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There are a number of different types of tournaments in the North-West region.
Age Group Competitions
These are competitions restricted to a number of particular age groups, for example under-11, under-13 and under-15. There are two types:
- The regional Junior Series. These are meant for those who are just starting out competitively and are meant to be "no fear" in that they are not generally entered by the more competitive fencer. They may be run at any location in the region at any time of the year so watch out for them on the "Latest Events" page on this web site.
- Qualifying competitions. These are meant for all age group fencers in the region who wish to qualify for age group national championships. The one competition in this category is the British Youth Championship qualifiers generally run in February.
Leon Paul Junior Series
The LPJS competitions are a national series of age group tournaments, several of which are run in the North-West. While one can attend just the local competitions they are mainly meant for those who are prepared to do some travelling outside of the region. More details can be found on the LPJS website
These are competitions that are specifically meant for Under-17 fencers. Details for these competitions are normally advertised on the British Fencing website and on the competition website. The Manchester Cadet tournament is the only one in the region and is a major event. It is the only 6-weapon event for Cadets in the UK.
These are tournaments only open to fencers within the region. The only competition in this category are the Regional Championships which may be run at any location within the region. Details of these will be advertised on this website.
These are open to all fencers in the UK whether cadet, senior or veteran. The only restriction is a minimum age of 13. Competitions in this category include:
Information on these may be advertised here, but more can be found at the web sites above and on the British Fencing web site.
The only regular tournament with an international flavour is the Manchester Cadet, the men's and women's foil competitions of which are part of the European Cadet Circuit and are primarily meant for the higher ranked foilists in the country.