Format & Rules
The rules and format below are set for the London
League and must be adhered to. They are subject to change with prior
notice. Any change will only take affect after an updated copy of
this newsletter has been sent to all clubs on the list.
- Weapon Foil. (No off target from 2003)
- Team format competition by relay accumulative points to
- Each bout is to the next increment of 5 hits.
- The last bout of any match may only be fenced by one of
the main fencers on the team, not a reserve fencer.
|Teams may enter any fencer who :
- is 13 years or over on 1st January 2002.
- has not won an Open.
- Has not made in the national ranking list the top:
a. 50 of the men's
b. 25 of the Ladies
c. 20 of the Juniors
d. 10 of the Cadets
- In special circumstances, the organisers have the right
to refuse or accept a fencer outside the restrictions in
rule 1 and 4, if in the opinion of the organisers it was
deemed appropriate for the level considering the aforesaid
|Points & Ranking
- Individuals get points by no. of hits scored against them
divided by no of individual bouts.
- Only the main fencers on the team are eligible to collect
points towards their individual League ranking.
- To qualify for individual final ranking, the fencer must
have taken part in over 60% of total number of possible
bouts in the league. Three bouts being the maximum for each
- Teams get points by number of hits scored plus 10 points
for a victory.
- If a team wins by default, the team will gain 10 bonus
points for victory and 45 points for hits. Individuals will
not gain any points.
- Promotion: At the end of the league matches, the top 4
teams will be promoted to the finals.
- Clothing must conform as follows:
- Masks must be electric with back-strap
and of the correct size.
- Under plastrons must be worn unless
kevlar Jackets of 800N are used.
- Jackets must be at least 350N.
- Breeches must be worn. - Long socks
covering the legs.
- Registration: Each team must name two main
fencers and two reserve as a minimum on registration. Each
team can only have a maximum of 3 main fencers.
- Teams may be formed from fencers of different
- Extra Reserves: Teams may register as many
extra reserves as they wish.
- Fees: Registration fee includes registration
fees for 2 main fencers and 2 reserve. A registration fee
applies for any extra reserve subsequently registered.
- Each fencer may fence for only one club
for any given year.
- The Main 2 fencers on a team may not fence
for another team of the same club. However any of the reserve
may do so. But reserves are not eligible for points on their
individual ranking points on the league.
- The Finals: The 4 teams in the finals will
fence in the order of their overall ranking in the league,
as follows: 1V4 & 2V3. The losers from these two matches
will fence for 3rd place and the winners will fence for
1st and 2nd.
- Team selection: Teams may only select their
team for the finals, from fencers already fenced for the
team in the league. They may not register any extra fencer
just for the finals.
- Two of the main fencers must be part of the
team in the finals. The rest of the team can be either main
fencers or reserve fencers.
- (still to be revised) Either before the match
has started or at any time in the match a new fencer can
be introduced to replace a team member. The fencer new fencer
introduced can not be already on the team in that match.
- Once a fencer has been replaced, the
fencer taken out may not be put back in, in that particular
- If any of the eligibility restrictions were
not complied with and a fencer is wrongly entered in the
team, then that team will be banned for two further matches.
If the finals has already taken place that team may be stripped
of their medals. Any such complained must be filed to the
organizers up to a week from the finals taking place.
- If a fencer from a team fences in the wrong
order the team forfeits the whole match.
- If a fencer is not ready
on the piste in the time allowed, can not fence (because
of injury or otherwise) or is absent; The opponent team
will get 10 penalty points or as many points needed to the
accumilative score for that bout, whichever is lower. However,
those penalty points will not count either for, or against
any of the fencers in that bout.
- If a team is not present at the starting
time (i.e. delayed). The mach will go ahead with 5 minutes
given to every one of the nine bouts. At the end of every
5 minutes for every bout 5 penalty points are awarded to
the fencer present on the piste. However, penalty points
do not count towards individual points. If a fencer arrives
on the piste within the 5 minutes, they can only fence in
whatever remains of that time.
- Each bout is limited to 3 minutes.
- At the end of time, score remains as it is.
Scores do not get made up to the next 5 multiplier threshold.
- By default each match has an overall time
limit of 60 minutes.
- At the end of 60 minutes if the match is
not concluded to 45 hits by any of the two teams, then the
scores remain the same and the team with the highest no
of hits are the victors.
- At the beginning of each match, the team
who score the first hit, inherits priority.
- If at the end of 60 minutes the scores are
equal, a further 30 seconds of actual fencing time will
be given. Any team scores the first hit wins. Otherwise
the team with priority will be the winner.