Competition

Competition

There are State level competitions held each year in each of the following categories:

  • Open;
  • Veteran (40 and over);
  • Junior (under 20);
  • Cadet (under 17);
  • Under 15;
  • Under 13; and
  • Novice (less than 2 years fencing).

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.

Competition Calendar

Dates, times and locations for events can be found on the online competition calendar.  All queries regarding the calendar should be directed to the Tournament Director.

State Affiliation and National Capitation

To compete at a state level you must be an affiliated member of FencingWA; to join FencingWA please click HERE.

Policies

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

To enter an event, please click on the link from the calendar.

Please note: Normal entry is available up to midnight on the Sunday night prior to the event for U15, U17 and U20 events, and until midnight Wednesday for Open and Veteran events. Late entry is available up to midnight on the Wednesday night prior to the event for U15, U17 and U20 events.

Please contact the Tournament Director for entry after the late entry cut-off (Wednesday midnight prior to the event).

Novices

Novice events are free. Novice events are open to fencers who have been fencing for LESS than two years in any weapon. If you attempt to enter a novice event and are charged, please contact the tournament Director.

Please note breeches are recommended for novice events, and required for all epee events.

Visiting Fencers

We welcome visiting fencers from interstate or overseas.

If you are a fencer visiting Western Australia from interstate or overseas and wish to compete please contact the Tournament Director.

Competition Rules

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.

What do the age categories mean?

Age categories are based on your age on 1 January of the current year.

For example, if you are 12 years old but turn 13 on 1 January, then you are still eligible to compete in ‘under 13’ competitions throughout the current year.

For Veteran fencing, the age category is based on your age at 31 December of that year, so you can start fencing Veterans in the year you turn 40.

National Competition Entry

If you wish to compete in National events held by the Australian Fencing Federation, you must choose the affiliation option that includes AFF Capitation.

Entry to Australian National events is done on the AFF site. For entry into non-WA or AFF events such as the Koala Cup, please contact the Tournament Director in the first instance.

Fees

For 2019, the fees associated with competitions are as follows. All fees are exclusive of online booking charges.

Affiliation

Item Fee
Junior Affiliation (Under 20) $55
Junior Affiliation (Under 20) with AFF Capitation $90
Adult Affiliation $60
Adult Affiliation with AFF Capitation $122

WA Competition Entry Fees

Item Fee
Normal Entry (Under 13 and Novice Categories) Free
Normal Entry (All Other Categories) $20
Late Entry (U15, U17, U20) $30
Super Late Entry (All Categories) $60
Super Late Entry with one-off Affiliation (All Categories) $120

Normal entry is available up to midnight on the Sunday night prior to the event for U15, U17 and U20 events, and until midnight Wednesday for Open and Veteran events. Late entry is available up to midnight on the Wednesday night prior to the event for U15, U17 and U20 events. Super Late Entry is available up until roll call on the day of the event.

National Competition Fees

The fees for AFF competitions are listed here.