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Fencing North Competition Entry Agreement (21/JAN/2021)


Fencing North Competitions 2021

Competition Entry Agreement

Last Updated 24/FEB/2022


Fencers wishing to enter our competitions must be 13 or older on the day, except for cadtes the minimum age is 11. For age banded competitons the age calculation date is the 01/JAN. Theys also must provide a current vaccination pass at check in or organizers can refuse entry. Fencers with an MOH exemption must notify the DT in advance of the competiton day. Additionally they must have a negative Covid19 test not older than 48h on competiton day.

Spectators must produce a current vaccination pass on entry. Currently we discourage bringing unvaccinated children to our competitons because they are not protected. Any spectators with an MOH exemptions must have proof of a negative Covid19 test not older than 48h on the day.

Please keep checking these rules as MOH requirements change constantly.



Competition Sign Up

Registration will be online.

Registration Site =

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 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 family 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. 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.


Multiple weapons entries- please check with the organisers before entering and see landing page for more details. FENZ rule is that if you have entered multiple weapons, you will finish the event that you have started and will be scratched from the then starting event.


Entry Fees/Refunds

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

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

Refunds are only given if we have to cancel an event. All other refunds are at the discretion of the DT and the organizers.

You are entering a mixed competiton until there are a minimum of 6 fencers per gender per weapon in which case we can seperate the genders. It is at the discretion of the DT to spereate or combine events.

Please see the landing page of each event for more details.


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 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, 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.

Trans Gender Policy

We have adopted the IOC trans gender policy. Please read here.

If you wish to choose your gender or are a gender fluent fencer please contact the head of tournaments directly for the best solution.


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.

Our objective is to have a well run & fun tournament. Your positive support makes a better event for all.


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

Tournament Organiser or any of our executives. 

Fencing North Executive is


President                            Peter Butler                   

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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.

Head of Tournaments               Maja Saran      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Health and Safety Officer          Fiona Campbell  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Manager.                        Kirsten Hansen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 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.

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