Friday, 9 February 2018

Book you place now for PaFF 22 on the 3rd March


The 22nd PaFF funLeague day will take place on Saturday, 3rd of March 2018, at Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus.

Entry is now open online: http://bit.ly/paff-form
The Early Bird Price is £15 for entries before the 24th February, the Full Price thereafter is £18. (The entry fee is payable in cash at check-in.)

Date: 3rd March 2018
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus, in the [EN]Gage Centre for Sport and Fitness
Check-in at 11am, Warm Up and Fencing from 11.15am to 4pm, Award Ceremony at 4.30pm, Finish at 5pm.

This competition is open to all young fencers in primary schools across Scotland. It is especially suitable for fencers who have just started. The equipment is provided, but bring your own mask, if you prefer.

What to expect: A lot of fencing and fun!

Meet fencers from other clubs and fence all day, with a final round against children of your own ability level. Each final division of 6 fencers fights for its own trophy and medals.
There will be experienced referees, a play area for younger brothers & sisters and for between rounds and bouts, and a tuck shop with snacks, coffee, and tea for parents.

During the first two rounds all children fence in mixed levels across the participating schools and clubs. In the final round, the fencers are grouped together into League Divisions A, B, C, etc of very similar ability. There are no elimination rounds - everyone gets a full afternoon's fencing. Each final division of 6 fencers fights for its own trophy and medals with certificates for the following places.
The referees also award our largest trophy, the Bracewell Trophy for Form And Technique, with medals for the runners-up, and a gold medal for Sportsmanship.

We will be using our paperless scoring app, with an extra app for all fencers and spectators to follow their scores as the action happens.
Simply click  PaFFAudience.  – here you will also find all fights from the last two competitions.

Or for more information go to: http://clubknight.uk on any web-browser and click on the link for ClubKnight Audience.


Frequently asked questions:
What should we bring?
  • A long sleeved top and long trousers, which allow full movement of the leg & knee;
  • A warm top, for between fights;
  • Grippy indoor shoes that have heel-cushioning;
  • A water bottle, lunch and snacks – your child will need lots of food during their hours of fighting;
A camping chair! – The competition takes place in a sports hall with limited seating for spectators. Please bring your own camping chair or make yourself comfy on the floor.

“Isn’t it a bit early for my child to enter a competition?”
Honestly, No.
Many of the children are equally early in their progress as a fencer, some only had three lessons. This competition gives them four hours of fencing against children roughly their age, and a chance to compete in a final round against carefully-selected opponents, with coaching on the go by the referees.

Do we need to stay? If you can, please do stay to support your child. And a helping hand is always welcomed by the organisers, as this competition is completely volunteer run.

For any questions regarding the PaFF funLeague day please email: paff.chair@gmail.com

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Results of the 21st PaFF competition



The 21st PaFF funLeague Day was held on the 11th November 2017 at the [EN]GAGE Sports and Fitness Centre of the Napier University Sighthill Campus in Edinburgh.
Thirty fencers from eight fencing clubs and seven primary schools in Edinburgh fought in over two hundred fights with plastic foils.
Newcomers with only a few weeks of fencing lessons as well as experienced fencers with four or more years of training showed great fencing skills and sportsmanship fighting for trophies and medals in five divisions.

Division A: Joseph S. won fourteen out of his fifteen fights and became first in division A, followed by Katharine D., Findlay C., Archie P., Harold P., and Robert L., all fencers from Bruntsfield Primary School. While Joseph, Archie, Harold and Robert are fencing within the after school club Fencing is Fun Bruntsfield, Katharine and Findlay – also former FiF Bruntsfield attendees – have moved on to metal foil fencing with the Edinburgh Fencing Club.

Division B: The first place went to Stephen H. (Bruntsfield PS, Salle Holyrood), silver went to Aleks R. (Fencing Fun - Craiglockhart Primary School), bronze was won by Lachlan C. (FiF Bruntsfield PS). Follow up places went to Merryn U. K. (Fencing Fun Towerbank PS), Kasper W. (FiF Bruntsfield PS), and Joshua L. (Fencing Fun Towerbank PS).

Division C: Marco S. from George Heriot’s Fencing Club came first, Hector N. (FiF North Merchiston, Bruntsfield PS) placed second, and the third place went to Thomas O’S. (FiF St. Peter’s RC PS). Philip D. (FiF Bruntsfield PS), Anna McG. (FiF North Merchiston, Bonaly PS), and Ewan H. (FiF Bruntsfield PS) came fourth, fifth and sixth.

Division D: Emily McG. (FiF North Merchiston, Bonaly PS) placed first in Division D. The silver medal went to Santiago L. (George Heriot’s Fencing Club), bronze was won by Rory J. (Fencing Fun Towerbank PS). Fourth came Jimmy H. (FiF St. Peter’s RC PS), fifth Billy B. (TNP Gaelic School, Edinburgh Fencing Club), and sixth Luke B. (FiF St. Peter’s RC PS).

Division E: First placed Henry W. followed by Matthew H., both FiF Bruntsfield PS. Third came Joshua O’N., followed by Leo H. fourth, and Jacob C. fifth, all FiF St. Peter’s RC PS. The sixth place went to Michalis K. (FiF Bruntsfield PS).

The trophies for Best School and Best Club were won by Bruntsfield Primary School and FiF Bruntsfield – for the fourth consecutive year.
The Bruntsfield fencers also won the gold medals for Best Boys of their school years: Michalis K. (P2), Philip D. (P3), Harold P. (P4), Joseph S. (P5), Stephen H. (P6), and Findlay C. (P7).
The gold medals for Best P4 Girl went to Anna McG., Best P5 Girls was Merryn U. K., Best P6 Girl was Emily McG., and Best P7 Girl was Katharine D.
Special Awards went to Rory J. for the Best Sportsmanship, and Aleks R. was the highest placed Newcomer.
The most prestigious price, the Bracewell Trophy for Form and Technique was awarded to Emily McG. The silver medal for Form and Technique went to Katharine D., and bronze was awarded to Joshua L.

The results of all fights can be found here:

The next PaFF competition will be held on the 3rd of March 2018. You can already enter here: http://bit.ly/paff-form

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Last few places left for PaFF 21

We currently have 4 places left for Saturday's competition.

We have entries from  Bruntsfield, Bonaly, Craiglockhart, George Heriot's, James Gillespie's, St Peter's, Towerbank, Edinburgh Fencing Club, Fencing Fun, Fencing is Fun, North Merchiston and Salle Holyrood.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Only One Month To Go To PaFF 21

The next PaFF competition will take place on Saturday, 11th of November 2017 in Edinburgh.

21st PaFF funLeague day is open to all young fencers in primary schools across Scotland. It is especially suitable for fencers who have just started. The equipment is provided, but bring your own mask, if you prefer.
 
Please book your place online: http://bit.ly/paff-form
The Early Bird Price is £15 until 1st of November, then £18.
 
Date: 11th November 2017
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus, in the [EN]Gage Centre for Sport and Fitness
Check-in at 11am, Warm Up and Fencing from 11.15am to 4pm, Award Ceremony at 4.30pm, Finish at 5pm.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

PaFF 21 on the 11th November 2017 – Book you place now!


The 21st PaFF funLeague day will take place on Saturday, 11th of November, at Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus.

This competition is open to all young fencers in primary schools across Scotland. It is especially suitable for fencers who have just started. The equipment is provided, but bring your own mask, if you prefer.

Entry is now open online: http://bit.ly/paff-form
The Early Bird Price is £15 for entries before the 1st of November, the Full Price thereafter is £18. (The entry fee is payable in cash at check-in.)
Places are limited, and the competition sells out quickly, so please book your child's place early to avoid disappointment.

Date: 11th November 2017
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus, in the [EN]Gage Centre for Sport and Fitness
Check-in at 11am, Warm Up and Fencing from 11.15am to 4pm, Award Ceremony at 4.30pm, Finish at 5pm.

What to expect: A lot of fencing and fun!

Meet fencers from other clubs and fence all day, with a final round against children of your own ability level. Each final division of 6 fencers fights for its own trophy and medals.
There will be experienced referees, a play area for younger brothers & sisters and for between rounds and bouts, and a tuck shop with snacks, coffee, and tea for parents.

During the first two rounds all children fence in mixed levels across the participating schools and clubs. In the final round, the fencers are grouped together into League Divisions A, B, C, etc of very similar ability. There are no elimination rounds - everyone gets a full afternoon's fencing. Each final division of 6 fencers fights for its own trophy and medals with certificates for the following places.
The referees also award our largest trophy, the Bracewell Trophy for Form And Technique, with medals for the runners-up, and a gold medal for Sportsmanship.

We will be using our paperless scoring app, with an extra app for all fencers and spectators to follow their scores as the action happens.
Simply click  PaFFAudience.  – here you will also find all fights from the last two competitions.

Or for more information go to: http://clubknight.uk on any web-browser and click on the link for ClubKnight Audience.

For any questions regarding the PaFF funLeague day please email: paff.chair@gmail.com   


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Results of the 20th PaFF fun league day


The 20th PaFF ­fun league day was held on the 13th of May 2017 in Edinburgh. Twenty-one fencers from six primary schools in Edinburgh and Strathaven fought in four divisions for trophies and medals as well as for their schools and clubs rankings. 
Experienced fencers and newcomers alike showed great fencing skills and sportsmanship in over 130 fights with plastic foils. 
Lily G. was awarded the Bracewell Trophy for Form and Technique, followed by Sam M. with a silver medal and Oran McG. and Katharine D. with bronze. Katherine also won a gold medal for sportsmanship, while Oran was the best newcomer.

Further gold medals were awarded for the Best Girl and Best Boy per school year to Anna McG. (P3), Merryn U. K. (P4), Emily McG. (P5), Lili G. (P6) and Philip D. (P2), Harold P. (P3), Robert L. (P4), Stephen H. (P5), Findlay C. (P6). 

Findlay, who trains at FiF Bruntsfield and FiF North Merchiston, was not just the best P6 fencing boy, he also placed first in division A. He won this trophy for the third time in a row and was therefore PaFF 2016/2017 Season Champion. Second came Lily G. (FF Craiglockhart), third Archie Pauwels (FiF Bruntsfield), followed by Stephen H. (Bruntsfield), Merryn U. K. (FF Towerbank), and Katharine D. (FiF Bruntsfield and North Merchiston). 

Division B: Harold P. won the trophy after the first ever fight-off in the PaFF series. He and Robert L. finished their fights in the third round with the same numbers for won fights, placed and received hits. So a final was called, which Harold won 8:6 after a nail-biting fight for fencers and spectators. Bronze went to Joseph S., with Isaac P. and Philip D. becoming fourth and fifth. All fencers placed in Division B were from FiF Bruntsfield.

Division C was won by Robert H. (FiF Bruntsfield). Second came Sam M. (DCS Strathaven), third was Emily McG. (FiF North Merchiston), followed by Oran McG. and Lachlan C., both FiF Bruntsfield.

Anna McG. (FiF North Merchiston) won the trophy in Division D, followed by Matthew H. (FiF Bruntsfield) and Rory J. (FF Towerbank) with silver and bronze, respectively. Coral C. (FiF St. Peter's) came fourth and Ewan H. (FiF Bruntsfield) fifth. 

The 20th PaFF fun league day was the third PaFF competition for this school year. Throughout the season, Bruntsfield School and the Fencing is Fun Bruntsfield club have shown consistent success and became Best School and Best Club every time. They were delighted to receive the 2016/17 Season Champion trophy, which they now take home for the third time.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

20th PaFF funLeague day


Just a wee reminder:

This week Saturday, 13th of May the 20th PaFF funLeague day will take place at the [EN]GAGE] Sports and Fitness Centre at the Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus.

We accept late entries at: http://bit.ly/paff-form
Entry fee is £17.50.

Check-in at 11am.
Warm-up and fencing from 11.30 to 4pm.
Award ceremony ca. 4.20pm.