Fencing South and Fencing New Zealand invite you to attend the South Island Champs & Veteran Epee 2021, to be held at the Claymore Swords Club, Dunedin on 15/16 May 2021

Link to entry form:



To fence in the open competition fencers must be 13 years or older on 1 January 2021.
To fence in the veteran competition fencers must be 40+ years old on 31st December 2020.
(See minimum age policy of Fencing NZ attached) If you are not sure whether the competition is appropriate for you/ your child please check with your coach.

Participants must be affiliated members of Fencing New Zealand who have paid their membership fee for the 2021 fencing year or if you are an international fencer of your country.

Affiliations of all competitors (both national and international) will be checked at time of entry

Competition Format:

For South Island Champs: One round of poules (bouts to five hits) followed by direct elimination (bouts to 15 hits). All weapons will be fenced as separate gender.

For Veteran Epee: One round of poules (bouts to five hits) followed by direct elimination (bouts to 10 hits).
Veteran Epee will be fenced as separate genders unless a minimum of four participants in each gender is not achieved, in which case a mixed event will be fenced.

Trophies: South Island Champs trophies will also be awarded.


Registration Closes on Wednesday 5th May at 8pm. Late entries close on Friday 7 May. After this date entry will be at the discretion of the head DT and head referee.

Entry Fees: 

Individual Event: $60.00 per weapon.

Registration will close on Wednesday 5th May at 8pm.
Late entries close on Friday 7 May and will attract an additional fee of $50. Entries received after this date are at discretion of the Head DT and Head Referee.

South prefers entries fees to be paid at time of registration. The preferred method of payment is by internet banking to the Fencing South tournament account.

Fencing South Tournament Account number: 01-0907-0010020-00

As a reference please put fencer's name and “SI Champs”

Multiple Discipline Entry: If you are entered in multiple disciplines and the next discipline is scheduled to begin while you are still competing, you will be scratched from the then starting discipline and expected to continue competing in the ongoing discipline. No refunds will be provided.

Equipment Standards:

Clothing: All clothing must be in a good state of repair.
Minimum of 1150N protection for Torso. This can be made up either by 350N Jacket with an 800N plastron or 800N Jacket with a 350N plastron.  
350N Breeches
350N Mask. All masks must fit well and be in good condition. The elastic strap shall be in good working order with elasticity and be able return to its original position after stretching, without deformation. The hook and loop securing the elastic shall be capable of retaining the elastic and resisting removal. Leon Paul X-Change Masks must have a secondary Strap/Bar. Visor Masks are strictly prohibited for all 3 weapons
Gloves- Must be in good condition and have no hole for body wires. 800N gloves are required for Sabre.

Chest Protectors for Women are compulsory.

Weapon Specific:

Foil: Lame Bibs (Curly mask wires are not permitted) and FIE blades required, Bayonet and 2 pin body wires accepted.
Epee: FIE blades required. Leon Paul SR-71 blades that are stamped 2013 to 2015 will not be accepted. Leon Paul V blade without a unique serial number will not be accepted.
Sabre: FIE blades S2000 or later blades required. Curly mask wires are not permitted.

Weapons Check:

Friday 14th May
Venue: Claymore Swords Club, 106 Bond St, Dunedin

Time: 6:00pm to 7.30pm All weapons

Weapons Check will be open one hour before the registration time of each event.  Priority will be given to out-of-town fencers at this time. South fencers are encouraged to have had your weapons checked on Friday night.

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


Saturday 15th May

8:15am Men’s Foil Registration Opens
8:30am Men’s Foil Registration Closes
9am Men’s Foil
10:15am Women’s Epee Registration Opens
10:30pm Women’s Epee Registration Closes
11am Women’s Epee
1:30pm Sabre & Veteran Epee Registration Opens
3pm Men’s & Women’s Sabre*
3pm Veteran Epee*
* Event will start after Men’s Foil and Women's epee is finished.

Sunday 16th May

8:15am Men’s Epee Registration Opens
8:30am Men’s Epee Registration Closes
9am Men’s Epee
10:15am Women’s Foil Registration Opens
10:30pm Women’s Foil Registration Closes
11am Women’s Foil
Please note actual event start times could change depending on entry numbers.

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

FIE rule t.122, is suspended and will be required as follows. Fencers will instead be required to salute each other, in way of acknowledging their opponent.

Drug Free:  By participating in this event, you agree that you have been warned of the potential of being selected for anti-doping testing and you will comply with anti-doping testing if required. The testing process and your rights and responsibilities as an athlete are outlined in the Drug Free Sport NZ website here: https://drugfreesport.org.nz/for-athletes/introduction-to-anti-doping/the-anti-doping-rules/

Results: Results will be available on the Fencing South Facebook page
Podium Protocol:
All fencers must wear either regional, club or FeNZ tracksuit jacket, breeches or tracksuit pants, fencing socks and shoes while on podium.

Food: Claymore Swords Club is close to numerous cafes. There will be no canteen on site.


There are a number of hotels close to the venue, eg.
Distinction Dunedin Hotel
6 Liverpool St, 9016, Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
118 High St, Dunedin, 9054 ‎
Motel on Carroll
10 Carroll Street, City Centre, Dunedin 9016

If you have transport, travel time from motels in the North end of town (George St, Cumberland St, Great King St) to the venue is 5-10 minutes by car or a 30-45 minute walk.


We strongly advise you NOT to book flights to or from Dunedin on the same day as you compete. We will do our best, but we cannot guarantee events will run to time.
Note that Dunedin airport is 30 minutes out of the city. You will need to factor this into your travel time. An airport shuttle is much cheaper than getting a taxi.

For any enquiries:

Please email Vanda Symon – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ph 021 370010



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