Event Details

Event date:

10th September 2022 (Saturday) to 12th September 2022 (Monday)

 

Event Venue:

SportsExpo 2022 -  Hall 5FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

Event Category and Time Table:

Enrollment Deadline :

5th September 2022 23:59 (First come first served)

 

Fee:

HKD$750 for one category ; HKD$1200 for two categories ; HKD$1560 for three categories ; HKD$2080 for four categories

*Each participant can enroll four categories in maximum

 

 

Entrance:

Each enrollment included participant and an adult for entrance (Participant can apply for coach entry ticket)
* Participant can purchase an additional admission tickets for SportsExpo 2022 at a special price of HK$20
* Free admission for participants aged 12 or below, aged 60 or above or holder of the "Registration Card for Persons with Disabilities", participants can redeem admission tickets at the on-site ticket office.

 

Competition System

The competition start with the pool, and direct elimination come afterwards.

  • Pools
    • Bout of pool ends when one of the fencers has scored 5 hits or three minutes of effective fencing time have passed.
  • Direct elimination
    • For U13 or above – Bout of direct elimination ends when one of the fencers has scored 15 hits or when the three periods of three minutes, with a one-minute rest between each period, have passed.
    • For the rest - Bout of direct elimination ends when one of the fencers has scored 10 hits or when the two periods of three minutes, with a one-minute rest between each period, have passed.
  • Clocks will not be stopped for all bouts of pools and direct elimination before table of 8.
  • The proceeding rate of all groups will be approximately 80%
  • Rules and regulations of FIE will be the main reference run of the competition
  • For a sport trauma/injury or cramp or other acute medical incident which occurs in the course of a bout and which is properly attested by the first-aider on duty, the Referee will allow a break in the fight lasting no longer than 5 minutes. This break should be strictly reserved for the requisite treatment. During the remainder of the same day, a fencer cannot be allowed a further break unless as a result of a different injury or cramp or acute medical incident.
  • If coach needs to accompany fencer to enter the competition area, fencer needs to apply for a coach's admission ticket during enrollment.
  • If less than 4 fencers participate, the group will be mixed with the other gender and/or age group of the same weapon. The final ranking will be awarded separately
  • If the total participating fencers of both male and female of the same group is less than 4 persons, such group will be cancelled instead.
  • Each category contains 4 consecutive years for participation only. Participants should enroll the category according to their year of birth.
  • No appeal will be accepted. All final judgments will subject to the duty head referee’s decision.

 

Competition equipment

All fencers must prepare their own full set of personal fencing equipment and backup equipment to participate in the competition. If fencer is found to be using any equipment that does not meet the specifications during the competition, the competition will deal with it in accordance with the regulations. The competition will only accept equipment approved by the Hong Kong Fencing Association. For details, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Fencing Association at http://www.hkfa.org.hk for the list of relevant equipment and announcements. If there is any objection will be subject to the final decision made by the duty head referee . The key points about the equipment requirements are as follows

  • Fencing Uniform: including Jackets, under-plastrons and trousers with no damage, and required to comply with the least penetration standard EN13567:2002, i.e. with 350N of penetration resistance.
  • Mask and head wires: Fencer must have mask for suitable for weapon of group participated, which is must be undamaged and in good condition. There must be two independent safety parts on the mask which will not fall and can effectively protect the head and face.  They must also comply with the least penetration standard EN13567:2002, i.e. with 350N of penetration resistance.  If fencers use Leon Paul masks (Metallic Tongue version without the metal retainer), a dedicated neck strap must also be used.  The special head wire for foil and saber masks cannot be crimped wires. Please prepare at least two head wires that are functioning normally and ready for replacing immediately in case of damage..
  • Chest protector: Male fencers of U14 and below and all female fencers must use chest protector. For female foil fencers of U15 and above must use chest protector with FIE certification. (With label which is with logo of FIE printed)
  • Electric jacket: Foil and Sabre Fencers must prepare suitable electric jacket. The following requirement must be followed:
    •  Left-handed fencers must use electric jacket for left-handed fencer (and vice versa). 
    • The jacket must be undamaged.
    • The whole jacket must be with good conductivity.
    • The jacket must fulfill the requirement of the competition by covering all effective area
  • Glove: Glove must be worn on the hand holding weapon. Sabre fencers must wear sabre glove or sleeves (with electric conductive clothing)
  • Shoes: Fencing shoes are recommended. Otherwise only non-marking sports shoes are acceptable.
  • Socks: Socks should be long enough to cover elbow. No black socks are allowed.
  • Electric weapon: Please prepare at least two pieces of electric weapon which are working properly in order for replacement if malfunctioning. Furthermore, only #0 weapon will be used for U6-9 group. For U10 group or above, fencers can choose #0-#5 weapon.
  • Body wire: Please prepare at least two body wires which are working properly in order for replacement if malfunctioning.
  • Hair: All fencers with long hair should tie their hair and make sure hair will not expose outside the mask. Otherwise yellow card warning will be given.
  • **For children group using plastic weapon: Organizer will provide plastic weapon for competition. Fencers only need to prepare mask, glove and chest protector.

 

Other remarks:

  • Participants must report within the reporting time. Those who report lately will be disqualified from the competition and the enrollment fee will not be refunded.
  • Fencers can participate in more than one group. If the competition time overlaps with other competitions, fencers must decide the which competition they will participate, and the organizer will not make special arrangements and refunds.
  • Fencers must follow by the rules and arrangements set by the organizer
  • The actual schedule is subject to the on-site announcement
  • All fencers must carefully check and reconfirm the scores, results and information on the score sheet after pool and direct elimination, and sign after confirming that they are correct. If you have any questions about the information on the score sheet, please immediately  check with the referee in charge of the game. All the information on the score sheet cannot be changed once the fencers endorsement, even if the results are incorrect.
  • Except the fencers, referees, staff of the competition and other persons who are allowed to enter by the head referee, others are not allowed to enter the competition area and cross the fence. Enrolled coaches with coaches' admission badges can only enter the competition area during the one-minute rest of direct elimination to communicate with the fencers.  The referees reserve the right to give individual offenders a yellow card warning or a black card to dismiss the offenders without giving any other form of warning in advance.

 

Prize:

  • Each category will have their respective Champion, 1st-runner up and double 2nd-runner up and ranking of 5-8.
  • If less than 4 fencers participate, the group will be mixed with the other gender and/or age group of the same weapon. The final ranking will be awarded separately