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:
Entry fee is £17.50.

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

Monday, 1 May 2017

Entries now open for PaFF 20

The 20th PaFF funLeague day will take place on Saturday, 13th of May, at Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus.

Book online:
Early Bird Price of £15 until 2nd of May, then £17.50.

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.

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.
With 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.

Date: 13th May 2017
Check-in at 11am, Warm Up and Fencing from 11.30am to 4pm, Award Ceremony at 4.30pm. Finish at 5pm.
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus, in the [EN]Gage Centre for Sport and Fitness

Early Bird Price: £15 until 2nd of May, then Full Price £17.50 (cash at check-in).
Places are limited, and the competition sells out quickly, so please book your child's place early to avoid disappointment.

Book online:

What to expect: A lot of fencing and fun!
During the first two rounds the children fence in mixed levels across all participating schools and clubs. In the final round, the children 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 the fencers and spectators to follow their scores as the action happens.

Simply click  PaFF Audience.
Or for more information go to: 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 without any 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. 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.

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 please email: