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Oceania, NZ National Open & NZ Veteran Fencing Championships 2022

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                                  Oceania and NZ National 

                                  Senior & Veteran Championships 2022

Fencing North and Fencing New Zealand invite you to attend the Oceania and NZ National Senior & Veteran Championships 2022 to be held at Te Pai  Stadium, Henderson, Auckland  starting on Saturday 22nd October and finishing on Monday, 24th October 2022.


Entry is open to competitors from all countries in the Oceania Fencing federation.

To fence in the senior championship events fencers must be 13 years or older on 1st January 2022 (Fencing NZ Minimum Age Policy). If you are unsure whether the event is appropriate for you/your child, please check with your coach.

Veteran Fencers must be 40+ years old on 31st December 2022.

New Zealand participants must be affiliated members of Fencing New Zealand for 2022.  

If you are not yet a member or your membership is not current please click on the link  Fencing New Zealand  / Regional Membership.

International fencers must have a current affiliation to their National Fencing Organisation.

Affiliations of all competitors (National and international) will be checked at time of entry.  FIE Licences are not required.


Competition Format

Oceania & National Open Championship events: One round of poules (bouts to five points) followed by direct elimination (bouts to 15 points).  

Oceania Team Event: Matches to 45 points, a match to decide third and fourth places will occur.

Veteran Championship events: One round of poules (bouts to five points) followed by direct elimination (bouts to 10 points).  

Events will be fenced as separate genders unless a minimum of six participants in a gender is not achieved, in which case a mixed event will be fenced.


Individual Medals: Gold, Silver and two Bronze medals will be awarded in each event.

Oceania Team Events: Gold, Silver and one Bronze medal will be awarded in each event.

Trophies:  There are a number of National Trophies that are awarded at this competition.  Weapon related trophies will be presented during the medal ceremony for that event.  Other trophies will be presented after the last medal ceremony on 24th October.  Trophies are not to leave New Zealand. 


Registration closes on October 20th at 8:00pm.  Late entries close on October 20th at 8:00pm.  After this date entry will be at the discretion of the DT and Referees representative.

Team nominations need to be entered by 20th October, please ensure team manager contact details are supplied.

Entry Fees: (NZ Dollars)

Oceania & NZ Senior Championship:  $90.00 each weapon; 

National Veteran Championship: $80.00 

Team Events:  $150.00 per team

Late Entries, received after 8:00pm on October 20th will attract an additional fee of $50.00

Entry fees are payable via the entry system.

Multiple Discipline Entry: if you are entered in multiple weapons and your next one starts prior to completion of the first, you will be scratched from the starting event and are expected to continue to compete in the first event. No refund will be provided.

Equipment Standards

Any rules coming into force in the 2022-2023 season will not be applied.

All clothing must be in a good state of repair.

For Oceania and New Zealand Senior Individual and Oceania Team events: 

Names do NOT need to be printed on Jackets or Lames.

All equipment is to meet all other FIE rules and standards.

You must have an 800N plastron, and 800N glove (in sabre) and FIE/CEN-marked clothing.

Weapons, wires, masks, gloves, and conductive jackets (lames) will all be subject to a weapons control.

Please note: at foil and sabre, clear plugs on the wires will be required.

For NZ Veteran Events: 

FIE Rules are to apply except for the following:


Minimum of 1150N protection.  i.e an 350N plastron and an 800N Jacket  or the reverse.


350N (CEN 1)

Foil Specific:

FIE blades are required with either Bayonet or 2-pin body wires.  FIE no.3 size blades are acceptable.

Épée Specific:

FIE blades are required.
Leon Paul SR-71 blades date stamped 2013 to 2015 will not be accepted.
Leon Paul V blade without a unique serial number will not be accepted.

Sabre Specific:

FIE blades S2000 or later are required.

Names do NOT need to be printed on Jackets or Lames.

Weapons Check

Date; Friday 21st October

Venue: Te Pai Stadium, Te Pai  Place, Henderson, Auckland

Time:   15.00 - 17.00

Weapons check will be open one hour before the registration time for each event.  Priority will be given to out-of-town fencers.  Fencing North fencers are encouraged to have had their weapons checked on the Friday night.

Control marks: It is the fencer’s responsibility to ensure that all equipment goes through weapons control and that the control marks are applied.  It is also the fencer’s responsibility to ensure that control marks are still present every time they go to the piste.

Additional Information

Video Refereeing:  Will occur for Finals

FIE Rule t.124: Non-Combativity will be implemented at this competition.

FIE Rule t.122: is suspended and will be as follows:  Fencers will be required to salute each other in way of acknowledging their opponent and the referee.

Drug Free Sport: by participating in this event, you agree that you have been warned of the potential to be selected for anti-doping testing and you will comply with anti-doping testing if required to do so.  The testing process and your rights and responsibilities as an athlete are outlined on the Drug Free Sport NZ website here.<... 

Results will be posted to FencingTimeLive. QR Codes will be displayed within the venue.

Podium Protocol: All Fencers must wear a country, club or regional tracksuit Jacket and either breeches or tracksuit pants together with Fencing Socks and Shoes while on the podium. 


Mainland Fencing   Contact Daniel Chan

Food: Tuatahi Fencing will be running a food stall with hot food, hot and cold drinks and treats.

Dinner:   to be advised

Entry form:   Please click REGISTER  button  (above, top ) to enter the competition.


Quality Hotel Lincoln Green

159 Lincoln Road, Henderson, West Auckland, NZ

0800 838 7006 or +64 9 838 7006

Is located immediately across the road from the competition venue.

Monday  October 25th is a National Public Holiday in New Zealand, so it would be wise to make accommodation bookings early.

The following information has been provided by the hotel;


We are pleased to provide a special rate for your guests.

Standard Room: $200.00 per night (Twin room)

Deluxe Room-   $220.00 per night (Two Queen Beds)

Superior Room-$240.00 per night (One Queen and One Single bed)

Premium room- $260.00 per night (One Queen Bed)

Please note, this does not include further discount on special rates advertised via other online travel agents/ booking websites that are not our own.

For your guests to receive the discounted rate, they must book direct via phone or email:

Quote number: 67115

Date: 22nd October to 24th October

Quote reference: NZ & Oceania National Fencing Champs


P: 09 838 7006 or free phone 0800 838 7006 

Arrival & Departure

Our check-in time is 2pm and check-out time is 10am. If you anticipate an earlier arrival, please inform us of your estimated arrival time. Should you require the room before 2pm then we suggest you book your room from the night before, as we cannot guarantee an early check in. Alternatively, we are happy to store your bags until the room is ready.

Please review Hotel Policies

We look forward to welcoming you to Quality Hotel. 

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at

 phone +64 9 838 7006


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Refund policy

Refunds are given if we have to cancel an event. To keep the entry fees as low as possible we do not refund standard or late entries. There can be a discretionary refund in case of mental, health, financial hardship or a family emergency. Please contact the DT.