Upcoming National Events

There have been 2 national events announced over the last week. The North Island Championships and the National Foil and Sabre Teams which are both being hosted here in Wellington. Please note that these competitions are for the Open age group so if you are under 15, please consult with your coach before entering.

North Island Championships

Fencing New Zealand and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2021 New Zealand North Island and Veteran’s Foil Championships.

Date: Saturday 7th August to Sunday 8th August
Venue:Upper Gym, Wellington High School, Taranaki Street, Wellington
Entries Due: Friday 9th July – Late entries close Friday 30th July

National Foil & Sabre Teams Championship

Fencing Central and Fencing New Zealand invite you to attend the 2021 New Zealand National Foil and Sabre Team Championships.

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July 2021
Venue:Upper Gym, Wellington High School, Taranaki Street, Wellington
Entries Due: Friday 9th July
Entry Fee: $50.00 for one event, $70.00 for two events

Up Coming Secondary School Tournaments

There are two secondary school championships that are coming up over the next two weekends. There is the Central Secondary School Individual Championships as well as the Teams Championships. The details are listed below.

Set Up for 19th and 20th of June

Please note, we are hosting the Secondary School Teams Championships so we will need some volunteers to help set up and pack down on the 19th and 20th June.

Times We Require Help

  • Saturday 19th of June, Set up – 12pm
  • Sunday 20th of June, Pack down – 1pm aprx*

*On completion of the foil event

All help will be much appreciated. More hands make for much lighter work.

Reminder for Central Secondary School Individuals Championships 2021

Please click here to see the previous post regarding this competition.

Fencing Central Secondary School Teams Championship

Please click here to see information and enrollment forms for the upcoming Secondary School Teams Championships.

Fencing Central Secondary School Championships

Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2021 Fencing Central Secondary School Individual Championships.

Information

Date: Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th June 2021
Venue: Rongotai College Main Hall, 170 Coutts Street, Rongotai, Wellington
Entries due: Thursday, 10th June 2021 – Late entries will incur a late fee
Entry fee: $40.00 for one weapon, $50.00 for 2+ weapon

For full details and to enter, please visit: https://fencingcentral.org.nz/fencing-central-secondary-school-championships/

For any questions or queries relating to this competition, please contact tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz, ask your coach or other club officials.

National U15 and Cadet Championship 2021 Results

First of all I would like to begin by thanking all of our volunteers for helping over the weekend of the competition. We ran an exceptionally successful weapons control and café this year and everyone who was a part of it should be especially proud.

Thank you Bordeaux Bakery

A big thank you goes to the team at Bordeaux Bakery for supplying a large amount of the delicious baked goods that we had on offer. They supplied us many different treats such as a large variety of Danish’s, brownies, rolls and croissants. If you are ever craving these treats again, I know I am, they can be located either on Thorndon Quay or at the Lower Hutt morning market on Saturdays. A link to their Facebook page can be found here and a link to their website can be found here.

Results

Over the weekend we had two of our fencers take part in the competition, Marianna Wang and Ellen Li. Both of these ladies competed in both the U15 and Cadets Women’s events. Their placing over the competition were:

U15

  • Ellen Li – 1st
  • Marianna Wang – 3rd=

Cadets

  • Ellen Li – 3rd=
  • Marinna Wang – 11th

Alternative Fencing Venue For Saturday 8th Of May

Hi all Saturday morning Fencers.

We have managed to book in an alternative venue for our Saturday class on the 8th and 29th of May 9th and the 19th of June. As mentioned in a prior post, we were unfortunately unable to use the St Bernard’s hall on these dates so we have had to seek out an alternative venue. We will be using Moera Community Hall for training in lieu.

Alternate Training Schedule

However, with this change of venue we are required to leave very promptly. Please refer to the times in the table below.

DateTime StartTime EndVenue
Saturday 8th of May11.00am1.00pm Moera Community Hall
Saturday 29th of May11.00am 1.00pm Moera Community Hall
Saturday the 6th of June11.00am 1.00pmMoera Community Hall
Saturday 19th of June11.00am 1.00pmMoera Community Hall