2018 Australian Minime (U/13 & U/14) Circuit

Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney

The Australian Minime Circuit is a competition tour for U/13 or U/14 as well as lower aged fencers.  These competitions have been linked to help with the growth and development of young Australian Fencers. Each event is in a different city and will offer different formats and experiences, all aimed to strengthening and educating young and little Fencers.

Dates and Locations
24 – 25 March 2018, FutureChampions Cup (Adelaide, South Australia)

18 – 19 August 2018, Joseph D’Onofrio - Victoria Challenge (Melbourne, Victoria)

5 – 9 December 2018, NSW Koala Mini Challenge (Sydney, NSW)

Each event will hold an U/14 (or U/13) Competition in all weapons (Foil, Epee and Sabre).

They will also include other age groups and weapons events, in various formats and in addition to the individual Championships and NSW also have Team events.

Future Champions Cup

Fencing SA invites you to enter the FutureChampions Cup as part of the 2018 Minime Circuit.

Dates
Saturday 24th March & Sunday 25th March, 2018

Venue
Scotch College Gymnasium, Scotch College,
Blythwood Road Entrance, Torrens Park SA 5062

Times
Saturday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm (Teams events) Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Events
Teams:
Mixed Age/Gender, all bouts to 3, totalling 27 points
Individual
U13 (Boys & Girls) Epee, Foil & Sabre, U11 (mixed) Foil & Epee, U9 (mixed) Foil.

Weapon sizes:
U9 and U11 fencers: Size 0-3 ALL weapons
U13 fencers: Size 0-5 ALL weapons

Equipment
U11 and U9 fencers:
Minimum: 350NW fencing jacket, 350NW under plastron, glove, mask, breeches (long/full length track suit pants will be accepted) and long socks.
Chest protectors must be worn by girls in all weapons.
Chest protectors must be worn by boys doing epee.

U13 fencers
Minimum: 350NW fencing jacket, 350N under plastron, glove, mask, fencing breeches (800NW or 350NW) and long socks.
Chest protectors must be worn by girls in all weapons.
Chest protectors must be worn by boys doing epee.

* Please note these are the minimum requirements, fencers may choose to wear 800NW garments if they wish.

** Electric bib masks will not be mandatory in any age group, although fencers may choose to use them.

Entry Fee
$30.00 up to two individual comps. Includes 1 team entry

Food and Drink
All participants are welcome to bring their own food and drink, however Fencing SA and our fencing community will be catering on both days.

Contact Information
Anna Foale (Fencing SA) secretary@fencingsa.org.au

TIMETABLE
SATURDAY - TEAMS:
ALL TEAMS ARE MIXED AGE & GENDER (bouts of 3 to 27)
1:30pm Warm up & Roll Call
2:00pm Sabre
2:00pm Foil
3:30pm Epee

SUNDAY – INDIVIDUAL:
9:00am U11 Mixed Epee
9:00am U13 Men’s Foil
10:30am U13 Women’s Foil
10:30am U9 Mixed Foil
1:00pm U13 Women’s Sabre (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)
1:00pm U13 Men’s Sabre (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)
2:00pm U11 Mixed Foil
2:00pm U13 Men’s Epee (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)
2:00pm U13 Women’s Epee (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)

2018 Joseph D’Onofrio - Victoria Challenge


Fencing Victoria wishes to invite young fencers from around Australia and New Zealand to take part in our Joseph D’Onofrio Victoria Challenge.

Dates: Saturday 18th August & Sunday 19th August

Venue: Victorian State Fencing Centre
Level 1, Nth Melbourne Football Club, 204 - 206 Arden Street, North Melbourne

Times:
Saturday: 1:30pm – 5 :30 pm (Teams events)
Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Events:

Teams:
Mixed Age/Gender, all bouts to 3, totalling 27 points

Individual:
U14 (Boys & Girls) Epee, F oil & Sabre, U1 2 (mixed) Foil & Epee, U 10 (mixed) Foil .

Weapon sizes:
U 10 and U12 fencers: Size 0 - 3 ALL weapons
U14 fencers: Size 0 - 5 ALL weapons

Equipment: U1 2 and U 10 fencers:
Minimum: 350N W fencing jacket, 350N W under plastron, glove, mask, breeches
(long/full length track suit pants will be accepted) and long socks.
Chest protectors must be worn by girls in all weapons.
Chest protectors must be worn by boys doing epee.

U14 fencers
Minimum: 350N W fencing jacket, 350N under plastron, glove, mask, fencing breeches (800 NW or 350NW) and long socks.
Chest protectors must be worn by girls in all weapons.
Chest protectors must be worn by boys doing epee.

* Please note these are the minimum requirements, fencers may choose to wear 800NW garments if they wish.

** Electric bib masks will not be mandatory in any age group, although fencers may
choose to use them.

Entry Fee: $30 .00 up to two individual comps. Includes 1 team entry, also includes BBQ sausage lunch for competitors on Sunday.

Food and Drink
All participants are welcome to bring their own food and drink. However Fencing Victoria and our fencing community will be doing a sausage sizzle for your convenience and will also provide a range of snacks.

Accommodation
There are a few hotels near to the Arden St venue, if you need any assistance please contact either Kayt or Brook.

Contact Information
Kayt Spano (Fencing Victoria) - clubliaison@fencingvictoria.org
Brook Dunstan - brookmd@optusnet.com.au

TIMETABLE
SATURDAY : TEAMS: ALL TEAMS ARE MIXED AGE & GENDER (bouts of 3 to 27)
1:30pm Warm up & Roll Call
2:00pm Sabre
2:00pm Foil
3:30pm Epee

SUNDAY : INDIVIDUAL
9:0 0am U1 2 Mixed Epee (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)
9:00am U1 4 Men ’ s Foil
10:3 0am U1 4 Women ’ s Foil
10:30am U 10 Mixed Foil
12:00pm U1 4 Women ’ s Sabre
12:00pm U1 4 Men ’ s Sabre
1:00pm (Approx . ) LUNCH
1:30 U1 4 Mixed Epee (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)
1:30 U1 2 Mixed Foil (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)

NSW 2018 Koala Mini Challenge

Dates: Thursday 5th – Sunday 9th December

Competition:

Individual Championships
U/8 Foil, Epee and Sabre
U/10 Foil, Epee and Sabre
U/12 Foil, Epee and Sabre
U/14 Foil Epee and Sabre

Venue:
190 Bourke Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015

Timetable:
Schedule to be announced

Format:
U/8 – U/14
Poules 3 minutes / 5 points
D/E 10 points / 2 rounds of 3 minutes
(Sabre break at 5 points)

Teams:
U/10 – 27 points (2 minutes)
U/12 – 36 points (2 minutes)
U/14 – 45 points (3 minutes)

Weapon specification:
U/8 350N Masks (foil masks do not require bibs)
350N Whites (jacket / breeches) - Tracksuit pants may be worn
800N Underplastron
Weapons – all blades must be mini 0 – 3 (Foil, sabre and epee)
Chest guards – all weapons and genders must wear plastic chest guard

U/8 – U/10 350N Masks (foil masks do not require bibs)
350N Whites (jacket / breeches) - Tracksuit pants may be worn
800N Underplastron
Foil, Sabre and Epee – all blades must be mini 0 – 3

U/12 – U/14 350N Masks (foil masks do not require bibs)
350N Whites (jacket / breeches) - Tracksuit pants may be worn for Foil and Sabre
800N Underplastron
Weapons – no blades size restriction

All Epee from U/8 – U/12 Must wear chest protectors (both boys and girls)

Entry Price:
Entry $35
Second entry $25

Contact Person:
Alex Andre - Alexandraandre70@gmail.com

Information:
“2018 Friendship Cup – Team Championships”
Fencers represent State/Country and are entered through their association, not individually.

The Australian Minime Circuit general information

To enter:
- To register for events please contact your affiliated State.
- Fencers must be members of their State Association for 2018 to compete in all events.

Contacts:
If you want specific information, please contact

Victoria – Kayt Spano - kayts@fencingimports.com.au

NSWFA – Alex Andre - Alexandraandre70@gmail.com




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