Items filtered by date: July 2017
Sunday, 30 July 2017 18:08
Fencing North Committee Meeting
Wednesday 5th July 2017, 7:30pm
Parnell Community Centre, Parnell
Jess Gracie (Secretary)
Bryce Gracie (President)
Eric Buisman (Vice President)
Meeting starts 7:38pm:
Minutes from previous meeting:
Oliver moves that we accept the minutes from the previous meeting, Bryce seconds.
Matters arising from previous meeting:
Oliver presented his report. Katie moves that we accept the treasurers report, Alice seconds.
Jess presented a report of this month’s competitions and next month’s upcoming competitions.
Due to a clash with NZSS we are moving our regional competition, Pickworth, from the 9th September to the 16th September.
The Club Foil Team competition was scheduled for the 1st of July, this was postponed due to low entries. We are rescheduling this for the 23rd of September.
Oceanic Sub Committee Update:
The draft schedule was approved by the OFC. The next steps are to release preliminary information.
Oliver moves to apply for funding to cover the cost of the First Aid at Oceanic Senior event in October. Bryce seconds, all in favour.
Consequently, the committee resolves that Fencing North should apply for an Albert Eden Quick Response Grant to cover the cost of the First Aid at the Oceanic Senior event ($1477.75 including GST).
Youth Representative for Fencing North
Alice moves that Fencing North appoints a youth representative for the region. Jess seconds, all in favour.
A call for expressions of interest will be put out with the deadline for applications the 22nd of July.
Training Camp 2018:
The next steps for this training camp is to hold a planning session in July where an outline can be formed and rolls assigned. There is an action on Jess to organise this.
World Fencing Day is happening on the 9th of September. FeNZ suggests that each region celebrate fencing in their region. There was a discussion around what Fencing North should do.
An official’s remuneration paper was passed at the last FeNZ board meeting, suggestion a standardised approach for nation competitions.
It was reported at the FeNZ meeting that there have been two incidents regarding mask safety, it has been decided that Fencing North will produce an accident & incident form to be used at competitions. A checklist for what gear to check at the beginning of a bout will be provided to referees. An information video on how to properly wear fencing gear will be added to competition information on the Fencing North website.
Meeting closed at 9:08pm
Published in Fencing North Meeting Minutes
Friday, 28 July 2017 21:15
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Published in Results 2017
Monday, 10 July 2017 20:25
Larsen Foil / MacLeavey Sabre / Fenton Epee
Date & Location:
22nd July in the Jack Adam Gymnasium at Massey High School (274 Don Buck Rd, Massey, Auckland)
$20 first weapon, $5 additional weapons
Foil, Epee, Sabre
Pools followed by Direct Elimination
Sabre has been postponed due to low number of entries, a new date and time will be advised asap
Start time: 9am
Start time: 12pm
The gym will be open from 8am, please arrive at least 30mins before your event starts to complete registration and help with set up.
*Please note fencers are expected to help with set up and pack up of gym.
To compete you must be affiliated through Fencing New Zealand, to do this please visit the affiliation page here
To check if you are affiliated see the membership list here
Minimum Equipment Requirements:
350N Plastron, 350N Jacket, glove, trackpants or breeches, long socks, lame (foil & sabre), mask wire (foil & sabre), body wire, 350N mask (with electric lame bib for foilists), chest protector (for females).
If a higher standard of equipment is available we recommend that you use it. Blades do not need to have an FIE stamp at regional competitions.
Epee: Leon Paul SR1 blades with the V profile stamped 2013 to 2015 will not be accepted.
Leon Paul X-Change Masks: Require the secondary safety strap.
Published in Event Information & Entry Forms
Friday, 07 July 2017 21:59
As part of the nationwide initiative to bring together a group of youth fencing leaders to advocate for their peer group, Fencing North is looking for a young fencer who is actively involved the fencing community and would like to volunteer to be our new regional youth representative.
The vast majority of fencers in our region are between the ages of 13 and 25 and we want to make sure that we are doing our best to support this group of fencers.
The role of regional youth representative will involve working with schools and the fencing north committee to identify needs and wants we can do a better job at, as well as ensuring these perspectives are captured in our regional planning.
We want to ensure that this group of fencers is represented and spoken for by a committed and reliable individual who is passionate about fencing and their region. This person must have good relationships with their peers and will need to work closely Alice Boyd, the FENZ Youth Representative.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in please complete the form below by the 22nd of July. We will make a selection at our next committee meeting on the 2nd of August and inform applicants of the outcome after this.
Published in News
Saturday, 01 July 2017 19:33
Secondary School Circuit Teams Competition
Welcome to the Teams Events of our 2017 Secondary School Circuit. The three team events are run across three weekends; 5th August, 12th August, and 19th August.
If your school does not have a fencing team you can enter as part of a composite (multi-school) team - read on.
Fencing North Secondary School Circuit - Teams 2017
Secondary School Foil Teams Pools
Secondary School Epee and Sabre Teams Pools & Finals
Secondary School Foil Teams Finals
Massey High School – Jack Adam Gymnasium, 274 Don Buck Rd
Start Time: 8:15am
The format of the competition are as follows:
The school teams event will be run across three Saturdays in August. Foil will run over both 5th and 19th August (Pools on the 5th and DE on the 19th) and Epee/Sabre will run the full event on the 12th August.
If you want to know how a team match works - read this great description: http://popefencing.org/tournaments-101/team-match/
Teams must have a minimum of three fencers, but fourth & fifth fencers as reserves are recommended (although only 3 fencers + 1 reserve can fence in each match).
Fencers can be members of a Foil team and an Epee or Sabre team, but cannot be members of both an Epee and Sabre team as these are on the same day.
The event will be mixed gender and mixed gender teams are allowed. Schools can enter as many teams as they like in each weapon.
If your school does not have a fencing team you can enter to be part of a composite team. Fencing North will select these teams from the entries received and let fencers know.
The Foil events may be split depending on numbers.
Competitors in this circuit need to be affiliated with Fencing North and Fencing New Zealand. Memberships can be completed online from this link here - go to the Membership List page here to check if you are already a member for 2017
You will need a fencing jacket, plastron, bodywire, lame jacket (foil/sabre), maskwire (foil/sabre), weapon, mask (+ electric bib for foil), chest protector (girls), and glove. If you don't have breeches you must wear trackpants - you can't fence in shorts.
There will be a canteen at each event run by the Epsom Girls Grammar Fencing Club.
Set Up & Pack Up Schedule:
These are large events and our volunteers need your help to set up and pack up the gym at Massey. Take note of when your school is rostered on and you need to help out.
The entry fee is $120 per team. Entries can be paid on the day or we can invoice your school if the school is paying.
If you want to pay online the account number is 01-0297-0024774-00 and should you choose to do this please reference the payment with your team name and SS17. You can enter by using the form at the bottom of this page.
Entries close on 1st August so get in quick!
Published in Event Information & Entry Forms