Fencing North Competitions 2020
Competition Entry Agreement
Last Updated: 13-Jul-2020
Competition Sign Up
Registration will be online.
Registration Site = https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/
You will need to create an account the first time.
There will also be link to the registration site via the Fencing North Website
You must sign up with the name given in your passport. Your English name is acceptable as a middle name.
Cut Off Times.
To ensure a well organised tournament entries will close at 9.00pm the Wednesday prior to the competition.
Late entries - May be accepted at the sole discretion of the DT (Tournament Director).
Check In - Fencers must check in at the admin desk at least 15 minutes before the competition.
Late withdrawal – Entry fee refund is at the sole discretion of the DT.
Late arrival to competition – Cut off time is at the sole discretion of the DT.
Our objective is to have a well run & fun tournament
If you have signed up and can’t make it you have to withdraw from the competition. We can’t start a competition until we have confirmation that a fencer is not coming.
Any refund is at the discretion of the organisers. Failing to inform us will not be looked upon favourably.
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. Please, keep us informed.
The Competition DT and contact phone number will be advised 1 week prior to the competition via FB and the website.
All entry fees will be paid online via the registration website.
On Time registration - $25.00
Late Entry - $35.00
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
If you have not registered with Fencing NZ before please do so here
Any questions re your FeNZ affiliation should be directed to
FeNZ Secretary General - Amanda Hopkins
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.)
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.
The white makes us all equal. Please respect that.
Your positive support makes a better event for all.
Declaration on Gender Identity:
Fencing North follows the Olympic and FIE rules on gender identity. The following guidelines are drawn from the minutes of the Olympic Committee Consensus Meeting (November 2015), which can be read here.
- Those who transition from female to male are eligible to compete in the male category without restriction.
- Those who transition from male to female are eligible to compete in the female category under the following conditions:
- The athlete has declared that her gender identity is female. The declaration cannot be changed, for sporting purposes, for a minimum of four years.
The athlete must demonstrate that her total testosterone level in serum has been below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to her first competition.
The athlete's total testosterone level in serum must remain below 10 nmol/L throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category.
Compliance with these conditions may be monitored by testing. In the event of non-compliance, the athlete’s eligibility for female competition will be suspended for 12 months.
As in other matters, Fencing North does not accept any discrimination on the basis of gender identity. If you experience or see any harassment of or discrimination against fencers for this reason, please report it to competition organisers or the FN executive.
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.
If you have questions or seek clarification on any matter regarding tournaments
Fencing North Executive is
Feel free to contact any of the Executive.
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.