically, the Asia/Oceania region has been allocated 2 places per Event (an “Event” is a combination of gender and weapon – e.g. Women’s Epee), with a maximum of one fencer per country per weapon. In addition, Oceania has been allocated an additional 2 places across all Events (i.e. not per Event), with a maximum of one fencer per country per weapon. The FIE has a limit of three Cadet fencers per gender per weapon per country who may compete at the Cadet World Championships.
All of the above is set by the FIE and is completely beyond the control of the AFF. What the AFF does control is the athletes selected to go to the 2014 Cadet World Championships. The Australian Selection for the Cadet World Championships is contained within the AFF’s official Selection Policy, specifically section C4.23, which requires membership of the Australian Fencing Team. Membership of the AFT carries with it a set of obligations and commitment involving training, competitions, lessons, etc.
If you are not aware of the various regions mentioned above, Nations in the Asia/Oceania Zone are as per the Asian Fencing Confederation website (see here), and in the Oceania Zone are Australia, New Zealand and Guam (New Caledonian fencers fall under the French Fencing Federation).
Much of the information regarding the Australian Fencing Team, and the High Performance Program is found on this web site. Of specific interest are the “High Performance” menu items “High Performance Program”, “Frequently Asked Questions”, and “AFT and AFS Documents” (especially the Brief Guide to AFT/AFS Selection). The AFF Selection Policy is also important, as is the Operational Protocol for Athlete Selection Process under the Selection Policy (both of these are under Documents and Policies). In terms of additional overseas points ranking opportunities, this web page shows events where the AFF Selection Panel has allocated ranking points.
You should be aware of some key dates in the months ahead:
* AFC circuit events (June, August, December);
* AFC Cadet events (July);
* AFC Juniors events (October);
* Oceania Cadet Championships (July);
* Selection for 2014 World Cadet Championships: December 2013/January 2014 (subject to the dates - when set - for 2014 World Cadet Championships);
* World Cadet Championships: (possibly) April 2014
For athletes interested in attending the Youth Olympic Games, we strongly recommend that you that discuss this event with your personal coach, and with the relevant National coach, to ascertain what planning you may wish to put in place in the lead-up to 2014.
[Updated: 21 May 2013]
2013 World Combat Games
Details (attached below) of the World Combat Games in St.Petersburg, Russia (24-26 October, 2013).
European Fencing Circuit
Please note that for the 2012/13 season onwards, there is a new protocol for entry into events on the European Fencing Circuit (Cadets / Under-23s). This 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).
Events Assessed by the Selection Commission for rankings points
Competition timing (i.e. date):
Expected format of competition:
How many rounds of poules
How many hits per pool bout
What percentage are promoted to the direct elimination
Whether there is a repercharge
How many hits per DE bout
Expected approximate number of fencers in competition:
Expected approximate number of fencers promoted to the direct elimination:
Contact details for responsible body:
Name of body
Name of person
Email or phone number
The following overseas events have been allocated ranking points, with the relevant scaling factors that appear on the referenced pages to apply.
Athletes should read carefully the information that appears at the top of this page, including the fact that it is the athlete's responsibility to ascertain any pre-requisites and processes for entry to and participation in the events below.
Open Men's Epee
Points will be allocated on the Open Rankings at the same level as the Open Points earned for the Oceania Open Championships held outside Australia (As specified in Appendix A of the AFF Selection System). In case there is any doubt, the scaling factors referred to in the relevant tables will be applied to this competition.
Fencing Singapore International
All age categories
Points will be allocated at the same levels as the corresponding Points earned for the Oceania Open Championships held outside Australia (As specified in Appendix A of the AFF Selection System). In case there is any doubt, the scaling factors referred to in the relevant tables will be applied to this competition.
This page was last updated on 9 April, 2013.
2014 (and beyond) Asian / World Championship Events
The following events will take place in 2014:
Asian Junior & Cadet Championships (March / April) - Amman, Jordan
World Junior & Cadet Championships - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Asian Senior Championships (June) - Incheon, South Korea
World Senior Championships (August) - Sofia, Bulgaria
Asian Under-23 Championships (Sept/Oct) - Jogdjakarta, Indonesia
The following events will take place in 2015:
Asian Junior & Cadet Championships (March / April) - Abu Dhabi or Dubai, UAE
Asian Senior Championships (6-12 June) - Singapore
World Universiade (3-14 July) - Gwangju, Korea
Asian Under-23 Championships - Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
The following events will take place in 2017:
World Universiade (19-30 August) - Taipei City
*** (note that some of these are candidatures, and are yet to be confirmed)
Oceania Fencing Confederation
A schedule of proposed events (up to 2015) appears on the Oceania Fencing web site (click here).
Veterans & Masters Events
2013 (June 1-2) - Canada
The Can / Am Veteran Victory Cup will be held in Toronto (Ontario), and attracts entries mostly from the US and Canada, but also other countries. Watch the Ontario Fencing web site for details (click here), and see askFRED for entry information (click here).
2013 (June 27-30) - Singapore
The Fencing Singapore International will this year include Veterans events. Details of this event will occur elsewhere on this web site - note that nominations have now close for this event.
2013 (July 6-7) - Thailand
The 3rd Veteran (41+) Navy Open 2013 will be held at the Fashion Island Shopping Center in Bangkok. See here: http://www.navyfencing.net/.
2013 (July 17-30) - Israel
The 19th Maccabiah Games will be held in Israel for Jewish athletes. These Games cover all ages, with a separate category for 40+ fencers (as at Dec 31, 2013). See here: www.maccabiah.com.
2013 (September) - Hong Kong
The 2013 Hong Kong Veterans Cup has been confirmed by the organisers for Sunday 22 September.
2013 (October) - Bulgaria
The 2013 World Veterans Fencing Championships are expected to be run in Varna, Bulgaria (1 - 6 October). Please note that the age category assessment for this has changed: you are now considered as being part of an age category if you turned 50 or 60 or 70 any time in the relevant year (not 1 September any more). Team events (test only) will again be available this year.
2013 (October) - Japan
The All Japan Veterans Championships is scheduled for Sunday 27 October (note date change). Details will be published here: http://www.fencing-jpn.jp/pc/contents24.html. In 2012, veteran fencers from or affiliated in Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, France, Germany, United States, Great Britain, and Australia competed, with over 150 entries in all weapons for both men and women. In addition, two friendly team matches were held, with Australia narrowly beating Japan in men's foil.
2013 (November / December) - Chinese Taipei
The Taipei Open Championships includes separate 40+ and 50+ veterans events for all weapons (men only).
The European Veterans Fencing calendar can be found here: http://www.european-veterans-fencing.com/calendar.html
The Italian Veterans Fencing calendar can be found here: http://www.amismasterscherma.it/calendario-gare.html
NB: Fencing will not be run as part of the 2013 World Masters Games in Torino, Italy, nor as part of the 2014 American Masters Games in Vancouver, Canada.
2014 and beyond (some tentative):
2014 Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships - Glasgow, Scotland - 16-19 November (immediately following the Commonwealth Open Fencing Championships from 10-15 November). Note that this event will be run similarly to Singapore in 2012, in that each country is not limited to the number of veteran athletes who may enter and compete.
2014 New Zealand Masters Games - Dunedin - 1-9 February (although fencing is not yet confirmed as an included event).
2015 European Masters Games - Nice, France
2016 Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships - Christchurch, New Zealand
2017 World Master Games - Auckland, New Zealand