Coventry Sabre LPJS

Welcome to the website for the Coventry Sabre LPJS

The Coventry Sabre LPJS welcomes Boys and Girls in U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 categories to compete as individuals & teams at the Coventry Sabre Leon Paul Junior Series fencing competition, held at The Sports Connexion Leisure Centre in Coventry. The competition is organised by Peter Rome of Salle Ursa Fencing Club.

The 2013 results are now online (see attached below).
Well done to all fencers & congratulations to all the medallists!
Thank you to all the referees, volunteers, parents and coaches for all their hard work and support.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!


Guide to parents

There is a useful guide to the Leon Paul Junior Series on the LPJS website. To find out more about fencing you can also visit the British Fencing website.

The Leon Paul Junior Series (LPJS) is a series of fencing competitions organised locally but sponsored and co-ordinated by Leon Paul Fencing Equipment. The Coventry Sabre is one of the best sabre events on the LPJS circuit, run by Peter Rome at Salle Ursa Fencing Club, offering individual and team competitions for children from under 9 to under 17 years old. You can view all Leon Paul events held throughout the year on the LPJS website's calendar. The Coventry Sabre is a friendly event, where the organisers and officials provide an enjoyable day of competition for young fencers and to support their development in the sport.

You will need to check-in upon arrival. Please ensure you arrive in good time as the competition will start within 30 minutes from check-in closing time. Fencers will be called to specific pistes where they will fence each other up to 5 points in two rounds of pools (group stages), followed by direct elimination (DE) fights up to 10 or 15 points (knockout stage). A referee will call out who needs to fence when, fencers are to remain by the piste during pools. There are breaks between rounds and results of the pools and all DE fights are posted on the walls after each round. Team competitions are held in the afternoons. Here teams of 3 fence each other in one round of pools followed by DEs.

At the end of the competition there will be a presentation of medals to the winner, the runner-up and the two bronze medal places. Certificates are given to all fencers, please collect one from the organisers before you leave, if you can't stay for the presentations.


BFA membership

Fencers must be members of British Fencing. Please arrange your membership online at prior to the competition as you will not be able to join on the day.

Age groups (2013)

All age group cut off points are taken from the first day of the first month of that year i.e. 1/1/2013. So, for example, if a fencer has not reached their ninth birthday by 1st January 2013 they will fence as an U9 for the whole 2013 season.

U9: After 01 January 2004

U11: From 01 January 2002 to 31 December 2003

U13: From 01 January 2000 to 31 December 2001

U15: From 01 January 1998 to 31 December 1999

U17: From 01 January 1996 to 31 December 1997

Equipment requirements

All fencers must wear correct kit including breeches, long socks, plastrons, fencing jackets, masks and gloves. For details of kit regulations please visit

Blade sizes:

U9: size 0

U11 & U13: size 2

U15 & U17: size 5

Salle Ursa Fencing Club

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