Fencing North Competition Entry Agreement (02/Feb 2024)


Fencing North

Competition Entry Agreement



Fencers wishing to enter our competitions must be 13 or older on the day, except for cadets where the minimum age is 11. For age banded competitons the age calculation date is the 01/JAN.

Please check the current COVID regulations : here

At Fencing North we wish to safeguard the health of our community. We reserve the right for to ask any spectator or competitor who is visibly unwell at an event to please leave the venue.

Please keep checking these rules as MOH requirements change.



Competition Sign Up

Registration will be online.

Registration Site Is currently Humanitix.

There will be a link to the registration via the calendar on the  Fencing North Website{jcomments on}


Cut Off Times To ensure a well organised tournament entries will close at 23.55h on the Thursday a week prior to the competition.

Late entries - May be accepted at the discretion of the DT (Tournament Director) and are subject to availability. There is a late fee if an entry is accepted.

Check In - as published by the organisers.

Late arrival to competition – Cut off time is at the sole discretion of the DT. We will make an effort trying to reach you. You will be called 3 times before we scratch you from the event. If you are late you please inform us. We can hold up the competition for a little while, while getting started on other things.

Multiple weapons entries- please check with the organisers before entering. FENZ rule is that if you have entered multiple weapons, you will finish the event that you have started and will be scratched from the then starting event.

Withdrawal – Please inform the organisers as soon as possible if you wish to withdraw from an event.

Entry Fees/Refunds All entry fees will be paid online via the registration website. Please see the landing page of each competition for the entry fees.

Refunds are only given if we have to cancel an event. To keep the entry fees as low as possible we do not refund standard or late entries. There can be a discretionary refund in case of mental, health, financial hardship or a family emergencies. Please contact the DT.

Competition Format

You are entering a mixed competition until there are a minimum of 6 fencers per gender per weapon in which case we can separate the genders. It is at the discretion of the DT to run separate or combined events. The preference of the fencers on the day of the competition will be taken into account.



To compete in Fencing North competitions you must be affiliated with Fencing New Zealand as a full competitive member.

Affiliation with Fencing New Zealand is now via the SPORTY platform. Link to FeNZ affiliation portal is below;




Any questions re your FeNZ affiliation should be directed to

FeNZ Secretary General - Amanda Hopkins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The DT will be checking affiliations prior to competitions.


Minimum Equipment Requirements:

Protective clothing: 350N jacket with an 800N plastron to make 1150N combined (please note for international competitions like Oceania's for example you will need 800N Jackett and 800N plastron)

Glove, Breeches+Long Socks, Chest Protector (women).

The sabre glove needs to be 800N.

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.

Blades do not need to have an FIE stamp at regional competitions.

Epees: 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.

If a higher standard of equipment is available we recommend that you use it.


Full attire must be worn at all ranking competitions including breeches.

Track suits and track suit trousers are not suitable for a fencing competition. This rule was introduced in 2020 and the decision was made for safety reasons.

If you don’t own the full attire please see your coach or club or send an email to us. We will try our best to help.

If you seriously tried and failed to acquire a part of the whites you lack, we may be able to make an exception. You must obtain that in writing (via email to the tournament organiser) by least the Thursday before the event. Entry is at the discretion of the DT and head referee.

Every fencer takes full responsibility to wear suitable whites and mask in good working order. There can be no claim laid against Fencing North for failing to do so.

Whites or club/school tracksuit are to be worn for presentations and/or podium.

Trans Gender Policy

We have adopted the IOC trans gender policy. Please read here.

If you wish to choose your gender or are a gender fluid fencer please contact the Head of Tournaments directly for the best solution.


Set up/ closing:

Every fencer is expected to help with set up and taking it down at the end. We fully understand that that is disruptive for competitors we do accept family members and friends helping instead.

Our organisation is made up of volunteers, mainly families of fencers or fencers themselves.

Our objective is to have a well run & fun tournament. Your positive support makes a better event for all.



If you have questions or seek clarification on any matter regarding tournaments that can not be answered by your coach

Please contact us via the contact link in About Fencing North.




U14s must be under supervision of a parent, guardian or nominated responsible adult. Please make arrangements accordingly.


Your entry into a Fencing North competition constitutes acknowledgement of the Terms and Conditions of this document. Participation remains the discretion of the DT (Tournament Director).

This document may be updated at Fencing North's discretion. It is advised that you reread this document when you enter each tournament.



Photography is allowed at all Fencing North competitions. The competition venue is considered a public space.

Non public spaces with full respect of privacy are the changing rooms and the toilets. No photography is allowed in there.

Please do not change in public spaces. If you do, you waive your right to privacy.

Pictures taken at the event can be published on social media, the internet and printed media by Fencing North. This includes spectators and officials.

See nzlaw.co.nz for more details.

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