New Zealand Secondary Schools 2019 Featured

NZ National Secondary Schools 2019

Fencing North and Fencing New Zealand invite all high-school age fencers to the National Secondary School tournament at Mount Albert Grammar School on the 6th-8th of September.

**Please note that the schedule for Sabre Teams and Boys' Foil Teams has been changed as of 11/08/19**


Key Details

What is this Tournament?

The National Secondary Schools tournament is the annual championship for high school fencers in NZ. There will be both individual and team events for all three weapons and both genders.


Who can Enter?

To enter you must be enrolled at a Secondary School in year 9-13 (or be a homeschooled student in year 9-13) this year. You must also be full competitive member of Fencing New Zealand (or an overseas equivalent); see further below.


When are the Events?

The tournament will begin on the afternoon of Friday 6th September and run right through to the evening of Sunday 8th. See the timetable below.


Where is the Venue?

Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert, Auckland. The tournament will be held in the two gyms, at the north end of the school by the Aquatic Centre.



Please read the timetable below carefully: you must be present at the venue in time for the registration for your event.

Friday 30th August

Entries Close


Friday 6th September

Venue Opens

Setup and Gear Check


Boys’ and Girls’ Sabre Registration


Boys’ and Girls’ Sabre Individuals


Boys' and Girls' Sabre Teams 
(Rounds 1 and 2)


Saturday 7th September

Boys’ Foil Registration


Boys’ Foil Individuals


Girls’ Epee Registration


Girls’ Epee Individuals


Boys’ and Girls’ Sabre Teams
(Bronze and Final matches)


Girls' Epee Teams


Boys' Foil Teams


Sunday 8th September

Boys’ Epee Registration


Boys’ Epee Individuals


Girls’ Foil Registration


Girls’ Foil Individuals


Boys’ Epee Teams


Girls’ Foil Teams


*The start time for team events is an estimate – the team event will begin after the individual event for that weapon has finished.

**The Boys' Foil teams will begin after the Sabre teams have finished. 


Gear Requirements

National-level competitions require high standards of equipment, both for fairness in the competition and for personal safety. See this page for the Fencing New Zealand gear requirements.

Note that FeNZ is not enforcing the 2018 FIE Mask Protocols at National competitions at this stage. See the FeNZ mask guidelines.


Weapons Check

It is vital that every competitor has working electric equipment. Therefore, all electric equipment and weapons must be checked before it is used in the tournament. You will not be allowed to fence if your electric equipment fails testing, so we recommend that you test your equipment and mke any necessary repairs before you arrive.

Weapons check will open approximately one hour before each event. Make sure that you arrive with enough time to complete weapons check before your event.


Team Events

Each team event will be run with a maximum of 8 teams per weapon per gender, and go straight to direct elimination (with no poules).  Each region is permitted to enter 2 teams per event. This event is a regional teams event; however, FeNZ has allowed regions to enter teams made up of fencers from a single school if that is desired. Please contact your regional executive for enquiries about entering teams.


Entering Teams

Expressions of interest for team slots must be emailed by a member of the regional executive to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 21st of August. Any slots which are not taken will be distributed first to the host region, then to any other interested regions.

The exact members of each team must be confirmed with the North Secretary by the individual deadline of Friday 30th of August.

The entry fee will be $60/team. Fencing North will provide invoices to regions following the second deadline.


Entry (Individuals)

Individual entries close on Friday 30th of August. Late entries may be accepted at the organisers’ discretion, and will be liable for an additional late entry fee of $20.



All entrants must be affiliated as full competitive members of Fencing New Zealand (with all fees paid). Affiliations will be checked after entries have closed.

If you have been affiliated prior to this year, go to this link to reaffiliate.

If you have not been affiliated before this year, go to this link to affiliate.


Entry Fee

  • $50 for each individual event.
  • $20 fee for late entries.

The entry fees should be paid online by internet banking.

  • Bank Account: 01-0297-0024774-00
  • Name: Fencing North
  • Reference: Your Name + NZSS19

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.


Entry Form

Entries are now CLOSED. Late entries may be accepted at the organisers' discretion, and with payment of an additional late fee of $20. Late entries and withdrawals should contact Leasa Ogilvie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 027 478 3456. 



If you have any questions or issues, email Katie Logan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to email if you want to offer help as well!

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