Waitangi Weekend National Open Tournament

Fencing New Zealand and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2022 Waitangi Weekend National Open Tournament.

Date: Saturday 5th February to Monday 7th February 2022
Venue: Upper Gym, Wellington High School, Taranaki Street, Wellington
Entries Due: Friday 28th January. Entries received after this date will attract a $50.00 late fee.

Saturday 5th February
EventRegistration opensRegistration closesStart time
Men’s Épée7:45am8:00am8:30am
Women’s Foil10:45am11:00am11:30am
Veteran’s Mixed Foil12:45pm1:00pm1:30pm
Sunday 6th February
EventRegistration opensRegistration closesStart time
Veteran’s Mixed Sabre10:15am10:30am11:00am
Men’s & Women’s Sabre11:30am11:45am12:15pm
Veteran’s Mixed Épée2:00pm2:15pm2:45pm
Monday 7th February
EventRegistration opensRegistration closesStart time
Men’s Foil7:45am8:00am8:30am
Women’s Épée8:45am9:00am9:30am

Fencing Central 2022 Notices

The Fencing Central Committee is excited to welcome you all to the 2022 season! This is set to be a very exciting year for fencing in New Zealand, with the new COVID-19 Protection Framework helping us to run events safely, including a number of new and returning national tournaments and training camps, and the 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships in London.

As we look forward to the new season, there are a number of notices we would like to share with you.

Fencing Central Annual General Meeting

The 2022 AGM has been scheduled for Sunday 27th February 2022, in collaboration with the Trefoil Competition hosted by VUWSC. Details of timing, venue, and an agenda will be released prior to the scheduled date of the AGM.

If you would like to make a nomination for an Officer for the Management Committee, a notice of motion, or item of general business, you may submit these using the form below, or by emailing secretary@fencingcentral.org.nz.

National Affiliations

The Fencing Central Committee encourages all fencers, coaches, officials, and other members of the fencing community to register as a Fencing New Zealand Member affiliated with Fencing Central for the 2022 season. Membership for the 2021 season expires on 31st December 2021.

Becoming an affiliated member of Fencing New Zealand entitles you to participate in competitions, training camps, AGMs, and other events. This annual contribution is critical to the success of fencing in New Zealand. The affiliation fee helps fund the structure and network that connects clubs, regions, national, and international fencing organisations. Fencing New Zealand shares a percentage of the annual affiliation fees with Fencing Central to provide funding to support the region.

2022 Event Calendar

The preliminary Fencing Central event calendar has been published on our website. This includes Fencing Central and National events that may be of interest to our fencers. For full details, visit the calendar below:

COVID-19 Safety

As with previous years, maintaining the health and well-being of our community remains a top priority for the committee going into 2022. We encourage all fencers to ensure that they are fully vaccinated in line with Government recommendations and scan-in at all fencing training and events to ensure effective contact tracing is possible.

If you are feeling unwell, showing any symptoms of COVID-19, have visited a location of interest, or have been a close contact of a positive case, we ask that you please do not attend any fencing events until you have returned a negative COVID-19 test, and completed any Government mandated isolation.

Fencing Central Awards 2021

The fencing year is rapidly drawing to a close and the Fencing Central team is planning a fun and sociable event to celebrate the year’s successes.

The Awards Event will be in the form of a lunch at 1pm followed by an awards ceremony on Saturday, 11 December 2021 at the Butcher and Brewer, 175 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012.

Due to the current restrictions in place, we need to get numbers for this event as soon as possible.

Please RSVP via the form below by Saturday, 27 November 2021.

Tournament Cancellations

Due to the uncertainties presented by the current Delta outbreak, and the restrictions associated with Alert Level 2, Fencing Central has made the decision to cancel all remaining tournaments for 2021. This decision is in line with guidance provided by Fencing New Zealand relating to the running of tournaments at alert levels. This will impact the following competitions:

  • Central Under 11 & Under 13 #4
  • Central Secondary School Novice #2
  • Friendly Foil

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you. If you have any queries about this, please contact us at tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz

Fencing Central 2021 Award Nominations

At the end of every year, we Fencing Central comes together to celebrate success both on and off the piste at the Fencing Central Annual Award Evening.

While some awards are determined by competition results, there is also several awards that you can nominate members of the Fencing Central community for to acknowledge their contributions to the sport.

  • You can make nominations for some or all award categories.
  • For all nominations, please briefly state your reason for the nomination.
  • Nominations close on Sunday 21st November.
  • Please only complete this form once.

The 2021 Fencing Central Award Evening will be held on Sunday 5th December. Full details, including venue and registration form will be released as these become available.

CANCELLED: New Zealand Championships 2021

Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation in Auckland, the New Zealand Fencing Championships due to take place in Auckland 23rd to 25th October has been cancelled.

Fencing NZ are currently working on a calendar for 2022, with additional events to be scheduled early in the year.

The Selection Criteria for international events in 2022 are also being revised to take into account the limited National events in 2021 and the inability to travel to overseas competitions.

POSTPONED: Central Open 2021 & Spring Training Camp

Due to the uncertainties presented by the current Delta outbreak, and the restrictions associated with Alert Level 2, Fencing Central and Hawke’s Bay Blades have made the decision to postpone the Central Open Tournament and Spring Training Camp that were scheduled for October 2021.

We are currently investigating options for holding these events later in the year when we can all safely gather for a great week of fencing, and will announce details as they become available.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you. If you have any queries about this, please contact us at tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz

Wellington Invitational 2021

Victoria University of Wellington Swords Club invites you to attend the Wellington Invitational Competition 2021.

Date: Saturday 14th August and Sunday 15th August 2021
Venue: Victoria Recreation Centre, Waiteata Road, Kelburn, Wellington
Entries due: Thursday, 11th August 2021 – Late entries will incur a late fee
Entry fee: $30.00 for one weapon, $40.00 for 2+ weapons

Saturday 14th August
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Epee12:30pm1:00pm
Individual Sabre3:00pm3:30pm
Sunday 15th August
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Foil9:30am10:00am

Fencing Central Junior Championship 2021

Hutt Valley Fencing Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the Fencing Central Junior Championship 2021.

Date: Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August 2021
Venue: YMCA Upper Hutt, Somme Road, Heretaunga
Entries due: Thursday, 29th July 2021 – Late entries will incur a late fee
Entry fee: $40.00 for one weapon, $50.00 for 2+ weapons
Eligibility: Fencers must be aged under 20 years old as at 1st January 2021

Saturday 31st July
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Epee9:00am9:30pm
Individual Sabre12:30pm1:00pm
Sunday 1st August
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Foil9:00am9:30am

National Foil & Sabre Team Championship 2021

Fencing Central and Fencing New Zealand invite you to attend the 2021 New Zealand National Foil and Sabre Team Championships.

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July 2021
Venue: Wellington Swords Club, 8 Tanera Crescent, Brooklyn, Wellington
Entries Due: Friday 9th July
Entry Fee: $40.00 for one event, $50.00 for two events

Saturday 17th July
EventRegistrationStart Time
Team Sabre3:00pm3:30pm
Sunday 18th July
EventRegistrationStart Time
Team Foil9:00am9:30am

If four or less teams enter, the tournament will be run as a pool. If more than four teams enter, the tournament will be run as a tableau. Teams can be either regional or club-based.