State Open 22nd/23rd October – Kayo Televised, Entries Close 15th Oct.

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The State Open Competition is now available for Registration.  This event is being run as a’ High-Performance Televised Sporting Event ‘.  As Melbourne is currently in lockdown, the guidelines are that only high-performance or professional sport may take place.

To qualify as ‘High Performance’ for these events, you must have a National Ranking of at least U20 Level.  U20, U23, Open and Veteran are all acceptable.

Please Note:  In order to Compete as a High-Performance Fencer in the upcoming State Open, you must abide by the new government guidelines concerning vaccination.
Please be aware – 
“The categories of authorised workers released by the Victoria government include “professional or high-performance sportsperson, workers that support the safe running of that person’s professional sport” and broadcasters.
Authorised workers must have their first vaccine shot by Oct. 15 and their second by Nov. 26 or face being banned from their workplaces”.
It is therefore important that all persons who wish to enter the State Open, MUST by the 15th October, also be able to show proof of their vaccination status.
Registrations will close 15th October – please ensure you have your entry in before the cut-off to avoid disappointment.  Numbers are capped for each competition, so early entry will ensure your place in the competition.

*These competitions will be filmed and broadcast

Due to Kayo Broadcast, Entry requirements into this competition include:
1. Must have entries in 1 week before the competition (15th of October) – no late entries after this time will be accepted.
2. You must have had your statistics and photos already done by Geoff Webber to compete.  If you have not already done this, please contact Kayt at GeneralManager@fencingvictoria.org as a matter of Urgency. 
3. If you have entered into the competition and you are late, or you do not turn up, you will be penalised- you will not be able to compete and you will not be refunded.

The Link to Register is – https://fencingvictoria.org.au/2020-category-1-state-level-competitions-2/

Please Note that this is a Category 1 Event, all fencers must be fully affiliated to enter and meet the High Performance Requirements listed above.

Provisional Timetable

Friday 22nd October – Post AFC #2 Foil & Sabre
Open Foil – Roll call at 6:00pm with event starting at 6:15pm
Open Sabre – Roll call at 6:15pm with event starting at 6:30pm

Saturday 23rd October – Post AFC #2 Epee
Open Epee – Roll call at 9:30am with event starting at 9:45am

Enquiries – operations@fencingvictoria.org

Venue – State Fencing Centre

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Nth Melbourne,  Victoria  3051 Australia + Google Map

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