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Sunday, 29 September 2019 20:57

North Opens 2019 - Saturday 12th October

North Opens 2019 – Saturday 12th October

Fencing North invites fencers to attend North Opens, the North regional championship event!

 

Key Questions

What?

North Opens is a regional open championship event – an opportunity to show off everything you’ve learned this year, practise for Nationals and maybe even get something shiny to show for it!

Who can enter?

This competition is open to any fencer of any age, weapon and gender. You do not need to live in the North region to enter.

The only restriction: you must be affiliated as a full competitive member of Fencing New Zealand. To affiliate or renew your affiliation, go to this link.

When?

Saturday 12th of October.

Where?

Trusts Arena, 65-7 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.

 

Timetable

Please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to set up the gym and attend registration before your event. All fencers are expected to help with setup before the competition and packup afterwards.

Gym Opens + Setup*

8:00am

Foil Registration

8:15-8:30am

Foil Start

9:00am

Sabre Registration

10:45-11:00am

Sabre Start

11:30am

Epee Registration

12:15-12:30pm

Epee Start

1:00pm

 

Equipment

There will not be a gear check at this competition; however, all fencers are expected to report with working electrics and a high standard of protective gear. If you do not have the correct equipment, you may not be allowed to fence.

All entrants must have the following equipment to enter:

  • Protective clothing: 350N Jacket, 350N Plastron, Glove, Trackpants or Breeches+Long Socks, Chest Protector (women).
  • Working Electric Equipment (where applicable to your weapon): Weapon, Body Wire, Mask Wire, Lamé, 350N Mask (with electric bib for foil), Cuff/Gauntlet.
  • Please note that all masks must have two methods of securing them to your head (e.g. tongue and strap, double safety strap). Masks with frayed or worn elastic are unsafe and may be rejected.
  • If there is a higher standard of equipment available, we recommend that you use it.

 

Entries

Entries will close at 12pm (noon) on Friday 11th October. Late entries may be accepted at the DT’s discretion, and will incur an additional fee.  

Entry Fee

The entry fee for this competition is:

  • $25 for the first weapon.
  • $5 for each additional weapon.
  • $5 penalty for late entries.

You can pay in cash on the day, or by internet banking. If you are paying by internet banking, the entry form will ask you to pay immediately and confirm that you have done so. If you do not confirm this, you may be asked to provide proof of payment on the day.

  • Bank Account: 01-0297-0024774-00
  • Name: Fencing North
  • Reference: Your Name + NOpens2019

There will be no refund of entry fees if the fencer does not present at their event without notifying competition organisers at least one hour prior.

Out-of-towners

In order to support the development of fencing outside of Auckland, Fencing North has decided to waive entry fees for out-of-towners. Therefore, entry is free for members of Fencing North who live outside the Greater Auckland region.

As usual, out-of-town fencers must be fully affiliated to Fencing NZ to enter, and pay the affiliation fee.

Entry Form

Entries are now CLOSED. If you have have any issues directly before the competition (late entries, withdrawals, etc.), please call or text Maja on 02041732171.

You will receive an email confirmation once you have submitted your entry.

 

Questions?

If you have have any issues directly before the competition (late entries, withdrawals, etc.), please call or text Maja on 02041732171.

For any issues or enquiries before the competition, you can email Katie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to email if you want to offer to help as well!

Sunday, 22 September 2019 20:59

North U20s/U23s - Results

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Welcome to the Fencing North U15s Competition, to be held on Sunday the 29th of September! This competition will be combined with referee development sessions for beginners (Saturday 28th) and more experienced referees (Sunday 29th). 

U15s Key Questions

What?

This is an under-15 competition run by the North region. (See below for the referee development course.)

Who can enter?

To enter, you must have been younger than 15 on January 1st, 2019. If you turned 15 this year, you are still eligible to compete. 

To enter, you must be affiliated as a member of Fencing New Zealand. You may enter this competition as your one 'free' competition if you are affiiliated as a school/club member; if you have competed already this year, you must get a full competitive affiliation. To affiliate or renew your affiliation, go to this link.

When?

Sunday 29th September.

Where?

Trusts Arena, 65-7 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.

Timetable

Please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to attend registration before your event. All fencers are expected to help with setup and/or packup.

Gym Opens + Setup*

9:00am

Sabre/Epee Registration

9:00-9:15am

Sabre/EpeeStart

9:30am

Foil Registration

11:30-11:45am

Foil Start

12:00pm

The organisers reserve the right to run mixed events if entries of either gender are not sufficient. 

Equipment

All entrants must meet the following equipment standards:

  • Protective clothing: 350N Jacket, 350N Plastron, Glove, Trackpants or Breeches+Long Socks, Chest Protector (women).
  • Working Electric Equipment (where applicable to your weapon): Weapon, Body Wire, Mask Wire, Lamé, 350N Mask (with electric bib for foil), Cuff/Gauntlet.
  • All masks must have two methods of securing them to your head (e.g. tongue and strap, double safety strap). Masks with frayed or worn elastic are unsafe and may be rejected.
  • If there is a higher standard of equipment available, we recommend that you use it.

Entries

Entries will close at 12pm (midday) on Friday, September 27th.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for this competition is:

  • $25 for the first weapon.
  • $5 for each additional weapon.
  • $5 penalty for late entry.

Entry Form

Entries are now closed. Late entries may be accepted at the organisers' discretion, and will incur a late fee of $5. Email Ainslie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for late entries. 

Questions

For any questions/issues, email Katie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to email if you’d like to offer to help as well!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Referee Development Course

Fencing North would like to invite referees of all levels to learn, gain experience and develop their skills at this referee development competition.

 

Beginners’ Class – Saturday 28th

The day before the competition we will be holding a classroom session for beginner referees. The class will run from 3-5pm in the Heron Coaches Room (upstairs) at the Trusts Arena. Anyone who attends is also invited to come and observe the competition the next day to watch refereeing in action.

This is the perfect opportunity for:

  • Fencers who haven’t refereed before and would like to learn.
  • Parents who might like to give it a go.
  • People who have refereed a little bit but want to brush up.
  • Anyone who wants to work out what’s going on with those funny hand signals.

If this sounds like you, please RSVP to Laura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Practical Development – Sunday 29th

During the competition we are going to run a practical development session for referees with a bit more experience. Less experienced referees will referee bouts under the guidance of more experienced, and we will chat about important topics surrounding priority, penalties and technicalities.

This session is perfect for:

  • Fencers about to leave high school who want to stay involved through refereeing.
  • Adult fencers who want to volunteer in the community.
  • Anyone who has some referee experience but wants a bit more guidance.

If this sounds like you, please RSVP to Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:11

North U20s/U23s Champs

Welcome to the Fencing North Under-20s and Under-23s championships, to be held on the 21st of September!

Key Questions

What?

The Under-20s and Under-23s will be held as a combined event. The best fencer under 20 will win an additional prize!

Who can enter?

To enter as an under-20 fencer, you must have been 19 or younger on January 1st 2019. To enter as an under-23 fencer, you must have been 22 or younger on January 1st 2019.

To enter, you must be affiliated as a full competitive member of Fencing North. To affiliate or renew your affiliation, go to this link.

When?

Saturday 21st of September.

Where?

Trusts Arena, 65-7 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.

Timetable

Please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to attend registration before your event.

Gym Opens + Setup*

8:00am

Foil Registration

8:15-8:30am

Foil Start

9:00am

Epee Registration

10:45-11:00am

Epee Start

11:30am

Sabre Registration

12:30-12:45pm

Sabre Start

1:15pm

 

*All fencers are expected to help with setup and/or packup.

Equipment

All entrants must have the following equipment to enter:

  • Protective clothing: 350N Jacket, 350N Plastron, Glove, Trackpants or Breeches+Long Socks, Chest Protector (women).
  • Working Electric Equipment (where applicable to your weapon): Weapon, Body Wire, Mask Wire, Lamé, 350N Mask (with electric bib for foil), Cuff/Gauntlet.
  • Please note that all masks must have two methods of securing them to your head (e.g. tongue and strap, double safety strap). Masks with frayed or worn elastic are unsafe and may be rejected.
  • If there is a higher standard of equipment available, we recommend that you use it.

Entries

Entries will close at 12pm (midday) on Friday, September 20th.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for this competition is:

  • $25 for the first weapon.
  • $5 for each additional weapon.
  • $5 penalty for late entry.

Entry Form

You can find the entry form here.

Thursday, 05 September 2019 20:40

NZSS Live Results

Is everyone ready for NZSS? Be super ready and catch the live results for all events at this link! Revel in the triumphs of your friends and the tears of your enemies!

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