Welsh Fencing

The Welsh Youth League is a series of events designed to encourage young fencers to compete more regularly.

Points System

  • Points will be awarded to those finishing in the top 50% of each category, (or 75% for cadets) providing their finishing position is within the L32
  • Top 6 results will count towards rankings

The points for a competition are calculated by multiplying the NIF x Position multiplier.

To work out the fencers NIF value the table below would be used. After the BYC’s in May the NIF is reset and fencers are allocated their new value which they hold until the following May.

Competition PositionPositionNIF Score
Cadet Rankings Top 6 15
(based on rankings on the date of the BYCs) 7th-12th 13
  13th-20th 11
U16 BYCs Qualified 3
  L16 9
  L8 11
  L4 13
U14 BYCs Qualified 2
  L16 6
  L8 8
  L4 10
U12 BYCs Qualified 1
  L16 2
  L8 3
  L4 5
Non-NIF fencers N/A  0.25

 

Position Multipliers

The conventional position multipliers that are used at senior competitions are designed to spread over 64 places, and are not ideal for a system that only gives points for a L32, or for comps with only 15 to 20 entries. We therefore recommend the EF U15 ranking multiplier which is as follows:

Place Mult Place Mult Place Mult Place Mult
1 20 9 5 17 2 25 1.68
2 17 10 4.8 18 1.96 26 1.64
3 14 11 4.6 19 1.92 27 1.6
3 14 12 4.4 20 1.88 28 1.56
5 11 13 4.2 21 1.84 29 1.52
6 10 14 4 22 1.8 30 1.48
7 9 15 3.8 23 1.76 31 1.44
8 8 16 3.6 24 1.72 32 1.4