Fencing North Secondary School Circuit 2019

Fencing North Secondary School Circuit 2019

Welcome to the 2019 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 2019. 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 and three we then have the four individual events and the team events. The individual 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 team event format is tbc.

 

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

6th April

Individual Events

13th April

18th May

29th June

4th August

Team Events

8th + 9th June - Foil Teams

16th June - Sabre + Epee Teams

 

Set Up & Pack Up:

Schools are responsible for helping with set up and pack up, a schedule will be circulated to all schools.

 

Timetable:

Individual Circuit:

Please make sure you arrive before registration time finishes

EVENT

REGISTRATION TIME

START TIME

Boy's & Girl's Sabre

7:15 - 7:30am

8am

Boy's & Girls Epee

7:15- 7:30am

8am

Boy's Foil

10:15-10:30am

11am*

Girl's Foil

11:45-12am

12:30pm*

*Dependant on availiblity of pistes due to previous events

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 three 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 three 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.

 

Beginners Tournament:

The beginners tournament is an opportunity for young fencers who have not fenced in a competition before 2019 to come along and learn how a competition runs. We will run a competition for you explaining the steps and format as we go. You do not need to affiliate for this competition but if you decide afterwards to come to along to one of the other secondary school events you will need to affiliate.

Please bring as much gear as you can i.e. minimum glove and chest protector (for girls) we will supply some gear to be shared among fencers.

 

Times: 

Foil     -    9am

Epee  -   11am

Sabre -    1pm

 

Cost:

Beginners Tournament: $5

Indivudual Circuit : $25 for first weapon, $5 for second weapon

Teams: TBC

If you wish to pay by internet banking please deposit your entry fee with SS19 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:

Trusts Stadium, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson


Entry:

Beginners Tournament: https://forms.gle/qhatrXHi7S4TbAPp8

Individual Circuit: https://forms.gle/jTvZ2Rn5HpMhwARFA

*Entries close 12pm on the Friday before each event

Gear Required:

Foil: 

You will need a fencing jacket, plastron, breeches and socks or thick trackpants (tights will not be allowed), 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 (tights will not be allowed), 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 (tights will not be allowed), 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 or 2018 please click this link to renew your subscription.

If you were not affiliated in 2017 or 2018 please click this link to affiliate.

 

Enquiries:

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

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