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2017-06-19 19:19 - President’s Cup (Winter Nationals) 2017 28/29 July, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFENCING SOUTH PRESENTS
President’s Cup (Winter Nationals) 2017
28/29 July
With U23 Sabre & Veterans’ Sabre Challenge (27 July)

Information sheet: https://goo.gl/HAqTMK
Entry form: https://goo.gl/osri9L
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2017-06-12 21:20 - FIE Coaching Course - Hungary - Applications called for.
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ would like to invite applications for the upcoming FIE Coach training course in Budapest, Hungary, expected to start on September 1st 2017. The FIE has not yet released official course details but based on previous courses it will run for 3 months with accommodation and meals covered, and 500 Euros contribution towards airfares.

Coaching experience is required, as the course is intended to be intermediate level.

Previously the FIE has offered an additional place in the Athlete Career Programme for athletes transitioning to coaches who have competed at a high international level (e.g. Zonal and World Championships).

Please forward you application, specifying which weapon (Foil, Epee or sabre), to the FeNZ Coaching Commissioner care of the Secretary, Fencing New Zealand on secretary@fencing.org.nz, by 20th June with the following documents attached:
-  Coaching CV/Resume of qualifications, coaching positions held,  and experience.
-  A personal statement of no more than 2 A4 pages outlining:
      -  Your current contributions to coaching.
      -  Your coaching aspirations and how this course will help you fulfill these goals.
      -  What do you hope this course will allow you to achieve that would otherwise be difficult?
      -  How will you plan and prepare for this course?
      -  How else will this course contribute to your coaching skill set?
      -  How will this course advance your commitment to coaching in New Zealand?
-  Resume of achievements as an athlete (if considering applying under the possible athlete transition scheme)

If you have previously registered interest in this upcoming course, please ensure you resubmit your application with the above documents included to maximise your chances of acceptance.

Please note, this is a pre-selection process subject to confirmation by the FIE of the number of places available. All final selection is further subject to approval by the FIE once they have received the candidate nominations from FeNZ.
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2017-06-08 19:35 - President’s Cup 2017 28/29 July, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZLet's try that again

FENCING SOUTH PRESENTS
President’s Cup 2017
28/29 July
With U23 Sabre & Veterans’ Sabre Challenge (27 July)

Information sheet: https://goo.gl/HAqTMK
Entry form: https://goo.gl/osri9L
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2017-06-08 19:32 - President’s Cup 2017 28/29 July, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFENCING SOUTH PRESENTS
President’s Cup 2017
28/29 July
With U23 Sabre & Veterans’ Sabre Challenge (27 July)

Information sheet: [url=https://goo.gl/HAqTMK[/url
Entry form: https://goo.gl/osri9L]https://goo.gl/HAqTMK[/url
Entry form: [url]https://goo.gl/osri9L
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2017-06-05 07:32 - SGM -Notice
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA special General Meeting will be held on Sunday 2 July 2017 at 7.00pm by skype for the purposes of approving the FeNZ annual accounts for 2016.

Those people wishing to attend should talk to their regional President who will arrange a central skype site.

A copy of the account can be requested from secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2017-05-28 13:14 - NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Programme Director, Operations Manager & Partnership Manager

Fencing New Zealand wants to appoint a Programme Director, an Operations Manager and a Partnerships Manager to establish and support the delivery of our National Development Programme for Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers.

About the Programme: The programme has an initial focus on establishing a pathway to success at the next Commonwealth Cadet & Junior Fencing Championships. It will also provide the foundation for a broader national development and high performance strategy that will have a longer term outlook.

The Programme Director: The Director will be lead the establishment and implementation of the programme for our Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers. This is a part-time position reporting to the FeNZ Board. It will attract an annual honorarium.

The ideal candidate will have team leadership and high performance sports management experience – preferably at national level, together with  well-developed communications and relationship management skills.

The Operations Manager: The Operations Manager will provide administration and support services for the delivery of the programme. The manager’s role includes providing participant selection and registration services, pre & post tour organisation, supporting appointment and liaison with tour managers and coaches, training camp support services, programme budget and financial administration and records management.  This is a part-time paid position reporting to the Programme Director.

The ideal candidate will have sports administration and events management experience, ideally at a national level. Understanding of fencing and strong networks in the New Zealand fencing community is highly desirable.

The Partnership Manager: The Partnership Manager is responsible securing grants, sponsorship and other partnership arrangements with organisation that will support the implementation and growth of the programme.  The role may also include media liaison and communications. This is a part-time position reporting to the Director. It will attract an annual honorarium.

The ideal candidate will have fundraising experience, preferably with sporting organisations, together with well developed communications and relationship management skills. Ideally, they will have a good understanding of, and be well networked within, the New Zealand and international fencing community.

Further information:  Position Descriptions for all three roles and further information on the National Development Programme is available on the FeNZ website, click here.

For further information on these roles please contact Vicci Lamb, FeNZ Secretary General, at secretary@fencing.org.nz or, Phone (04) 970 7496 (later evenings).

Applications: Written applications for all three positions, including a brief resume, should be submitted to the Secretary General by Close of Business, Tuesday, 20 June 2017.
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2017-05-10 13:35 - Upcoming Vacancy: FeNZ Treasurer
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOwing to the impending departure of the current treasurer, FeNZ are seeking expressions of interest from people interested in taking over this role.

While accounting qualifications are not required, a reasonable understanding of accounts and treasury functions would be an advantage. The position is a voluntary one.

If you are interested in the role, or would like more information, please contact secretary@fencing.org.nz.
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2017-04-29 16:34 - National Development Programme - Position Descriptions
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZTo support the implementation of our National Development Programme for Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers, FeNZ is proposing to establish roles for a Programme Director, an Operations Manager and Partnerships Manager.

We need to await the outcome of our initial grant applications before finalising organisational arrangements and calling for applications for these roles. In the meantime, however, we want to ensure potential candidates are aware of our interest in establishing these positions - should we secure sufficient funding to do so - and address any initial queries you may have.

The Programme Director will oversee the establishment and implementation of the programme in return for an annual honorarium. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the day to day delivery of programme administration and support services. This would be a part-time paid position. The Partnerships Manager will take the lead on fundraising and seeking sponsorship support. This is an unpaid voluntary position. 

Draft position descriptions for the roles are (here) for your consideration.

If you have any feedback on the draft position descriptions or initial queries about the roles, please get in touch with Grant Tweddle at  grant@monro.co.nz or Mob 021 2600737.
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2017-04-15 12:27 - South East Asian and Pacific Competition - Reminder
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited from all Cadet and Junior fencers who wish to be selected to attend the SEAP competition in Pasig, Philipines, 10 - 17 July 2017.

Selection will be in terms of the selection criteria for attending the Australian Age group Championships, which can be found in the downloads section of this site.

Nominations must be on the Nomination form found in the Downloads section of this site, and include the signature of the fencer's coach in support of the nomination. The nomination fee must be deposited in the account specified on the Nomination form.

Nominations must be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 26 April 2017. Where fencers already qualify for selection and they have submitted a valid nomination, selection will be confirmed earlier, subject to Cadet fencers competing at the NZ Cadet Championships, unless an exemption has been granted.

This will be a managed team, and a management fee will apply.
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2017-04-15 12:22 - Your Development Pathway
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIn preparation for the launch of our National Development Programme, FeNZ has updated it’s advice to fencers, coaches and parents on staged training and competition pathways that support a fencer’s growth and development.

The guidelines are a good read and can be found in the downloads section of this website or (here)
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2017-04-08 15:33 - National Youth Development Programme
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe FeNZ Board has agreed to establish a national development programme for our Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers.

The programme will have an initial focus on establishing a pathway to success at the next Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Fencing Champs. It will also provide the foundation for a broader national development and high performance strategy that will have a longer term outlook. Further information on the programme is available (here)

Our immediate focus is on progressing grant applications so we can fund the engagement of a part-time Director and part-time Operations Manager to support the implementation of the programme.  Once we have secured that funding we will:
Call for applications and progress those appointments as quickly as possible.
Call for nominations from fencers who want to join the programme.

In the meantime, over the next week or two, we will be:

Posting draft position descriptions for the Programme Director and Operations Managers roles so potential applicants are aware of these opportunities and we can address any initial queries about them;
Making available general guidance to fencers, parents and coaches on development pathways for young fencers
Seeking input from fencers to gauge the level of interest in the programme and in particular to better understand fencer commitment to attending targeted international competitions that form a key component of the development programme over the next three years.

Watch this space for further developments!
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2017-04-03 21:11 - 2017 Affiliations - on-line affiliation is Live!
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOur new on-line affiliation system is live.

Just go to Membership on the menu and sign up for your region or location (overseas).

Please ensure you sign up before you next competition.
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2017-04-03 20:50 - NZ U15 and Cadet Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZWe are now just 20 days out from weapons check for this competition and down to the business end of the organisation down here in Christchurch.

Just a few reminders

Event Tee-shirts orders for these need to be in by Wednesday 5th April(that is this Wednesday). We are only ordering enough tee-shirts for the orders placed so please remind your fencers to get their order in... There are also adults sizes that can be ordered. Link below
https://www.revolutionise.com.au/fencingmidsouth/product/2506/

Competition Entries... these have been slowly coming in and even though registration does not close until 19th April we really would like 99% of registrations before Easter.

To make sure all your fencers have registered you can check the event attendee lists. Link below
https://www.revolutionise.com.au/fencingmidsouth/eventlist/7547/
If fencers are not on the list it means that they have not entered yet. Link to entry form below...
https://www.revolutionise.com.au/fencingmidsouth/events/7547/

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact Leasa Ogilvie
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2017-03-27 21:18 - Team Manager Positions - Nominations Invited
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited for two Team Manager positions.

1. Team Manager, Aus U15 and Cadet Championships, Perth, WA 5 - 9 July 2017

2. Team Manager, Cadet and Junior South East Asia Pacific Fencing Competition, Pasig, Philippines 10 - 17 July 2017

There is flexibility as to how these positions are filled. They may be filled as separate positions, combined, or joined with other team management (Cadet circuit competition 8-9 July, Pasig, Philippines).

A job description is available on request from secretary@fencing.org.nz

Nominations close 23 April 2017 with secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2017-03-27 18:02 - On-line Affiliation now open
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ is pleased to announce that the on-line affiliation portal is now open.

Sign up to FeNZ and your region in one operation.

Check out the Membership tab in the Menu.

International affiliation will be along shortly.
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2017-02-26 17:45 - FeNZ AGM Sunday 26 March 2017.
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand will be held on Sunday 26 March 2017 commencing 7.00pm via skype, in each region.

Regions will advise their skype location.

The Agenda for the meeting  is attached here.

Enquiries should be directed to secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2017-01-22 12:54 - FeNZ Annual General Meeting 2017
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNotice is given that the Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand will be held on Sunday  26 March 2017 at 7.00pm via Skype. Regional skype locations will be advised.

There are no vacancies requiring an election..

Notices of motion or other items of business must be submitted in writing to the Secretary General secretary@fencing.org.nz, no later than 19 February 2017.

Victoria Lamb
Secretary General
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2016-11-22 22:08 - Commonwealth Veteran Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZWell... the Commonwealth Veterans Championships for 2016 have now concluded and the multitude of fencers are now dispersing to the rest of New Zealand or away to their homes.

What an outstanding event!!! Just wonderful.

A huge vote of thanks to all of the organising committee for an exceptional job well done, all the tech team, weapons control, DT, referees, helpers and keepers of things running, and of course the fencers from all over the Commonwealth.

Full results can be found on the event web site, along with an album of photographs which go some way to capturing the event - the comradeship, the sportsmanship, the style and the skill, and the very essence of veterans' fencing.

Well done to all those involved.
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2016-11-22 22:04 - FIE Coach Training opportunity
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFIE have advised that they will hold a coach training course in January 2017.

The first trimester is scheduled to start on the 9th of January 2017. The duration of the course will be 3 months, till March the 31st.

- Arrival of the participants: January 7th . Departure: March 31st.

- Courses will be in sabre, epee and foil.

- The FIE will cover all costs (accommodation and meals) + will provide € 500
contribution for the travel costs.

- The students should preferably have some basic experience: the courses are
intended to be intermediate level.

If you are applying for this course you will need to provide:

- An indication of which weapon course you wish to attend

- A CV of your coaching experience

- A description of your current coaching position(s) held

- A brief (no more than one page) statement on how your attendance at the course will benefit fencing in New Zealand.

If you wish to attend, please provide the material outlined above to the Coaching Commission Chair Dave Barson on davebarson@gmail.com no later than 28 November 2016.
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2016-11-15 20:55 - Commonwealth Team Selection
Posted by kylemore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Commonwealth Team selection criteria is a follows

The 'A' team will consist of the ​two ​highest ranked veterans (​any ​veteran ​age group) from the NZ national open rankings ​plus ​the two ​next best fencers from the combined pool rounds of the Commonwealth individual event.
Selection of a team captains​, which do not necessarily have to be one of the team,​ will be made on the day with consultation of the selectors, team and team manager (William Bishop).
It is ​expected that other fencers will contribute teams to the 'friendly' team events

​The recommendation proposed was chosen as it
recognises commitment and results through the year
creates space to respond to good performances.
doesn't tie hands around those who aren't in the ranking system for good reason but are capable of a good result​
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2016-10-25 22:17 - FIE Coaching Course 2017 - Updated
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFIE have advised that this course is likely to commence 1 September 2017

Expressions of interest are called for from coaches wishing to be considered to attend the FIE Coaching Course to be held in Hungary 2017. It is anticipated that the 2017 course will follow the same format and details as the 2016 course, however details have yet to be received from FIE.

Expressions of interest should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 5.00pm Monday 14 November 2016, with details of coaching qualifications, skills and experience, and a short description of how newly acquired skills will be used to benefit fencing in New Zealand.

The course is expected to be 3 months in duration and be targeted at coaches with a good standard of coaching skill and experience wishing to take their coaching to international level.

It is expected that travel and accommodation and course costs will be met by FIE, however coaches will not be paid during this time.

There may also be an opportunity for athletes who have competed successfully at Senior Zone level or above and who now wish to pursue a coaching career to access dedicated athlete career development places. Such athletes should include details of their international fencing career and their coaching qualifications and skills, along with a short description of how they propose to utilise their newly gained skills for the the future of fencing in New Zealand.
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2016-10-25 22:06 - Asian Cadet and Junior Championships 2017 - Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are called from fencers who wish to be considered for selection to attend the Asian Zone Cadet and Junior Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, from 24 February to 5 March 2017.

Nominations must be made on the nomination form that can be found in the Downloads section, and must be accompanied by the nomination fee of $150.00. In the event of non-selection, this fee will be refunded.

Selections will be made in terms of the FeNZ Selection Policy which can also be found in the Downloads section.

Nominations should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 5.00pm Monday 14 November 2016.

In the event that a Team Manager is required, management costs will be met by those attending.
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2016-10-21 20:45 - Foil Fencing Camp
Posted by kylemore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAttention to all Foil fencers at all levels.
An International Foil fencing camp will be held from 20th December till 24th.
If you are interested in attending, please email anutanz@yandex.ru by the 10th of November.
The Singapore national coach will be attending and sharing his experience with us.
The 4 days will consist of group training and individual lessons throughout the day.
The venue will be in Auckland, on the North Shore at Rangitoto College. From 10.00 till 17.00
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2016-10-19 22:20 - Nominations for NZ Team Manager, Commonwealth Veterans
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are called for from interested and suitably experienced  persons for the position of NZ Team Manager at the Commonwealth Veterans Championships in Christchurch 17 - 20 November 2016.

Nominations including a short description of skills and experience for the position should be sent to secretary@fencing,org,nz no later than 28 October 2016.

Additional skills in massage, strapping and reconstructive surgery preferred but not essential.
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2016-10-14 10:31 - FeNZ President Steps Down
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt is with much sadness that FeNZ announces the resignation of the FeNZ President Ian Perry as a result of ill health.

The FeNZ Board wishes Ian and his wife Sue all the best and our thoughts are with you both.

Ian has brought to the Board a sharpened focus, drive  and leadership that has seen great progress on the new Strategic Direction for the organisation. The Board sincerely thanks Ian for his time and commitment, and hopes that we will see back within the fencing fold at some point in the future.

Transitional arrangements are underway and all enquiries should be addressed to secretary@fencing.org.nz at this time.
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2016-09-08 19:55 - New Zealand Open & Veteran Fencing Champs, 22-24 Oct, More FM Arena, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing South cordially invites you to the New Zealand Open & Veteran Fencing Championships, 22-24 October, More FM Arena, Edgar Centre Dunedin

Information Sheet: http://goo.gl/MyD41O
Online Entry Form: http://goo.gl/iOvFh1

Entries close 8pm Wednesday 19 October 
Please note the venue is the More FM Arena at the Edgar Centre, not Claymore Swords Club
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2016-08-29 09:33 - South Islands Champs; Veterans' Foil Challenge; U23 Epee 10-11 September
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing South cordially invite you to participate in the South Islands Championships 2016 on the weekend of 10-11 September.

The weekend will also feature the Veterans' Foil Challenge and U23 Epee.

Info sheet: https://goo.gl/6HPQ4I
Entry form: https://goo.gl/OI357E

ENTRIES CLOSE 8PM WED 7 SEPTEMBER
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2016-08-27 17:46 - Leon Paul Masks - further clarification
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFollowing on from the decision of FeNZ at its Board meeting of 3 August 2014 to adopt the additional safety strap required for some models of Leon Paul masks.

FeNZ is applying rule m.25.7.f  of the FIE rules ...

"The mask must contain two different safety systems at the rear of the mask, with the two ends of the straps of the systems firmly affixed to the two sides of the mask. These straps may be elastic or of any other material that may be approved by the S.E.M.I. Commission.
Please refer to the examples in the drawings below: see www,fie.org

These images are only provided for information. When in doubt, the wording of the relevant text prevails.”

This ruling is in place and must be applied at all events in New Zealand.
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2016-08-16 22:33 - Commonwealth Veteran Championships - Reminder to New Zealand Fencers
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder to all NZ veteran fencers planning to enter the Commonwealth Veterans Championships in November 2016 to enter before the end of August in order to receive the early bird FIE licence deal.

Check out the Commonwealth Veteran Championships website for details and be in early at www.cvfc2016.co.nz/
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2016-08-10 18:57 - NEW ZEALAND OPEN & VETERAN FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFor those of you wanting to book flights early to Dunedin for Nationals at Labour Weekend (22-24 October) here is the preliminary schedule:

Saturday - Men's foil; Women's epee; Sabre
Sunday - Men's epee; Women's foil
Monday - Veterans events
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2016-08-10 09:05 - South Islands Champs; Veterans' Foil Challenge; U23 Epee 2016
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing South cordially invite you to participate in the South Islands Championships 2016.

The weekend will also feature the Veterans' Foil Challenge and U23 Epee.

Info sheet: https://goo.gl/6HPQ4I
Entry form: https://goo.gl/OI357E
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2016-07-12 17:34 - Reminder: Leon Paul X-change masks - additional safety strap compulsory
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencers are reminded that following the decision of FeNZ in 2014, and as advised to all regions and members at that time, that additional safety straps are required on all Leon Paul X-change bib masks, in accordance with the decision of the FIE.

Affected masks not having the additional safety strap must not be used in FeNZ competitions.
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2016-07-02 17:53 - Commonwealth Veteran Championships - update
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCVFC 2016 is fast approaching and planning is progressing well.

Indications are for a good level of entries from outside of NZ so it is going to be a great competition to take part in.

Entries are just about to open and to encourage as many NZ fencers are possible, FeNZ will be including your FIE licence cost as part of the entry fee which means a saving of $70. 

So please get onto the web site and enter, http://www.cvfc2016.co.nz as to take advantage of this generous offer you need to enter by 31 August”
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2016-06-20 22:06 - New FeNZ Board Member required
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe FeNZ Board needs a new member to build our compliment back up to the eight people required. This position has become available through changes at Fencing Central.

This time we are looking for a Board member who can represent our Fencing Youth. So we are looking for an active fencer who is between the ages of 18 and 24 years and who is prepared to step up to actively represent our various youth groups around the county at the National level.

We are seeking applications from fencers in that age group. Whilst this is not a formally elected position (i.e. FeNZ can simply appoint) we are going to make this a formal evaluation based on your submission.
If you are interested in applying then we require a 400 word (max) application setting out why you think you should be chosen as the Youth Rep Board Member. We are keen to understand how you would view the role of Youth representative, what ideas you have for ensuring the fencing youth are properly represented, any ideas you have for improving fencing at the Youth levels in line with our 2020 Strategy, and any special skills you would bring to the role as a full Board member.

This position would be for an initial term of 2 years.

Applications should be in written form (word doc etc.) but you may support your application with other media forms if you think this might assist your selection. Your application should be forwarded to the Secretary General of FeNZ (secretary@fencing.org.nz) by no later than 31st July 2016. Once we have shortlisted potential candidates we may seek an interview with you.

The FeNZ Board will announce its selection by 31st August and it would be expected the successful new Board member would be required attend Board meetings (by Skype) from the October 2016 meeting (normally first Sunday in month)
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2016-06-18 16:11 - President's Cup, Veteran Epee Challenge, U23 Sabre Champs 2016
Posted by Fencing New Zealandmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZDate: Saturday 30th July, Sunday 31st July 2016

Venue: Avonside Girls High School Gymnasium, 180 Avonside Drive

Competition Format: 1 round of poules (Bouts to 5 hits) followed by direct elimination (Bouts to 15 hits).

All weapons will be fenced as separate gender with the exception of Veteran Epee and U23 Sabre. These events will be fenced mixed gender unless we have enough fencers to run separate mens and womens events ie: 6+ competitors for each gender.

For more details, please click here
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2016-06-12 14:23 - NZ Sports Drug Agency Liaison Vacancy
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ is seeking nominations for the position of NZ Sports Drug Agency Liaison Officer.

The Liaison Officer will be responsible for working with NZSDA, FeNZ and the fencing membership to ensure that the requirements of NZSDA are met, and to carryout the education programmes that form significant part of the NZSDA's activities.

Expressions of interest and a short resume outlining skills and experience should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz by 26 June 2016.

FeNZ take s this opportunity to thank Chris Nokes for his sterling work in looking after the NZSDA portfolio over many years.
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2016-06-12 14:11 - Call for proposals - FIE development equipment
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAs part of the FIE's ongoing development programme, FeNZ has received a quantity of children's fencing sets.

FeNZ now invites proposals from regions, clubs or individuals for allocation of the equipment. There are 64 sets, enough for two average class sets, including plastic weapons, masks and vests.

Proposals should set out how it is proposed this equipment will be used to develop and expand fencing for primary school aged fencers and how its use will be maximised in terms of regional and national strategic objectives.

Proposals should be submitted to secretary@fencing.org.nz by 26 June 2016.
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2016-05-09 20:08 - North Island Championships 2016 - Enter now.
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAuckland are running North Island Fencing Champs 2016, including NZ U23 Foil Champs and the Veterans Challenge - Sabre. We are looking forwards to hosting these at Massey High School over June 4th - 6th.

https://www.fencingnorth.com/events-rankings/competitions/382/north-island-fencing-championships-2016

North have posted information & entry forms for the competition on our website - please share this with your fencers & on your websites/Facebook pages.
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2016-05-05 08:59 - FeNZ Strategy 2020
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe purpose of this message is to announce the launch of a new Strategic Plan for fencing in New Zealand. The Strategy known as FENZ 2020 is now up and running and we are on a journey to deliver a bigger more successful and robust sporting organisation.

The strategy is exciting for all of us associated with fencing; whether an active fencer, a parent and supporter or one of our many volunteers.

There is something in it for everyone.

More details of the Strategy will be provided over the next short while either on the website or via FaceBook.
Just to highlight the major strategic objectives:
 We aim to achieve significant growth in membership sufficient to take us to 2000 active fencers by 2020
 We aim to have at least 10 NZ fencers in the top 150 FIE rankings and sustain that number.

I am sure you will agree that these are audacious targets. But “you only hit what you aim for”.

Of course achieving anything worthwhile requires lots of hard work and over the next few months you will see more evidence of the strategy being implemented and people getting involved.

If you have any questions or concerns I would be keen to hear from you directly and of course we are always looking for skills and resources and ideas.

Looking forward to working with you on the strategy implementation – let the fun begin

Ian Perry
President
FeNZ
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2016-03-23 18:59 - FeNZ AGM Agenda
Posted by Fencing New Zealandmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZPlease find the Agenda for the FeNZ AGM here.
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2016-03-15 17:36 - National Under 15 & Under 17 Fencing Championships
Posted by Fencing_Northmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThis Anzac weekend fencers from all around the country will be coming together in Auckland for the annual New Zealand Under 15 and Under 17 fencing championships.

The events are open to anyone who was Under 15 or Under 17 on the 1st January this year.

To find out more and be a part of this great event check out https://www.fencingnorth.com/events-rankings/competitions/368/new-zealand-under-15-and-under-17-championships-2016

Flier can be found here.
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2016-02-28 21:15 - FIE Athlete Career Programme - Expressions of Interest Called
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAs part of the FIE's Athlete Career Programme the FIE has invited competitive and retired FIE athletes interested in becoming professional coaches to attend a Fencing Academy course in Budapest, Hungary.

This is a 3 month course commencing 5 April 2016, and will encompass foil, epee or sabre, and includes an examination at the end of the course.

FIE will cover accommodation and meal costs and contribute Euro 500.00 towards travel.

Athletes must have competed at Zone or World Championship level, been part of the National Team and be over 18.

Expressions of interest should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 10 March 2016.
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2016-02-28 21:14 - Coaching Course - Expressions of Interest Called
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZExpressions of Interest are invited from intermediate level coaches who wish to be considered to attend the following FIE coaching course of 3 months duration:

Location - FIE Fencing Academy, Budapest, Hungary
Arrive Budapest, 4 April, 2016, depart 30 June 2016
Courses in sabre, epee, foil - 8 participants per weapon
Costs: FIE will cover accommodation and meal costs, and contribute Euro 500.00 towards travel costs.
In the event that a female candidate is selected to attend, additional NZ candidates may be selected to attend.

Expressions of interest should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than Thursday 10 March 2016.

Please note that attendees are not covered for loss of income while attending the course.
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2016-02-21 21:03 - FeNZ AGM Revised Date - now Tuesday 29 March
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe FeNZ AGM will now be held on Tuesday 29 March 2016, at 7.00pm via Skype, a change from the date previously advised.

All dates for submission of nominations, notices of motion or general business remain as previously advised.
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2016-02-20 17:44 - Referee Appointed to Asian Zone Senior Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to Nicola Shackleton who has been appointed by the FIE to referee at the Asian Zone Championships in Wuxi, China in April.

This is a tremendous accolade and we wish Nicola well.
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2016-02-20 17:39 - Junior World Championships - Cadet and Juniors
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to the following fencers who will be competing at the World Cadet and Junior Championships in Bourges, France.

Alice Boyd          Women's Foil
Wai Ling Chan  Women's Epee
Christine Chen  Women's Foil
Isaac Rusholme-Cobb  Men's Epee

They will be managed by Anya Kamynina

Go well.
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2016-02-20 17:37 - Asian Zone Senior Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to the following fencers who have been selected to compete at the Asian Zone Senior Championships in Wuxi, China, in April.

Alice Boyd          Women's Foil
Chris Bell          Men's Foil
William Bishop  Men's Epee
Anna Chalton    Women's Epee
Hamish Chan    Men's Foil
Wai Ling Chan  Women's Epee
Daniel Garelja  Men's Foil
Brynn Thoreson Women's Epee
Ping Yuan          Women's Foil

Good fencing to you all - kia kaha.
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2016-02-20 17:28 - Congratulations on Selection - Olympic Qualifiers
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to the following fencers who have been selected for the
Olympic Qualifier- Asian Zone - Wuxi, China

William Bishop  Men's Epee
Hamish Chan    Men's Foil
Ping Yuan          Women's Foil

Best of good fencing to you all.
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2016-02-17 17:14 - Fencing New Zealand AGM
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNotice is given that the Fencing New Zealand Annual General Meeting for 2015 will be held on Sunday 27 March 2016 at 2.00pm.

The meeting will be held via Skype with locations for each region to be advised, enabling any financial member of FeNZ for the year ending 2015 to attend and members over the age of 18 to vote, if required.

Nominations are invited for the position of President, the position having been filled by the Acting President following the resignation of the previous office holder.

Nominations must be in writing and show the names, addresses and signatures of the candidate, proposer and seconder, all of whom must be current financial members of Fencing New Zealand. Nominations must be accompanied by brief background notes limited to 200 words on the nominee and specifically a history of their involvement in Fencing New Zealand.

Any proposed resolutions must also be submitted in writing and include the resolution, the name and signature of the mover and seconder who must be financial members over the age of 18 and entitled to vote. An explanatory note for the resolution of not more than 200 words is also required.

Any other items of general business relating to the Annual General Meeting must also be submitted in writing and include the name and signature of the person raising the general business, that person being a financial member of FeNZ.

All nominations, Notices of Motion and items of general business must be received by the Secretary General on secretary@fencing.org.nz or be received in P O Box 28 056, Wellington 6012 no later than 5.00pm on Friday 26 February 2016.

Victoria Lamb
Secretary General
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2015-11-30 19:09 - Urgent Call - Pre-competition camp - World Cadet/Juniors 2016
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA place at the FIE pre-competition camp for World Cadet/Juniors has been made available with very constrained time frames. Dates are not yet known but it is likely to be about a week long. The cost of attending the camp and the World Championships is met by FIE.

Any fencer who meets the minimum criteria for selection for World Cadet or Juniors ( See selection policy in Downloads section of this site) who wishes to be considered for the camp should register their interest with secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 5.00pm Tuesday 1 December 2015.
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2015-11-28 18:45 - Asian Senior Championships - Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are called for those fencers wishing to be considered for the New Zealand team at the Asian Zone Championships 13 - 18 April 2016, in Wuxi, China.

Selection criteria for this event can be found in the Selection Policy, in the downloads section of this site.

Completed nomination forms should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz, and nomination fees deposited, no later than 23 December 2015.

Fencers attending will be responsible for the costs of any team management or referee required.
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2015-11-26 20:08 - New FeNZ Board Members Appointed
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Board of Fencing New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board members.

The Board welcomes Steve Martin and Sarah Rusholme and looks forward to working with them as FeNZ moves to complete the new Strategic Plan.

Please join with us in welcoming our new Board members.

Vicci Lamb
Secretary General
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2015-11-08 18:42 - World Cadet and Junior Championships 2016 - Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe 2016 World Cadet and Junior Championships will be held in Bourges, France 1 - 10 April 2016.

Nominations are invited from fencers wishing to be considered for selection.

Selection will be in terms of the FeNZ Selection Criteria ( see Downloads). Minimum performances as set out must be met for a fencer to be considered for selection, along with competition results demonstrating an ability to meet the stated Objectives.

Selection Objectives are for category (i) Top 16 finish, (ii) Developmental top half finish.

Nominations should be made on the FeNZ Nomination form (see Downloads), nomination fees deposited, and form sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 15 December 2015.
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2015-09-23 14:38 - NZ National Championships 2015
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZEntry forms and competition details for the NZ National Championships can be found at http://www.fencingcentral.org.nz
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2015-08-28 17:29 - Leon Paul epee blades
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencers are reminded that Leon Paul SR-71 epee blades date marked 08 2012 to 06 2015, and Leon Paul V epee blades 08 2012 to 06 2015 without serial numbers are not permitted to be used in any NZ competition at any level.
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2015-08-23 17:45 - NZ Senior National Championships, NZ Veterans Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe NZ Senior National Championships and Veterans Championships will be held in Wellington over Labour Weekend, 24 - 26 October 2015.

Details can be found here, on the FeNZ Facebook page or at www.fencingcentral.org.nz.

Please note that the Commonwealth Fencing Confederation minimum age of 40 years applies for veteran events.
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2015-08-10 18:02 - NZ Secondary Schools and NZ Juniors
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZClick here  http://www.fencing.org.nz/news.php?cod=2618
  to find information about the forthcoming NZ Secondary Schools and NZ Junior Championships, being held in Auckland.

You can also check out the Fencing New Zealand Facebook page and the Fencing North Facebook page
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2015-08-10 17:59 - U23 and Veterans Rankings - up and running
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ are pleased to announce that two new categories have been added to the rankings  - Veterans and U23.

These can be found under Rankings on the menu.
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2015-08-07 11:25 - Passing of Lili Osvath
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt is with much sadness that FeNZ notes the passing of Lili Osvath and extends our condolences to Peter Osvath and his family.
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2015-07-31 18:13 - Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Championships, Cape Town, SA. July 2015
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Commonwealth Fencing Junior and Cadet New Zealand Team would like to expressly thank all those who were involved in the build up and execution of such a fantastic and successful tour.


We would like to thank Four Winds Grant Foundation for their support to get our team uniform and A1 screenprinting for producing great quality uniform in such a quick turn around.


To all the parents, families and friends, without you these fencers wouldn't be able to get on the piste. Thank you for enabling these fencers to enjoy their passion and aim high.


To the coaches and training partners, well done! Keep working hard and pushing each other to get better and achieve more. Let's get more and more fencers able and out there fencing.


Thank you to Fencing New Zealand for supporting and encouraging fencing in New Zealand.


Lastly, thank you to the fencers and travelling support for making it such an enjoyable and memorable experience. I am truly proud to have been your Team Manager.


Best regards,
Charlie Dewsnap
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2015-07-31 18:12 - Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Championships, Cape Town, SA. July 2015
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAt the recent Commonwealth Fencing Junior and Cadet Championships held in Cape Town the team had the best results of any Junior Commonwealth event NZ has attended.


We would like to wish congratulations to our outstanding achievers!


Felix Boyce, the recipient of 3 Bronze Medals, had a spectacular result, the best any individual NZ fencer has had at a Commonwealth Junior event;
Felix, seeded 19 after poules, placed 3rd= in Mens Foil going out in a hard fought semi final against Kamal Minott (ENG) losing 15-9 . Felix then got on the piste in the Mens Epee and aced his poule, seeding 3rd and reaching the semi-final to face Tomas Curran Jones (ENG) going down in a close 15-12 defeat. Thirdly, as one of the anchors of the Mens Foil Team, Felix helped the team effort to secure the Bronze medal.


Wai Ling Chan secured our next highest individual result with a stellar 5th place. Unfortunately going down the the quarter finals 15-8 against a very dynamic Elisabeth Powell (ENG) the eventual silver medalist.


Louis Jennings secured the top NZ spot in the Men's Cadet Epee. Placing 6th after defeating James Harwood (fellow kiwi who took out the 6th seed!) in the de16. Louis lost to eventual winner - Ben Schneider (ENG) 15-11.


Sheldon Ogilvie secured the 7th place spot in the Men's Cadet Epee by taking out the 2nd seed in the de16 in a nail biter 15-14. Going down the George Morris (WAL) in the qarter-final a close 15-13.


Another stand out performance was Brittany Wyatt in the Cadet Womens Epee. After a tough poule she was placed 24th and took out 9th seed 15-14. Next DE she took out 8th see 15-14. Getting through to the quarter finals and going down against the eventual silver medallist.


Mens Foil Team (Daniel Garelja, Felix Boyce, Daniel Keleghan, Nathanael Walker-Hale) all helped the effort and secured the team bronze medal. Seeding 4th they beat Scotland in a bold performance of their skill as a team. Followed by semi final defeat at the hands of the English (many lessons learned). Last up was the play off for third. A well supported victory against India lead NZ to their second consecutive Junior Mens Foil Team Medal.


There were many upsets, victories and defeats that all warrant applause and recognition. Everyone in the Team got out there and fenced their best, a special mention to the rest of the team who all made commendable personal achievements: Nicole Martin, James Harwood, Nick Henderson, Darya Kharitonova and Christine Chen.



Congratulations to the whole team on doing your country proud!
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2015-07-21 18:08 - South Island Champs, U23Epee and Veteran Epee Challenge
Posted by Jezzamore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCompetition: South Island Champs, U23Epee and Veteran Epee Challenge
Date: 29-30 August
Location: The Fencing Institute, Jack Hinton Dr, Addington, Christchurch
Links: pdf here, google doc here.
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2015-07-06 18:33 - Board Member Vacancies
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing New Zealand is seeking two new Board members. If you are interested in being on the Board of FeNZ, know someone who is, or someone who has skills and experience that will help FeNZ to achieve its goals and objectives,

A nomination form can be found >here< and Job Description can be found >here<.

Nominations close 31 July and should be accompanied by a short (250 word) statement of experience and skills the candidate can bring to the role.

Nominations should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz by 31 July 2015.
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2015-07-04 13:22 - Urgent Notice
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFIE has advised that the following types of Leon Paul epee blades are not acceptable for use at FIE competitions. This applies immediately within New Zealand to all competitions and can be expected to apply world wide..

Affected are Leon Paul epee blades SR-71 dated 08 2012 to 06 2015, and Leon Paul V epee blades 08 2012 to 06 2015 without serial numbers.

All other Leon Paul blades are not affected.
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2015-06-18 19:03 - Urgent Equipment update Leon Paul Epee Blades, body wires
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFurther clarification has been received regarding the FIE directive,relating to  2013 - 2015 Leon Paul epee blades type SR-1 with the V-profile.

These blades are not to be used in any fencing activity, effective immediately, until further notice. FeNZ has been advised that the blades may split, creating a high injury risk. This follows an incident recently.

The CFF Technical Commission has decided, in the best interest and for the safety of all our competitors, to follow suit and also disallow their use at the forthcoming CFF Junior-Cadet Championships in Cape Town, South Africa. Therefore be advised that no weapon bearing these blades will be accepted at weapon check.

Australia has also advised that these blades cannot be used.

BF blades supplied by Leon Paul are not affected.

Bayonet body wires. The issue of concern relating to this type of body wire is a technical one relating to wireless system use and is a technical issue only, not a safety issue.

Bayonet body wires can be used at Cape Town as wireless systems will not be used at this event.

Bayonet body wires can continue to be used in New Zealand, but any fencer competing overseas should be aware of the ruling, particularly for FIE competitions.
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2015-06-18 18:58 - President's Cup - U23 Sabre, Veterans Foil
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZEntries for the President's Cup, the second of the FeNZ senior competitions for 2015 are now being taken. Details can be found at

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GWDQpvO0aHIT8zNYYkLVlckSml7MjXbT8m0ybpGauTg/edit?invite=CNj64RU&pli=1
or from the MidSouth web site.

Note that the second of the National U23 events (Sabre) will also take place as well as the Veteran Foil Challenge. Lets see those vets all out there preparing for 2016.
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2015-06-17 12:18 - Commonwealth Attendees get Media Profile
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZTwo Wellington fencers feature in this morning's DomPost College Sport section. You can check it out on the following

http://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/sport/college-sport/69316371/Wellington-fencers-aiming-high-at-international-competition

Well done getting the message out there.
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2015-06-07 18:27 - Asian Zone Senior Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to all the fencers who have been selected to compete at the Asian Zone Senior Championships in Singapore 25 - 30 June 2015

Chris Bell, Hamish Chan, Daniel Garelja,    Men's Foil
Seino Jongkees, William Bishop                  Men's Epee
Brynn Thoreson.                                          Women's Epee

There will also be Men's Foil and Men's Epee teams this year.
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2015-06-07 18:20 - Universiade
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to Stephanie Wyllie, Alice Boyd and Daniel Garelja who have been selected to compete at the Universiade / World University Games in South Korea in July.

Well done guys and good luck.
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2015-05-14 18:46 - North Island Championships 2015 - Enter Now!
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencers are reminded that entries for North Island Championships in Wellington 30 - 31 May and the U23 Women's and Men's Foil events on 1 June 2015 close soon.

Entries should be made promptly and details and entry facilities can be found on the Fencing Central site www.fencingcentral.org.nz
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2015-05-02 14:21 - North Island Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNorth Island Championships will be held in Wellington 30, 31 May, 1 June 2015.

In addition to the Men's and Women's Open events, there will also be Veterans (40ys+) Sabre and U23 Men's and Women's Foil.

Details and links can be found on the FeNZ Facebook page or the Fencing Central site www.fencingcentral.org.nz
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2015-04-25 10:07 - Australian U15 and Cadet Championships Team
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ announces the selection of the following fencers to attend the Australian U15 and Cadet Championships 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

U15
Rhys Davies                Men’s Foil
Cameron Grimwade    Men’s Foil
Lena Jacob                Women’s Foil
Jessica Kaiser                Women’s Foil
Chantelle May                Women’s Foil
Michael Purcell        Men’s Foil
Sophia Tweddle        Women’s Foil
Luca Young        Men’s Foil
Anriena Zen        Women’s Foil
Sally Zhang        Women’s Foil

Cadet
Jonathan Carruth    Men’s Foil
Claire Cooper        Women’s Foil, Epee
Rhys Davies        Men’s Foil
Ashleigh Goh        Women’s Epee
Jessica Gracie        Women’s Foil, Epee
Cameron Grimwade    Men’s Foil, Epee
James Harwood        Men’s Foil, Epee, Sabre
Nicholas Henderson    Men’s Foil
Lena Jacob        Women’s Foil
Liam James        Men’s Epee
Louis Jennings        Men’s foil, Epee
Russell Johnson        Men’s Foil, Sabre
Jessica Kaiser        Women’s Foil
Alastair Keleghan    Men’s Foil
Darya Kharatinova    Women’s Foil
Hazel Lockwood    Women’s Foil
Taine MacNee        Mens’ Foil, Sabre
Chantelle May        Women’s Foil
Nicholas Miehlbradt    Men’s Foil
Matthew Musson    Men’s Epee   
Sheldon Ogilvie        Men’s Epee
Michael Purcell        Men’s Foil
Isaac Rusholme-Cobb    Men’s Foil, Epee
Gavin Thomas        Men’s foil, Epee, Sabre
James Tweddle        Men’s Foil
Sophia Tweddle        Women’s Foil
Brittany Wyatt        Women’s Epee
Luca Young        Men’s Foil
Anriena Zen        Women’s foil       
Sally Zhang        Women’s Foil

Team Manager: Robert Gastaldo-Brac

Congratulations to all the fencers.
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2015-04-24 19:16 - Commonwealth Cadet and Juniors 2015- Team Named
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ announce that the following fencers have been selected to attend the Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Championships in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2015.

Cadet
James Harwood            Men’s Epee
Nicholas Henderson      Men’s Foil
Darya Kharitinova          Women’s Foil
Sheldon Ogilvie              Men’s Epee
Isaac Rusholme-Cobb    Men’s Epee, Men’s Foil
James Tweddle              Men’s Foil
Louis Jennings              Men’s Epee, Men’s Foil
Brittany Wyatt                Women’s Epee

Juniors
Felix Boyce                      Men’s Epee, Men’s Foil
Wai Ling Chan                Women’s Epee
Christine Chen                Women’s Foil
Daniel Garelja                  Men’s Foil
James Harwood                Men’s Epee
Daniel Keleghan                Men’s Foil
Darya Kharatinova                Women’s Foil
Sheldon Ogilvie              Men’s Epee
Isaac Rusholme-Cobb          Men’s Epee, Men’s Foil
Nathaniel Walker-Hale          Men’s Foil
Nicole Martin                      Women’s Epee, Women’s Foil

Team Manager        Charlotte Dewsnap

FeNZ congratulates all the fencers on their selection.
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2015-04-06 10:22 - Nomination Date Reminders
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder that nominations by Cadet (U17) fencers for the Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Championships in Cape Town close on Tuesday 7 April 2015.

Nomination by Junior (U20) fencers has already closed.

Cadet and U15 fencers intending to nominate to attend the Australian U15 and Cadet Championships in July 2015, Sydney should note that nominations also close Tuesday 7 April 2015.

All nominations should be on the Nomination Form that can be found in the Downloads section of this site and must be with secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than midnight 7 April 2015, or P O Box 28 056, Wellington.
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2015-03-22 12:41 - 2015 Affiliations - now due.
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAll members are reminded that their affiliations are due no later than 31 March 2015.

Affiliations for New Zealand domiciled members must be made through the relevant regional administration.

Fencers domiciled outside New Zealand may affiliate through FeNZ at secretary@fencing.org.nz

Fencers are reminded that they must be correctly affiliated in order to compete at any competition, or to be considered for selection. Fencers should ensure they are affiliated in sufficient time to be entered into the FeNZ database before any competition commences.
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2015-03-10 13:47 - Discussion Paper for Consultation - Mixed Events
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ has received a fencer-initiated proposal to allow a trial of mixed events at FeNZ Senior Events (NZ Nationals, President's Cup, NI Champs, SI Camps) to support the development of women's fencing.

Recognising that the proposal has implications for all fencers, the FeNZ Board is keen to obtain the views of as many members as possible, particularly the fencers.

Regions have been asked to circulate the draft proposal for comment to all their members, and provide that feedback to the FeNZ Board. A copy of the paper can be obtained from your Regional Committee and comments should be provided to your committee, not later than 5 April 2015.

For overseas members, please contact secretary@fencing.org.nz if you would like a copy of the draft paper or wish to provide comment.

Note: That the draft paper is for discussion only and does not represent the policy of FeNZ.
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2015-03-04 08:44 - National U15 & U17 Championships Dunedin, Easter 2015
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing South cordially invites you to the:

National U15 & U17 Championships Dunedin, Easter 2015

Entry form: http://goo.gl/3PG4Zc
Information sheet: http://goo.gl/bsSrAU

Entries Close at 9pm on Wednesday 1 April.
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2015-02-08 14:26 - Senior World Championships - Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited from suitably qualified fencers who wish to be considered for selection to attend the Senior World Championships in Moscow, Russia 13 - 19 July 2015.

Selection will be in accordance with the FeNZ Selection Policy which can be found in the Downloads section of this web site.

Nomination forms can be found in the Downloads section of this web site and should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 1 March 2015.

Fencers are expected to be self managing and self funded. In the event that the referee requirement is triggered, fencers will be responsible for a share of referee costs.
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2015-02-07 14:05 - Commonwealth Cadet Selection Criteria
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ Board has approved the selection criteria applicable for the Cadet section of Commonwealth Fencing Championships, effective immediately.

They can be found here, or can be requested from secretary@fencing.org.nz and will be added to to FeNZ Selection Policy shortly, and will able to be found in the downloads section of this site.
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2015-02-07 13:52 - Annual General Meeting
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Annual General Meeting for Fencing New Zealand will be held at 10.00 am on Sunday 1 March 2015 at 266 Adelaide Road, Wellington, and by Skype in each region.

The agenda can be found here.
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2015-01-28 13:21 - FeNZ Advisory - U15 and Cadet Nationals
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe NZ U15 and Cadet(U17) Championships are a compulsory competition for any fencer seeking selection for Aus U15 / Cadet Championships, Commonwealth Cadet Championships (South Africa) or Oceanic Cadet Championships (New Caledonia).

Criteria for Australia and Oceania can be found in the Selection Policy document in the downloads section, and specific criteria for the Commonwealth Cadets will be posted shortly.

Air New Zealand currently has reasonably priced flights available to Dunedin, so those who know they need to attend are encouraged to book ahead.
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2015-01-26 19:54 - National U15 & U17 Championships Dunedin, Easter 2015
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing South cordially invites you to the:

National U15 & U17 Championships Dunedin, Easter 2015

Entry form: http://goo.gl/3PG4Zc
Information sheet: http://goo.gl/bsSrAU
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2015-01-19 13:06 - 2015 Competitions
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFor those planning their competition programme for the year, the following international competitions may be of interest.

Commonwealth Cadets and Juniors  July 2014      Cape Town, South Africa

AFC #1, 2, 3 and 4 (Aus Nationals)  Details can be found on the AFF website. Open Entry.

Australian U15 and Cadet (U17) Championships  July 2015, Sydney Aus.

Oceanic Cadets - Noumea, New Caledonia            September 2015

Asian Zone Seniors  Singapore                              25 - 30 June 2015

World Veterans  Limoge, France                            20-25 October 2015

There are also a age group and Open competitions in Asia, USA and Canada e.g. Malaysian Open, North American Cups (NAC) that provide excellent stepping stones and experience.

World Cup, Satellite  and B grade competitions and the European Confederation competitions, including for U23 age class are open entry, except where there are number restrictions and more fencers from NZ want to attend than there are places e.g. FIE competitions.
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2015-01-13 18:03 - FeNZ AGM 2014 Call for notices of motion
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFurther to the notification of the Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand for 2014, a call is made for any notices of motion for consideration at the Annual General Meeting.

All Notices of Motion must be received in writing by the Secretary General either to secretary@fencing.org.nz or to P O Box 28 056, Wellington.

Notices of motion can only be submitted by a voting member financial for the year ended 31 December 2014.

Closing date for Notices of Motion is Sunday 26 January 2015.

There is no election for Board members required.
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2015-01-03 13:38 - New competitions for 2015
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZ2015 will see the introduction of some new competitions and some alternative scheduling of others.

The National Teams Competition will be held over the weekend of 4-5 July 2015, in Auckland, This replaces the teams competition at the National Championships.

Also new to the calendar in 2015 is the introduction of veterans events in association with other FeNZ competitions. Veteran Sabre will be held with the North Island Champs, Veteran Foil with the President's Cup and Veteran Epee with the South Island Champs. Veterans events will be held as part of the National Champs in October 2015, in Wellington.

The National U23 Championships will also be scheduled in association with other FeNZ events.
U23 Mens and Women's foil will be held in association with NI Champs, U23 Sabre will be held in association with the President's Cup, and U23 Men's and Women's Epee will be held in association with SI Champs.
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2015-01-02 08:50 - FeNZ AGM - 1 March 2015
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNotice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of FeNZ for 2014 will be held on Sunday 1 March 2015 at 10.00am.

The meeting will be held at 266 Adelaide Road, Wellington, via skype. Regions will arrange a central location for a skype point to allow local members to attend. Check with your Regional President for the location.

All financial members of FeNZ are entitled to attend.

A call for notices of motion will be made in due course.

Any queries can be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2014-10-01 19:19 - 2014 Equipment Update - applies to Nationals
Posted by Jezzamore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ recently updated the following equipment requirements:

1. Jacket & plastron for FeNZ events must be a minimum total of 1150N.  This can now be made up of either a 350N jacket/800N plastron or 800N jacket/350N plastron.  Minimum breeches level is 350N.

2. Leon Paul Contour-Fit masks are acceptable in FeNZ competitions with a single security fitting at the back, providing the elastic is in good condition and the mask well fitted so that it does not fall off during fencing.
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2014-09-14 21:05 - 71st New Zealand National Fencing Championships
Posted by Jezzamore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation and entry form for Nationals in Christchurch 25-27 October. Click here.
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2014-08-23 18:40 - Commonwealth Junior and Cadet Championships 2015
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder that the Commonwealth Junior Championships and the inaugural Commonwealth Cadet Championships will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2015.

All those Junior (Under 20)fencers considering nominating for the event next year should ensure that they compete in the NZ Junior Championships in 2014, as this is a prerequisite for selection, in accordance with the FeNZ Selection Criteria.( See Downloads Documents on this site).

Selection criteria for Cadet (Under 17) fencers are being prepared and will be posted once completed.

Note: Age is taken as at 1 January.

Any queries contact secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2014-08-19 22:13 - Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014 - NZ Team
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing New Zealand is pleased to announce the team selected for the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Largs, Scotland in November 2014

Men’s Epee
William Bishop        Felix Boyce
Seino Jongkees      Kyle Macdonald
Mark Rance

Men’s Foil
Chris Bell                William Bishop (Teams)
Felix Boyce              Bryan Clark (Teams)

Men’s Sabre
Bryan Clark

Women’s Epee
Jess Beer                        Anna Chalton
Charlotte Dewsnap          Jen Jackson
Brynn Thoreson

Women’s Foil
Charlotte Dewsnap

Women’s Sabre No nominees

Team Manager  Vicci Lamb
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2014-08-14 15:13 - South Island Champs 2014, Dunedin, 30-31 August
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZEntries close at 9pm on Wednesday 27 August

Fencing South invites you to the South Island Champs 2014, to be held the weekend of 30-31 August in Dunedin.

Information Sheet: http://goo.gl/IqZTVI

Entry form: http://goo.gl/xYQN0S
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2014-08-07 17:39 - NZ Sec Schools, NZ Juniors 2014
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZEntry information for NZ Secondary Schools and NZ Juniors is now available on the Fencing North web site.

http://www.fencingnorth.com/nz-secondary-school-and-under-20-championships-2014
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2014-08-06 21:55 - MERV SHARFE. The passing of a New Zealand Fencing Stalwart
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of a great friend, mentor, coach, teacher, member of the Assassins Club (1965) and fencing legend, Merv Sharfe.

The Fencing New Zealand family sends its condolences to Rosemary, Nigel, Alastair, Frances Leigh and all the family at this time.

SHARFE, Mervyn Arnold Passed away Sunday 3 August 2014 at North Shore Hospital, aged 82. First born of the late Agnes Christina and Walter Artur Sharfe. Big brother to Valmai (Mrs JB Munro) and Graeme. Treasured husband of Rosemary for 51 years. Father of Nigel, Alastair and Frances Leigh; father-in-law of Rebecca and Jossie. Grandad of Kai, Evan, Alexa Rose, Joshua and Eva. A born teacher; respected by friends, colleagues and pupils alike. At peace after a long struggle with cancer. No flowers by request; donations to The Cancer Society would be appreciated. A service for Mervyn will be held at Romaleigh Chapel, 31 Ocean View Rd, Northcote on Thursday 7 August 2014 at 2pm
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2014-07-27 20:59 - South Island Champs 2014, Dunedin, 30-31 August
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing South invites you to the South Island Champs 2014, to be held the weekend of 30-31 August in Dunedin.

Information Sheet: http://goo.gl/IqZTVI

Entry form: http://goo.gl/xYQN0S
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2014-07-01 22:20 - Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2014 Call for Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are called for fencers wishing to be considered for selection to attend the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Largs, Scotland in November 2014.

Nominations should be made to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 31 July 2014 and should be on the Nomination Form found on the FeNZ web site in downloads / documents.

Those nominating are advised that athletes must be self funding, and that a team management fee will apply.

Selection will be in terms of the FeNZ Selection Criteria which can be found on the FeNZ website at downloads / documents / FeNZ Selection Criteria.
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2014-06-19 18:19 - President's Cup 2014
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder to all fencers that entries for the President's Cup 2014 in Wellington close on 3 July 2014.

Remember, this is the last FeNZ qualifying competition for Commonwealth Championships in Largs, Scotland in November 2014.
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2014-06-19 17:52 - NZ U23 Fencing Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInaugural NZ U23 Championships.

Venue: Cashmere High School Gym, entrance from 61 Barrington Road, Cashmere.

Schedule:

Saturday 5 July
Men's Foil:          registration closes 9.15am; 
Men's Foil:          starts 9.45am
Women's Foil:    registration closes 10am,
Women's Foil:    starts 10.30am;
Sabre:      registration closes 1.45pm,
Sabre:      starts 2.15pm  (or once all competitors available).
Sabre mixed unless sufficient numbers to separate, at
organiser's discretion.
Finals:  2pm
followed by NZU23 vs Mainland foil teams
match

Sunday 6 July
Men's Epee:          reg closes 9.00am;
Men's Epee:          starts 9.30am
Women's Epee:    reg closes 10.00am;
Women's Epee:    starts 10.30am.
Finals 2pm
- followed by NZU23 vs Mainland epee teams match.

Entry fees $40 first weapon, $20 each subsequent weapon.

Entry form will be available this weekend.

Consider staying on till Tuesday for very cheap return flights and training
at the Fencing Institute Monday night.

Some billets available - contact the organiser. details on the Fencing MidSouth/Fencing NZ websites tomorrow!

It will be a great competition, so come and be at the very first NZU23s in NZ!
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2014-06-18 13:13 - Refereeing - Are you interested in becoming a top referee?
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAs part of its refereeing programme, FeNZ is looking for the next FIE referee in waiting.

FIE referees are needed as part of FeNZ's international obligations as well as helping to improve the standard of refereeing at domestic competitions.

Being an FIE referee is best suited to someone who is not a serious competitive fencer,  or no longer wishes to pursue competitive fencing. As an FIE referee you will have the opportunity to develop an alternative career in fencing, with the potential for overseas travel.

If you are interested in becoming our next FIE referee or even the one after that, let FeNZ know on secretary@fencing.org.nz.
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2014-05-25 13:56 - President's Cup 2014
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZClick here for information and entry details for the President's Cup 2014.
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2014-05-18 16:40 - Looking for Lost Treasure - Fencing Awards manuals
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZDo you have a collection of 'historic' fencing papers in a cupboard somewhere?

FeNZ is on the look out for a copy of the Fencing Awards manuals developed many years ago - before the time of electronic files.

Each level was a different colour and they progressed through the skill levels.

If you have any of them or even a complete set, could you contact Vicci Lamb on secretary@fencing.org.nz.
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2014-05-13 17:15 - NZ Juniors (U20) - Change of Date - NZ Sec Schools
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNZ Juniors (U20) has been moved to 6 - 7 September 2014 to allow fencers to also attend the Australian Juniors later in the month.

NZ Secondary Schools has been scheduled for 4 - 5 September 2014 immediately prior to NZ Juniors and to fit with school sports week.

Both competitions will be hosted by Fencing North.
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2014-05-12 21:50 - Commonwealth Veterans 2014
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAll veteran fencers wishing to attend the Commonwealth Veteran Championships in Largs, Scotland in November 2014 are asked to indicate their intentions to nominate, to allow preliminary numbers and hotel bookings to be made.

Please contact Vicci Lamb at secretary@fencing.org.nz by Monday 19 May 2014 if you are intending to compete.
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2014-04-23 15:00 - Commonwealth Championships 2014 - Team Manager
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to manage the NZ team to the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Largs, Scotland in November 2014.

A job description is available from secretary@fencing.org.nz or will be posted here shortly.

Nominations setting out skills and experience for the role should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 7 May 2014.
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2014-04-13 19:56 - North Island Fencing Champs 2014
Posted by Jezzamore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt is Fencing North’s pleasure to host the 2014 North Island Fencing Championship. This is the first national open event of the year and a very important competition for fencers aiming at selection for this year’s Commonwealth Games. As always we will endeavour to make this one of the best events of the year. Happy fencing!

Date: Saturday 31st May - Sunday 1st June

Venue: Jack Adam Gym, Massey High School, 274 Don Buck Rd, Massey West, Auckland

Further information including entry forms can be found in this article on Fencing North’s website: http://www.aucklandfencing.com/51-north-island-fencing-champs-2014

Questions? Contact Oliver Agnew, oliver.agnew@hotmail.com
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2014-04-13 19:56 - North Island Fencing Champs 2014
Posted by Fencing_Northmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt is Fencing North’s pleasure to host the 2014 North Island Fencing Championship. This is the first national open event of the year and a very important competition for fencers aiming at selection for this year’s Commonwealth Games. As always we will endeavour to make this one of the best events of the year. Happy fencing!

Date: Saturday 31st May - Sunday 1st June

Venue: Jack Adam Gym, Massey High School, 274 Don Buck Rd, Massey West, Auckland

Further information including entry forms can be found in this article on Fencing North’s website.

Questions? Contact Oliver Agnew
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2014-03-22 16:36 - New FIE B Referee
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to our latest FIE referee Nicola Shackleton on attaining her B licence in Jordan recently.

This is great work and just reward for all the work Nicola has been putting in over the last 12 months since gaining her provisional licence.

If you are interested in working towards an FIE refereeing licence, contact Steve Clarke in Christchurch. Steve is the chair of the Officiating Commission.
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2014-03-19 22:18 - NZ U15/U17's Fencing Championships 2014 - Wellington
Posted by Jezzamore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZDetails for NZ U15/U17's in Wellington have been release.

Information

Timetable

Entry Form

Further details can be found on the Fencing Central Website
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2014-02-27 20:02 - NZ Team to Australian U15 / Cadet Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencers wishing to compete in the Australian U15 / Cadet Championships in Sydney in July 2014 are reminded that there are qualification criteria that must met before fencers can be selected to attend.

The FeNZ Selection Criteria are located in the Downloads section and fencers be familiar with these prior to nomination. Details of the nomination process will be published in March, with a closing date of 29 April 2014.
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2014-02-27 19:56 - Manager - NZ U15 / Cadet team to Australia
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Manager, NZ U15/Cadet team to Australia in July 2014.

Nominations should be made to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 15 March 2014.

The manager will be responsible for organisation and logistics for the team, as well as managing the team whilst in Australia.

A job description is available on request.
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2014-02-20 20:52 - NZ U15 / Cadet Championships 2014
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe NZ U15 / Cadet (U17) Championships will be held in Wellington form 24 - 27 April 2014, at Wellington High School, Taranaki St, Wellington.

23 April 2014 Weapons' Control
24 April 2014 U15 Men's Foil, Women's Epee,
25 April 2014 U15 Men's Epee, Women's Foil, Sabre
26 April 2014 Cadet Men's Foil, Women's Epee
27 April 2014 Cadet Men's Epee, Women's Foil, Sabre

Further details and entry forms will be posted shortly.
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2014-02-09 17:31 - 2014 Affilliations Now Due.
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder to all members of Fencing New Zealand that your affiliations for 2014 are now due, and should be paid on or before 31 March 2014.

Affiliation fees for New Zealand based members are paid to your region, and may be collected through your club.

Members based overseas should pay their affiliation fees through Fencing New Zealand.

Affiliation fees are as follows:
Individual members over and under 18: $50.00
NOTE
An Individual Member is  any person who participates or wishes to participate or have an interest in  the sport of fencing.

Associate members: $20.00
NOTE
An Associate member is any person interested in fencing but who does not wish to participate in competition or Fencing New Zealand programmes. Such persons may include coaches, referees, administration or management skills.

Life Members: No fee
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2014-01-18 15:53 - A Final Salute - Joyce Fenton
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZWe are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joyce Fenton, peacefully, Wednesday 15 January 2014 at Auckland Hospital after a short illness. Loved wife of Alan. The funeral service will be held at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium on Thursday 23 January at 10.30am. In lieu of flowers donations to the SPCA would be appreciated.

Joyce was a New Zealand representative at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, in Kingston, Jamaica. With Gaye McDermot (Individual bronze) and Pam French they won the Women’s Foil Team Bronze. A supporter of fencing in Auckland, she would often visit the major championships with Alan. Fencing North’s “Fenton Epee Championship” bears their name.

We extend our sympathies and condolences to Alan and his family.
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2014-01-16 16:14 - FeNZ AGM
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAgenda for FeNZ Annual General Meeting for 2013
Wellington Swords Club Building
8 Tanera Cres, Brooklyn, Wellington
11.00am Sunday 2 February 2014

1.Apologies

2.Adoption of Minutes AGM 2013

3.Matters arising from previous minutes

4.President's Report

5.Financial Report and Annual Accounts

6.Election of Officers. Nominees:
President –  Ken Claridge              Lamb / Bishop
Secretary General – Victoria Lamb        Gastaldo-Brac / Bishop
Treasurer – no nomination received   
Board Member/s – Ian Perry            Lamb / Bishop
Patron – no nomination received

7.Notices of Motion

Fencing New Zealand Awards and Honours

Over the last 20 years a number of people have made valuable contributions to fencing at a National and International level. I believe that they merit consideration for recognition with FeNZ Award or Honour and/or potentially a National Honour (New Year/Queens Birthday).
There have been no Awards or Honours given in 20 years since the last award to David Grant-Taylor, a Life Membership for services to FeNZ as President.
In the current FeNZ By-laws, Section B, a panel of Life Members grants Service Awards, Distinguished Services Awards, Life Membership or Honorary Life Membership. This system clearly does not work.

Moved that:
I.That at the FeNZ AGM current By-laws concerning Awards (FeNZ By-laws, Section B dated 20 March 2010) are removed.
II.That responsibility for making Awards is taken by the FeNZ Executive Board.
III.After consideration of Award Nominees, the FeNZ Executive Board ongoingly grants Awards and Honours as appropriate.
                      Martin Brill / Kate Brill

8.General Business
    None received.

Please note that each region will set up a skype location where members can view and participate in the meeting. Check your regional website or contact your Regional President for details.
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2013-12-03 21:44 - FeNZ Annual General Meeting
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe FeNZ Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 2 February 2014, commencing 11.00am, in Wellington. Venue tbc.

Election of Officers
Nominations are called for election to the following positions:
President (4 year term)
Secretary General (4 year term)
Individual Members x 2 (2 year term)

Nominations shall be in writing and shall show the names, addresses and signatures of the candidate, proposer and seconder, all of whom must be current financial members of FeNZ. Nominations may be made for more than one position. Each nomination submitted must be accompanied by brief background notes limited to not more than 200 words on the nominee and specifically, a history of their involvement in Fencing in New Zealand.

Notices of Motion
Notices of Motion for consideration at the AGM shall be in writing and signed by the mover and seconder, both of whom
must be current financial members of FeNZ.

General Business
Items under General Business for discussion at the AGM are invited from current financial members of FeNZ, and must be in writing and contain sufficient background so as to allow the issues to be understood.

Nominations for election, Notices of Motion and General Business items close with the Secretary General at midnight 28 December 2013 and can be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz or P O Box 28 056, Wellington.

Vicci Lamb
Secretary General
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2013-11-15 16:39 - FeNZ Annual General Meeting - 2 February 2014
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNotice is given to all financial members of Fencing New Zealand that the Annual General Meeting for 2013 will be held on Sunday 2 February 2014, in Wellington, commencing at 11.00am. Venue to be advised.

Vicci Lamb
Secretary General
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2013-11-11 18:05 - Track suits for NZ Fencer Overseas
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ is making available generic NZ track suits for use by fencers overseas where there is no selected team e.g. when attending Australian competitions as individuals.

Jacket                                                $55.00 + GST
with NZ logo on front left pocket and your family name on the back     
Pants, plain black                            $28.00+GST
                                     
+ freight
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Allow 8 - 10 days for delivery.

Send your request to secretary@fencing.org.nz, with size for jacket and pants, spelling the name wanted on the jacket, and the delivery address.

All orders needed for AFF#4 should be sent to the Secretary no later than 20 November 2013 to ensure delivery in time.
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2013-10-30 01:10 - Results 2013 Oceania Champs
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOceania and New Zealand Fencing Championship Results

Click here for the Full Results

Congratulations to all the medalists, well done to all the fencers, and a massive thank you to the organisors, referees, coaches and volunteers who made this event a success. Well done.
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2013-10-21 18:22 - Oceanic and New Zealand Championships 2013 REMINDER
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZEntries for Oceanic Fencing Champs close on Wednesday 23rd of October.

Please make sure to get entries in as soon as possible. Information for the competition and entry forms can be found here: http://bit.ly/1aDsYxQ
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2013-10-14 21:26 - Coach Development Programme 2014 - Calling new Coaches
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ will be running further coach development courses in 2014 with a particular focus on new coaches at the community level.

The courses will be aimed at bringing coaches based outside the main centres together, to help develop their basic fencing coach skills and to provide a support network that includes issues specific to operating in smaller centres.

If you are interested in attending one of these courses or know of people who might want to attend, let Vicci at secretary@fencing.org.nz know, along with your contact details and we will keep you up with what is happening when in the new year.
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2013-10-14 20:47 - More Fencers in More Places: FIE / FeNZ Development Programme
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ has been privileged to receive from the FIE Development Programme a generous donation of fencing equipment for use to expand fencing in New Zealand.

The focus of the programme is to develop More Fencers in More Places, recognising that there are an increasing number of clubs in new areas,  towns and centres where there have not been clubs before.

Applications are invited from any club for a grant of equipment to assist their membership to grow.

Your application should include a background to your club, its fencer mix, number of affiliated fencers, who is coaching the club and their level of experience, and most importantly how the club will use the equipment to boost numbers of fencers in the short, medium and long term.

We know that many of the clubs in smaller centres may not have experienced coaches and that is fine. It is about how you will build the numbers, take fencing into your community and promote the sport to more people, at any level, any age, any where.

The equipment includes 350N clothing and masks, non FIE electric weapons, bodywires, for sabre, foil,and epee. Clothing has FeNZ Development Programme markings. Equipment is on long term loan and remains the property of FeNZ.

Sizes are medium to large so will be suitable for mid-teens and older only.

Applications can be made to secretary@fencing.org.nz  or snail-mailed to FeNZ P O Box 28 056, Wellington.

Please include contact name and details.

Any queries, contact secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2013-10-06 16:11 - FeNZ introduces the U23 age class
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ is introducing the U23 age class ready for the 2014 fencing year.

The new class will be an incentive to fencers coming out of Juniors (U20) who are keen to continue competing.

An U23 Championship competition has been added to the 2014 FeNZ calendar, and regions will progressively introduce regional U23 events to their calendars. An U23 ranking list will also be introduced for 2014.

The U23 age class has been introduced on a trial basis by the FIE and the various Zone organisations, specifically to attract and retain this age group. The U23 events held around the world over the last couple of years have proven very popular and it is anticipated that they will become formal FIE events in the near future.

This year's Asian Zone U23 was held recently in Kuwait, with one New Zealander, Will Bishop, and a number of Australian fencers attending.
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2013-10-02 23:02 - 2013 Veteran World Fencing Championships, Varna
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZ2013 World Veteran Champs

Update Sunday  6 Oct 2:35pm

Q. Where in the world is Varna?
A. Bulgaria

Congratulations to Fencing Mid South epeeist, Mark Rance (The Fencing Institute) who placed 26th out of 73 Veteran "A" (50+) starters. The pools were strong, with mixed results everywhere. Only 4 fencers from the 11 pools managed all victories, with one, two or three defeats being the norm. Mark qualified for the DE64 33rd seed (3V-3D). In a down to the wire bout he took the victory from 32nd seed Jan Bade (Finland) 10-9. in the DE32, Mark fenced top seeded Jan Tivenios (Sweden) but was over powered 6-10.

Mark's closest ranked Commonwealth fencer was Anton Pollard (GBR) at 40th. Once  again Mark, "Congratulations".

Also competing was our ex-New Zealand fencer Sarah Osvath, now fencing for Australia, who finished a commendable 9th place in the Women's Epee Veteran "A" (50+ with 36 fencers).

The individual weapon events are in veteran categories, A (50+), B (60+) and C (70+) and DE bouts are to 10 hits in 2 periods of 3 minutes. NZ does not have a team competing.

Japan's Naojiro Mitani (Men's Foil), aged just 81 and 8 months, squeaks in as the oldest competitor with several 80 year olds not far behind. Diane Austen competing for Britain in Women's Foil is the oldest women at a young 80.

We thank the Bulgarian Federation and Varna for hosting the Championships.To all competitors, officials and organisors,  "we are impressed and salute you all".

For more on the event, news and results Visit World Veteran Fencing Champs - Varna, Bulgaria 2013

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2013-09-15 12:08 - Oceania/NZ Nationals timetable and entry forms
Posted by Jezzamore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZDetails about the 2013 Oceania Senior Championships and the New Zealand Fencing Championships can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/fencingnorth/event-information/oceanic-fencing-champs-2013
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2013-09-10 12:44 - NZ Junior (U20) Champs - 28-29 September 2013, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNZ Junior (U20) Champs - 28-29 September 2013, Dunedin
Online entry form: http://goo.gl/DPfD7c
Information sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/U20s_2013_Info_Sheet.pdf
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2013-09-09 18:26 - Intention to Nominate - Commonwealth Championships 2014
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencers intending to nominate for selection for the Commonwealth Championships in 2014 are invited to provide a copy of their training plans to assist the FeNZ selectors over the coming months.

Fencers are asked to send their training plans to secretary@fencing.org.nz before Christmas 2013.

There is no set format for training plans but it would be helpful if fencers could include their name, contact details, weapon/s, coach, competition plan and training regime.

Note: providing a plan is not a requirement for selection and submitting a plan or not, will not affect selection decisions in any way.

A copy of the FeNZ Selection criteria can be requested from secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2013-08-26 08:45 - 2013 NZ Secondary School Champs, 7-8 September, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Sec_Schools_2013_Info_Sheet.pdf

Online entry form: http://goo.gl/JnDBIP
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2013-08-21 22:55 - South Island Champs 31 Aug - 1 Sep
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZPlease note the corrected closing date for entries is Friday 23 August.

Entries after this date may be made until 10pm, Thursday 29 August and will attract $30 late fee.

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2013-08-21 22:47 - A Final Salute to Bill Hoskyns, 6 times British Olympic Fencer
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZ

Bill HoskynsOver the years Bill Hoskyns crossed blades with many of New Zealand's fencers. A fencing friend and sportsman par excellence. We are saddened to learn of his passing. 1958 World Epee Champion, and two time Olympic Silver medalist (1960 and 1964) he was always a fencing gentleman and will remain forever a legend. We extend the Final Salute and offer our condolences to his family.

For an account of the man, his life and achievements click here courtesy of The Telegraph

Some photos of Bill Hoskyns.taken by his daughter, Karina Hoskyns Sports Photographer and others from her Fencing Gallery.

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2013-08-15 12:41 - Oceania and NZ Championships 2013 - Preliminary Advice
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZVenue: Te Pai Centre, 31-35 Te Pai Place, Henderson, Auckland
Approximately 30-35 minutes drive from Auckland Airport, and about 15 minutes drive from Auckland city.

Schedule: 25 October: Weapons check (7pm - 9pm)
                 26-28 October: Competition - Timetable to be advised

Accommodation:
Quality Hotel Lincoln Green, across the road from the venue -    RECOMMENDED. Quote 'Fencing NZ’ for special discount.
AK West Motel; 65 Swanson Rd, Henderson - (5 minutes drive / 30 minutes walk from venue)
Quest Hotel; 12 Wadier Place Henderson - (5 minutes car, 20 minute walk)
Lincoln Court Motel; 58 Lincoln Rd, NOT RECOMMENDED  (15 minute walk)
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2013-08-09 12:52 - NZ Junior (U20) Champs - 28-29 September 2013, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOnline entry form: http://goo.gl/DPfD7c
Information sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/U20s_2013_Info_Sheet.pdf
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2013-07-31 20:54 - 2013 NZ Secondary School Champs, 7-8 September, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Sec_Schools_2013_Info_Sheet.pdf

Online entry form: http://goo.gl/JnDBIP
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2013-07-29 18:04 - South Island Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe organisers advise that the South Island Champs will be held in Christchurch at the Fencing Institute, not Timaru as originally indicated on the FeNZ calendar.

Details will be posted shortly.
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2013-07-23 14:52 - FeNZ Selection Criteria
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ have recently adopted a comprehensive set of selection criteria for specific international competitions.

A copy of the document can be requested from secretary@fencing.org.nz, pending its posting on the FeNZ web site.

All fencers considering competing outside New Zealand should read the document and become familiar with it as they build their training and competition programme.
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2013-07-22 21:50 - President's Cup 2013
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThank you to all the athletes, officials, and helpers who made the inaugural President’s Cup what we hope was an enjoyable and successful event. A special thanks to our President, Mr Ken Claridge, for having such wonderful new trophies and medals especially commissioned for the event. The President’s Cup trophy for sportsmanship was awarded by popular vote to Richard Souness, who embodied the spirit that this trophy is intended to promote - he won with honour and he lost with dignity, and he was selfless in his willingness to assist the organisers and support his fellow athletes. Congratulations Richard.

Fencing South
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2013-07-17 23:45 - President's Cup (Winter Nationals) 20-21 July, Dunedin
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe entry form will remain open for another 24 hours until Thursday evening due to the late run on entries.

President's Cup Information Sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Presidents_Cup_Info_Sheet.pdf

President's Cup Online Entry Form: http://goo.gl/srmlO

Entries Close at 10pm Thursday 18 July
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2013-07-02 09:43 - The President's Cup (Winter Nationals) 20-21 July, Dunedin
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThis year FeNZ introduces a new national competition to the tournament calendar, The President's Cup. The first President's Cup will be held in Dunedin on 20-21 July (coinciding with the start of Dunedin's Cadbury Chocolate Carnival week).

2013 also marks the 100th anniversary of the F.I.E. (Federation Internationale D'Escrime), and we invite you to join us in Dunedin to celebrate this centenary.

Regards
Fencing South

President's Cup Information Sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Presidents_Cup_Info_Sheet.pdf

President's Cup Online Entry Form: http://goo.gl/srmlO

Entries Close at 10pm Wednesday 17 July

Full ranking points will be awarded even with lower entry numbers

As of 12/07/13 entries are:
MF: 9
WF: 4
ME: 9
WE: 3
MS: 4
WS: 1
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2013-06-10 14:44 - The President's Cup (Winter Nationals) 20-21 July, Dunedin
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThis year FeNZ introduces a new national competition to the tournament calendar, The President's Cup. The first President's Cup will be held in Dunedin on 20-21 July (coinciding with the start of Dunedin's Cadbury Chocolate Carnival week).

2013 also marks the 100th anniversary of the F.I.E. (Federation Internationale D'Escrime), and we invite you to join us in Dunedin to celebrate this centenary.

Regards
Fencing South

President's Cup Information Sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Presidents_Cup_Info_Sheet.pdf

President's Cup Online Entry Form: http://goo.gl/srmlO

Entries Close at 10pm Wednesday 17 July
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2013-06-09 23:30 - AFF Robyn Chaplin, Adelaide
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to medalists and well done to our finalists:

Open Women's Epee: 2nd (Silver) Jennifer Jackson
Open Men's Epee: last 16, William Bishop; last 32 Mark Rance, Quin Downs.
Veteran Men's Epee: 3rd= (bronze) Mark Rance, quarter finalists Quin Downs.

Results AFF Robyn Chaplin Memorial
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2013-06-06 18:20 - 2013 Asian Fencing Champs Results
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZMen's Epee: After four victories out of six bouts, William Bishop was 29th seed in to the incomplete DE 64 (56 fencers - 8 byes). Sadly he lost 15-9 to Korean AN Sung Ho (36th seed), so final placing 38th out of field of 70 fencers.

Live Stream ... available Mainland China (?) but if you wait you end up with something, in a lot of Chinese, good luck ...

More results to come - competition still in play!

04 June    Women's Foil Individual          Men's Sabre Individual
05 June    Women's Epee Individual       Men's Foil Individual
06 June    Women's Sabre Individual      Men's Epee Individual
07 June    Women's Foil Teams               Men's Sabre Teams
08 June - Teams Women's Epee and Men's Foil Results not available yet TBA
09 June - Teams MEn's Epee and Women's Sabre Results not available yet TBA
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2013-05-27 18:15 - North Island Champs Entries - Urgent Notice
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZDue to website issues, please find the entry information and form for North Island Champs at this location: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ifnzvc6wbc7n506/NIFC%202013%20Entry%20Form%20and%20Information.pdf 

Entries accepted up until midday tomorrow (Tuesday 28 May).
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2013-05-07 21:52 - Senior World Championships 2013 - re-opening of nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ, following its meeting of 5 May 2013, is inviting nominations from fencers who wish to be considered for selection to attend the Senior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in August 2013, and who did not nominate in the original call.

Selection will be in accordance with the selection criteria for Senior World Championships approved at the FeNZ meeting of 5 May 2013, and will be subject to acceptance of late entry by the event organisers.

Nominations must be with the Secretary General of FeNZ no later than Tuesday 14 May 2013, on secretary@fencing.org.nz.

World Championships
Selected entry to meet FeNZ goals , minimum qualification for selection consideration.       
                                        Foil / Epee          Sabre           
    NZ Champs, Pres Cup, NI, SI       top 4*        top 2*
        AFF 1,2,3,4               top 32#          top 32#
        Asian Zone U23          top 32#        top 32#
        FIE Senior World Cup      top 64#        top 64#
        Asian Seniors            top 64#    top 64#

Regular participation in the relevant High Performance Programme is preferred.

* compulsory - minimum of 2) For NZ based fencers.
#                      minimum of 2)
For fencers competing outside NZ or resident outside NZ, equivalent results should be submitted with any nomination.

Results are taken from the 12 month period prior to nomination.
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2013-04-29 22:13 - Australian U15 / Cadet (U17) and Oceania Cadet Nominations - last call
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder that nominations for fencers wishing to attend the Australian U15 and U17 age group Championships in Sydney 6 - 10 July 2013, and / or the Oceania Cadet Championships in Noumea, New Caledonia 12 - 14 July 2013 need to have their nominations to secretary@fencing.org.nz by 30 April 2013 (that is Tuesday, tomorrow.)

For those who have not already nominated using the FeNZ nomination form ealier, please send an email to the FeNZ address above no later than tomorrow (30 April 2013) with your details and the events you wish to enter, and a form will be sent back to you for completion, and deposit of the nomination fee.

Note that all fencers must be correctly affiliated and have competed in the NZ U15 / U17 Championships for 2013.

Any queries, contact secretary@fencing.org.nz or call 04 970 7496 in the evening.
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2013-04-29 22:00 - NZ U15 / U17 (Cadet) Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ congratulates all the fencers on a very successful U15 and Cadet (U17) Championship held over the weekend in Christchurch.

Congratulations to all the new National Champions - there were some excellent performances. Congratulations also to the other medal winners, and there were several personal bests tucked in there, especially the younger fencers.

Well done to all of the fencers who participated. It is not easy to step up to this level of competition but all the fencers did very well.

FeNZ would like to thank all those who helped to make the competition a big success. Special thanks to Kate and Martin Brill, and their band of helpers... who are legion. Without you, the competition would not have run as smoothly and efficiently as it did.

A great venue, with or without the added extras that Christchurch can bring  (I counted two) a fire drill and a really good atmosphere.

Well done all. FeNZ looks forward to seeing you all at the next competition - North Island Champs in Wellington at Queen's Birthday.
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2013-04-23 22:16 - Reminder - Overdue Affiliations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder that all fencers renewing their affiliation for 2013 should have completed this by 31 March 2013. Any fencer not having affiliated is now unfinancial and cannot nominate, enter or fence in any competition in New Zealand or overseas.

Any unfinancial fencers will be removed from the ranking lists, and will not be eligible for ranking points arising during that time. Ranking points cannot be reinstated at a later date.

FeNZ affiliation fees are used to run fencing in New Zealand, including providing equipment to regions, coach training, team support, referees and administrators that make the sport function. Please remember that your local co-ordinating committee and the FeNZ Board are all volunteers who give their time to support and grow the sport.

Any queries, contact your regional co-ordinating committee members or FeNZ on secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2013-04-23 08:48 - Timetable NZU15 & NZU17 Champs 26-28 April
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZEvents Timetable for this weekend's National Championships is now available.  For any enquiries, please contact Kate Brill, email katebrill@paradise.net.nz.  For more information, maps etc go to the Fencing MidSouth website, www.fencingmidsouth.org.nz.

Look forward to seeing lots of you soon in Christchurch!!
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2013-04-13 20:19 - NZ Under 15 and Under 17 Championships
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZON-LINE ENTRY - NZ Under 15 and Under 17 Championships (Christchurch)

If you are entering both NZU15 and NZU17 events, you need to enter them separately. ie enter U15 events on the U15 form.  Enter U17 events on the U17 form.  Thanks

NZ Under 15 Champs (Born 1998 or after)
NZ Under 17 Champs (Born 1996 or after)

Further info at Fencing Mid South web Site

NZ Under 15 and NZ Under 17 Entries  (Last Update 17.04.2013)
NZ U15EpeeFoilSabreNZ U17EpeeFoilSabre
Girls372Girls9163
Boys5203Boys12196
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2013-04-01 15:00 - From the FIE - Sabre Gloves
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZSabre gloves
FIE earlier advised that the new gloves for sabre would be available from 15 April 2013. This has been be postponed and the new list of homologated gloves for sabre will be compulsory from 1 September 2013.

Check the FIE website (Urgent letters) for the full details.
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2013-03-13 01:10 - NZ Under 15/17 Champs Preliminary Info Notice No.1
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZPreliminary Notice No.1 Click to View

Contains Timetable, Location, Accommodation and other useful information for planning your visit.

To visit web site Click to View
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2013-03-11 20:58 - NZ U15 and Cadet Championships 2013 Preliminary Notice
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZProvisional Timetable:  (all events are Individual)

Thursday 25 April (Anzac Day)
Weapons check Thursday evening  (and daily before each event starts for out of town fencers)

Friday 26 April
U15 Boys' Foil
U15 Girls' Foil
U15 Girls' Epee
U15 Boys' Sabre  (this event may be moved to Saturday 27 April)
U15 Girls Sabre    (this event may be moved to Saturday 27 April)

Saturday 27 April
U17 Men's Foil
U17 Women's Epee

Sunday 28 April
U17 Women's Foil
U17 Men's Epee
U17 Men's Sabre
U17 Women's Sabre

Venue:
Cashmere High School Gym
Entry from 61 Barrington Road, Cashmere, Christchurch

The Tournament Organiser is Kate Brill.
Email: katebrill@paradise.net.nz
Phone: 03 351 6485 or Mob:   022 048 5037
Post: 12 Harrods Court, Ilam, Christchurch 8053
Entry forms and further information will be published on the Mid South website; http://www.fencingmidsouth.org.nz
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2013-03-06 22:37 - 2013 Asian Cadet and Junior Champs, Bangkok, Thailand
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZWai-Ling ChanAfter the first two days competition our fencers were finally on the piste for the 2013 Asian Cadet (Under 17) Championships:

A good performance from Sheldon Ogilivie in Men's Epee placed 19th out of 56 fencers (last year 23/50).

Another great event for Wai Ling Chan who fenced well and consistently, reaching the quarter final of the Women's Epee placing 6th out of 47 fencers (last year 5th/42).

Overall a great showing Kia Kaha!

Under the good coaching guidance of Daniel Chan they had a day off from competition, and took the opportunity to train with other countries fencers, then watching the teams events. Wednesday saw them have a  complete rest day to prepare for the beginning of the Junior Championship events starting Thursday.


Last Updated 08.03.2013  23:30
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2013-03-06 22:36 - Epee Coach Development Oportunity
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe FIE has invited NZ to send one epee coach to the next coach training course to assist in developing the number and quantity of our coaches.

The course is suited to middle and high level coaches.

The course is being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 22nd  of April ( day of arrival)  to 05th of May (day of departure) 2013.

The 2 weeks teaching programme will consist of 30 hours per week and 60 hours over the 2 weeks. The course will be conducted by 2 FIE experts with great experience of coach education.

At the end of the course and after a final examination an FIE coaching diploma will be awarded.

Each participant will have full board and accommodation paid for by the FIE during the whole course. The coach education lessons and the transport from the airport to the accommodation and to the training venue will be paid by the FIE. In addition the FIE will send the flight ticket for the participants.

Any coach interested in attending this course should advise Secretary General on secretary@fencing.org.nz, no later than Tuesday 12 March 2013. Please include details of current qualifications and experience, and how you would see your coaching develop as a result of attending the course.
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2013-01-24 15:05 - Summer Fencing
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOur fencers performed with distinction  over the summer months.

Congratulations to our most recent Champions, medallists, finalist and all our participants.

Quin Downs, Gold medal, Men’s Epee Oceania Zone 60+ Masters Champion (7th overall).
Mark Rance and Kyle MacDonald, Bronze medals , (40+) overall 3rd equal Men’s Epee Oceania Masters Championships.
Wai-Ling Chan, Silver medal, 2nd Women’s Epee Hong Kong Under 17’s (30 fencers).

Brief Results for all our fencers click here

Coming Event – 2013 NZ Master Games, Wanganui, Fencing on 9th-10th February
NZ Masters Games
Fencing Information 2013 NZ Masters
Registration 2013 NZ Masters
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2013-01-21 20:04 - FeNZ AGM 2013
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe FeNZ AGM will be held at 7.00pm on Sunday 3 February 2013 at 266 Adelaide Road, Wellington. Members may also attend through joining their Regional President who will be attending via skype.

Linked below are the Agenda, minutes from the 2012 AGM and the proposed constitution for adoption.

Agenda: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Agenda_AGM_2013.doc
Minutes 2012 AGM: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/FeNZ_Consitution_For_Adoption_2013.doc
Proposed Constitution: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Minutes_(Draft)_FeNZ_AGM_24_March_2012.doc

Victoria Lamb
Secretary General
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2013-01-06 17:57 - Notice of AGM of Fencing New Zealand - Note correct time
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZ6 January 2013

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand Inc. commencing at 7.00pm on Sunday 3 February 2013, at 266 Adelaide Road, Wellington, and via Skype at each of the Regional Presidents' addresses.

Notices of Motion or Matters to be Considered
Notices of Motion or Matters to be Considered to be placed on the Agenda must be with the Secretary General not later than 5.00pm Friday 18 January 2013. (P O Box 28-056, Wellington, or secretary@fencing.org.nz)

Nominations for Officers
Nominations for the following Officers must be with the Secretary General, as above) not later than 5.00pm Friday 18 January 2013.
Patron
President
Secretary General
Treasurer

Persons nominated must have been financial members of FeNZ in 2012  or be a financial member for 2013, as recoded by the FeNZ affiliation database. Nominations for Officers must be signed by the nominator and seconder, and the person being nominated.

Victoria Lamb
Secretary General
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2012-11-27 23:32 - Thank you - Thirty years ago today ...
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA profound “thank you” to the Fencing community – the fencers, parents, friends and supporters -  those passionate and dedicated enough to coach it;  all those who’ve had the chance to learn it; those who’ve chosen to stay and develop their skills, some for many years; those who are willing to put in the hours to run the clubs, the national and regional bodies, the competitions, canteens and training camps; the selectors, referees…

Thanks to you and all of the people who came before  – we found each other 34 years ago.  Today we celebrated being married for 30 years – fencing has been interwoven into our lives throughout that time, never far from the forefront.  Wonderful experiences, people, encounters and memories.  Thanks!  Here’s to the future… 

Kate & Martin Brill
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2012-11-06 00:46 - Video - 2012 NZ Men's EpeeChampionship Final
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZ2012 Men's Epee Championship Final 20 October 2012
Kyle Macdonald vs Mark Rance



Video provided by Oliver Agnew
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2012-10-26 23:24 - LOST & FOUND: National Champs
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA number of fencers  have mislaid clothing and equipment. Please check and if you have more or less than you should then Email to: enter@fencingmidsouth.org.nz and we will advertise items here.

Found- Items In need of Home:
Asics Cross Trainer sport shoes; black, purple stripes, yellow flashings size 9 US /  7 UK
Multi-tool; has a distinctive tool feature

Lost:
Lost Items found and being returned.
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2012-10-23 23:23 - NZ National Championships - Results
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFull Results:
Men's Foil Individual and Men's Foil Teams
Women's Epee Individual and Women's Epee Teams
Men's Epee Individual and Men's Epee Teams
Women's Foil Individual and Women's Foil Teams
Men's Sabre Individual and Women's Sabre Individual
Other Championship Awards

Raffle Draw: Heart Rate Monitor - William Bishop; Headphones - Martin Brill; $75 Mainland Fencing Voucher - Graham Payne. Thank you to all who entered for draw and our sponsors; Elite Fitness, Noel Leeming ( Riccarton), Mainland Fencing, Christchurch City Council, Pub Charity who contributed to the success of these Championships. 

Thank you to our helpers with setting up, running the competition and caffeteria, and the tidy and cleanup. A special mention to Fencing South fencers who stayed on late to assit with Friday set-up we appreciated their contribution. Thank you to Fencing North, Central and South for loan of equipment and FeNZ and the FIE for the new pistes.

Finally, thank you to the fencers for being who you are, Superb.
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2012-10-23 00:05 - 2012 NZ CUP
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe National Championships completes the events for the 2012 NZ Cup contested over all the FeNZ events. As well as the National Championships, the NZ Cup national circuit events include the North Island Champs, South Island Champs and the four regional Championships of North, Central, Mid-South and South.

The 2012 Fencing New Zealand NZ Cup winners are:
Men's Foil - Hamish Clarke
Women's Foil - Fiona McDonald
Men's Epee - Andreas Sesun
Women's Epee - Sheryl Fan
Men's Sabre - Daniel Kahu
Women's Sabre - Lisa Goral
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2012-10-18 12:26 - Young Guard Challenge the Old Guard - Press Release
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZTV coverage NZ Fencing Champs - CTV 6pm - 630pm Friday 19th Oct

Young Guard Challenge the Old Guard at Fencing National Championships over Labour Weekend in Christchurch (Appeared in The Press 17/10/12)

There'll be some sparks flying off the blades at the National Champs this weekend, as more than 80 fencers battle for national individual and team honours and New Zealand's rising stars look  to match themselves against the experience and skill of their elders in 3 days of intense competition at the Canterbury Table Tennis Center in Blenheim Road.

Thanking our Sponsors Pub >Charity and Christchurch City Council for their support.
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2012-10-10 13:09 - Entry Form 2012 NZ National Fencing Champs 20-22 Oct.
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing Mid-South is proud to host the 2012 National Fencing Championships.
We look forward to welcoming you to Christchurch, 20-22 October.
Latest Event Registrations as of 10/10/2012.
Visit Fencing Mid South NZ Champs website
Check the FeNZ Minimum Equipment Standards
Available the Weapon Check Details
Info on How To Pass FeNZ Weapon Check
Download printable pdf copy How To Pass FeNZ Weapon Check

Contact Organisors: Send Email Now To: nzchamps@fencingmidsouth.org.nz
FeNZ Minimum Equiment Standards           
NZ Championship Registrations:
Entries (83)FoilEpee Sabre
Men's (58)283411
Women's (25)1793

Last Update 18/10/2012
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2012-10-09 13:10 - Asian Junior & Cadet Championships
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZWell done to our fencers - they Stood Tall
Full Cadet Results and the Junrio Results
IN BRIEF
Women's Junior Epee - 52 fencers: Wai Ling Chan with 4V out of 6 was seeded 16th in to the DE. A bye followed by a victory 15-12 over Sakineh Nouri (IRI) set up a Trans-Tasman challenge against No1 seed Diana Sher (AUS) in the DE16. The eventual bronze medalist won 15-12 and Wai Ling's final placing was 12th.

Men's Junior Foil - 61 fencers: Daniel Garelja with 3V out of 6 was seeded 32nd, and drew Aditya Baskara (INA) who came out strongly, defeating Daniel 15-6. Daniels final placing 38th.

Junior Men's Epee - 76 fencers: Lucian Nightingale took 3V out of 6 and was seeded 34th in to the DE64 where he took out Ajay Kumar (INA) 15-11but then drew No2 seed Darkhan Yedilkanuly (KAZ). Lucian was not able to gain domination and lost 15-8. Lucian took a final placing of 28th. Further down the pools Sheldon Ogilvie took just 1V out of 6, not enough to qualify for the DE. Sheldon Ogilvie's final placing 66th.

Asian Junior Champs Men's Epee started 5th Oct, total 76 fencers from 24 countries. We had Lucian Nightingale and, the youngest  fencer in this event, Sheldon Ogilvie stepping up to participate. After their performances in the Cadets we now wish them all the best for the Juniors -  Kia Kaha, Stand Tall.

ASIAN CADET FENCING CHAMPS RESULTS:
Girl's Epee 18 countries 42 fencers:
Wai Ling Chan after the pool ranked 2nd and fenced all the way to a final place 5th.
Boy's Epee 19 countries 50 fencers:
Lucian Nightingale ranked 20th after the  pool final place 15th
Sheldon Ogilvie ranked 21st after the pool final place 23rd
Boy's Foil 21 countries 61 fencers:
Daniel Garelja after the pool ranked 8th, placed 18th after loosing in the top 32.


Kind regards, Daniel Chan
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2012-10-08 17:28 - Happy Birthday Olga Jekyll (Life Member Christchurch)
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZHappy Birthday Olga Jekyll, 8th Oct 2012. 94 today. On behalf of all the fencers of all the clubs, we wish her the very best.
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2012-10-07 18:40 - A Final Salute To Alex Ongley
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAlex Ongley passed away on 4 October 2012 at Auckland Hospital, after a short illness; aged 80. Dearly loved husband and soul mate of Gaylene. Treasured and loved brother, uncle, godfather and friend to many. "One of life's true gentleman". A service for Alex will be held in All Saints Chapel, Purewa Crematorium, 100 St John's Road, Meadowbank on Wednesday 10 October at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, P.O.Box 11006, Musselburgh, Dunedin 9049 would be appreciated or may be left at the service.

We extend our condolences and thoughts to Gaylene, family and friends at this sad time.
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2012-10-04 01:32 - 2012 Commonwealth Veteran Champs - Singapore
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZQuin Downs (60+) took third place in the 60+ men's epee and placed 18th overall.
A spritely Mark Rance (40+) reached the final, placing 6th overall. He was overall 2nd seed after the pools. Fencing strongly he then was overataken by the 8th seeded English fencer, Jason Scrimshaw who then moved on to become the eventual winner and Masters Champion.

Congratulations to our team and we wish George Strati a speedy recovery and return to the piste.

Results at http://cvfc2012.sg/results.html
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2012-10-03 13:05 - TVNZ 1 Fencing Breakfast TV Thursday Morning 4 October
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZTVNZ will be running the 'More Interest In Fencing After Olympics' tomorrow morning on Breakfast TV. The filming was done at the NZ National Schools Championship.

Well done Kyle.
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2012-08-17 16:33 - Asian Zone Cadet and Juniors Championships 2012 – Bali, Indonesia
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCall for Nominations

Nominations are called for from those eligible fencers wishing to nominate for selection to compete in the Asian Zone Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships in Bali, Indonesia from 30 September – 8 October 2012.

Nominations will only be accepted on the FeNZ Nomination form (insert link to nomination form here) by the stated closing date for nominations, and subject to the nomination fee of $150.00 being deposited. Please Note: A nomination is a formal commitment to attend if selected, so please consider carefully your availability before submitting a nomination.

Fencers selected to attend will be responsible for all associated costs, including but not limited to all travel, accommodation, entry fees, FIE licence, full management and referee costs in the event that either or both are required.

Fencers must have attended the relevant NZ age group championship event in 2012 in order to be considered for selection.

Nominations close Friday 24 August 2012 with the Secretary, FeNZ, P O Box 28 056, Wellington 6012 or secretary@fencing.org.nz.

Competition details: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Bali _AJFC_2012_details.pdf
Accommodation Information: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Bali_AJFC_2012.pdf
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2012-08-08 22:05 - NZ Secondary School Champs: 8-9 Sep 2012, Auckland
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing North are proud hosts of the 2012 NZ Secondary School Championships

NZSS 2012 Competition Details
Download a pdf Copy of Event Details
Or Go On-line For Event Registration
For Printable Entry Form NZSS Entry Form 2012
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2012-08-07 20:34 - South Island Champs 1 & 2 September
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation and entry form for South Island Championships

1 & 2 September, Dunedin

http://goo.gl/hnEmO
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2012-07-30 20:40 - Coaching training
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOver the last three weekends we have had two foil and one epee coach training courses in Auckland and Wellington with 34 fencers attending the trainings.
Leon Thomas, the South Australia State Coaching Director, provided the first classes for level one accreditation and will be back in the country to finish off the training later in the year.
A huge thanks from the trainees at the courses to Leon for coming over, to FeNZ for organising the courses and to the NZ Olympic Committee for funding the courses.
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2012-07-27 07:33 - The Timaru Sword Club Invitational
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThank you to Timaru Swords Club for hosting this inaugural event. It was a great success, bringing together 22 fencers from Dunedin, Christchurch and Oamaru.

For news and results Click Here For Details
Or visit Fencing Mid South's web site: http://www.fencingmidsouth.org.nz/events.html
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2012-07-19 22:28 - NZ Junior (U20) Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNew Zealand Junior Fencing Championships 2012

All information and entry forms can be downloaded from www.fencingcentral.com

Venue
Wellington High School Gym
Tarinaki St
Wellington

The venue will be secure over night and has shower facilities.

Format
This is an individual and team competition. The individual section will consist of a round of poules followed by a DE. The teams section will be a poule unique.

Weapons Check

Friday 17th August, 18:00-20:30, at venue All weapons. All Wellington based fencers need to arrange for their gear to be checked at this time.
Saturday 18th August, from 08:00, at venue Sabre weapons check, with high priority to out of towners, followed by Men's Foil and then by Women's Epee.
Sunday 19 August, from 08:30, at venue Men's Epee weapons check, with high priority
to out of towners, followed by Women's Foil.

Please insure you are getting your gear checked as early as possible, preferably the day before it is needed. There will be weapons check staff at the venue during each event.

Gear Requirements

Whites Minimum of 350N Jacket, Breeches and Mask, with 800N Plastron
Blades FIE Foil and Epee blades, S2000 or later Sabre blades
Clear Visors Will not be accepted for epee or foil
Foil Masks The new bibs are required, retro fits are accepted

For more information check www.fencing.org.nz under Information/Presidents Corner, Gear Requirements.

Timetable

Day Weapon Registration Start Time Final (estimate)
Saturday 18th August Sabre* 08:30 to 08:45 09:00 11:00
Men's Foil 11:30 to 11:45 12:00** 17:00
Women's Epee 12:00 to 12:15 12:30 17:15
Dinner Genghis Khan Restraurant
Sunday 19th August Men's Epee 09:00 to 09:15 09:30 14:30
Women's Foil 10:00 to 10:15 10:30 14:45

* Will be mixed if insufficient entries are received
** Subject to the completion of Men's Sabre

The prize giving will be held at the completion of each event.

Entry fee
$50 for one weapon
$20 for each additional weapon
$80 per team
$50 late entry fee for any entries after 8th August
Free entry for fencers outside of New Zealand.

To pay by direct credit, email juniors@fencingcentral.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . "Fencing Central Inc" for cheques.

Entries
The form and information can be downloaded here.
All Fencers must be under 20 years of age as at the 1st January 2012.
Entries are due on the 8th August. Any late entries will incur a late entry fee of $50.00. All entries must include payment. Entry forms can be emailed by clicking the email button on the pdf form.
Refunds will not be made if the competitor withdraws within 72 hours of the relevant event unless unforeseeable circumstances arise.
Team entries are to be by region only, one team per region .

Affiliation
All fencers competing in NZ Junior Fencing Champs must be affiliated with the relevant region at the time of entry.

Dinner
The dinner is open to all competitors, family and friends. The dinner will start from 7:30, Saturday 18th August. We will be collecting names for the booking on Saturday 19th August.

The venue is:
Genghis Khan Restaurant
25 Majorbanks St
Wellington

http://bars-restaurants.wellingtonnz.com/restaurant/genghis-khan-restaurant

Tournament Organiser
Jeremy Peters

Contact
Jeremy Peters
PO Box 25021, Panama St, Wellington
juniors@fencingcentral.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.fencingcentral.com
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2012-06-11 23:03 - 2012 NZ National Fencing Championships Preliminary Info
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing New Zealand's 2012 National Fencing Championships, hosted by Fencing Mid South, in Christchurch 20-22 October 2012.

Preliminary information click here
Includes venue and accommodation. We encourage participants to book their travel and accommodation early.

Download Preliminary Information Sheet No.1 (pdf)
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2012-06-11 22:31 - Coming Events - Christchurch
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCHRISTCHURCH - JOIN IN THE FUN
17 June, Sunday; Mid Winter Cup - Epee - Foil - Sabre download details

23-24 June: The Games Of The Future: for Under 13 to Under 17 fencers; download details

Easy to enter - Use Fencing Mid South's On-Line Competition Entry Form
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2012-05-13 16:54 - North Island Champs - Dinner
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZDinner on the Saturday night of the NI’s is at John Garelja's farm, 63 Fred Taylor Drive, 3 minutes from venue, $10 head, BYO alcohol, other drinks supplied free, Lamb and chicken on the spit starting around  7 -7.30pm  depending on finish of fencing for the day. To help with catering please RSVP to garbros@clear.net.nz by Wed 30st May although late exceptions can be made.
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2012-04-27 20:26 - Call for Nominations: Australian U15 & Cadet Championships, Marrickville, Sydney
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited from all fencers who wish to attend the Australian U15 and Cadet (U17) Championships in Sydney 30 June - 4 July 2012.

Nominations must be made on the General Nomination Form and accompanied by the nomination fee, no later than 15 May 2012.  Fencers must have attended the 2012 NZ U15 or Cadet Championship to be qualified to nominate, unless an exemption has been granted.

An information sheet is attached, which has preliminary details and the timetable. Please read it carefully before nominating, as a nomination is a commitment to attend.

Any queries please contact Vicci Lamb FeNZ on secretary@fencing.org.nz

Australian U15 and Cadet (U17) Championships 2012  Information Sheet: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/2012_Australian_U15_Cadet_Championships.doc
FeNZ General Nomination Form: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/FeNZ_General_Nomination_Form.doc
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2012-04-24 09:30 - North Island Champs Info Sheet 2012
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation and entry form for the North Island Championships  2 & 3 June 2012: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rG4FJ6AeA-61zHbJYuZ9c1G7PIA0YfOAAaAwANUESO8/edit
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2012-04-18 20:06 - Results NZ under 15 and Under 17 Champs 13-15 April 2012
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThank you to our host Fencing South and Dunedin's Claymore Swords club for their friendly Team of organisors. A big thank you to all the referees who managed every bout; Michael Amyes, Chris Bell, Hamish Clarke, Steve Clarke, Sally McCance, Fiona McDonald and Rachel Rowlands.

Congratulations to our latest National Champions. Bravo to our medalists. Well done to all the participants.

Under 15 (Mixed Foil):
1st Wai Ling Chan (Fencing Institute)    

Under 17 (Cadets):
1st Mens Foil: Julius Herzhoff (Fencing Institute)
1st Women's Epee: Wai Ling Chan (Fencing Institute)
1st Mixed Sabre: Alexander Thomas (Upper Hutt College FC)
1st Men's Epee: Alexander Thomas (Upper Hutt College FC)
1st Women's Foil: Olive Butler (Claymore Swords Club)

For all the results visit Fencing Mid South Events,  Latest Results.
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2012-04-18 19:17 - Results - U15 & U17 National Championships
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFull Results U15 & U17 National Championships...

Thank you to everyone who participated and those who helped organise and run the competition.
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2012-04-01 17:50 - FeNZ Annual General Meeting
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand was held on 24 March 2012.

Officers elected were
Patron: Mr R D Peterson
President: Ken Claridge
Secretary-General: Vicci Lamb
Treasurer: Robert Gastaldo Brac

FeNZ Affiliation fees 2012
All fencers : $40.00
Associates: $20.00
Note: Associate is a non-fencing person with an interest in the sport and includes coaches, referees and administrators, and fencers who fence only within their own club.

Affiliation fees are now due and are required to be paid no later than 17 April 2012, through a fencer's home region.

Only fencers domiciled overseas may affiliate directly to FeNZ.

Vicci Lamb
Secretary General
secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2012-03-11 23:55 - At Last, the 2011 Mid-South Epee and Foil Championships
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing Mid South is proud to announce our 2011 Foil and Epee Champions. We thank all the fencers and clubs who participated and supported our 2011 regional foil and epee championship.

We present:
- The 2011 Fencing Mid-South Foil Champion - Hamish Clarke
- The 2011 Fencing Mid-South Epee Champion - Martin Brill

For details of the events and final placings Click Here
Updated 11 March 2012
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2012-03-11 18:29 - Entry Forms for NZ U15 & U17s, 13-15 April 2012, Dunedin
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNew Zealand U15 Fencing Championships 2012 Entry Form:

http://goo.gl/7HPLD

New Zealand U17 Fencing Championships 2012 Entry Form:

http://goo.gl/WQh0e

Please note that entries close off at 8.00pm, Wednesday 11 April.

Online entries have now closed - late entries, please contact fencingsouth@gmail.com
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2012-03-07 23:33 - Jump in to Fitness - Walk, Run, Cycle or Multisport
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZWant to be active and start the fencing season healthier, fitter, able to perform better? Want to get more out of your fencing?

Feel like you need to do more? Then check out ActiveSmart and start today. Choose from Walking, Running, Cycling or Multisport programmes from weight loss and fitness goals to competitive performance goals.

A new improved ACC web site for sport with free personalised training programmes and training advice.

Check out ActiveSmart https://activesmart.co.nz
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2012-02-27 18:44 - NZ National U15/U17s Timetable 13-15 April 2012
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe venue is the Claymore Swords Club rooms, top floor, 106 Bond St (Cnr of Police St and Bond St), Dunedin

An entry form will be available shortly. Any questions - contact Fi McDonald at fencingsouth@gmail.com

Timetable:
Thursday 12 April :
Weapons check #1 for U15s – 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Friday 13 April: 
U15 Foil – Registration 9.00am - 9.15am Fencing commences 9.30am
Weapons check #2 for U17s– 6.30pm – 7.30pm (Note that foil equipment checked for the U15s does not have to be checked a 2nd time)

Saturday 14 April:
U17 Men’s Foil – Registration 9.00am - 9.15am Fencing commences 9.30am
U17 Women’s Epee – Registration: 11.00am - 11.15am Fencing commences 11.30am

Sunday 15 April: 
U17 Men’s Epee – Registration 9.00am - 9.15am Fencing commences 9.30am
U17 Women’s Foil – Registration: 11.00am - 11.15am Fencing commences 11.30am
U17 Sabre – Registration: 3.00pm - 3.15pm Fencing commences 3.30pm
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2012-02-25 18:46 - FeNZ AGM Notice
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNotice of Annual General Meeting  for Year Ending 31 December 2011.

25 February 2012

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand Inc. commencing at 2.00pm on Saturday 24 March 2012, at the Committee Room,  Student Union Building, Victoria University, Wellington.

Notices of Motion or Matters to be Considered
Notices of Motion or Matters to be Considered to be placed on the Agenda must be with the Secretary General not later than 5.00pm Saturday 3 March 2012.

Nominations for Officers
Nominations for the following Officers must be with the Secretary General not later than 5.00pm Saturday March 3 2012.
Patron
President
Secretary General
Treasurer

Persons nominated must have been financial members of FeNZ in 2011  or be a financial member for 2012, as recoded by the FeNZ affiliation database. Nominations for Officers must be signed by the nominator and seconder, and the person being nominated.


Victoria Lamb
Secretary General
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2012-02-13 19:56 - 2012 Dunedin Masters Games - Fencing
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe 2012 Dunedin Masters Games was a fencing treat, a festival for all the twenty plus enthusiasts of the noble art and sport. Fencers from all over NZ were represented; Auckland Hamilton, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown ...  Absolutely, positively, fantastic; fun and a good rollicking time was had by all. From the first nervous tension, there was excitement, passion, fun and laughter all the way to the après fencing events. Simply, it was memorable.

For more details, a word from our Organisor Vanda Symon with results and link to photos Click Here
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2012-01-29 16:22 - Planning your Fencing Year?
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZHave you started planning your fencing year? Here are some overseas events for you to keep in mind.

Veterans
Commonwealth Veterans - Singapore  27 - 30 September 2012

Open
AFF#1 - Melbourne                                  23 - 25 March 2012
AFF#2 - Adelaide                                        9 - 11 June 2012
AFF#3 - Perth                                        17 - 20 August 2012
AFF#4 (Aus Nationals) Canberra        7 - 11 December 2012
Singapore International - Singapore                5 - 8 July 2012

U23
Asian U23 - Manilla                                    23 - 24 June 2012 

Juniors (U20)
Oceania Zone Juniors - New Caledonia      13 - 15 July 2012
Australian Juniors - Brisbane                    4 - 7 October 2012
Asian Zone Cadets/ Juniors - Bali        20 - 27  October 2012

Cadet (U17)
Aus. U15 / Cadets -  Sydney                30 June - 5 July 2012
Asian Zone Cadets/ Juniors - Bali        20 - 27  October 2012
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2011-11-04 19:25 - Important Update - 2011 NZ Nationals - The Last Push
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZTo all parties interested in Fencing In the NZ Championships there is a new schedule.

No main weapons events have been moved, however, all teams events have been moved to the follow their respective weapons and are no longer on Monday.

Remember that to not potentially incur a late fee all entries should be in by the 9th of November.

For more information:

http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/NZFC_updated_timetable_letter_2011.pdf
http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/NZFC_forms_2011.pdf

Questions can be directed to Nationals@Fencingcentral.com
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2011-09-21 20:59 - Fencing - Everyone Has Dreamed Of Doing It
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA video clip from the French Fencing Federation (Fédération Française d'Escrime) directed by Christophe PREDIGNAC, produced  and edited by  Bertrand BOUTILLIER

Fencing, Everyone Has Dreamed Of Doing It

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2011-09-05 21:49 - Urgent Safety Advisory Notice
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing New Zealand have been notified of safety issues with some masks and clothing and recommend that all fencers and clubs check their masks and the appropriate fitting of fencer clothing.

Issues:
1. The bib must be attached to the exterior of the grille/mesh at the front and sides.

2. The bib height must be between 10-12 cm, irrespective of mask size or type.

3. Jacket must overlap the breeches by at least 10cm when fencer is in the on-guard position.

4. Legs must be fully protected by breeches, long socks up to the breeches and socks that stay up.

For Full Details Of Safety Issues Click Here
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2011-08-27 10:39 - SABRE - URGENT; South Island Champs 3-4 Sep 2011
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOnly one entry received for South Island Championships Sabre. All fencers intending to compete in the sabre event should enter immediately or sabre event will be cancelled. No refunds.

Click here for Entry Form http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/form_south%20islands2011.doc

Immediately email confirmation of participation to Marguerite per entry form.

Please forward/advise to interested or affected fencers.
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2011-08-22 21:40 - World Championships 2011 - Call for Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited from any fencers interested in attending the International training camp before the World Championships as well as the World Championships 2011, in Catania, Italy.
The camp starts on 1 October, with World Champs following on directly afterwards.

FIE will fund air travel, hotel accommodation and food for the camp and World Championships Individual event.

Nominations must be sent to FeNZ  via secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 5.00pm Friday 26 August 2011, and must be accompanied by a scan/copy of the nominee's passport, along with details of their results and training programme to date, and their future training and competition programme. Any fencer nominating must  be correctly affiliated to FeNZ and their region.

All enquiries should be directed to Vicci Lamb, Secretary-General, FeNZ, at secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2011-08-11 09:49 - 2011 NZ National Championships - 19th-21st of November, Wellington
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt's that time again for the Nation's Fencers to start preparing for the New Zealand National Fencing Championships. The 68th National Championships will be held over 3 days in Wellington, New Zealand with the Days 1 & 2 being booked for Individual Titles and Day 3 for the National Teams Titles.

Nationals Trophies have been located, updated and are ready to be contested, medals are in the furnace and are being prepared for engraving, all that is required is for you to enter!

ENTRY FORM: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/entry_nationals_2011.pdf

MORE INFO: More information is available regarding the venue, accommodation and the like is available at: http://fencingcentral.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=275&Itemid=116

Please pass onto your Club Membership and people of Interest.

Regards
Bryan "Baz" Clark
Fencing Central President
W: www.fencingcentral.com
E: president@fencingcentral.com
P: 0064 27 733 8645
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2011-08-07 11:35 - South Island Championships 3-4 September
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZPlease note the correct date for South Island Championships 3-4 September as per the FeNZ web site.

Put this date in your diary.
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2011-08-07 09:20 - South Island Champs 3-4 September Entry Form
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZEntry form: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/form_south islands2011.doc
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2011-08-02 14:40 - Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships 2012 Nomination / Selection Process
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are invited from fencers who wish to be considered for selection for the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships 2012 in Jersey, UK. Fencers must be Under 20 years of age on the first day of January 2012 to be eligible to compete.

Nominations will only be accepted on the Nomination Form - www.fencing.org.nz/files/CJFC2012_FeNZ_Nomination_Form.doc – and must be signed appropriately and the required deposit made.

Nominations and deposits must be received no later than 23 September 2011 and can be either mailed to FeNZ, PO Box 28 056, Wellington 6012 or scanned and emailed to secretary@fencing.org.nz. Deposits should be made to the Fencing New Zealand account specified, coded with the nominee’s surname or mailed by cheque made out to “Fencing New Zealand”. In the event that a nominee is not selected, the deposit will be refunded.

Selection Policy – www.fencing.org.nz/files/CJC2012_Selection.doc

The last event for accruing ranking points will be the Australian Junior Championships 6 – 9 October 2011.

Successful nominees will be notified between 22 October 2011 and 31 October 2011.

It is estimated that the total costs of attending will be in the region of $7,500.00 including travel and accommodation, and team management fee. This is only an estimate. Final costs will be advised to successful nominees and will depend on the size and make-up of the team.

Final payment of all costs must be made to FeNZ by 10 November 2011.

Any questions should be directed to secretary@fencing.org.nz
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2011-07-29 23:07 - A Final Salute; Waimaria Erueti
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt is with great sadness we note the passing, too soon, of Waimaria Kirsten Erueti. Beloved mama of Kiwa; daughter of Evelyn Tuuta and the late Gabriel Kaperiera Erueti; sister of Mynetta and the late Aaron.

Waimaria fenced in Wellington with her formative coach, Lesley Calver.  Waimaria went on to  hold National Championship titles in Schools, Juniors and Senior Championships. She also represented New Zealand in Oceania, Commonwealth Teams and competed at the World Junior Championships (1986). She last competed at the 1999 National championships in her favourite event, epee. A respected role model for maori athletes, Waimaria lived her dream, loved fencing and gave everything, with all her heart.
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2011-07-24 22:30 - NZ Junior Championships 23-24 July, Christchurch
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to our 2011 Junior Champions:
Mens Epee: Jurgens van Zyl (Gulf Harbour Fencing Club)
Womens Epee: Wai Ling Chan (The Fencing Institute)
Mens Foil: Hamish Chan (New Zealand Academy Fencing Club)
Womens Foil: Wai Ling Chan (The Fencing Institute)
Womens Sabre: Katie Logan (New Zealand Academy Fencing Club)
Men’s Sabre: Not contested due insufficient entries

Well done to all medalists and finalists and also to all the participants for making the event so special. From the “get-go” of the very first round it looked like being a tough event and sure enough there were lots of closely fought bouts.

“This was an exciting event and a thrilling Championship” said Ken Claridge, President of Fencing New Zealand.

A big thank you to our Tournament Controllers Brett Davis and Carla Campbell, Organisor Marguerite De Abaffy, all the referees and event assistants, and especially Carol McCance and Susie Messent for keeping the kitchen cooking.


For Final Placings Click Here

For "fantastic fotos" from each day Click Here
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2011-07-22 23:32 - President Ken Claridge Message for 2011 NZ Junior Champs, Christchurch.
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing Mid-South is hosting one of the most important events in Fencing New Zealand’s calendar for 2011 – the NZ National Junior Championships.

This event is important for many reasons.  It is being held in Christchurch and follows on from the National Secondary Schools Competition, these events are the first to be held in Christchurch since the disastrous earthquakes, well done to Fencing Mid-South for their recovery to full working order.

This event is important for our Juniors, the Under 20 athletes too, as attendance and performance, up to a point, will be part of the consideration for the selection of athletes for the Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2012 being held in Jersey next February, should the fencer nominate.

We are very lucky at the moment to be blessed with some outstanding U20 fencers whom we need to encourage and help to develop the sport in New Zealand well into the 21st century.  This will be an exciting event and I look forward to a thrilling Championship.

To all the competitors - Good luck and fence well! 

Ken Claridge – President, FeNZ
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2011-07-21 00:21 - NZ Secondary School Championships, Christchurch 20-22 July 2011
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZDay Three: The last day of the Secondary Schools Championships had just one national title being contested.

Congratulations to Katie Logan (Epsom Girl’s Grammar) on winning the Girl’s Sabre with Stephanie Alexander (Upper Hutt College) runner-up.

There were no Sabre Teams entered and the Boy’s Sabre title was not contested due to insufficient entries.

Congratulations to Upper Hutt College who made a clean sweep of the Best School Performance Awards for the Girl’s events. A hat trick was completed by adding the Best School Performance in Girl’s Sabre to their previous Best School Performances in Girl’s Foil and Epee.

“It was good to see a Girl’s Sabre event. A well deserved win by Katie Logan who showed a varied repertoire and a nice use of distance”, noted Kate Brill, Head of Referees.

Congratulations to all our Secondary Schools Champions and medalists. Thank you to all the participants, referees and supporters. Finally a very big thank you to Carla Campbell (Competition Controller) and Marguerite de Abaffy (Event Organisor) for ensuring the smooth running of these Championships. Well done.

For Day Three  Results and Day One and Two Click Here

For "fantastic fotos" from each day Click Here
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2011-06-24 09:45 - NZ Secondary Schools Championships & NZ Jnr Championships
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing New Zealand presents the 2011 edition of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships 20-22 July and the New Zealand Junior Championships 23-24 July, hosted by Fencing Mid South in Christchurch at The Fencing Institute, Addington.

Our Secondary School and youth fencers from throughout New Zealand will come to compete for the coveted titles of National Secondary School Champion and National Junior Champion in the individual events.

The Secondary Schools Championships will also include a Regional Secondary Schools Teams Championship. Each region may enter up to two regional teams (three fencers plus reserve per team) and additional Regional Representative Teams may be included at the organisers' discretion.

A new Top School Award in each Secondary Schools event will be presented to the School whose best three fencers produce the overall best top three performances in the event.

NZ Secondary Schools Championships – entries due by Wednesday 13th July. Entry form: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/secondary_schools_entry_form2011.pdf

NZ Junior Championships – entries due by Friday 15th July. Entry form: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/juniors_entry_form2011.pdf

Please note lame bibs will be required on masks for the foil events
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2011-06-20 21:25 - NZ Secondary Schools and NZ Junior Championships, Christchurch
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZUpdate for Christchurch.

Fencing Mid South and the competition organisers are confident they are able to hold the National Secondary Schools and Junior Championships safely and effectively with all appropriate measures in place. The venue, location and infrastructure can support the event. We are reviewing our risk management plan and FeNZ will be briefed on the plan.
 
We take this opportunity to point out that the western side of the city (areas not shown by TV reports), including the venue, surrounding area, approaches and airport, is relatively unaffected by the events of the last few months.

Fencers should also be aware that attendance at the relevant NZ Age Group Championship event is a prerequisite to competing in the associated Australian and Commonwealth Age group championships.

All fencers are encouraged to support their fellow fencers and stand with Christchurch at this time.

To the people of Christchurch and our fencing family in particular, Kia kaha!
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2011-06-11 14:19 - Affiliation Fees Due
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAll fencers are reminded that their $25.00 FeNZ affiliation fee is now overdue if they have not already paid it.

Every fencer is required to pay the fee, regardless of which club they belong to or their level of fencing - international, national, local, school or club.

Fees should be paid to your regional administration, who will forward the fee to FeNZ, and enter your name on the affiliation database. This database is checked against entries for competitions and participation in other fencing events.

Any queries, please contact the Secretary-General on secretary@fencing.org.nz.
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2011-05-19 21:48 - Asian Zone Senior Championships Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are called for the Asian Zone Senior Championships in Seoul, Korea, 7 - 13 July 2011. Nominations should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than Monday 6 June 2011.

FeNZ minimum selection criteria are 500 points on the NZ Open rankings, with the selectors to determine attendees in the event that more than four qualifying fencers nominate in any weapon.

Fencers will be responsible for all costs, including the cost of any management that may be required.
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2011-03-12 11:55 - New Zealand U15 Championships 2011
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation sheet available here: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/nzu15_info_sheet.pdf
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2011-02-14 17:59 - FeNZ Election of Officers for 2011
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAt the Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand, the following people were elected to the Management Committee.

President: Ken Claridge
Secretary General: Vicci Lamb
Treasurer: Robert Gastaldo-Brac

Also elected as Selectors for 2011 were:
Chairman of Selectors: Mark Rance
NI: Kyle MacDonald
SI: Steve Clarke

You can contact the President on president@fencing.org.nz, or the Secretary General on secretary@fencing.org.nz or the Treasurer on treasurer@fencing.org.nz.

Special thanks go to Fiona McDonald who performed sterling service as Secretary General in 2010, a very busy year for FeNZ and for Fiona who not only served on FeNZ but trained for and competed in the Commonwealth Championships in 2010, fenced and coached in her region, and went to work in her day job too. Grateful thanks, Fiona from all in the fencing fraternity. We hope that you get to enjoy some well earned quiet time.

There is much to do over the coming year, so keep a watch on the FeNZ web site as it will be a focus for keeping the fencing community in New Zealand informed and up to date.

If you have any queries, please make the secretary@fencing.org.nz your first port of call.
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2011-01-16 09:33 - FeNZ AGM 2011 - Sat 12 February, 4pm
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAll Financial and Life Members
Fencing New Zealand

Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Fencing New Zealand will be held on Saturday 12 February 2011.
Location: The Office Cafe and Bar, 124 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington
Time: 4pm

Notices of motion for consideration at the meeting must be sent to the Secretary General at secretary@fencing.org.nz by Friday 4 February 2011.

Nominations for office holder positions and for Selector/s should also be sent  to the Secretary General at secretary@fencing.org.nz by Friday 4 February 2011.

When nominating people for positions, please ensure that there is a seconder for the nomination, and that the nomination is signed by the nominator, the seconder and the person being nominated. Nominees should include a brief bio and statement on why you feel you would be suitable for the position.

Positions for which nominations are sought are:

Patron
President
Secretary General
Treasurer
Selector/s

Copies of the agenda, including any notices of motion and nominations will be circulated prior to the meeting.

All those who were financial members of Fencing New Zealand for the year 20010/11 are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting.

There will be an informal dinner afterwards to which ALL fencers, families, partners, coaches, officials, etc are invited.
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2010-12-12 13:38 - Christmas and New Year
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThank you to everyone. All the fencers, members and FeNZ Executive,  the coaches, clubs, administrators, referees, organisors, helpers, fetchers, parents and all the participants of all the fencing events this year. Your contributions to the great fencing life in New Zealand is appreciated and valued. We have been touched, moved and inspired by the performances and contributions to the successes in our sport. Thank you to all of you.

For the coming seasons we wish you and your families all the very best. Have a great break, keep safe and we will have more exciting fencing activity in the new year. During our summer break we look forward forward to hearing your news and we will continue to keep you all updated on this site with  news as we receive it.
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2010-11-14 14:00 - 2010 NZ National Championships Dunedin
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAfter the first day of fencing on Saturday 13 November we have three new National Champions, for 2010:

Arthur GATLAND (Fencing Nth, Auckland) in Men's Foil
Luke ROBERTSON (Fencing Mid-Sth, Christchurch) in Men's Sabre
Francoise HERREN (Fencing Sth, Dunedin) in Women's Epee

Second Day of fencing:
YUAN Ping (Fencing Central, Wellington) in Women's Foil
Hannah RAMSAY (Fencing Mid-Sth, Christchurch) in Women's Sabre
Graham PAYNE (Fencing Nth, Timaru) in Men's Epee

Full results: http://www.fencing2010.org.nz/results.html
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2010-11-05 11:09 - NZ Nationals - entries
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA reminder that entries are due by Wednesday 10 November. Information and the entry form can be found on the competition website: http://www.fencing2010.org.nz
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2010-10-25 12:40 - 2010 Australian Junior Championships 7-10 October
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCongratulations to Felix Boyce in the Junior men's epee, the only New Zealand fencer to reach a quarter final. Also to the Junior Men's Foil team who performed better than their seeding, reaching the semi-final of the Junior Men's Foil teams  and placed 3rd  (Oliver AGNEW, Felix BOYCE Felix , Haz FORRESTER, Max ROLLAND).

Well done to all participants and a special mention to our best performing fencers by weapon:

Felix BOYCE 7th, Junior Men's Epee -24 fencers
Carla Campbell 9th, Junior Women's Epee - 21 fencers
Hamish CHAN 11th, Junior Men's Foil - 35 fencers
Jack CHEN 12th, Junior Men's Sabre - 14 fencers

Click for Brief Results Of Our Fencers , or for Full Results
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2010-10-08 16:00 - 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Championships Round Up
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFrom  the fourteen nations represented at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships, New Zealand was 6th equal with India for the Wilkinson Sword Trophy (186 points). England won the Trophy with 608 points well ahead of the runner up, Australia's 424.

Special mentions for our medal winners:
Gold: Individual Women's Foil - Ping YUAN
Silver: Individual Women's Epee - Jessica BEER
Bronze: Team Women's Epee - Jessica BEER, Jennifer JACKSON (nee Hope), Sheryl FAN, Nancy LUI, Katherine TAYLOR

Top performers special mention by event:
Men's Foil: Hamish CHAN, 16th
Men's Epee: Kyle Macdonald, 8th
Men's Sabre: Luke Robertson, 21st
Women's Foil: Ping YUAN, 1st
Women's Epee: Jessica BEER, 2nd
Women's Sabre: Sasha Green and Katherine TAYLOR, both =29th

Recent update 10/10/2010 17:00, photos added.

Click for all NZ results here, for  full CFF results here, for photos here
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2010-10-08 15:45 - Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championship Round Up
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCommonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships were combined with the Open Championships for the first time. New Zealand fielded a strong well trained and disciplined team contesting the events. With some also doing duty for our national team in the Open Championships as well.

Congratulations to our Medalists:
Gold: Fiona McDonald (Individual Women's Foil) 40-49  age category
Silver: Susan Grant-Taylor (Individual Women's Foil) overall 2nd place
Silver: Brett Ammundson, Arthur Gatland, Kyle Macdonald, Mark Rance (Team Men's Epee)
Silver: Phil Aitcheson, Steven Clarke, Arthur Gatland (Team Men's Foil)
Bronze: Fiona McDonald (Individual Women's Foil) overall 3rd place
Bronze: Kyle Macdonald, Mark Rance (Individual Men's Epee) overall 3rd place

Recent update 10/10/2010 17:00, photos added.

Click for brief NZ Veteran results here, for  full Veteran results here
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2010-10-04 19:12 - More Commonwealth Medals for New Zealand
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZTrans-Tasman rivalry on the piste. London based New Zealander Jessica Beer won through to the gold medal bout against Australia’s dame of epee Evlyn Halls. With time running out Evlyn Halls took a 14-13 lead. Jessica was pipped at the post by a double hit, winning the silver and is the vice-champion.

Also on the finals piste was Susan Grant-Taylor in Veteran Women’s Foil who won the overall silver and Fiona McDonald won the bronze. Marc Ranc and Kyle Macdonald also picked up bronze medals in veteran men’s epee.

Further updates and news posted here ...last update 07/10/2010 at 21:00



Photographer Yann Parer. Please contact Yann directly if you wish for high resolution copies of any of the photos... ybparer@gmail.com

Click for brief NZ results here, for  full CFF results here, for photos here
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2010-10-01 20:24 - 2010 CFF Championships, Melbourne
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZGold for Yuan Ping. Down to the wire at 10-10 after three periods. Liz McKenzie (Scotland) with priority for the extra time final minute. McKenzie retreated, Yuan Ping  under pressure went forward, McKenzie, hesitated, Yuan Ping attacked, long and deep, the red light was on and buzzing, a beacon for victory. Yuan arms outstretched jumped for joy. Yuan Ping the 2010 Commonwealth Women’s Foil champion. The New Zealand team erupted in jubilation. New Zealand’s first Individual Commonwealth Fencing Championship medal. First gold at this level since Melodie Coleman’s (Dot Garde) 1962 Empire Games Women’s Foil gold medal.

Further updates and news posted here ...last update 01/10/2010 at 22:00



Photographer Yann Parer. Please contact Yann directly if you wish for high resolution copies of any of the photos... ybparer@gmail.com


Click for brief NZ results here, for  full CFF results here, for photos here
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2010-09-20 12:37 - New Zealand Nationals, Dunedin 13-15 November
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation and entry form can be found on the competition website: http://www.fencing2010.org.nz
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2010-07-10 19:06 - South Islands Champs 14-15 August, Dunedin
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZInformation and entry form: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/south_islands_2010_updated.doc

Commonwealth athletes please note:

FeNZ expects that all Commonwealth athletes attend the South Island champs as it is the last domestic tournament before the Commonwealths.
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2010-06-27 17:12 - Commonwealth Fencing Championships Melbourne 2010
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZCommonwealth Team - Open: http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Commonwealth_Open_Team_2010.pdf

Commonwealth Team  - Veterans:  http://www.fencing.org.nz/files/Commonwealth_Veterans_Team_2010.pdf
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2010-05-05 01:08 - AGM Elections FeNZ New Executive
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA new FeNZ executive was elected. Ken Claridge (FeNZ President) and  Fiona McDonald (General Secretary), have now fully assumed the roles of Association's Officers. There were no nominations for Treasurer to replace the retiring Mark Booth.

To contact Ken Claridge or Fiona McDonald use the FeNZ email address:
president@fencing.org.nz or secretary@fencing.org.nz

The retired President Susan Grant-Taylor will assist the Management Committee as the Immediate Past President. Retired Secretary, Laura Harvey, will remain on the Management Committee as Fencing North's President and representative.

The other members of the Management Committee are the regional representatives ( Presidents); Fencing Central, Vicci Lamb; Fencing Mid-South, Luke Robertson; Fencing South, Gareth Foley.

Retired Mid-South President, Keith Mann, and the previous Immediate Past President Martin Brill were thanked for their contributions over the years  to the Management Committee. Susan Grant-Taylor, Laura Harvey and Mark Booth were also thanked for  their contribution and leadership of FeNZ in the roles of Association's Officers.

Also elected were three selectors; Wayne Cui, Mark Rance and Gareth Foley.

Ken Claridge - a brief bio, click here
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2010-05-03 20:34 - North Island Champs 5 & 6 June - Preliminary Information
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZPreliminary entry and information available here: http://sites.google.com/site/fencingnorth/north-island-championships
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2010-04-14 21:38 - Commonwealth Nominations - Veteran
Posted by adminmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Commonwealth Veteran Championships is also taking place at the same time as the Open Competition. Age group categories are: 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+. Please send your nominations in by 7 May.

Commonwealths website http://www.cfc10.org

Click for more info on nominating...
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2010-02-24 21:45 - The Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup Results 22-24 jan 2010
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup was held on 22-24 January with 125 fencers from 11 nations participating (Australia, Estonia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA).

Congratulations to Wai Ling Chan and Julius Herzhoff of  The Fencing Institute in Christchurch for their participation in Singapore. They were fresh from training in Hong Kong with their Fencing Institute club coach, Daniel Chan and an opportunity to also participate and experience the Hong Kong Age Group Championships.

Click here for more
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2010-02-10 20:44 - Results 2010 Marathon Fleuret, Paris
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe 2010 Marathon Fleuret had an impressive total of 835 foilists competing from 30+ countries, 890 entered - 55 no-shows,  in the men’s and women’s cadet and minimes events (Men’s Cadet 206, Women’s Cadet 84, Men’s Minimes 363, Women’s Minimes 182 - note  Minimes = born 1995-1996, age group below is Benjamin = born 1997-1998).

Congratulations on the participation of our fencers in the Men's Minime Foil, Felix Boyce (1995) and Clovis Dyson (1996):

Felix Boyce Clovs Dyson

Felix Boyce and Clovis Dyson

Felix Boyce placed 153rd, seeded 134th in to the DE of 256. He was eliminated by 123rd seed Floris Abrams of Belgium. Clovis Dyson, eliminated after the 2nd round of pools, placed 258th and was just 2 places of making the DE of 256 fencers. Medalists: 1st Alessandro Bertolazzi (ITA), 2nd Adras Nemeth (HUN), 3rd= Romain Minaro (FRA) and Niels Acuti (FRA). 12 year old SHIKINO Takahiro of Japan produced an impressive performance placing 14th, as perhaps the highest placed young fencer in the Minimes Men’s Foil field. Another outstanding performance came in the Men’s Cadet event. Only 3 countries had fencers in the top 20. The USA cadet team took the first six places over all the highly rated European nations. USA had 7 cadet fencers in the top 10 and 9 in the top 20. France had 7cadets  in the top 20 and Japan had 4. With the World Cadet Championships about 7 weeks away, watch this space. The future power centres for world youth fencing is being strongly signaled here and moving out of Europe.

For full results click here.

Click on the + sign of “Challenge CEP - Marathon fleuret 2010” to see all the events then select the event  you wish to see the results for.

For more on our fencers click here.
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