Lancashire Schools

The Lancashire Schools tournament will take place on the 29th of April at Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe. There will be competitions at all 6 weapons for under-11, under-14, under-17 and under-20 fencers. The under-11 and under-14 competitions will form part of the North-West Junior Series.

You can enter online by following this link

Competitions

Fencing in your club is fun but if you want to take it further then there are competitions all across the region from beginner level all the way up to national and international tournaments.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Cadet Competitions

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.

Regional Tournaments

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.

Open Tournaments

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:

  • The Ashton Open
  • The Manchester Open
  • The Merseyside Open

Information on these may be advertised here, but more can be found at the web sites above and on the British Fencing web site.

International Tournaments

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.

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Competitions

Competitions
Fencing in your club is fun but if you want to take it further then there are competitions all across the region from beginner level all the way up to national and international tournaments.
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Junior Series

Junior Series
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Academy

Academy
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Gallery

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