The 2019 Irish Open will take place at the National Indoor Arena outside Dublin on 26-27 October. The Dublin Satellite will take place on Saturday 26th and our inaugural u14 foil competition, EuroCup Dublin, will be held on the 27th.
FIE Men’s Épée Satellite:
Irish Open Fencing Championships (individual and team):
U14 Eurocup Dublin:
- Men’s Épée Satellite – FIE page
- Irish Open (individual events)
- Irish Open (team events)
- u14 EuroCup (foil)
Saturday 26 October
|Women’s Épée||Check-in Closes 9:00||Competition Starts 9:30|
|Men’s Épée||Check-in Closes 9:00||Competition Starts 9:30|
|Men’s Foil||Check-in Closes 9:15||Competition Starts 9:45|
|Women’s Foil||Check-in Closes 13:30||Competition Start: 14:00|
Sunday 27 October
|Men’s Sabre||Check-in Closes 9:15||Competition Starts 9:45|
|Women’s Sabre||Check-in Closes 9:15||Competition Starts 9:45|
|U14 Boy’s Foil||Check-in Closes 9:15||Competition Starts 9:45|
|U14 Girl’s Foil||Check-in Closes 9:15||Competition Starts 9:45|
|Team Men’s Épée||Check-in Closes 9:30||Competition Starts 10:00|
|Team Women’s Épée||Check-in Closes 9:30||Competition Starts 10:00|
|Team Men’s Sabre||Check-in Closes 13:30||Competition Starts 14:00|
|Team Women’s Sabre||Check-in Closes 13:30||Competition Starts 14:00|
How to Enter
Entry to the FIE Satellite in Men’s Épée is via your national federation. If you are Irish, please contact us at email@example.com, ensuring that you have a current FIE licence in addition to your Fencing Ireland membership.
Entry to EuroCup Dublin is via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Use REGISTRATION in the subject line and provide the following information
- Date of Birth
- National Fencing Licence
- Fencing Club
- Coaches Name
- Name and contact details of parent and/or legal guardian
For the other Irish Open events, enter via the online forms linked below.
- Entry Form for Individual Events – Entry fee €20 for one weapon or €30 for two, payable at online registration. Entry is possible on the day with a €10 late fee.
- Entry Form for Team Events – Entry fee €45 per team, payable at online registration.
Format & Live Scoring
Two round of pools. Round 1 will be seeded from FIE rankings and separated by country. All fencers from round 1 of pools promoted to round 2. Round 2 will be seeded based on results of previous round. There will be a cut after round 2. Remaing fencers will be promoted to rounds of direct elimination based on the results in round 2 of pools and will fence without repechage to final.
Two round of pools. Round 1 will be seeded from EFC cadet rankings and separated by country. All fencers from round 1 of pools promoted to round 2. Round 2 will be seeded based on results of previous round. All fencers will be promoted to rounds of direct elimination based on the results in round 2 of pools and will fence without repechage to final.
Individual Irish Open Events:
One round of pools seeded from Irish domestic rankings. All fencers promoted to tableau, seeded based on results of pool. Direct elimination without repechage to final.
All teams promoted directly to tableau, seeded based on results of individual tournaments in the same weapon. Direct elimination to final with fencing for places.
Live scoring will be available here over the weekend.
The event will take place at the National Indoor Athletic Training Centre, part of the National Indoor Arena on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
There will be food/drinks served all day at the Arena. (coffee, tea, drinks, a range of sandwiches, wraps and crepes at reasonable prices)
Information for Satellite Fencers
Registration and Weapon Control
Fencers are reminded that all gear used must conform with the FIE Rules for Competition. Registration and Equipment Control will be available at the National Indoor Arena on Friday 25th October from 18:30-21:00* and on Saturday 27th October from 07:30-09:00. The following equipment will be checked:
- épées (maximum of four per fencer)
- mask (maximum of two per fencer)
* Fencers representing Ireland must attend for Control on Friday 26th October. Depending on flight arrival time etc, fencers travelling from overseas may also wish to avail of the Weapon Control at the venue on Friday night; though this is intended primarily for Irish fencers, all will be welcome.
The most convienient hotel is the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown.
Rooms and/or shuttle from the airport can be booked by telephoning the hotel on +(353)1 8275600. Alternatively, the hotel may be contacted via email at email@example.com .
If hostel type accommodation in the city centre is preferred , then we can recommend:
On arrival at Dublin Airport, the easiest way to the City Centre is with the blue Aircoach bus which is located immediately outside the terminal.
Bus transport to the National Indoor Arena is via the 38 and 38a. These depart from O’Connell Street – cross the street from the O’Connell Street Aircoach stop at the Gresham Hotel, and look for 38/38a bus stop.