Fencing was approved once again as part of the Ontario Winter Games. This year, 96 athletes will be competing in competing in 6 events, for a total of 16 athletes per event (plus the team event).
Categories: U15 (Born 2005 or later)
Minimum age: Athlete must be 12 years old by the date of the Games.
Individual: U15MF, U15WF, U15WE, U15ME, U15MS, U15WS
Teams: MF, WF, ME, WE, MS and WS (format to be determined)
In order to ensure participation from across the province, OFA has determined that nine (9) of the sixteen (16) spots per event would be assigned to the three (3) top athlete from each of the three regions. The remaining seven (7) spots will be assigned to top athletes based on the points obtained in the qualifying events.
Athletes do not need to be enrolled in the Youth Development Program to qualify for the Ontario Winter Games.
The following is the final list of sanctioned Youth competitions.
Regions are as defined as on the OFA Website: West (21 registered clubs), Central (19 registered clubs); East (15 registered clubs). For the purpose of OWG, North (2 registered clubs) will be part of the East for a total of 17 registered clubs.
Athletes’ top results in the U15 event at each of the above competitions will qualify. Final rankings will be based on a combination of the athlete’s best three competition results out of the four identified competitions.
Qualifying events will be sanctioned by the OFA. A minimum of six fencers (not combined) per age and gender category is required. However, some events have had fewer than 6 fencers. In order to be fair to these fencers, points will be given to fencers in mixed events, based on their gender ranking. In other words, if there is a mixed event with 6 fencers, the following points will be awarded:
Gold female (32 points)
Silver male (32 points – highest ranking male)
Bronze male (24 points)
2nd Bronze male (24 points)
5th place female (24 points – 2nd highest ranking female)
6th place male (16 points)
In the case of a tie for the best 3 out of 4 total points, rankings will be based upon the following results order:
- Best final ranking result from any of the three competitions
- Best ranking after pools
- Best final ranking from the most recent event
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