Sunday, 29 April 2012

Scottish Championships News

The head organiser assures us there are contingencies in place to ensure that all of the children will get a full two hours of fencing, no matter the size of the entries.

Everyone is confident that there is going to be a healthy entry, and there will be  chococolate medals and a Scottish Fencing duffle bag for all.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Scottish Plastic Foil Championships

Here is the information hot off the presses from Scottish Fencing - the Scottish arm of the national governing body for Olympic and World Championship-rules fencing in the UK.

I've highlighted key points in bold.

"Plastic Foil Championships
Saturday 12th May 2012
Drumbrae Leisure Centre, 30 Drumbrae Terrace,
, EH4 7SF

The competition is open to members of Scottish Fencing in years 3 to 7 of Primary school. Social members in this age band may enter if they have not fenced in a competition, apart from in their club, since 1 September 2011. Applications to join Scottish Fencing will be accepted on the day.

Competition Format: One-hit poule unique (each fencer will fence everyone in their age group for 1 hit)

Competition Notes:
Trophies for both girls and boys in each age group.
Chocolate Medals for all entrants!! Scottish Fencing Duffle Bag for all!

Equipment Regulations:
Fencers should wear tracksuit trousers, trainers and long-sleeved top.

Scottish Fencing will provide all the necessary plastic fencing equipment.

Entry fee: £5. Send with completed entry form to: Scottish Fencing Ltd, Caledonia House, 1 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, EDINBURGH, EH12 9DQ
Online Entry at:

Closing Date: Friday 4th May 2012

Running Late? If you think you are going to be late arriving on the day of your competition, please phone or text Mike O’Donnell on 07852 715083 before check-in closes.

Check-in times [for both Girls and Boys]
Saturday 12th May 2012
P3 and P4 : 0845-0900

P5 : 1115-1130
P6 :
P7 : 1530-1545

Entries must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Late entries will only be accepted at the organisers’ discretion. The organisers reserve the right to alter competition formats on the day and to cancel any competition that receives too few entries.]"

PaFF 6 is over!

Thank you everyone, for making today so satisfying to put on. The children contested 1445 hits, in 255 fights.

(We had planned to contest 1710 hits across 270 fights, but one of the children had to withdraw during check-in, due to a family emergency, so then we planned to contest 1615 hits).

Things didn't go quite as smoothly as we wanted yesterday - pretty much from the moment smoke came out from under the bonnet of the car that was bringing the tables, the chairs, and the fencing gear!

It's the first time that the fencing has over-run our hall booking, but all's well that ends well, and the results will go on-line here soon.

Each competition, we try to learn lessons so that the next one runs better, more smoothly, more slickly, more enjoyably - please do send us your comments and your criticisms so we get to know about all the things that niggled or delighted.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Bring chairs!

There is no seating supplied in the hall.

If you have any foldable chairs, with chairlegs that would not mark or damage a wooden floor, please do bring them.

The organisers will check them for suitability before they can go into the hall, so please do check them before bringing them.

PaFF 6 is full

We've doubled the size of hall, and the competition is still full.

We do often have people cancelling on the day due to sickness, etc - if you still would like to go, we can put you on our waiting list.

Gordon would like to thank everyone for booking their place promptly and early this competition.  Usually just over half of the entries arrive in the last 48 hours.

This time there have been no entries arriving so late.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Please make sure you bring:

- grippy indoor shoes with non-marking soles
- ankle-length trousers that allow the knees full freedom to bend and straighten - track suit trousers are ideal
- a spare t-shirt
    to wear as protection
- a fleecey sweatshirt with NO front pockets (school uniform sweatshirts are ideal),
    also to wear as protection
- sugary drink, a bottle of water, snacks, or money for the tuck-shop
- a towel

If you have a mask, do remember to bring it!

There will be a small tuckshop, selling crisps, cereal bars and drinks.

PaFF 5 Results

Entry was capped at 22 fencers, to allow the competition to run faster
in the new venue.

Division D:
5th: Fergal FiF Clh
4th: Devlin FiF CvCC
3rd: Mikey FiF CvCC
2nd: Simon FiF NM
1st: Fraser FiF Clh

Division C:
5th: Maciej FiF CvCC
4th: Hector FiF Clh
3rd: Ben FiF Clh
2nd: Abelard FiF CvCC
1st: Samuel FiF CvCC

Division B:
4th Equal: Ismail FiF CvCC, Thomas FF & FiF NM
3rd: Lachlan FiF CvCC
2nd: Rosie FiF Clh
1st: Finn FiF Clh

Division A:
5th: Jemma FiF RCC
4th: Ben J FiF RCC
3rd: Caelan FiF NM
2nd: Jane FiF Clh
1st: Rachel FiF Clh & NM

The inaugural PaFF Medal for Sportsmanship :
Fraser - FiF Clh

The Bracewell Trophy for Form
3rd : Mikey FiF CvCC
2nd : Caelan FiF NMC
Winner : Fergal FiF Clh

Thank you to all who helped with transport and organisation, and
laying out the pistes.

Many thanks to Elena for running Check-in and the Tuck Shop.

Many thanks to our referees: Carolyn, James, Romain, Claire, Dalila and Gordon.

Many thanks to Romain and Claire for training as referees, specially
to help out today!

The PaFF FunLeague is an all-volunteer, non-profit making organisation.

Pool sheets will be published soon.

PaFF 6 is tomorrow!

We've doubled the size of the hall, and we've still run out of places, so it's going to be an exciting busy day.

We usually do have spaces come available on the day, so it's often worthwhile asking to be put on the waiting list.

11:30am, Stevenson College, Sighthill Campus, Centre for Sport and Exercise

Runs until 4pm.

Please check previous posts for map.