Unofficial Competitions

Weekly Epee Competition

In order to give fencers some in-competition training, an informal competition takes place each Saturday morning as part of the Epee Squad session.

Format

The first round of the competition is run as pools (usually 6-8 fencers per pool).  At the conclusion of the pools, each fencer is given a ranking based on the number of bouts won, lost, and the hits in each bout.  Then there is an “exhaustive” direct elimination, where bouts of 15 hits are fenced.  However, in distinction to a regular direct elimination, losing fencers compete against other losing fencers to regain placings.  This happens successively until all places have been fenced off.  Typically, this will mean that each fencer has up to five fifteen-hit bouts in the second round.

Cost

Full Epee Squad fencers have access to this competition at no charge.

(Almost) Monthly Foil Competition

In order to give fencers some in-competition training, an informal competition takes place on Saturday afternoons every few weeks, coinciding with the State Foil Squad session.

Format

The first – seeding – round of the competition is run as pools (usually 6-8 fencers per pool).  At the conclusion of the pools, each fencer is given a ranking based on the number of bouts won, lost, and the hits in each bout.  Then the ranked fencers are broken up into three groups, and allocated to a pool each (a Gold pool, a Silver Pool, and a Bronze pool).  This means that there is a natural grouping in the second round of similar-experience fencers.  Typically, this will mean that each fencer has up to 12-16 five-hit bouts as part of the overall competition.  A nominal prize is awarded at the end of the second round to the winner of each of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze pools.  This is different in format to official Fencing Victoria competitions, but similar to competitions that have been run for many years at other fencing clubs.  In other sports, this would be known as a modified multi-division double round robin, but it has become known in local fencing circles as a “Coeur de Lion”.

 

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