Wednesday, 14 March 2012

2011/2012 PaFF Season rankings coming soon

These will cover PaFF 4 (Dec 2011) and PaFF 5 (March 2012)

Paff 5 - full results soming soon

PaFF FunLeague - competition format

Our competitions are designed to give every child a full day of fencing - there are no elimination rounds.

We have the children fence against each other, to find out who is fighting at what level of ability.

We then collate the days results, and the fencers are put together in groups of up to 6 for the Final round, based purely on that day's ability.  The top group of fencers are put into League Division A, the next group are put into Division B, etc.

All the fencers in the Division fight each other, to decide who wins the bronze and silver medals, and who wins the Division trophy.   In the case of a tie for first second or third place,  they both receive a medal.

All the other children receive one of our gorgeous certificates featuring a fencing cartoon from hundreds of years ago.  It details the number of hits they landed, and how many victories they won.  (These are often given out at their own club the week after the event).

The referees also award a gold medal for Sportsmanship, and prizes for technique - bronze and silver medals, and our largest trophy - the Bracewell Trophy for Form and Technique.

PaFF 6 confirmed for 21st April, 2012

It will be held at Stevenson College's Centre for Sport and Exercise, in Sighthill in Edinburgh.

This is the last competition before the new Scottish Championships for Plastic Foil - so it's a great opportunity to practice your best moves.

We're thinking of starting earlier than usual, at 10:30am.  Please let us know if you'd prefer the usual 11:30am start, before April 1st.  Finish time will remain 4pm, as usual.

Entry fee will remain at £8 - a bargain for all that fencing.

Please book your child's place by email or by txt.       

They almost always sell out so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To try and avoid the flood of entries in the last 48 hours before the event, there will be a £2 late-entry fee for people booking their place after April 10pm on Sunday, 15th April.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

PaFF 5 is on this Saturday

The competition series has moved to a new venue - Stevenson College, Sighthill, Edinburgh.

We're in the PE building, which is on the left as you enter the car park.

Here's a map showing how to get to the car park entrance:

Due to the extra organisation due to the unexpected change of venue, we have not been able to announce the details as widely as usual - sorry about that.  We expect to be back to normal for our next competition.