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Overseas Events

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.

European Fencing Festival 2014

Australian fencers are invited to attend the 2014 European fencing festival in Poznan, Poland, June 7-8.  The main event is the foil tournament for children and teenagers - Under 15s, Under-13s, Under-11s, and Under-9s.

See the attached flyer for full details.

Attachments:
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2014 Commonwealth Open Championships

The Commonwealth Fencing Federation (CFF) will be hosting both the Commonwealth Open Fencing Championships (Nov 10-15) and the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships (immediately after) in 2014.

This article relates to the intended selection process and timing for the Open Championships, which will be held in Largs, Scotland.  The web page for this event is here: www.cfc2014.org 

At the 2013 Annual General Meeting, it was decided that this event would be become a Category E event under the Selection Policy, so the Selection Commission will apply section O4.28 of the Selection Policy.

The Selection Policy refers to the Australian Fencing Team (O4.28.1), the Australian Fencing Squad (O4.28.2), and other ranked fencers (O4.28.3).  Membership of the AFT and the AFS carries with it a set of obligations and commitment involving training, competitions, lessons, etc., and information regarding 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 Commission has allocated ranking points, and Appendix A of the Selection Policy is also relevant.

You should be aware of some key dates in the months ahead:
* AFC circuit events in 2014 (March, June);
* Asian Open Championships (June);
* Selection for 2014 Commonwealth Open Championships (July);

For athletes interested in attending the Commonwealth Championships, 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, and your potential opportunities for selection.

Note that with respect to Commonwealth Veterans Championships (only), there is no limit to entries (click here), so there is a selection process associated only with Team events (not with Individual events).

[Updated: 24 January]

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POWIIS Junior Fencing Championships 2014

The AFF has received an invitation for Australian Under-15 and Under-23 fencers (all weapons) to attend the Prince of Wales International School Championships on 12 -15 September 2014.

Registration and additional information is available (only) via http://fencing.powiis.edu.my.

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Thailand Air Force Open International 2014

Thai Air Force Open International Fencing Championships 2014

Dates: 30th May – 4th June, 2014

Age Categories: Cadet, Junior, Senior, and (Men's only) Veterans

For more details, see the attached article, and to enter: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   on or before 9 May.  Note that due to the late advice regarding this event, it cannot be assessed under the Selection Policy for the allocation of ranking points.

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European Fencing Circuit

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.

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Events Assessed by the Selection Commission for rankings points

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 by providing to the Selection Commission ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) the following information.  Note that the Commission is obliged to complete their assessment and communicate it within two weeks of the application being made.  Athletes should also note that the allocation of points in one gender / weapon within a tournament does not imply the allocation of points in any other gender / weapon, and that a previous year's allocation of points is no indicator of future years.

Competition location:

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

Web site for previous years' results


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.

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 (last updated: 17 Mar).

Competition
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  Points Allocation
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Hungarian National Selection Competition 
     Hungary, Mar
     Open Women's Epee
  The same levels as the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Open Championships held outside Australia.
     
FIE Satellite Iceland
     Reykjavik, Iceland, May 10
     Open Women's Sabre
  The same levels as the corresponding points earned for the Oceania Open Championships held outside Australia.
     
Hampshire Open
     Hampshire, United Kingdom, May 10
     Open Women's Sabre
  No points
     
Hertfordshire Open
     Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, May 25
     Open Women's Sabre
  The same levels as the corresponding points earned for the AFC Circuit Events #1, #2, #3.
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2014 (and beyond) Asian / World Championship Events

The following events will take place in 2014:

World Veterans Championships (21-26 October) - Gyor, Hungary

Asian Under-23 Championships (October) - Jogdjakarta, Indonesia

The following events will take place in 2015:

Asian Junior & Cadet Championships (March / April) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

World Junior & Cadet Championships (April) - South Korea

Asian Senior Championships (6-12 June) - Singapore

World Universiade (3-14 July) - Gwangju, Korea

World Senior Championships - Moscow, Russia

Asian Under-23 Championships (October) - Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

The following events will take place in 2017:

World Senior Championships - Leipzieg (Germany) or Doha (Qatar)

World Universiade (19-30 August) - Taipei City

*** (note that some of these are candidatures, and are yet to be confirmed)

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Oceania Fencing Confederation

A schedule of proposed events (up to 2016) appears on the Oceania Fencing web site (click here).

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Veterans & Masters Events

Attached below is the 2014 Calendar for Veterans events (updated, as at March 21), including Australian, Asian, North American, and European events.  Please note that the Asia Pacific Veterans Circuit has been marked on this calendar.  For specific information on any event on this calendar, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Veterans should note that the age calculations for Commonwealth Veterans events are different to all Australian and FIE events.  Commonwealth veteran ages are calculated as at the start date of the event - November 16 (click here).  There are no qualification criteria for entry to the Commonwealth Veterans event.

Recent information for the Can/Am Veterans Cup (31 May - 1 June) has been released; to register, click here.  See also the attached event in mid-May.

 


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 


NB: Fencing will not be run as part of the 2014 American Masters Games in Vancouver, Canada.


2015 and beyond (some tentative):

2015 European Masters Games - Nice, France - 1-10 October.

2016 Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships - Christchurch, New Zealand

2017 World Master 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.]

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