Fencing North Secondary School Circuit 2018

Fencing North Secondary School Circuit 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Secondary School Fencing Circuit! Fencing North are very excited to hold this event and we can’t wait to kick it off.

The first event of the circuit is the Beginner’s tournament which is open to any school fencer who is in their first two years of fencing and has never competed before 2018. This will be chance for new fencers to experience a competition environment, learn how a competition works and meet new people from other schools.

During term two we then have the four individual events. The first three events will be run in the format of a pool round followed by a direct elimination round (a description of this format is below). The final individual event will be a culmination of the first three events using the previous results to run a direct elimination round with a repechage (described below).

Finally, in term three we have the three team events. The format for all three weapons is a pool round followed by a direct elimination round. Due to the number of foil teams entering this will be split over two weeks with the pool round held on the 4th of August and the direct elimination on the 18th of August. The sabre and epee pools and direct elimination rounds will all be held on the 11th of August.

The individual and team events are open to anyone in primary, intermediate or high school (including homeschooled students). 

 

Dates:

Please note that ALL schools will be responsible for helping with set up and pack up throughout this circuit. 

Beginners Tournament

5th May

Individual Events

12th May

26th May

9th June

23rd June

Team Events

4th August (Foil Pools)

11th August (Sabre + Epee Pools & DE)

18th August (Foil DE)

 

Set Up & Pack Up:

Please arrive by 7:15am for set up
 

Timetable:

Beginners Tournament:

Please arrive by 10am for all weapons

 

Individual Circuit:

Please make sure you arrive before registration time finishes

EVENT

REGISTRATION TIME

START TIME

Boy's & Girl's Sabre

7:30- 7:45am

8am

Boy's & Girls Epee

7:30- 7:45am

8am

Boy's Foil

10-10:15am

10:45am

Girl's Foil

11:30-11:45am

12:15pm

 

Fencing North Competition Formats:

Pool round:

In a pool round, all competitors are split into groups of 5-7 fencers. Each fencer fences every other fencer in their pool for five points or two minutes. 

 

Direct Elimination:

In a Direct Elimination round, the results from the pool round are tallied up and fencers are ranked based on the number of bouts they won, the points they scored and the points scored on them. The fencers are then entered into a table based on their rankings, (an example can be found here. ) These bouts are fenced to 15 points over up to 3 rounds of two minutes with a one minute break in between. During the one minute break only one person is allowed to approach the piste to coach each fencer. Fencers who lose a bout are eliminated from the competition, and are given a final ranking depending on the other fencers who were eliminated in the same round.

 

Direct Elimination with Repechage:

This is a Direct Elimination round, but after a fencer loses their first bout they then fence the others who lost in the same round to determine their final placing.

Cost:

Beginners Tournament: $5

Indivudual Circuit: $20 per event (No additional charge for multiple weapons)

Teams: TBC

If you wish to pay by internet banking please deposit your entry fee with SS18 and Your Name in this account 01-0297-0024774-00 by midnight Thursday before each event. You may pay for multiple events in one go online or individually.  Otherwise you can pay cash on the day.

Location:

Massey High School,274 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland

Entry:

Beginners Tournament:

https://goo.gl/forms/Oxce7eqeHauNUMRq1

 

Individual Circuit:

https://goo.gl/forms/3HlKTBEXdFTUuCGH3

 

Gear Required:

Foil: 

You will need a fencing jacket, plastron, breeches and socks or thick trackpants, bodywire, lame jacket, mask wire, weapon, mask, chest protector (girls), and glove.

Sabre:

You will need a fencing jacket, plastron, breeches and socks or thick trackpants, bodywire, lame jacket, mask wire, weapon, mask, chest protector (girls), and glove.

Epee:

You will need a fencing jacket, plastron, breeches and socks or thick trackpants, bodywire, weapon, mask, chest protector (girls), and glove.

 

* There will be a small amount of jackets, plastrons, breeches, masks, and foil lames available for hire on the day. Cost are $5 for one item or $10 for multiple items. See the registration desk to hire.

Affiliations:

All fencers must be affiliated as full members to compete in the Individual and Team events. 

If you were affiliated in 2017 please click this link to renew your subscription.

If you were not affiliated in 2017 please click this link to affiliate.

 

Canteen:

There will be a canteen at each event where food and drinks can be purchased. If your school would like to run one of the canteens please get your teacher in charge or coach to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Enquiries:

Any enquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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