WADA Changes - January 2009


ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency) has announced changes for Athletes in 2009 

 Link to ASADA 

 The AFF has approved the following Document AFF Anti-Doping Policy (Dec08).pdf 



International Ranking Points Appendix


The AFF has a ranking system for points achieved in International Competitions converted into (National) Rankings.Download :  AFF Ranking Point System



Coeur De Lion Competition 2009



#1 January 31st Results (1)
#2 March 7th Results (2)
#3 April 4th Results (3)
#4 May 2nd Results (4)
#5 June 13th (5)
#6 July 25th Results (6)
#7 August 8th
Results(7) 
#8 September 5th
Results (8)
#9 October 10th
Results (9)
#10 November 7th
Results (10)

Roll Call 1.30……… $ no increase in 2009 Happy Fencing



School Holiday Program


What to do over the school holidays with the children?

Gas Works Art Park has had the answer for a number of events now….

Sword Fighters classes for kids…… 

Download Program : Gasworks Flyer                        

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Fencing Workshops 



Portsea Summer Camp


Sword Fighters Australia ran a Summer Camp for students in December at Portsea Campsite, Point Nepean Rd on the Mornington Peninsula.  The students have access to a range of activities including learning the skilled art of Fencing.  As seen in the following pictures, the 160+ Students appear to enjoy it….!

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Swordfighters does a range of similar activities and we can organise tailored sessions for you,
or your school or organisation.!! 

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Australian National Champions 2008


Inspiration of National Champions:

Following is an amalgamation / analysis of the Answers….
 
Dependant on where you started fencing (3 came from China) there are a range of ages when all started fencing, thus there is no perfect age to start fencing…anyone can win!.
All have roughly 10 years of competitive fencing, and most have won Nationals prior to 2008.
The Belief in Winning the Nationals: Practice, preparation and mental strength, belief in yourself, doing thorough footwork and being mentally prepared.
Inspiration: A couple of boxers and influential figures (U.S President Barak Obama) and guardians.

Most will take a break at the end of the season…. Working to pay the way for competitions etc.
International competitions should be the aim, but you’ll only improve if all the required preparation is done, fitness and mental preparation – preparing to win.
Words of Wisdom: Train hard, don’t get hit, self confidence and belief, practice basics at beginning and end of session, read and learn from other champions, hard work and discipline, train hard then harder… a common theme.
A description of fencing in a word: Fencing is a metaphor for life, its in the blood, its fun, its discipline.

Thanks once again to all the 6 Australian National Champions of 2008:
E. Halls, Z. Casagrande, Y. Ping, Z. Huang, S. Leitch, M. Du.
 
 

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Australian National Champions 2008


Inspiration of National Champions:

Instalment number 6 : Min Yi Du Winner of Open Womens Sabre 2008

1. Why did you start Fencing?
A: As you may know, I started fencing in China, where personal choice then was not really an option. I was simply selected for the sport by a coach. It would be appropriate to say that fencing chose me.

2. How many years have you been fencing?
A: 30 years

3. What was your inspiration for winning the 2008 National Fencing Championships?
A: Because I have a competitive desire, to be the best at anything I do. Maybe it is a kind of neurosis, I am not sure.

4. Now (that you won this year) what are your future aspirations?
A: Maybe to be well placed or even win an international individual competition.

5. Why do you believe you won?
A: Well, I had put in a lot of hard work perhaps a little more than others. My training regime is quite strict and fencing in every sense is a part of my life. I suppose when you are that committed to anything I believe success naturally follows.

6. Who would you like to meet? (As an Inspiration to you?)
A: Muhammed Ali, I am impressed with his determination and self confidence.

7. What’s next for you in 2008? (Training, Break, Work?)
A:Perhaps a little break from training and more time for recreational fitness exercise.

8. What comps will you do (International) if any in 2009?
A: All the national competitions and at least one international

9. Can you give us some words of wisdom for future Australian champions?
A: Read as much as you can about the Autobiography of Champion athletes. Their stories are often inspiring and can teach a lot about determination, self confidence, self belief etc. Again, Muhammad Ali is a case in point. Believe in yourself.

10. If you could sum up Fencing in one word, what would it be?
A: Fencing is a metaphor to life.

Thanks So Much Min Yi Du, 



Australian Athletes Unite


We are looking for the next Aussie Olympians for London 2012! Australian Sports Commission
  Hey Mate, the Australian Sports Commission thinks you should see this.
This cocky Brit is whinging that you’re not good enough to take on the rest of his countrymen at the London 2012 Olympics! Watch his video below then prove him wrong by signing up to the Australian Sports Commission’s Talent ID program.
Got the metal to WIN medals?
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If you have what it takes to become
an elite athlete, and you’re under 25,
then the Australian Sports Commission
wants you!
The 2012 London Olympics are there waiting for Aussies to unite and take medals off the Brits! :)

Courtesy of the Australian Sports Commission.

If you or someone you know would like to be involved in a Fencing Talent Identification Camp,contact Sword Fighters Australia.com via email: chris@swordfightersaustralia.com



International News


Fencing Striving for Excellence

Extracts from FIE “Escrime” Magazine 12.2008 No 65

The Key to Excellence

Foil:  The changes implemented i.e. the reduction in blocking time, restoring Foils identity and uniqueness.

Sabre:  The quality of the show on offer is exceptional.  The Olympic Mens and Womens Sabre competitions demonstrated this.  On television this is the weapon that attracted most viewers during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Transparent Mask:  Sabre and Foil fencers have understood the relevance of the transparent mask.  Universally acclaimed by viewers and the television channels around the world, it is now a symbol of modernity.  It makes possible to perceive the fencer’s emotions and determination.  It also gives a more aesthetic image to the fencers attire.

Training Camps:  The FIE will increase the number of training camps which have already enabled numerous Epee, Foil and Sabre fencers to improve, discover the most modern training methods and build up the necessary experience and confidence for international success.

Refereeing:  Video refereeing illustrates considerable progress in the permanent search for sporting equality and places fencing at the pinnacle of modernity, the FIE will further enhance its training and examination policy so the at the referees can always be more competitive and to encourage vocations on each continent.

Parity:  In competitions, fencing has already attained perfect parity with as many competitions for women as men.  The creation of a specific commission is further proof the FIE is determined  to associate an equal number of women with all its work so that the can help with their qualities and sensibility. 

Men and Women on an equal footing
” The idea is to build on the achievementss of the past twenty years to continue and increase the number of women in our sport,” believes Helen Smith, President of the Oceania Fencing Confederation. ” We would like to see more women refereeing, becoming fencing masters, members of directorates and technical commissions.  Women must also become more involved in the governing bodies of national federations.  Women have a lot to offer the sport movement by contributing to encouraging social change and developing the value of education, peace and respect for the environment.”

Escrime Magazine No 65, December 2008



President Fencing Victoria


Congratulations to Simon Auty the new President of Fencing Victoria.
Big thanks to outgoing president Peter Osvath after 8 years in the job.
FV is still on the right track…2009 and beyond.



Christmas Gift


Running out of time to buy presents? 

 Need to get that last minute gift but not sure what to get?

Want to give a great Christmas gift idea to a friend or family member ?

The answer! Swordfighter Sessions

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New Foil Mask 2009


New Product Available:

Foil Bib Mask     Foil Bib Mask     Foil Mask Wire   Mask Wire

FIE Foil Mask and Mask Wire: Special Offer $180

[$50 deposit paid before 24th December, delivery within 4-6 weeks]
(delivery dependant on location with Aus.)

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Download of FIE Mask Bib Requirements, [ on page 4 there is a template for a Bib ] 

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AFF Awards 2008


Victoria was awarded the Cyclone Cup of 2008 as the best performed State at the National Championships in Sydney earlier this month.  Victoria last won the Cup 14 years ago, but 2008 was a more successful year!

1st: Victoria (90pts)
2nd: New South Wales (96pts)
3rd: Queensland (103pts)
4th: South Australia (112pts)
5th: New Zealand (117pts)
6th: Western Australia (118pts)
7th: Australian Capital Territory (120pts)

Victorian Fencing Club -: VRI FC also swept the awards for:
Best overall Club, Best Foil Club, Best Epee Club and Best Sabre Club congratulations to VRI.

Link to AFF Excellence Awards



Fencing Handheld Scoring System


Itunes has an application download for a Fencing Score Match Card.
Using an Iphone or similar device its a neat little app!
                                                          ITunes>App Store>Sports>ScoreCounter            Itunes Score Counter



World Fencing Rankings 2008


World Fencing Rankings at Seasons End ‘07-’08 Olympic Season          

Women’s Epee Rankings
1 Ana Branza ROU
2 Britta Heidemann GER & Olympic Champion
3 Imke Duplitzer GER
4 Sherraine Schalm CAN
5 Li Na CHN

Men’s Epee Rankings
1 Matteo Tagliarol ITA & Olympic Champion
2 Jin Sun Jung KOR
3 Silvio Fernandez VEN
4 Michael Kauter SUI
5 Radoslaw Zawrotniak POL

Women’s Foil Rankings
1 Valentina Vezzali ITA & Olympic Champion
2 Hyun Hee Nam KOR
3 Giovanna Trillini ITA
4 Carolin Golubytskyi GER
5 Margherita Granbassi ITA

Men’s Foil Rankings
1 Andrea Cassara ITA
2 Erwan Le Pechoux FRA
3 Peter Joppich GER
4 Benjamin Kleibrink GER & Olympic Champion
5 Andrea Baldini ITA (banned)

Women’s Sabre Rankings
1 Rebecca Ward USA
2 Sada Jacobson USA
3 Mariel Zagunis USA & Olympic Champion
4 Xue Tan CHN
5 Sophia Velikaia RUS

Men’s Sabre Rankings
1 Luigi Tarantino ITA
2 Man Zhong CHN & Olympic Champion
3 Nicolas Limbach GER
4 Rares Dumitrescu ROU
5 Keeth Smart USA
The FIE has a Photo Collage of the Beijing Olympic Champions Link     FIE LOGO



FIE Injury Investigation


The FIE has posted an article investigating Acute Injuries in Fencing (Olympics 2004-2008)

Link: FIMS Fencing Injuries Report For FIE.

The Article has a nice piece on the competition schedule at the Olympic Competitions.



Nike Fencing Shoes - “The Balestra”


Since Nike brought out their Fencing shoes, there has been massive interest from the web.
But after contacting Nike, they are still doing research and providing this feedback to the developers.
So they do know how popular their shoe is to Fencers around the World.

Since this shoe was released exclusively for the Olympics there are no current plans to bring it back to market.
The shoes that were released at this time were the only ones that were to be offered. 

Unfortunately there is no official line from Nike as yet…. but we await the PR department!

Nike Balestra



Pentathlon Event Change


International Modern Pentathlon appears set for a change.

From a Sport invented by Baron Pierre de Coubertin for the Olympic Games, as ‘the officers sport’, Pentathlon appears to be changing its format, combining the run and shooting legs.

Pentathletes will have 70 seconds to shoot 5 targets, then run a 1 kilometre track, and return to the shooting range, completing the cylce 3 times, then running across the finish line.

For more info Link International Herald Tribune
Australia’s Modern Pentathlon website Link

A change in name only….? Beijing Olympic Logo



Usmanov Elected President FIE


Alisher Usmanov has been elected in a close election 66-61 as new president of the FIE.

His Manifesto can be found here

Mr. Usmanov succeeds Mr. Rene Roch.

In further interesting news, Russia’s vote was cast by its new President; superstar Stanislav Pozdniakov.



Australian National Champions 2008


Inspiration of National Champions:

Instalment number 5 : Simon Leitch Winner of Open Mens Sabre 2008 
 
1. Why did you start Fencing?
A:I saw it advertised at a local PCYC and went along with some friends from school.  Before i knew what had happened they got me with their jedi mind trick and had me fencing at other clubs as well…..resistance was futile…
 
2. How many years have you been fencing?
A:About 13 years, but that clumsy stuff i did for the first 4 years can hadly be considered ‘fencing’. 
 
3. What was your inspiration for winning the 2008 National Fencing Championships?
A: If i won a friend was going to buy me a Hungry jack’s Ultimate Double Whopper….i still have not received it and im getting pretty annoyed just thinking about it.
 
4. Now (that you won this year) what are your future aspirtations? 
A: In 2002 we won a sliver medal in team sabre at commonwealth championships and i always hoped we could improve on that one day.
 
5. Why do you believe you won?
A: I trained much harder than anyone else for the last 10 years very consistently, and in the lead up to the competition i was able to prepare myself physically despite having hand surgery and a broken bone or two.
 
6. Who would you like to meet? (As an Inspiration to you?)
A: George Foreman

 
7. Whats next for you in 2008? (Training, Break, Work?)
A: Got to go back to work and train for some boxing competitions early next year.   

8. What comps will you do (International) if any in 2009?
A: Not sure, even the mention of international competition is making me feel pain in my wallet, as impossible as that may seem.  

9. Can you give us some words of wisdom for future Australian champions?
A: Practice the basics at the start, middle and end of a session, because the person who can do the basics faster, stronger and with better timing usually wins.  

10. If you could sum up Fencing in one word, what would it be?
A: Supercalafrickingawesome  

Thanks So Much Simon,

Keep an eye out for more instalments



Australian National Champions 2008


Inspiration of National Champions 

Instalment number 4 : Zhen ‘Harry’ Huang Winner of Open Mens Foil 2008

1. Why did you start Fencing?
A: I had been picked up at my school by the fencing coach
 
2. How many years have you been fencing?
A: I have been fencing 13 years
 
3. What was your inspiration for winning the 2008 National Fencing Championships?
A: I just concentrated on every single point.
 
4. Now (that you won this year) what are your future aspirtations? 
A: I’ll try to do my best to win it again.
 
5.Why do you believe you won?
A: Because I am hungry to be the champion.
 
6. Who would you like to meet? (As an Inspiration to you?)
A: I wanted to meet Joe and Frank, they are strong fencers in Australia.

 
7. What’s next for you in 2008? (Training, Break, Work?)
A: I felt I am not fit enough.  I need more training to keep fit for next year.  

8. What comps will you do (International) if any in 2009?
A: I am not fit enough, I cant go to International comps at the moment.  
 
9. Can you give us some words of wisdom for future Australian champions?
A: Ambition. Hunger.

10. If you could sum up Fencing in one word, what would it be?
A: Resourcefulness

Thanks Harry, 

Keep an eye out for more instalments



Australian National Champions 2008


Inspiration of National Champions:

Instalment number 3 : Yuan Ping Winner of Open Womens Foil 2008
 
1. Why did you start Fencing?
A: I started doing basketball because I was selected by the basketball teacher, but then a fencing teacher found me and asked if I was interested in fencing.  I enjoyed the challenge of fencing and it seemed a “gentleman” sport.

2. How many years have you been fencing?
A: 12 years

3. What was your inspiration for winning the 2008 National Fencing Championships?
A: I had come to NZ to help coach at Hutt Valley Fencing Club and Susan (my Host) suggested I should fence and try to win the Australian Championship. 

4. Now (that you won this year) what are your future aspirations? 
A: I want to attend the Asian Championships in 2010 and maybe in 2012 I want to attend the Olympic Games in London.

5. Why do you believe you won?
A: 12 years of hard work in China for 9 hours a day, six days a week.  I was focused during the competition on what I would need to do to beat each of my opponents.  And I ate a banana for breakfast. :)

6. Who would you like to meet? (As an Inspiration to you?)
A: My Mum.  I miss her.

7. What’s next for you in 2008? (Training, Break, Work?)
A: I travel tomorrow to Auckland to help coach some fencers there for a couple of weeks. 

8. What comps will you do (International) if any in 2009?
A: One or two Australian competitions, depending on my finances.

9. Can you give us some words of wisdom for future Australian Champions?
A: Train hard and don’t get hit.

10. If you could sum up Fencing in one word, what would it be?
A: Fun (and a challenge).

Thanks So Much Yuan Ping.

Keep an eye out for other instalments… 



Australian National Champions 2008


Inspiration of National Champions 

Instalment number 2 : Zac Casagrande Winner of Open Mens Epee 2008
 
1. Why did you start Fencing?
A:
  I had always wanted to try it but didn’t get the opportunity until my second year of university. The beginner’s course was cheap so I thought, why not? 
 
2. How many years have you been fencing?
A:
  About 12 years.
  
3. What was your inspiration for winning the 2008 national fencing championships?
A:
  Quite simply, from the first time I went to nationals in 1997 I have wanted to be the epee champion. I like to win.
 
4. Now (that you won this year) what are your future aspirations? 
A:
  Keep winning competitions. Make the Australian team for Commonwealth Fencing Championships (2010). Qualify for the Olympics (2012)
 
5. Why do you believe you won?
A:
  Hard work, experience and being in the right frame of mind for the competition. 
 
6. Who would you like to meet? (as an inspiration to you?)
A:
   John Eales, former Australian rugby union captain (I have actually met him, it was great).

 7. Whats next for you in 2008? (training, break, work?)
A:  Straight back to work (need to pay the mortgage). Back to training this Saturday. Small break for Christmas. 

8. What comps will you do (international) if any in 2009?
A:  If I could afford it, I’d do the world cup events in the middle east and Europe. Unfortunately, I cant’ afford it, so I will likely do ‘Challenge Australia’ (provided it occurs) and Asian Championships in Qatar (provided I make the team).

9. Can you give us some words of wisdom for future Australian champions?
A:  There is no substitute for hard work and determination.
 

10. If you could sum up fencing in one word, what would it be?
A:
  Discipline 
 
Thanks So Much Zac,

Keep an eye out for more installments



Fencing Champions


History is an important thing!

Especially Fencing History, and prior to Sword Fighters Australia it hasn’t been available on the web.

For updated :  Australian Champions

For: World / Olympic Champions

Also: Australian Veteran Champions Link To Ausfencing



Australian National Champions 2008


Sword Fighters Australia brings to you a series of Interviews with the

Open National Fencing Champions of 2008 (Sydney).

Entitled : Inspiration of National Champions

Instalment number 1 : Evelyn Halls Winner of Open Womens Epee 2008

1. Why did you start Fencing?
Evelyn’s Answer: I started fencing when i was at primary school. My sister (Jo) was keen to take up the sport but there were not enough students interested for the class to go ahead - until my parents volunteered me!
 
2. How many years have you been fencing?
A:. I should decline to answer that question on the grounds that it makes me feel really old - however, I will say the answer is a number larger than 20!
 
3. What was your inspiration for winning the 2008 National Fencing Championships?
A:. I have only returned to fencing in the last month or so (after taking 14 months off) and only have time to train once a week. My inspiration was to prove to myself that i could still be competitive and to win my first national title since my daughter Gabriella was born!
 
4. Now (that you won this year) what are your future aspirations? 
A:. The demands of my job and looking after my daughter mean that my future aspirations for fencing are likely to be minimal. At the moment, I am just happy for fencing to be a part of my life again.
 
5. Why do you believe you won?
A:. I think that I managed to use my skills of distance and timing effectively and made very few mistakes (which fortunately made up for my lack of fitness!). Also, I couldn’t have won without the support of my husband Peter in encouraging me to start fencing again and looking after Gabby during my competition.
 
6. Who would you like to meet? (As an Inspiration to you)
 A:. There is no one in particular I would like to meet. In a fencing sense, I always love watching the great epeeists - in particular, Pavel Kolobkov. More generally, I would be interested to meet Barack Obama - to discover what he is like behind the public persona.
 
7. What’s next for you in 2008? (Training, Break, Work?)
A:  Next for me is work, work and more work!! I’m also looking forward to celebrating Christmas with Gabby, now she is starting to understand what it’s all about.
 
8. What comp’s will you do (International) if any in 2009?
A:  I’m unlikely to do any international competitions next year. It’s possible I might decide to go to the World Cup in China in May. The main problem is that I find it too hard to leave Gabby, even for a weekend!
 
9. Can you give us some words of wisdom for future Australian champions?
A: My advice to future Australian champions is to train hard. And then train harder. Also, to figure out what it is you want from fencing, and what role it should play in your life. My advice to those with international aspirations is that you don’t need to go overseas to become a good fencer - there is plenty of work which can be done right here at home.
 
10. If you could sum up Fencing in one word, what would it be?
A:  Fencing is in my blood (and in Gabby’s too!) - not one word, i know!

Thanks EvelynKeep an eye out for other installments.. 



Historical Fencing in Australia


At the AFF 2008 Nationals run in Sydney this week (1st December 08).  A number of interesting articles have been accumulated on the history of Fencing in Australia.

Here is one: An amusing article presumably written in the 1950’s on one of Sydney’s better known fencers…..

Mr Clarke on the Cruel Sex

Women are cleverer and crueller than men, says Tex Clarke, brawny, 40-year-old-fencing master at the Sydney Foils Club.

Dark brown, with blue eyes, and bulging muscles, Mr. Clarke came in to see us during the week, wearing short khaki shorts and sandals.

“Women are cruel because they have to bottle up their emotions.  And when emotions are bottled up they fester horribly” he said.

“Now if a woman could punch another woman on the nose occasionally, it would do her a lot of good.”

Running a hand over his shapely brown legs, Mr. Clarke digressed:- ” I see you’re admiring my suntan.  I spend every spare minute in the sun.  Working indoors is like digging your own grave. Women are better Fencers than men because they are more cunning and because they simply love to fight.  Timid little girls come to me to learn Fencing and after a few weeks at the game they become snarling hell-cats.”

“Fencing seems to bring out the fight in them. I love to watch two women Fencing.  They bare their teeth and glare at each other with cruel, diabolical expressions on their faces.”

Mr. Clarke was born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He came to Australia 15 years ago and served a number of years in the Australian Merchant Navy.

“I took up Fencing as a young boy to speed up my boxing,” he said.  “I soon fell in love with Fencing and abandoned my ambition to be a boxer. The thing I like about Fencing is that there is no danger of getting hurt.”

 Newspaper Article and Author unknown.



Australian Open & Veteran National Tournament 2008


Results: Sydney AFF #4 Australian Nationals 2008

Friday 28th November 2008:

Mens Foil 1. Harry Huang VIC 2. Jo Slowiaczek NSW =3 Dean Williams VIC =3 Tim Stephens NSW

Womens Sabre 1. Min Yi Du NSW 2. Alex Carroll VIC =3 Christina Logan-Bell VIC =3 Melissa Yeung NSW

Womens Sabre Teams 1. VIC 2. NSW =3 QLD =3 SA

Saturday 29th November 2008

Womens Epee 1. Evelyn Halls VIC 2. Jo Halls VIC =3 Abby Nutt NSW =3 Sarah Osvath NSW

Mens Foil Teams 1. NSW A 2. VIC A =3 WA =3 NSW B

Veterans Mens Foil 1. Nigel Nutt ACT 2. James Hill QLD =3 Adam Reynolds VIC =3 John Christodoulou NSW

Veterans Womens Sabre 1. Harriet Jordan NSW 2. Meredith Coleman SA 3. Julie Seggie NSW

Sunday 30th November 2008

Mens Epee 1. Zac Casagrande QLD 2. Richard Lewith VIC =3 Chris Nagle VIC =3 Peter McEneiry VIC

Womens Epee Teams 1. VIC A 2. SA =3 NSW =3 VIC B

Veterans Mens Sabre 1. Ninel Borka QLD 2. Charles Gwynn NSW =3 Russel Graves NSW =3 Richard Oldcorn NSW

Veteran Womens Epee 1. Caryl Oliver VIC 2. Meredith Coleman SA =3 Julie Seggie NSW =3 Anna Slowiaczek NSW

Monday 1st December 2008

Womens Foil 1.Ping Yuan NZL 2. Tracey Green SA =3 Evelyn Halls VIC =3 Catherine Tierney VIC

Mens Epee Teams 1. QLD 2. NSW B =3 VIC A =3 NSW A

Mens Sabre 1. Simon Leitch QLD 2. Bai Yi Chen SA =3 Sutherlan Scudds WA =3 Michael Harcourt QLD

Veteran Mens Epee 1. Georg Mittermair ACT 2. Nigel Nutt ACT =3 Stephen Javens VIC =3 Rowan Turner NSW

Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Mens Sabre Teams 1. QLD A 2. QLD B =3 NSW =3 SA

Womens Foil Teams 1. NSW A 2. VIC =3 NSW B =3 QLD

Veteran Womens Foil 1. Jenny Bonney-Millett QLD 2. Anna Slowiaczek NSW =3 Jane Menary SA =3 Julie Seggie NSW

Title Holders (Open)

Queensland: 6 (2Team, 4Ind),  Victoria : 5 (3T, 2I),  NSW : 4 (2T, 2I),  ACT : 2 (2Ind), NZL : 1 (1Ind).

CYCLONE CUP WINNER: VICTORIA
(After 14 years without it)

For more detailed results ausfencing LINK

Here are some Podium Photos from the Competition: Link

Venue: Anne Clark Netball Centre.. Church Street, Lidcombe.

Once again the NSWFA put on a well run competition with some exciting competitive matches, a popular raffle competition and warm weather! …Congratulations to all the winners and competitors

Bring on 2009!



France Epee Masters Competition 2008


Another Masters competition was held in Paris this year.

The Epee (Mens) Masters held on 23rd November 2008:

Link: Masters

Link: Gallery


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