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Tournament information

  • Foil - U11 + U14.
  • Epee - U11 + U14.
  • Sabre - U11 + U14.
  • Following a recent announcement from British Fencing regarding best practice for the U10 age group, the U9 age group is being removed from this competition. For more information regarding this decision, please click here.

    Age limits
  • The age of the competitors is taken from the 1 September 2018.
  • Minimum age for the U11 competition is years 5/6.
  • Minimum age for the U13 competition is years 7/8.

  • Equipment
  • All fencers must have full kit including plastron, long white socks and breeches.
  • Foil - size 3 or smaller
  • Epee & Sabre - size 2.

  • Seeding
  • All fencers will be seeded and compete accordingly.

  • Referees
  • For every six competitors a school brings, they must provide a referee.
  • If you cannot source a referee, IAPS can source one for you at a cost of £100 per day.

  • Merchandise

    Shirt Logos Ltd
  • As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

  • Team hoodies
  • Shirt Logos can produce team hoodies for schools. Place your order online and have your personalised hoodies sent directly to your school or collect them at the event.

  • Entry requirements

    Condition of entry
  • As a condition of entry, all schools who enter the championships must be affiliated to British Fencing as a club.
  • This comes from working with British Fencing to adhere to the highest possible safety standards at our event.
  • Club membership allows British Fencing to ensure that all fencing coaches within your school are registered with the NGB and have undergone the necessary checks and training in order to be a fencing coach.
  • You will be asked to provide your clubs membership number on the entry form and this will be checked with British Fencing.
  • If your school is not yet registered as a club, please click here to join.
  • An additional £2 has been added to the entry fee, per competitor, to cover the cost of a day license from British Fencing.

  • Eligibility
  • All competitors must attend an IAPS school.
  • Competitors may only play in one age group throughout the competition.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • National governing body

    The national governing body for fencing in England is British Fencing.

    Rules and regulations

    British Fencing rules
  • All IAPS Fencing championships are conducted under the British Fencing rules.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Schools must complete their competitors details for the event online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email for any reason, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • IAPS Noticeboard

    We will email and tweet any urgent information to schools regarding our events e.g. cancellations due to weather.

    We will use this noticeboard to post the same information.

    Important information
  • There is no important news at this time.


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