This is a three day tournament, with one weapon per day. The online entry for this event will open on Monday 6 January 2020 and close on Friday 1 May 2020.

Tournament information

  • Foil - U11 & U13
  • Epee - U11 & U13
  • Sabre - U11 & U13
  • Following British Fencing guidance regarding best practice for the U10 age group, the U9 age group has been removed from this competition. Competitors under the age of 9 cannot take part in the competition. For more information regarding this decision, please click here.

    Age limits
  • The age of the competitors must be taken from the 1 September 2019.
  • U11 age group = years 5+6.
  • U13 age group = years 7+8.
  • Children must compete in the correct age group. They are not allowed to compete up an age group.
  • Year 4 children are not permitted to enter.

  • Schedule
  • The day each weapon takes place will remain the same.
  • Timings are approx and subject to change.

  • FRIDAY 15 MAY - U11 & U14 SABRE
  • Arrive 1400
  • Start 1430

  • Girls
  • Arrive 1500
  • Start 1530

  • SATURDAY 16 MAY - U11 & U14 EPEE
    U11 boys and girls
  • Arrive 0900
  • Start 0930

  • U14 boys and girls
  • Arrive 1100
  • Start 1130

  • SUNDAY 17 MAY - U11 & U14 FOIL
    U11 girls and boys
  • Arrive 0900
  • Start 0930

  • U14 girls and boys
  • Arrive 1100
  • Start 1130

  • 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
  • All referees will be sourced for the event by the organiser.
  • Schools are not longer required to provide a referee.

  • 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

    British Fencing affiliation (condition of entry)
  • IAPS works closely with British Fencing to adhere to the highest possible safety standards at our event.
  • As a condition of entry, all schools who enter the championships must be affiliated to British Fencing as a club.
  • Club membership allows British Fencing to ensure that all fencing coaches within your school are registered with them 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.

  • 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.
  • Coaches must be in school kit and carry school ID when they attend the championships.

  • National governing body

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

    How to become a British Fencing member/club
  • For details on how to become a British Fencing Member/club, click here.
  • British fencing

    Important information

    Rules and regulations
  • 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
  • Once you have booked for this event, you must complete your competitors details 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, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • Safeguarding
  • IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern.
  • The IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Risk assessment
  • A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues.
  • A copy can be provided on request. Please contact sport@iaps.uk .

  • Photography
  • There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events.
  • Parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children.
  • Further advice can be found on our website here.


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