Eastern Region Competition (Victoria)


The first Eastern Region Competition for 2009 has gone off with a bang at Fioretto FC. On Saturday 18th of April, 21 fencers from 4 clubs competed in this open foil event. It was fantastic to see such growth in this series and Fioretto is preparing itself for even bigger participation throughout the year, as many regulars could be there for this round!

What is the ERC? In a nut shell it is the ‘Eastern Region Competition’. It is open to all clubs in Melbourne’s east. Why regional competition? Regional level events are the next step above interclub events, and they are great for ‘neighboring’ clubs to get to know each other better.  ERC fills the gaps in the fencing calendar, and provides extra experience and practice to fencers in our region. For the first time in 2009 we have had to explain to fencers from the ‘central’ region of Melbourne why they can’t participate. I could cit a few good ones but after round 1 let’s just stick with this; practically speaking, our venue isn’t big enough to host more clubs. If a pot of gold falls on our heads and we can change that – we’ll let you all know!

Despite the limited capacity of the venue at Fioretto FC, the atmosphere at the ERC was as vibrant and enthusiastic as ever. Fencers that came along not only had a great time, but they were great sports. Everyone competed hard on the piste, and encouraged hard when off the piste. There was a new diversity in the competition, with many new faces taking on the challenge. Young fencers challenging (and beating in many cases) older and larger opponents, new fencers winning upset bouts over seasoned competitors. It was not only a great day for the fencers but an entertaining competition for all the family and friends that came to watch.

Congratulations to TC Reynolds from Blacklords Fencing Club who, as an under 15’s fencer, defeated an open field take gold in his first ERC appearance.  As the day went on TC continually lifted his game and energy to meet the rising challenges. Most memorable would be his effort against new fencer Alexander for Monash Uni - David vs Goliath. Despite barely reaching Alexander’s chest TC tenaciously fought his way inside Alexander’s impressive reach to score points and win their bout. Impressive confidence and commitment.

2009 will be the first year that the ERC championship will be decided by an accumulated points system. As such we are looking forward not only to a more competitive series, but as to more feedback on what fencers are looking for in local competition. So far regional competition has proved a great low cost way for fencers to get a taste for competition, and build their interest into going further and fencing at a State level. With that in mind we look forward to the future.The results. Please see below for the final standings. Please go to the championship page to check points allocation. If you are interested in being added to the mailing list to receive group notifications regarding ERC events (only), please email your details to info@fioretto.com.au

Tableau A: 1 TC Reynolds, 2 Yen Sen-Lee, 3 CJJ Hobbs,  

Tableau B: 1 Josh Lazarus, 2 Kenneth Yuen, 3 Emma Sun

If You would like your club competition details entered; email chris@swordfightersaustralia.com



Australian National Rankings 2009


Updated Open National Rankings after AFF#1 Canberra 2009

Rankings



Japanese Advertising


Japanese TV always provides entertainment, and Youtube has program highlights of Yuki Ota

(Beijing Olympic Silver Foil Medalist) Fencing different celebrities!

Great advertising for our sport..

Watch Youtube

Ota has also announced he will live in France and join a French club in his ambitions for 2012 London Olympics.



AFF 1 2009 D.H. McKenzie Results


The 1st Round of National tournaments took place in the ACT Canberra at the AIS institute in the best Australian venue in memory!.

Womens Epee: 1 Evelyn Halls Vic, 2 Diana Sher Vic,
=3 Catherine McKay, =3 Rowena Newcombe SA Full Results:

Mens Epee: 1 Victor Lewith Vic, 2 Nick Heffernan ACT,
=3 Chris Perkins WA, Georg Mittermair ACT Full Results:

Womens Foil: 1 Evelyn Halls Vic, 2 Jade Sarah Qld,
=3 Sian Hicks SA, =3 Georgia Wallis NSW Full Results:

Mens Foil: 1 Frank Bartolillo NSW, 2 Harry Huanh Vic,
=3 Charles Hemery Vic, =3 Nigel Nutt ACT Full Results:

Womens Sabre: 1 Alex Carroll Vic, 2 Jess Brooks NSW,
=3 LeilaMin Yi Du NSW, =3 Cheryl Chan NSW, Full Results:

Mens Sabre: 1 Sutherlan Scudds WA, 2 Mike Harcourt Qld,
=3 Joshua Fox NSW, =3 James Walsh Qld, Full Results:

For Veteran Results : Veteran’s FULL RESULTS 

Congratulations to all the medal winners in a very successful competition!

Next AFF in Adelaide, Queens Birthday Weekend, 6-8 June



Junior / Cadet World Championships Results


Junior / Cadet World Championships in Belfast Northern Ireland.

4th -13th April 2009.

Junior Medal Tallies

country gold silver bronze Total
ITA Italy 3 4 2 9
RUS Russia 3   5 8
UKR Ukraine 2 2 1 5
HUN Hungary 1 1 3 5
USA U.S.A 1 1 3 5
GER Germany 1   1 2
CHN China 1     1
POL Poland   2 1 3
KOR South Korea   1   1
GBR Great Britain   1   1
ESP Spain     1 1
FRA France     1 1

Cadet Medal Tallies  

country gold silver bronze Total
USA U.S.A 2 2 2 6
RUS Russia 2   1 3
ITA Italy 1 1 5 7
HUN Hungary 1 1 1 3
SWE Sweden   1   1
AUT Austria   1   1
CHN China     1 1
UKR Ukraine     1 1
GER Germany     1 1

World Championships Website



Australian Junior / Cadet World Championships


Junior / Cadet World Championships in Belfast Northern Ireland.

4th -13th April 2009.

Junior Womens epee: Diana Sher ..81 /..99

Diana won 1 poule match and was eleminated prior to the D/E 

World Championships Website



Australian Junior / Cadet World Championships


Junior / Cadet World Championships in Belfast Northern Ireland.

4th -13th April 2009.

Junior Mens EpeeJacob Stone ..127 /..139

Jacob won 1 poule match and was eleminated prior to the D/E 

Junior Mens Epee James Lewis …71 /..139

James won 4 poule matches and was eleminated 15-8 in the D/E

Good luck to the other Australians in the remaining events.

World Championships Website



Oldschool Fencing


Check this out…

A few old relics… and some footage that may stir up old memories and stories..

http://www.youtube.com/user/schlager7



Australian Junior / Cadet World Championships


Junior / Cadet World Championships in Belfast Northern Ireland.

4th -13th April 2009.

Junior Mens sabre: Sutherlan Scudds ..79 /..99

Sutherlan won 1 poule match and was eleminated prior to the D/E 

Good luck to the other Australians in the remaining events.

World Championships Website



Australian Junior / Cadet World Championships


Junior / Cadet World Championships in Belfast Northern Ireland.

4th -13th April 2009.

Congratulations to:

Cadet Mens Foil: Chris Nagle 27 /84!!

Chris won 4/6, then fenced his way into the 32, losing 15:5 to the eventual winner L.Nista from Italy.

Great Result Chris ! 

Good luck to the other Australians in the remaining events.

World Championships Website



Australian Junior / Cadet World Championships


Junior / Cadet World Championships in Belfast Northern Ireland.

4th -13th April 2009.

Congratulations to:

Cadet Womens Epee: Diana Sher 18th! / 77

Diana won 5/6 bouts losing 5:4 in the other,

Diana fenced her way into the 32 losing 15:11 to make the Top 16…

Fantastic Effort Diana, good luck to the Australians in the remaining events. 

World Championships Website



Australian Epeeist in Moscow


Recent convert to Epee, Jo Halls, competing in Europe had an interview posted on the Russian Fencing Federation’s website Link

As the sole Australian in the field and noted Foilist, Jo was interviewed by an intrigued Russian!

Article: Jo Halls Interview



Fencing T-Shirts


How many Fencing T-Shirts are there!

When many of you started fencing, it was a rarity to find one….still the best place is at a Competition, mainly the big events in your locality… But here are a few examples

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