School Championships

National School Champion 2019-2

National Schools Championships

Eligible school age fencers from around Australia are invited to compete in boys and girls individual and school team competitions at the National Schools Championships.

Separate tournaments are held for senior and intermediate aged fencers, with both usually run on different weekends in August in Sydney.

Epee

Foil

Sabre

The number of entries accepted from each State may be limited according to demand. States are responsible for the endorsement and selection of school fencers and advise the names of selected fencers to the tournament organisers. Registration of selected fencers is via the AFF website for individuals and by notification to the organising State for teams.

For more information about entering the tournament contact the tournament organisers here.

For more information on state school fencing programs, visit your state fencing association website.

Eligibility

Affiliation

All competitors must be registered with the AFF as competitive or participative fencers. Registration is done through a fencer's member state.

Intermediate

Up to and including the third year of secondary school. Primary school aged
fencers may enter with the approval of their Member State.

Senior

Open to any secondary school student, including Intermediate fencers but not
primary school age fencers.

Format

Competition formats are influenced by entry numbers. The formats may be changed at the discretion of the Tournament Management Commission and Directoire Technique (with AFF  approval) once final entries are known.

Individual:

Pools with direct elimination round.

Teams:

One round of pool matches. The format of pool bouts (hits/timing) to be decided when entry numbers are known. Pools to be seeded based on individual results. Placings will be based on overall results from pools. If there are only two entries in a team event, a final match will be fenced even if both entries are from the same State. If there is only one entry in a team event, that team will win by default.

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Equipment

Equipment must meet the standard for national competitions > view equipment standards at  this link

Except for the following which apply to the schools tournaments:

  • Mask - 1600N in good condition with two securing points
  • Under plastron - 800N
  • Jacket/breeches - 350N
  • Weapons - FIE/S200 stamped

Fencers must wear jackets and breeches. Track suit pants and tights are not permitted.

There will be a weapons control check before the competitions with inspection times specified in the final timetable. Rusty blades and those without clearly visible FIE stamps will be rejected.

Results

Full results from previous years will be published here shortly.

Past champions

The structure of the national schools  tournaments  has been modified from time to time to respond  to changing demands. The archive results published here may reflect these variations.

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Have questions about the schools tournaments? Contact your state association to learn more about school fencing in your area, or get in touch with us for information on these national events.