January Fencing Camps
Take advantage of the Camps offered in January:
Memberships for 2021 are now available. Affiliated Members in 2020 are automatically allocated a $20 discount when renewing their memberships online.
Fencing New Zealand is sponsoring a series of training camps to be run in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in 2021.
Fencing North invites fencers, coaches and referees to their FeNZ sponsored Training Camp in Auckland from 22nd January to 25th January.
The FIE have announced that they hope to resume some competitions in February 2021, particularly the competitions counting for Olympic qualification. Federations so far have not been able to confirm their ability to hold competitions or have already cancelled them because of the stringent restrictions imposed due to COVID19. The FIE have therefore not been able to confirm the Calendar for 2021 at this stage.
Please find below the proposed National Fencing Calendar for 2021.
The green highlighted events, dates & regions have been confirmed by the Fencing NZ Executive Committee.
One of the complex issues in our Covid hit NZ Fencing world is how to handle national ranking points in a way that is fair to everyone. This is of particular importance to future NZ team selection.
It is of course a global problem. The FIE for example have frozen all Olympic ranking points from 8th March this year until the 12th of March 2021.
Here in New Zealand, many regions have been unable to run any regional events at all since the beginning of Covid.
That’s obviously unfair to a lot of competitors who, through no fault of their own, were unable to earn any ranking points events locally, and were also unable to travel to other regional events, either due to lockdown, or just the heightened risks associated with travel.
Following extensive deliberation, the Board has therefore decided to freeze all ranking points from Friday 21st February, prior to the first Regional tournament of the year.
A committee has been formed to determine how major events across the country will be run in the 2021 Calendar year, and how points will be awarded going forward. We will update you on their progress as soon as possible.
Congratulations to our own Anya Kamynina (NZL) for making it to the Master List for 2021 as 2nd Reserve - Foil Referee.
Quite an achievement.
With the constant changes around Covid19 Alert Levels, there has been a great deal of uncertainty affecting all our fencers, their families, officials and coaches. As you’re aware, this has made it difficult to plan our major National Events, with all of them to date being cancelled or postponed. Many people will understandably now be reluctant to travel.