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2018-07-29 18:38 - Asian Zone U23 Championships 2018
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (International)
InternationalNominations are called from fencers interested in competing at the Asian U23 Championships to be held in Manila, Philippines, 13th to 18th October 2018.

Prospective nominees should read the relevant part of the Selection Policy requirements for selection consideration before submitting a nomination. The Selection Policy can be found in the downloads section of this site.

Nominations should be on the nomination form that can be found in the downloads section of this site, and include payment of the nomination fee as outlined on the form.

Nominations should be sent to no later than Sunday 12 August 2018

2010-03-12 21:00 - URGENT: World Junior Fencing Championships, Baku
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalI have had some queries about the amount of funding for World Juniors and have ascertained that the FIE have made available funding for 2 fencers per country to attend World Junior Champs in Baku.  The funding for New Zealand equals 2333CHF per person which is a little over  NZ$3000.00.  This money comes to us through the Oceania allocation.  Although only 2 fencers are funded we may be able to arrange a similar amount of funding for a third fencer to attend. 

PLEASE NOTE: Entries are due 15 March 2010.

Bookings in Baku are hard to come by over this period so I have asked Australian Fencing Federation to pencil in a booking for any New Zealand fencers at the same hotel as the Australian team will be staying at.  They have done so. 

While FeNZ selection policies apply it is possible that FeNZ will consider relaxing the requirements, as they did last year, since the FIE are making a significant subsidy to our fencers in order to ensure their participation.

2010-02-27 09:21 - Junior World Championships Baku
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalAny fencer wishing to compete at the Junior World Championships in Baku should email the secretary by the 10th of March. Some financial assistance may be available but it is anticipated that the majority of the cost will be borne by any competitors.

2010-02-27 09:08 - International events
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalWe are now opening nominations for fencers and support staff to the Asian Zone Championships in Seoul and to the Commonwealth Championships in Melbourne. Nominations for Seoul will be due by the 25th of March. Nominations for Melbourne will be due by the 22nd April. Click for more info...
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2009-11-09 12:04 - Asian Zone Junior and Cadet Championships
Posted by Lauramore from same (International)
InternationalThe 2010 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships will be held in Manila, from 4 - 14 Mar. This time there will be cadet team events in addition to the Junior team events, making this an equally good prospect for our cadet fencers.
All fencers wishing to be selected should read the 2009 FeNZ selection policy and then complete and return the nomination form (click for more) by the 27th of November.
At this stage we estimate the total cost to be c. $3000 per person.
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2009-07-30 23:56 - Asian Junior Championships 2009
Posted by Susanmore from same (International)
InternationalCongratulations to William Bishop who achieved 29th place in a field of 68 fencers in the 2009 Asian Junior Epee Championships. The Asian event is a major step up in standard for New Zealand fencers. The placing was another great result for William, following on from his Bronze medal at Commonwealth Junior Championships earlier this year.

2009-07-17 15:36 - 2009 Asian Cadet and Junior Championships
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalOur very best wishes go to William Bishop of Toa Rangatira Fencers and Victoria University Wellington Swords Club, who is representing us in the Men's Epee event of the Asian Junior Fencing Championships, These are being held in Singapore this week-end. The Championships are organised by the Asian Fencing Confederation who extended a special invitation to New Zealand to participate, for which we are grateful and we appreciate the gesture.

Once again, to William, our very best wishes and Kia Kaha, Stand Tall.

News and results here when available.

2009-04-14 19:03 - 2009 World Cadet & Junior Fencing Championships - Belfast
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalBrief results:
Cadet Men's Foil 84 fencers: Hamish CHAN 65th
Junior Men's Epee 139 fencers: William BISHOP 107th, Chris BELL 107th
Junior Men's Foil 114 fencers: Hamish CHAN 95th, Chris BELL 82nd
Men's Epee Teams 33 team: NZ 31st, beat Costa Rico, lost Ukraine
Men's Foil Teams 23 teams: NZ lost Denmark

For a fuller in depth Score Sheet Stories of our fencers click here or visit "Information"
For all full event results click here

Fencing New Zealand acknowledges the wonderful contribution that our International Federation has made in ensuring that we were able to have our fencers participate in these championships in the individual and teams events. We also thank the Australian Fencing Federation for there assistance and support of our fencers at the Championships. We thank our hosts, British Fencing, Northern Ireland Fencing, Belfast City Council, Belfast University and all the very kind sponsors of the Championships. We applaud and salute you the fencers and participants, the referees, organisers, support staff, all the volunteers and the citizens of Belfast who have gone the extra mile to make these Championships so friendly. Finally we thank our very own clubs and coaches for their work and the effort. To our fencers club mates and training partners thank you because you have helped these fencers and to our administrators thank you for bringing together this oportunity for our fencers.

2009-04-04 19:25 - Belfast World Championships counting down
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalWilliam Bishop, Chris Bell and Hamish Chan are winging their way to the Belfast World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships.

Hamish Chan; Cadet and Junior Men's Foil
Chris Bell; Junior Men's Epee and Foil
William Bishop; Junior Men's Epee
All three will compete in the Men's Epee and Foil Teams events

Virtual Spectators take note:
Get Ready - Get Steady, Get ready for the "Go".
The official Belfast Cadet/Junior Worldchampionship web site is now set up to have streaming results - as they are happening, of the bouts that are in progress - check out the results page, check the scheduled start times and set your clocks to be be virtually there, virtually supporting.

For Official World Cadet/Junior Champs Web Site Click Here:

Cadet/Junior World Champs RESULTS

2009-03-23 12:00 - Three Musketeers - NZ Fencers to World Cadets and Juniors
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalMedia Release
William Bishop has returned to Wellington with a bronze medal for individual men’s epee. He was the only New Zealand medalist at the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships held in Penang.

Bishop, a first year Victoria University student, will just have time to put the medal down and pick up his next university assignments before leaving for the Belfast World Junior Fencing Championships with team mates Hamish Chan (Auckland) Chris Bell (Christchuch).

For More Of This News Click Here:
For Official World Cadet/Junior Champs Web Site Click Here:

Results of cadet/Junior World Champs not available until competition begins.
Results will be available - click here on RESULTS
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2008-12-08 01:30 - Alisher Usmanov - New President of FIE
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalAlisher Usmanov defeated Rene Roch in the election of FIE president today by a vote of 66-61. The member nations of the FIE (International Fencing Federation) each had one vote and chose to change from the incumbent leadership of Roch.

From Fencing Net - Written by Craig Harkins  Saturday, 06 December 2008

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2008-09-28 00:31 - Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course
Posted by Lauramore from same (International)
InternationalNews from the Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course, held in Brisbane.
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2008-07-16 12:32 - Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course
Posted by Lauramore from same (International)
InternationalNominations are hereby called for the Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course, to be held in Foil and Epee in Brisbane from the 19th to the 29th of September 2008.
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2008-05-04 14:22 - International Refereeing Exams Beijing 2008
Posted by Lauramore from same (International)
InternationalThere will only be one referee examination for the Asia/Oceania continent in 2008, held in Beijing at a date to be decided (after the Olympics). From the continent, only 12 referees will be selected to sit each exam, this selection will take into account the date of registration for the exams. For this reason Fencing New Zealand is asking anyone who wants to sit the exams to let us know before the start of June.
Any person wishing to apply for candidature will need to send a request to, stating which weapon in which they would like to be examined and confirming that they are happy to meet the cost of travel and accommodation if necessary.

2008-04-29 03:05 - World Rankings For NZ Fencers
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalFrom the Asian Fencing Championships Adrian Saw and Graham Payne both won World Cup points. The updated world rankings for our fencers is as follows:

Women's Epee (Senior - 602 fencers):
117 BEER Jessica (16pts)
432 HOPE Jennifer (0pts)

Women's Foil (Senior - 426 fencers)
166 RAUDKIVI Sarah (6pts)
206 COLEMAN Monique 2pts)
280 HARVEY Laura (0pts)

Men's Epee (Senior - 930 fencers):
206 PAYNE Graham (6 pts)
260 SAW Adrian (4pts)
304 SESUN Andreas (2pts)
311 CAHAN Rock (2pts)
665 MACDONALD Kyle (0pts)

Men's Foil (Senior - 674 fencers)
364 SNELL Karl (0pts)
366 HOSKINS Michael (0pts)
389 CLARKE Hamish (0pts)

Men’s Epee (Junior 585 fencers)
582 BISHOP William (0pts)

2008-04-28 23:45 - 2008 Asian Fencing Championships
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalCongratulations to the fencers who have participated in the Asian Fencing Championships. Especially well done to Graham Payne and Aidrian Saw who were the only NZ fencers to have earned  World Cup points (each 4 points) on the strength of the quality of their performances. Well done.

We also acknowledge the New Zealand Community Trust for their support and contribution.

Latest from 27th April 2008
Men's Foil Teams: NZ final place 13th, seeded 12th, appears to have lost to Qatar (to be confirmed)

Full results of the Bangkok AFC on the FIE web site

This page will be updated as results come to hand, click here for more of the previous news and results from our fencers at the AFC.

Last update 28 April 2008 23:45
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2008-02-21 23:05 - 2008 Asian Fencing Championships
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThese are to be held in Bangkok, Thailand 24-29 April 2008.

Fencers wishing to be considered for these championships must nominate themselves using the FeNZ Team Nomination form -

Fencers must complete and sign both the nomination and the code of conduct sections.

Completed Nomination Forms to be received by FeNZ on or before midnight (23:59) on Friday 7th March 2008.

Note that the 2008 Asian Fencing Championships are being held immediately after the Asia-Oceania Olympic Zone Qualification competition (22-23 April 2008). Also referees will be appointed by the Asian Fencing confederation and FIE. There is no longer a requirement to send National refereees.

2008-01-24 14:37 - Urgent FIE Advice
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThe FIE have temporarily suspended the new foil requirement to wear transparent masks while an investigation is completed of an  incident where a  Venezuelan fencer wearing a transparent visor was injured during epee training.

In the light of this occurrence, as President of Fencing New Zealand, I recommend to our members to take notice of this and to also suspend using the transparent mask until the results of the FIE investigations are known.

Also note that the FIE consider epee actions are "becoming more and more violent, and therefore more dangerous, and that some of the blades used were extremely rigid."

Our fencers should note that for FIE events "it is therefore expressly asked that  the referees seriously sanction any violence and offence against good sportsmanship" and "the organisers of the competitions check the flexibility of the épée blades".

2007-12-19 01:11 - New Changes to FIE Rules
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThe 2010 World Championships have been awarded to Paris (FRA)
The 2008 Veteran World Championships have been awarded to Limoges (FRA)

Effective immediately for FIE events at sabre - the rule t75 regarding interpreting  execution of the simple attack, attack with a step-forward  lunge, and a compound attack are slightly modified to clarify when the straightening of the arm should be considered from “the beginning of the straightening arm”. Also hits must now arrive “at the latest when the front foot hits the piste” – deletion of  “or immediately afterwards”.

Effective from 1 January 2008, wireless apparatus and transparent masks are compulsory at foil in the Grand Prix competitions, World Championships and Olympic Games, from the table of 32 onwards.

From January 2009 at foil the inclusion of part of the bib as valid targe. The bib below a horizontal line 1.5-2cm beneath the chin will have to have a conductive surface.

FIE Statute 1.2.7 now requires member federations to advise the FIE of all bans, suspensions, expulsions, disqualifications or other penalties issued to FIE license holders. FeNZ will have to examine this in the light of current disciplinary procedure review.

Summary available, President's Corner, FIE or click here

2007-11-30 15:42 - Wireless Apparatus And Transparent Mask At Foil
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThe FIE Congress, which met on 24 and 25 November 2007 in Madrid (ESP), unanimously decided that as of 1st January 2008 the use of wireless apparatus and masks with transparent visors will be compulsory in the following women’s and men’s foil competitions:
- Individual events of the Grand Prix competitions, World Championships and Olympic Games, from the table of 32 onwards;
- Team events of the team World Cup and of the World Championships, from the top 4 or 8 teams;
- Team events of the Olympic Games, from the beginning of the competition.

2007-11-01 09:00 - Christian d"Oriola (France) - A Final Salut
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalIt is with deep sadness that the International Fencing Federation advises us of the passing of the great French foil champion Christian d’Oriola, at the age of 79, on Monday in Nîmes.

He was an Olympic champion in 1952 in Helsinki and in 1956 in Melbourne, after winning the silver medal in the London Olympic Games in 1948. He was also a team Olympic champion in 1952 and 1956. Four-time world champion (1947, 1949, 1953, 1954) as well as team world champion (1948, 1952, 1953, 1954).

Fencing New Zealand sends its deepest sympathy and condolences to Mrs Kate D’Oriola and to French fencing at this  very sad time.

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2007-09-29 00:11 - Final Salute - Nick Halsted, GBR
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalIt is with great sadness that we have learned of the death, on Saturday 22 September 2007, of Mr Nicolas Halsted (GBR), at the age of 64.

Our fencers who competed internationally from the sixties, seventies and eighties will remember Nick Halsted who was a member of the Great Britain team and fenced at both foil and épée in the World Championships from 1965 through to 1971, winning the team silver medal in men’s épée in 1965 in Paris. He represented Great Britain in the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, was Captain of the British Foil Team from 1973 to 1978 and President of the British Fencing Federation for 8 years (1986-1994).

In 2004, Mr Halsted, a lawyer from Oxford University, was elected
member of the FIE Legal Commission, position that he held up to the
present day.

Fencing New Zealand sends its deepest sympathy and condolences to Mr Halsted’s family and to British fencing at this very sad time.

2007-09-17 11:29 - 2007 World Veteran Championships, Sydney
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThe iconic Sydney 2000 Olympic Flame cauldron stands immediately outside the Olympic Park fencing venue and the flame was rekindled. An impressive backdrop for the excitement and drama of events as they unfolded, moment by moment, on the pistes.

This is the very first time that New Zealand has participated in a World Veteran Championship. Congratulations to Graham Payne and Chris Nokes who competed in the Men's Epee Category A (50-59 age group) at the 2007 World Veteran Championships and also to Martin Brill, our FIE  referee for the event that was held at the Olympic Park, Sydney over the week end of 14th - 16th Sepetember.

Our thanks and apreciation goes to the Federation Internationale d'Escrime and the Australian Fencing Federation for hosting the Very Friendly Championships.

New Zealand results:
Men's Epee A (50-59) 36 fencers from 13 countries, G Payne 13th, C Nokes 25th

Press releases, news and comments can be found at


The 2008 World Veteran Championships will be held in Limoge, France ... see you there! For more details contact FeNZ.

2007-05-29 20:48 - International Results
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalChallenge Australia Men's and Women's Epee results:
Men's Epee - 72 fencers; Andreas Sesun 39th, Rock Cahan 42nd, Graham Payne 52nd

Women's Epee 108 fencers; Jenny Hope 79th, Jessica Beer 88th.

Last week-end, 20 May 2007 - Nankin Women’s Epee, Jenny Hope 130th, 137 fencers

Also  Cairo (Egypt) Women’s Foil 66 fencers – Sarah Raudkivi 50th.

For details of NZ fencer  World Rankings to date click here
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2007-05-08 19:24 - 2008 Team World Championship for Men's Foil and Women's Epee - Date And Venue
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalBecause of a reduced program, only 10 out of the 12 fencing events are included by the IOC for the 2008 Olympic Beijing Olympic program.

The FIE have arranged for the two teams events that will not be held in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games a 2008 Team World Championship in Men's Foil and Women's Epee to be held in Beijing from 18-20 April as a "Test Event" for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

For more details click here.
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2007-04-18 14:16 - FIE 2007 General Assembly Decisions
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalDecisions on venues for world championships in senior, Junior/Cadet and Veterans for 2008 - 2009 taken and restrictions  to 2008-2009 competition calendar notified.

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2007-02-23 02:25 - International Results Henry Thomson -Talin, Estonia
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalHenry was on the piste in Talin for the Individual Men's Epee event. A relatively small event with just 99 competitors. Henry placed 93rd, eliminated in the first round with one victory.

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2007-02-12 20:49 - Our Fencers On The International Scene
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalRome Women's Epee World Cup: A moderate competition with 136 fencers, but still with a strong field of the worlds best.

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2007-01-30 03:29 - Prague d'Or Womens Epee
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalOne of the tough events in the women's epee circuit saw Li Na of China as the only medalist from the Westend Cup again in the medals, this time with gold.

1 Li Na (CHN)

A larger and more diverse event with 157 competitors, from over 35 countries represented. From New Zealand, Jessica Beer placed 109th. Also from Oceania, a small Australian team participated. Evlyn Halls made the last 64, placing 64th. Amber Parkinson placed 83rd, Seri Wilson 116th and Genevieve Hartley 156th.

2007-01-22 09:32 - World University Games Bangkok 2007
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalUniversity Sport New Zealand have released the selection criteria for the 2007 World University Games to be held in Bangkok Thailand 8-18th August 2007. World University Games is the second largest multi-sport event in the world and attracts world class competitors in all events.
The qualifying standard for Fencing can be downloaded here

2006-11-14 17:38 - International A Grades 2006/2007 Season
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalThe following fencers have qualified via the NZ rankings to compete in FIE A grade competition for the 2006/2007 season.
Senior International A Grade
Mens Foil: Wayne Cui, Blair Shattky, Hamish McCracken
Mens Epee: Andreas Sesun, Kyle Macdonald, Rock Cahan, Jared Cahan, Brendan Lindsay, Graham Payne
Mens Sabre: Hamish McCracken
Womens Foil: Lydia Wenborne, Fiona MacDonald
Womens Epee: Jess Beer, Jenny Hope
Junior International A Grade
Mens Foil: Michael Hoskins,  Landon Watt
Mens Epee: Hassan Kamel

Overseas resident NZ fencers will be dealt with on application to the Selector. Others may be added to the above list if they qualify part way through the season.

2006-10-06 20:23 - NZ Team 2006 World Chapionships
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalNews from Turin on how the fencers went and what happend from Dave Barson

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2006-09-20 17:06 - Commonwealth Championship 2006 - Belfast
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalGood luck to our Commonwealth Championship team who commence competition in Belfast tomorrow.
After a few drop-outs due to injury and other personal reasons the team is now as follows:

Mens FoilMens EpeeWomens FoilWomens Epee
Wayne Cui
Blair Shattky
Andreas Sesun
Kyle Macdonald
Rock Cahan
Jared Cahan
Lydia Wenborne
Monique Coleman
Fiona MacDonald
Jess Beer
Jenny Hope
Kathlene Revie

Officials: Martin Brill (Manager/Coach) and Dave Barson (Asst Manager/Coach).
You can follow the teams progress here:

2006-08-30 03:06 - New Proposal for FIE Referee Examinations - for 2007
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalFIE are proposing from 2007, the refereeing examinations (1 per year and per zone) will exclusively take place before the Zonal Championships (Asia/Oceania Zone - prior to Asian Champs) ;
b) The number of candidates will be determined according to candidatures but only 12 candidates per day will sit for the examination.
c) The candidates to the examinations are selected by the FIE, on the basis of one candidate per country and per weapon, among the list of candidates published on the FIE Internet website, menu « Refereeing ». This list includes the names of candidates, for which :
- the national federation sent to the FIE the form of candidature duly filled in ;
- the examination fee was paid.
d) The results of the refereeing examinations are submitted to the approval of the Refereeing Commission.

2006-08-07 22:12 - FIE Events Entry and Team Qualification rule changes
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalEffective for the 2006-2007 International fencing season (imediately after 2006 World Champs)

New FIE organisation rules for FIE events:
World Cups and Satelite competitions - In addition to the current practice for Grand Prix and World Championship events, entries for World Cup and Satelite events will now also only be made via FIE web site through FeNZ. No entries can be accepted through the FIE site less than 15 days before event (world Cups) and 8 days for Satelite events. To ensure FeNZ can place entries in good time, requests for participation in all FIE events will now have to be received by  FeNZ at the latest a calendar month before the event (World Cup and Satelite events - we will not make a distinction). Note that withdrawls should also be advised as early as possible due to penalty costs of approximately $NZ1000.

World Championships:
Teams entries in each event will be limited 32 teams, comprising the top 16 in the world rankings and then 16 teams from a qualification limit for the four zones. There will be a maximum of 4 other  team to qualify via the rankings from Asia/Oceania.

2006-07-23 12:33 - FIE Looks To Introduce A Video Referee
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThe Refereeing Commission of the International Fencing Federation met from 7 to 9 July 2006 in Hammamet ,Tunisia.They decided to use video refereeing at World Championships as well as at Olympic Games and Grand Prix competitions. However, implementation details have yet to be approved by the FIE Executive Committee.

2006-06-22 10:35 - Las Vegas Women's Foil World Cup
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalLaura Harvey 58th - 61 fencers Competition won by NAM Hyun Hee of Korea from Giovanna TRILINNI of Italy.

2006-06-05 19:52 - Challenge Jeanty, Marseille, Women's Foil Grand Prix
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalLaura Harvey - 120th/120.
Her next FIE event is the Las Vegas Women's Foil World Cup, 16-17 June 2006.

2006-06-02 01:07 - Challenge Australia Women's Epee Grand Prix & Men's Epee World Cup
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalWomen's Epee Grand Prix - 66 fencers
30th Jenny Hope
32nd Jessica Beer
60th Yafei Fan

Women's Epee Team 10th out of 10 teams
loosing to Japan then Australia

Men's Epee - 60 fencers
23rd Rock Cahan
24th Andreas Sesun
25th Graham Payne
26th Kyle Macdonald
31st Jared Cahan
40th Seino Jongkees

2006-05-06 23:23 - Laura Harvey - FIE Training Camp - Fontenbleau, France
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalWe are gratefull to our International Federation, the Federation International d’Escrime (FIE)  to have been invited to have one of our fencers attend an International Training Camp in Fontenbleau, France. 30 countries have been invited to have one fencer attend. The FIE will cover fullboard, accomodation, coaching and provide a Euro 400 grant towards travel costs.

A number of our athletes were identified by the selector as eligible across all weapons and ranked. We are pleased to be able to announce Laura Harvey (foil), of NZAF fencing club has been selected and accepted to attend this international training camp.

The course runs from May 8th to May 28th. The Course is directed by Ioan Pop the FIE technical Director, assisted by three separate weapon coaches; Daniel Levavesseur (France - Epee), Petru Kuki (Roumania – Foil) and Stubarbin (Ukraine – Sabre). Over the three weeks, there will be 10 coaching sessions per week, covering footwork, bouting, and individual lessons. Laura will also be participating in several World Cup events (Leipzig 13 May, Budapest 27 May and then Challenge Jeanty – Marseille 2 June and 2 weeks later In the USA, Las Vegas for the 16th June).

During her time at the camp,  Laura will keep us posted with what is happening so look out for her Training Camp Diary / Course Notes on what is hot in fencing.

Updated 8 March

2006-03-28 19:28 - 2006 FIE Refereeing Seminar Examination Dates
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
International2006 Dates for Asia/Oceania Zone International refereeing examainations:

Nankin,  China: June 8th - 9th Epee; 10th - 11th Foil, 12th - 13th Sabre
Bangkok, Thailand: July 1st - 2nd Epee, 3rd - 4th Foil, 5th - 6th Sabre.

Candidates to immediately advise FeNZ of interest and prefered dates as places are limited (15 in total). Next examinations will be in 2007.

2006-03-27 19:13 - International Week-end Results
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalWomen's Epee, Challenge J. Nowara, Luxembourg, Jessica Beer places 70th out of 115 fencers. Event won by Sonja Tol (Holland)

2006-03-14 21:54 - A Final Salute to Emil Beck - German Coach extraordinaire
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalEmil Beck, the Number 1 leader of German Fencing, best known for his coaching prowess and stable of world and Olympic Champions, a well known figure of German Sport, passed away suddenly on Sunday evening. He has influenced all areas of fencing, within Germany and world wide. We acknowledge and are appreciative of his life time contribution to our sport.  We extend our deepest sympathies at his passing to his family and the whole German fencing community.

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2006-02-13 21:32 - 2006 World veteran Champs
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
International2006 World Veterans Championships will be held in Bath, Great Britain, on September 1-3.

2007 World Veterans' Fencing Championships NSW, 6-9 September 2007

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2006-01-29 22:46 - Women's Epee World Cup - Westend Cup - Budapest
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalJessica Beer placed 135th out of 167 fencers. Fences next week-end in France at St Maur.

2006-01-28 13:00 - 2 Grand Prix events - live video
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalLive coverage of Challenge International de Paris begins Sunday morning, 29th January, 10:30am NZST (or Sunday 29 January  at 3am if you are in Chennai, India!)  cost 3 Euro - approx $5-$6 - via FIE web site live video of the.

The  FIE are offering live video through their web site for two Grand Prix events; the Paris International (Men's Foil)- 27-29 Jan and 3-5 February ST Maur International (Women's Epee). Both events have individual and teams events. Note Jessica Beer competing in St Maur ... watch out for her live.

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2006-01-16 22:42 - Commonwealth U20 Championship Chenai 24-29 Jan 2006
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalThe full travelling team for the Commonwealth Under20 Championship is listed below. In a late change due to a  timetable clash the originally selected Nicola Armstrong is now unable to compete in the womens foil. Sara Qi from Auckland has been asked to step into the breech to support the womens foil team and will  now also compete in the womens epee event.
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2005-11-26 04:01 - Report on FIE Congress
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThe foil and sabre timings are now official; Oceania (Zone) Championships are now FIE events and will attract world cup points, national colours must be worn (Fern emblem on both legs), clothing any colour except black, entries to ALL world cup events via FIE web site at least 15 days before event (can only be done by FeNZ), signing pool sheets no longer required as the will now announce the score at the end of each, black card penalty has  2 months exclusion (except for none presentation at piste)  ... and many other important and intersting bits and bobs.

See President's Corner '2005 FIE Congress" ... link below

The report was prepared by Peter Jacobs (FIE Treasurer) for the British Fencing Board and provided to FeNZ with thanks.

2005-10-12 21:05 - 2005 World Championships, Leipzig
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
International2005 World Championships for our fencers:
Saturday 8th Sarah Raudkivi Women’s Individual Foil - placed 72nd out of 89.
Sunday 9th Jessica Beer, Jennifer Hope. Women’s Individual Epee placed 70th out of 132
Monday 10th Yuan (Wayne) Cui, Men’s Individual Foil - placed 111th out of 142

FIE web site ( ) for information and video footage. It is also possible to subscribe for live video of championships. The championships official web site has the results as they happen,

To all our World Championship fencers, kia kaha. Be proud,  stand tall.

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New update 13/10/05
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2005-10-11 21:02 - World Rankings
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InternationalUpdate on New Zealand fencer's current world rankings after their completion of competition at the World Championships in Leipzig:

Senior Women's Epee: Jennifer Hope 94th, Jessica Beer 160th, Cathy Begley 290th.
Senior Men's Foil: Blair Shattky 188th
Senior Women's Foil: Sarah Raudkivi 306th
Junior Men's Epee: Andreas Sesun 146th

2005-10-04 14:31 - Wayne Cui - World Champs Leipzig.
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InternationalHi everyone. It's the fourth day since I arrived in Leipzig. We are staying and trainig at Ramada-Trff hotel. We are able do free play most of the  time during training, and  can also have a lesson from a coach if we ask. We are  5 men foilists and 2 women foilists training together. From today, we will only be  training in the morning. The hotel is a very long away from downtown. It takes about 1.5 hours travelling there so haven't been yet. I'd better go now, the only computer at the hotel is very "hot", since we all want to use it. Will catch you late, Yuan (Wayne) Cui

2005-08-21 11:02 - 2005 Universiades, Izmir
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalThe World Student Games close today, full results for fencing and all the other sports events  can be found at

2005-08-15 03:45 - World University Student Games 2005, Izmar
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalAndreas Sessun placed 65th of 85 in the Men's Epee after being defeated in his first DE bout by Sergey Khodos of Kazakhstan.

Laura Harvey was eliminated in the first round pools of the womens foil finishing 39th of 44

2005-07-11 00:34 - International - week end 8th-10th July - Vancouver A grade
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InternationalCongratulations to both Jennifer Hope (19th) and Jessica Beer (29th) who made the last 32 int he Vancouver a grade which had an international field of 44 fencers.

Blair Shattkey reached the last 32 and placed 26th out of 46 fecers. Blair has achieved a mile stone in becoming the first new Zealand fencer to have achieved a world ranking in senior  men's foil since Bruce McGechan in the 1970's (last 16 of the Martini Foil paris).

Women's epee
Jenny Hope moves up 6 places to 89th place (12pts)
Jessica Beer moves up 43 places to 104th (8pts)

Men's Foil
Blair Shatttky 212 (4pts)

Junior Men's Epee
Andreas Sesun 197th (8pts)

2005-06-27 20:40 - International results week-end 25-26 July 2005
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalBlair Shattky fenced in the Copa Villa La Habana (Havana Cuba). A Grand Prix event (double world Cup points and World Cup Teams event). Blair Shattky 88th place out of 101 fencers. Medalists 1st Erwan Le Pechoux (FRA), 2nd  Nicolas Beaudan (FRA), 3rd= Slawomir Mocek (POL) and Dan Kellner (USA).

2005-06-20 18:10 - International results week-end 18-19 June
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalJessica Beer placed 9th in the Newcastle Satelite World Cup over the week-end (30 fencers). She misses out on the world cup points which were won by only the 8 finalsits. Top 4 places all taken by GBR fencers.

Current World Ranking Standings in Wome's Epee - Jessica Beer has not been able to make up points won last year during this season, so drops down the rankings. However moving up in 95th place is Jennifer Hope (8pts), 147th Jessica BEER (4pts), 177th Kathlene REVIE (4pts), 298th Cathy BEGLEY, total 412 fencers ranked.

The week-end of 24 June Blair Shattky competes in the Men's Foil Grand Prix in Cuba, the Havana City Cup. Two weeks later Blair Shattky, Jessica Beer and Jenny Hope will contest, respectively  the Peter Bakonyi International Men's Foil and Women's Epee World Cups in Vanouver.

Adreas Sesun remains at 197th in the Junior Men's Epee Ranking

2005-05-23 19:42 - Week-end 21-22 May: Challenge Australia
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalCongratulations to Jennifer Hope. At Challenge Australia she finished in 10th place. Jennifer was an exempted fencer from the first round. In the 32 tableau she beat Lisa de Jongh (AUS) 15-13. She then fenced Evelyn Halls (AUS) loosing 9-15. This gives Jenny 8 points and her world ranking now moves up to 109th.

Jess Beer (from London) said "congratulations to the NZ team for there success in Challenge Australia, I hope everyone had a good time".

In the wome's Epee World Rankings we now have Jessica Beer ranked 74th on 18 pts, Jennifer Hope 109th on 8 pts, Kathleen Revie 183rd on 4 pts, and Cathy Begley 279th.

2005-05-18 00:49 - FeNZ Logo
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InternationalLogos of national federations
The FIE Executive Committee has decided that logos of national federations on athletes’ clothing must be worn on both legs; they are facultative (optional) on the arms.

The approved logos of national federations can be viewd on the
FIE Web site and are  available for download here

We have been advised that for FIE events, the non-respect of the above dispositions will prevent our fencers from participating in the FIE competition because of "material non-conform".

2005-05-13 07:27 - Individual World Veteran Champs, Tampa, Florida 2-4 Sept. 2005
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TAMPA, Florida (USA) SEPTEMBER 2 - 4, 2005

Events -  Women’s foil, épée, and sabre; Men’s foil, épée, and sabre for age categories 50-59 and 60+ on 1st September 2005.

For more info Click "more" on right side --->>>
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2005-04-02 17:50 - FIE information letter Nº 6/2005 re wearing transparent masks
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InternationalPlease note information received clarifying requirements for wearing the transparent masks and the requirements will be more extensive following the World Championships in Leipzig. See President's Corner,  FIE Urgent letter 6-05 April 1st, 2005

2005-03-25 11:34 - 2006 & 2007 world Junior Chmapionships
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InternationalMain decisions of the FIE General Assembly 22 March 2005, Linz Austria (FIE Information letter 7-05, see President's Corner ). NZ vote held by Australia. Vote on the candidatures to the 2006 and 2007 Cadet/Junior World Championships:
    2006 Cadet/Junior World Championships: Jeonju City, South Korea
    2007 Cadet/Junior World Championships: Izmir, Turkey

2005-03-08 12:06 - Passivity Rule Change
Posted by adminmore from same (International)
InternationalPassivity rule change just received from FIE 5th March 2005. For copy of Urgent Letter and details check out Presidents Corner: FIE Fédération Internationale d'Escrime - FIE Information, Notices & Letters - Item 3.  5th March 2005 -Urgent FIE Letter

2005-03-07 22:47 - International scene for week-end 5th March 2005
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalSenior women's epee World Cup "Challenge J. Nowara" in  Luxembourg, Jessica Beer placed 76th out of 109 fencers.

2005-02-22 02:19 - International Roundup
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International18-02-2005,  Würth Cup, Women's Epee Senior World Cup in Tauberbischofsheim Germany, Jessica Beer 80th out of 114 fencers.

2005-02-06 23:33 - Prague d'Or Women's Epee World Cup Grand Prix event.
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalFrom112 competitors, Jenifer Hope just  missed out on the DE 64 by a tantalising one place,  placing 65th. Jessica Beer also competed and placed 84th.

2005-02-03 21:23 - Adrija Sesun at the Radio Ton, Tauberbischofsheim, Germany
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (International)
InternationalOver the week-end Andrija Sesun fenced in his next  World Junior Cup competition, Radio Ton, Tauberbischofsheim. One of the strongest on the European circuit, with 126 competitors - Andrija missed out on the last 64 by 11 places - final placing for Andrija 75th. World Ranking 181st.

He said "My trip has been a real learning experiance. I am very fortunate that I am surrounded by people who are key memebers of the USFA".

Andrija has been working with Andrea Lagan and Gary her husband, who are based in Colorado, since mid January. Andrea Lagan has been chosen by USFA for  their Junior Team Manager for 2005 World JuniorChamps in  Linz, Austria. Her husband Gary will be the Junior Men's Epee coach. We thank Andrea and Gary for their kind asisstance in offering this opportunity to Andrija and look forward to further contacts and wish everyone concerned every success.

2005-01-24 08:26 - FIE information letter Nº 1/2005
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InternationalImportant FIE infomation (FIE LetterNº1 20/01/2005)
For Grand Prix and  World Championships events:
- Transparent masks
- Wireless apparatus

For all World Cup, Grand Prix, World Championship and FIE sanctionned events:
- Contact time foil
- Breast Protectors
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2005-01-24 04:52 - Andreas Sesun result from Junior World Cup Carl Schwende Canada
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International53 competitors - Andreas reached the top 16, placed 16th which improved on his seeding from the first round of 26th (3 victories in poule of seven fencers). DE tableau - beat John Harrison (USA- 39th seed) 15-13, Sean Harder (USA 7th seed) 15-11,  lost to Graham Wicas (USA 10 seed) 15- 12.

Well done. Next stop Tauberbischofsheim..

2005-01-24 04:47 - Westend World Cup, Budapest
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InternationalTwo NZ fencers participated, total of 108 fencers  - 81st Jessica BEER , 89th Jennifer HOPE

2004-12-15 04:24 - 2004 FIE Congress summary
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InternationalFIE Congress - major points in brief:
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2004-10-11 23:53 - Changes to Foil and Sabre timing
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Foil Sensitivity (time point must be depressed)
was: 1 to 5 ms
now: 13 to 15 ms

Foil Time for double hit
was: 700 to 800 ms
now: 275 to 325 ms

Sabre Time for double hit
was: 300 to 400 ms
now: 110 to 130 ms

2004-04-08 23:53 - World Junior Championships Plovdiv Bulgaria
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InternationalAndreas Sesun, Men's Epee - 72nd/129
Eliminated DE tableau - incomplete 128 with 96 fencers
Sesun (seed 66) vs Bergdahl SUI (seed 63) 6-15
1st round pool of 7, 3 victories, indicator 0 , hits given 23

James Tabak, Men's Epee - 128th/129
Eliminated 1st round, pool of 6
0 victories, indicator -17, 8 hits given

Sarah Tabak, Women's Epee - 95th/109
Eliminated 1st round, pool of 7
1 victory, indicator -9, 18 hits given

Laura Harvey, Women's Foil 70th=/82
Eliminated 1st round, poule of 7
1 victory, indicator -17, 10 hits given

Jonathan Chan, Men's Sabre - 74th=/80
Eliminated 1st round, pool of 7
0 victories, indicator -20, 10 hits given

2004-01-29 22:53 - Martini Epee International A Grade - Budapest
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InternationalThe only NZ entrant, Jessica Beer, finished in 49th place and improved her world ranking to 66th .  Well done Jess.

2003-11-20 13:53 - 2004 Challenge Australia Cancelled
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InternationalAfter discussions with the FIE over the ecnomics of hosting the event next year the AFF and FIE have agreed to suspend the competition for 2004.

2003-11-09 22:33 - Men's Epee World Cup 5-6 December 2003 - Kuwait City
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InternationalKuwait have advised that there is a first prize of $US12,000 and the top 8 of the world cup will be paid airfares and accommodation costs.
Also, three fencers from each participating federation will have their acomodation paid for.
Any NZ fencer interested in competing should fax the front page of their passport to Paul Silk - fax (03) 3669507 - asap before 15 November.

2003-08-26 10:45 - World Student Games Results
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InternationalWomen's Epee: Jess Beer won two bouts in pools and was ranked 42nd into an incomplete DE tableau of 64 (total of 42 fencers qualified). She fenced #23 seed Tatiana Logunova of Russia. Score was 4-1 to Logunova after 3 minutes and Tatiana won the bout 15-4 in the 2nd 3 minutes (Final placing 42nd out of 54 competitors).

Women's Foil: Sarah Raudkivi was eliminated in her first round women's foil pool with one victory (Final placing 35th out of 41 competitors).

For full results; go to

2003-07-19 15:40 - Challenge Australia Individual Results
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InternationalIn a pre-Olympic year the standard of competition at an A-Grade such as Challenge Australia is always going to be tougher than at other times. That, combined with the relative inexperience of the NZers competing this year, suggest it should be no suprise that, on the surface anyway, good results were always going to be a struggle.
Best NZers:
Jess Beer finished 55 out of 133 starters having advanced to the 2nd round of the DE. Good effort Jess in what was a class field.
James Tabak in his first A-Grade event finished 104 out of 155 starters having lost his first fight in the DE. Good result for first time up James - well done.
Other results below.
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2003-05-05 22:42 - Challenge Australia World Cup Epee
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InternationalChallenge Australia 2003 World Cup Epee is to be held 18 - 20 July in Sydney.
The AFF have confirmed that normal entry restrictions for world cup competitions will not apply to New Zealanders for this event. This means that NZ can enter more than 5 fencers in the event provided we supply the requisite number of qualified referees. The FeNZ executive have asked me, as Selector,  to implement a selection policy/performance benchmark for fencers interested in competing in Sydney and it is as follows:
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