Fencing North Competitions 2020

Competition Entry Agreement

Last Updated: 31/OCT/2021

Competition Sign Up

Registration will be online.

Registration Site = https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/

There will also be link to the registration via the calendar on the  Fencing North Website

FN calendar

You will need your membership (FENZ affiliation) number and your last name to sign up. The landing page of each competiton will have further details. See below for more details on affiliation (membership).

Cut Off Times.

To ensure a well organised tournament entries will close at 23.59h on the Thursday a week prior to the competition.

Late entries - May be accepted at the sole discretion of the DT (Tournament Director) and are subject to availability.

Check In - as published by the organisers.

Withdrawal – These events are our fundraisers. 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 famaly crises. Please contact the DT.

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.

Multiple weapons entries- please check witht the organisers before entering and see landing page for more details.

Note.

If you are late you please inform us too. We can hold up the competition for a little while, while getting started on other things.

Entry Fees

All entry fees will be paid online via the registration website.

Please see the landing page of each competiton for the entry fees.

Affiliation:

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

Previous affiliates can log in here to register for 2020

https://dev.fencing.org.nz/index.php/user-management

If you have not registered with Fencing NZ before please do so here

https://dev.fencing.org.nz/index.php

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, 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.

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 is new for 2020 and the decision has been 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 can and will 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.

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.

The whole organisation of Fencing in NZ is made out of volunteers, mainly families of fencers or fencers themselves. No one gets paid.

The great thing about Fencing is that we have people from all sorts of backgrounds: CEOs fixing boxes, doctors taping down pistes and homemakers DT-ing.

 Your positive support makes a better event for all.

Trans gender policy:

Our objective is to have a well run & fun tournament for all.

We have adopted the IOC ruls on trans gender athletes. Please read here

At the moment our fencers prefer in some weapons gender seperated poules. We accomodate that where ever possible. However the DT has the right to combine and/or seperate gender into events.

If you wish to choose a gender or are a gender fluent fencer please contact the organisers to find the best solution.

Contact

If you have questions or seek clarification on any matter regarding tournaments

Tournament Organiser

Maja Saran

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Fencing North Executive is

President                        

Acting President and Vice President                     Sunnie Sun                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary                             Ben Upton              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Treasurer                               Amanda Hopkins       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tournament Organiser       Maja Saran      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Feel free to contact any of the Executive.

Legal

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:

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, spectators and competitors.

See nzlaw.co.nz for more details.

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