Competition

Individual competition
Individual competitions for men and women in all three weapons will take place on the 1st February. There are two stages of the competitions: pools followed by knockout stage. Self-refereeing till the Round of 8 stage.
Proceedings :
    Epée and Foil : one preliminary round of pools, with matches played in 5 hits and 3 minutes, then a single-elimination table, with matches played in 15 hits and 3 periods of 3 minutes.
    Sabre : one preliminary round of pools, with matches played in 5 hits, then a single-elimination table, with matches played in 15 hits but with a one minute break at 8 hits. There will be no time limit.
Team competition
Team competitions will take place on the 2nd February. Team registration must be done online after individual registration. If your team is incomplete, you may search for teammates either on our facebook page or contact us via e-mail.
Proceedings :
    Epée and Foil : one preliminary round of pools, with matches played in 15 hits and 3 relay bouts of 3 minutes (the order of the fencer is entirely up to the team’s choice), then a single-elimination table, with matches played in 45 hits and 9 relay bouts of 3 minutes.
    Sabre : one preliminary round of pools, with matches played in 15 hits and 3 relay bouts (the order of the fencer is entirely up to the team’s choice), then a single-elimination table, with matches played in 45 hits and 9 relay bouts. There will be no time limit.
Facilities and equipment
Competitions take place on École polytechnique's campus: in the gymnasiums and the arms room with the finals to be held in amphitheater Poincaré, Polytechnique's prestigious venue.
    Each fencer must bring their own equipment.
    Any extra-equipment will be left at the end of the fencing track during the matches.
    For the foil event, the lame bib is not required.
Refereeing
Matches will be self-refereed until the quarter finals. The FIE’s rules will be applied during the matches. From the quarter finals, weapons will be checked and therefore must comply with the technical standards of the FIE.
Prizes and awards
Prizes will be awarded to the winner and the two runners-up in every competition, provided by our partner Planète Escrime.