30 Total Entries
Poules & DE
Check in Close 14:00
£12 Entry fee
Only purchase pre-entry if you do not intend to fence foil!
Discount Entry on-the-day only available for those fencing foil.
The Warwick National Novice Competition is a delightful way to get competition experience as a novice fencer. Come and compete in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment supported by those around you. Running for over 30 years, and attracting dozens of universities to compete, the competition is an established and integral part of developing novices into competing fencers.
Check this page regularly to keep up to date with any updates! All the essential competition info can be found at the end.
We require all fencers to wear:
350N Mask (With Regulation Backstrap)
Foil Fencers are not required to wear a foil mask until the later stages of the competition.
We are unable to loan equipment for the competition. Please bring everything you need with you, and ensure that it is in good working order.
There may be limited armoury availability on the day for simple problems, though this is not guaranteed.
To be eligible to compete, fencers must:
Be currently studying at university
Have up to 2 full year's fencing experience in any weapon
Fencers who do not meet these criterion will not be allowed to compete, and will not have their entry fee refunded.
Please be mindful that the competition is aimed at novice fencers. Clubs should assess the eligibility of their own fencers accordingly, following the above guidance.
The competition will take place at the Sports and Wellness Hub located on the Warwick University Campus. Full Address:
Sports and Wellness Hub
University of Warwick
Upon arrival at the entrance, follow the competition signage and club volunteers to the sports hall.
We ask that any club bringing more than 5 fencers bring a suitable referee.
This year, there will also be an opportunity for volunteer referees to be assessed for their L2 Foil Refereeing Qualification.
Spaces are limited due to assessor availability, and we will require a small fee to cover the assessment expenses.
Please get in touch with the club to find out more and reserve your place.
Food and Drink
Remember to bring plenty to drink! It will be a long day of fencing, so come prepared. There are water fountains around the venue, but please bring your own bottle.
There is a small cafe in the building should you wish to buy food or drinks, however there will be a tight turnaround between events. You may therefore want to bring your own lunch.
We will be making a trip to a local pub, Varsity, after the event. Please get in touch if you would like to come for a chilled after-competition meet to ensure we have enough places.