Dear all,

Thankfully the rumours of our demise are unfounded. The Essex Open is still fit and well and going ahead as usual. Here are some details (I'll add more links etc as and when they're available) to keep you going and get it in the diary:

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When: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of September 2017.

Where: University of Essex Sports Centre, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ (new venue!)


http://www.essex.ac.uk/about/colchester/maps.aspx

Main Competition Entry Fee: 26

Closing Date for entires: Friday, 1st of September 2017

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Please NOTE: ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE. PLEASE NOTE THE CAP ON ENTRY NUMBERS BELOW

Mens Foil (Maximum entries: 70)
Date: Sat, 9th Sep 2017
Check-in closes: 9:30am

Womens Foil (Maximum entries: 28)
Date: Sat, 9th Sep 2017
Check-in closes: 11:30am

Mens Epee (Maximum entries: 70)
Date: Sun, 10th Sep 2017
Check-in closes: 9:30am

Womens Epee (Maximum entries: 28)
Date: Sun, 10th Sep 2017
Check-in closes: 11:30am

Mens Sabre (Maximum entries: 21)
Date: Sun, 10th Sep 2017
Check-in closes: 2:30pm

Womens Sabre (Maximum entries: 7)
Date: Sun, 10th Sep 2017
Check-in closes: 2:30pm

Entry: This will be online, a link to follow shortly

Medals: Medals will be awarded to the top 4 fencers in each event including prizes for first place.

Refreshments: A light refreshments stall will be available.

Equipment: Leon Paul equipment stand will be present all weekend for general sales and pre-ordered deliveries. An armoury service will also be available.

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Additional Information:

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE-
University of Essex Sports Centre

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

PLEASE NOTE THE CAP ON ENTRIES and book early to avoid disappointment.

There will be no facility for late entry. Except that entries on the day will be accepted if there are spaces remaining once check-in has closed.

The Essex Open is organised by Colchester & District Fencing Club and sponsored by Leon Paul. An equipment stand and armoury service will be available.

All UK entrants must be members of the British Fencing Association.

ALL ENTRY FEES ARE STRICTLY NON-REFUNDABLE.

The organisers cannot accept responsibility for accident, loss or damage to persons or property however sustained.

For further Info: Please keep checking here, alternatively check out our website (https://www.colchesterfencing.com) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CADS.Fencing)