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    Russell Towns


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    RUSSELL TOWNS OPEN 2024                                   

    Fencing South invites you to attend the above regional ranking competition  

    Saturday June 22 – Sunday June 23, 2023

    At: Claymore Swords Club rooms, top floor, 106 Bond St (Cnr of Police St and Bond St), Dunedin, 9016


    Eligibility

    To fence in the senior championship events fencers must be 13 years or older on 1st January 2023.  (Fencing NZ Minimum Age Policy). If you are unsure whether the event is appropriate for you/your child, please check with your coach.

    New Zealand participants must be affiliated members of Fencing New Zealand for 2023.

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


    Competition Format

    One round of poules (bouts to five points) followed by direct elimination (bouts to 15 points). 

    Separate events will be held for each gender, unless a minimum of four participants in a gender is not achieved, in which case a mixed event will be fenced.


    Registrations

    Standard Registration closes on Sunday 16th June at 11.55pm.  Late entries close on Friday 21st June at 11.55pm.  After this date entry will be at the discretion of the DT and Referees representative.

    Entry Fees:

    $25 for the first weapon, $10 for each additional weapon.

    Late Entries, received after 11.55pm on 16th June will attract an additional fee of $20

    Entry fees are payable via the entry system (in this case Humanitix)

    Entries will be updated and posted to Fencing Time Live Daily.

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

    Preliminary Timetable for Russell Towns Open 2024:

    Saturday 22 June
    Mixed Foil - Registration 9.00am to 9.15am. Fencing commences at 9.30am

    Women's Foil - Registration 10.30am to 10.45am. Fencing commences at 11.00am*

    Sabre - Registration 1pm to 1.15pm. Fencing commences at 1.30pm** (This will be a self refereed event and will only be proceed if at least 4 fencers enter)

    Sunday 23 June

    Mixed Epee - Registration 9.00am to 9.15am. Fencing commences at 9.30am

    Women's Epee - Registration 10.30am to 10.45am. Fencing commences at 11.00am*

    Refer to Fencing Time live for current timings. Registration will close 15min before events start.

    */** Start times will be confirmed once entries received

    Non combativity:    FIE rule t.1214 non-combativity will be implemented at this competition.

    Video Refereeing:

    Video refereeing will not be used at this event.

    Minimum Equipment Standards

    Refer to the current Fencing New Zealand Equipment Standard.

    Mask requirements FeNZ Policy

    Weapons Control:

    Weights and gauges where appropriate will be checked at the start if each bout.


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