This is the Novice entry form.
If you are looking for the Expert entry, you'll find that here.
Friday 4th of December 5-7.30pm set up at Trusts Arena, Henderson
(Saturday 5th of December 8.00am check in all Expert weapons)
8.00an check in Sabre Experts and Novices
12.30 check in Novices at Trusts Arena, Henderson
If this is your first Fencing North competition, I suggest you make yourself a nice hot beverage or maybe a cold drink and read this. Hopefully this will answer all your question.
If in doubt which competiton is suitable for you contact your coach or us. Please do not enter both competitons. If you do we will scratch you automatically from the Novices, no refund given.
The Bauble Ensemble is a competition with no age groups, but a minimum age of 10. For exceptions please contact us directly.
You will get asked if you are a member of Fencing North and FENZ. Membership or affiliation means that you have signed up to the fencing sport with our national body called FENZ. You will have done that as a regional member of Fencing North. This affiliation will give you a discount in this competiton here and a discount should you sign up again next year. So if you are thinking of taking up fencing and or are a school fencer, you might want to consider affiliating as a full member. With your affiliation you not only get a NZ fencing license, but you also support the sport in New Zealand.
If you have affiliated but are not sure about your membership number please contact us.
For this novice competiton you don't have to be affiliated but you pay a higher entry fee.
You will find there is a standard fee and a late fee for this competiton.
It's $25 (late fee $35) per entry for affiliated members/ $35 (late fee $45) for non affiliated plus booking fees. Standard registration ends on the Thursday the week before the competiton: 26/11/2020. After that you have another week for a late fee registration. This helps us planning the event and dicourages late entries.
The Novice competiton will start after lunch. Once the standard registration is closed and we have the numbers of fencers participating, we'll publish and email a more precise timetable. It is likely that sabre will start as a mixed novice and expert event and might start in the morning. Epee and foil will start after lunch.
Trusts has a small selction of refreshments. There are cafes and supermarkets near by.
We will make lots of anouncements and guide you through the process of a regional competiton. We hope that this kind of event makes the transition between club events and Fencing North events a bit smoother.
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DEPENDING ON THE LEVEL WE ARE IN AT THE TIME OF THE COMPETITION PLEASE CHECK AND CHECK AGAIN AND DOUBLE CHECK AND READ YOUR EMAILS
WE ARE CURRENTLY AT LEVEL1. WE STILL ARE CONTACT TRACING. EVERYBODY COMING TO THIS EVENT MUST REGISTER. IDEALLY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. THERE WILL BE LIMITED OPTIONS ON THE DAY. REGISTRATION FOR OFFICIALS, COACHES, SPECTATORS AND VOLUNTEERS IS FREE.
ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED HERE WILL BE ONLY USED TO RUN THIS EVENT AND TO COMPLY WITH GOVERNMENT RULES.
BE SAFE. ANY SYMPTOMS OF FEELING SICK: STAY HOME.
You are entering a mixed tournament, unless we have enough registrations to separate the poules by gender.
We will consider running separate gender poules with a minimum of 6 fencers per poule. Anything less is at the discretion of the DT on the day, as is the poule format, which depends on numbers.
The earlier you sign up the earlier we can say.
No responsibility is taken by Fencing North if the server slows down because you left it until the last minute.
There are no refunds unless we cancel the event. If you wish to apply for a discretional refund please contact the DT who will forward it to Fencing North. Refunds can be given in case of injury or crisis. We have been quite lenient in the past and will continue to do so if it is not abused. Remember we have to plan and pay for your event whether you fence or pull out.
Please check on Friday before the event to see if the timetable has changed. Please let us know if you are late for the event. We can help, if we know.
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, so we do accept family members and friends helping instead.
You do not need to be affiliated with Fencing New Zealand to enter this competition, although you will receive a discount.
The membership starts on the 01/JAN/ and lasts a calendar year. Please always sign up with the same name as in your passport, otherwise we cannot accredit ranking points.
You can sign up to Fencing New Zealand here.
Any questions re your FeNZ affiliation should be directed to
FeNZ Secretary General - Amanda Hopkins
See T&C's and Minimum Equipment Requirements here
By entering the competition you agree to these terms and conditions.
must be worn or you will have to sign a waiver. Please make a
reasonable effort to borrow breeches. Contact us before the event if you
don’t have any or speak to your coach.
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.
All the information collected here is for the sole use of running this event and for contract tracing. We may need to contact you with updates.
Thanks for you understanding and thanks for reading this