04/04/2017- Latest News

British and England Fencing are pleased to announce that Birmingham International is offering to host a Level 3 exam in foil (Saturday 15th April) and epee (Sunday 16th April) during their competition.

If you would like to take your level 3 exam in either foil or epee please contact me as soon as possible, as exam places will be very limited and accepted on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately, we were unable to source an available L3 sabre examiner for that weekend.

Information for the candidates:

  • The exams will start each day with a seminar at 10:00 a.m.
  • Candidates will be expected to discuss the extent of their refereeing experience. Completed log books are highly recommended (attached here)
  • Candidates should read the pre-course reading material on the British Fencing website. (attached here)
  • Only candidates who pass their theoretical exam will be allowed to sit their practical exam.
  • The theoretical exam will cover predominantly the technical rule book, but may also cover questions from the material and organisational rules.
  • The pass mark for the theoretical exam is 80%.
  • Candidates will be required to referee until the end of the competition in order for them to be properly assessed.

Event: Birmingham International 

Date: 15 & 16th April 2017

Venue: Munrow Sports Centre off Edgbaston Park Road. B15 2TT

Requirements for the exam: completed log book to evidence experience of refereeing, plus pre- exam reading of the FIE rules and British Fencing Safety guidelines are attached below

If you are able to stay for both days and referee in the weapon you are not being examined in, this would be gratefully accepted by the competition organisers, they will in this instance cover your hotel accommodation and reasonable travel costs. 

Contact: Nickie Bailey to let me know what weapon you would like to be examined in at Level 3 and to confirm if you are available to referee in your second weapon at the competition.

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