Competitions

There are several State level competitions held each year in each category: Open, Veteran (40 and over), Junior (under 20), Cadet (under 17), Under 15, Under 13 and Novice. WA State ranking points are awarded for results in these competitions and these are used to determine State Champions in each category at the end of the WA competition year. The competition calendar can be found here.

The competitions are held in accordance with the FencingWA rules which can be found in the Documents section. All FencingWA competitions use electric equipment and require full safety equipment including breeches and long socks. Questions about the running of competitions should be raised with the Tournament Director.

2017 Calendar

The final draft of the FencingWA calendar for 2017 has been used to set up the online competition calendar, which should be considered the authoritative source for dates, times and locations. All queries regarding the calendar should be directed to the Tournament Director.

Entry

State and National Affiliation

In order to compete at a state level you must be an affiliated member, to join FencingWA please click here. If you wish to compete in National events held by the Australian Fencing Federation, you must choose the option that includes AFF Capitation.

WA Competition Entry

FencingWA uses the RegisterNow booking system for competition entry. Entry is restricted to FencingWA affiliated members (except for guests from interstate or overseas, if you are a guest to Western Australia and wish to compete please contact the Tournament Director).

Novice events are free for Novice Fencers (someone who has competed for LESS than a year) and WITHOUT affiliation. If you attempt to enter a novice enter and are charged, please contact the tournament Director. Please note breeches are recommend for novice events, especially epee.

To enter an event, use one of these entry links: Open | Veteran  | Junior / Cadet | Under 13 / Under 15|Novice

Please note: Normal entry is available up to 10 PM on the Sunday night prior to the event. Late entry is available up to 10 PM on the Wednesday night prior to the event, Super Late Entry is available up until role call on the day of the event.

Entry after the Late Entry cut-off (Wednesday 10 PM prior to the event): Super Late Entry (all categories) Please note that the entry fee for super late entry is $60, this is to cover the maximum cost of a referee in the event that an extra one is required due to a super late entry.

If you have a problem with the entry system or other exceptional circumstances that have prevented you from entering, please contact the Tournament Director with details of exactly what is going wrong. If you are unable to enter and only if directed by the Tournament Director, use the Exceptional Circumstances Entry link to enter.

What do the age categories mean?

 

OpenAll Ages, consult your coach if you're under 15
JuniorFor anyone who is 19 or under as of the 1st of January in the year of the competition
CadetFor anyone who is 16 or under as of the 1st of January in the year of the competition
U15For anyone who is 14 or under as of the 1st of January in the year of the competition
U13For anyone who is 12 or under as of the 1st of January in the year of the competition
VeteransFor anyone who is 40 or over as of the 1st of January in the year of the competition

National Competition Entry

Entry to Australian National events is done on the AFF site. For entry into the Koala Cup and associated events please contact the Tournament Director.

Fees

For 2017, the fees associated with competitions are as follows. All fees are exclusive of online booking charges.

Affiliation

Item Fee
Junior Affiliation (Under 20) $50
Junior Affiliation (Under 20) with AFF Capitation $85
Adult Affiliation $55
Adult Affiliation with AFF Capitation $117

WA Competition Entry Fees

Item Fee
Normal Entry (Under 13 and Novice Categories) Free
Normal Entry (All Other Categories) $20
Late Entry (All Categories) $30
Super Late Entry (All Categories) $60
Super Late Entry with one-off Affiliation (All Categories) $120

Normal entry is available up to 10 PM on the Sunday night prior to the event. Late entry is available up to 10 PM on the Wednesday night prior to the event, Super Late Entry is available up until role call on the day of the event.

National Competition Fees

The fees for AFF competitions are listed here.