North Island Championship 2022

Fencing New Zealand and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2022 North Island Championship and New Zealand Veteran’s Foil Championship 2022.

Date: Saturday 25th June to Sunday 26th June
Venue: Upper Gym, Wellington High School, Taranaki Street, Wellington
Entries Due: Friday 17th June. Entries received after this date will attract a $50.00 late fee.

Saturday 25th June
EventRegistrationStart Time
Men’s Foil7:45am8:30am
Women’s Epee8:45am – 9:00am9:30am
Men’s Sabre11:30am – 11:45am12:15pm
Women’s Sabre12:45pm – 1:00pm1:30pm
Veteran’s Foil1:15pm – 1:30pm2:00pm
Sunday 26th June
EventRegistrationStart Time
Men’s Epee7:45am – 8:00am8:30am
Women’s Foil8:45am – 9:00am9:30am

Fencing Central Championship 2022

Hutt Valley Fencing Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2022 Fencing Central Championship.

Date: Saturday 28th May to Sunday 29th May
Venue: River Gym, Upper Hutt College, 57 Moonshine Road, Upper Hutt
Entries Due: Thursday 26th May. Entries received after this date will attract a $20.00 late fee.

Saturday 28th May
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Foil9:00am9:30am
Individual Sabre12:30pm1:00pm
Sunday 29th May
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Epee9:00am9:30am

Central Secondary School Novice #1 2022

Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2022 Fencing Central Secondary School Novice #1 Tournament.

Unfortunately, the epee event has been cancelled due to unexpected circumstances, however, the foil event will still be going ahead.

Eligibility: This tournament is open to any fencer who is year 7 to 13 at school with less than 24 months cumulative experience in fencing.

Date: Sunday 8th May 2022
Venue: WSC Clubrooms, 8 Tanera Crescent, Brooklyn, Wellington
Entries Due: Friday 6th May. Entries received after this date will attract a $10.00 late fee.
Entry Fee: $20.00 for one event, $30.00 for two events. Fees will be accepted via cash at registration on the day.

Sunday 8th May
EventRegistrationStart Time
Mixed Novice Foil11:00am11:30am

All events will be one round of Pools followed by a Direct Elimination round. For any questions, please contact Nicole Martin at tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz

Equipment Requirements:
350N plastrons, 350N jackets, and 350N gloves must be worn. Chest Plates MUST be worn.
Breeches with long socks are required for Epee. Track pants will be permitted for Foil.
Masks must have 350N Foil bibs, head wires and safety straps.

Fencing Central U15 & Cadet Championship 2022

Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2022 Fencing Central Under 15 and Cadet Championships.

Date: Saturday 12th March 2022 to Sunday 13th March 2022
Venue: Main Hall, Rongotai College, 170 Coutts Street, Wellington
Entries due: Thursday 10th March. Entries received after this date will attract a $20.00 late fee.
Entry fee: $40.00 for one weapon. $50.00 for 2+ weapons.

Saturday 12th March
EventRegistrationStart Time
U15 Individual Epee8:30am9:00am
U15 Individual Foil10:30am11:30am
U15 Individual Sabre12:00pm1:00pm
Cadet Individual Sabre1:00pm1:30pm
Sunday 13th March
EventRegistrationStart Time
Cadet Individual Epee9:00am9:30am
Cadet Individual Foil11:00am11:45am

Trefoil Competition 2022

Victoria University of Wellington Swords Club invites you to attend the Trefoil Competition 2022.

Date: Sunday 27th February 2022
Venue: Victoria Recreation Centre, Waiteata Road, Kelburn, Wellington
Entries due: 24th February 2022 – Late entries will incur a late fee
Entry fee: $30.00 for one weapon, $40.00 for 2+ weapons

Sunday 27th February
EventRegistrationStart Time
Mixed Foil9:30am10:00am
Fencing Central AGM12:00pm
Mixed Epee1:00pm1:30pm
Mixed Sabre3:30pm4:00pm

Notice of Fencing Central AGM 2022

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Fencing Central Inc. for the financial year ending 31st December 2021 is to be held on Sunday, 27th February 2022, in conjunction with the Trefoil Competition hosted by VUWSC.

Date: Sunday, 27th February 2022
Time: 12:00pm start
Location: Victoria Recreation Centre, Waiteata Road, Wellington
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/3677504557

Affiliated members of Fencing Central Inc. for the 2021 financial year aged 18 years and over are eligible to vote on matters arising at the AGM. Nominations for the Management Committee and notices of motions closed at 8:00pm Wednesday 9th February 2022.

If you have any questions, or would like to attend the AGM via video conferencing, please contact secretary@fencingcentral.org.nz to discuss this. If you are unable to attend the AGM in person or via video conferencing, you may submit your proxy vote using the form linked below.

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