QFA Holiday Camp 2017

Come one, come all!  The QFA holiday comp is on again this June 28-29.  Although it is open to all fencers and all weapons, it will be a particularly good opportunity for those fencers wishing to attend Under 15/17 Australian Championships who wish to get more practice in before the comp.  Register via the link below.  For more information, see the camp flyer attached.

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Under 23 State Championships

Registrations are now open for the Queensland Under 23 State Championships.  If you were 22 years or younger on the 1st of January, 2017, you are eligible to enter.  Please register via the link.

The competition will be held at Yeronga State High School Gym, VIlla Street, on Saturday the 15th of July.

Roll call times are:

Men's Epee - 7:30 am
Women's Epee - 7:30 am
Women's Sabre - 11:30 am
Men's Sabre - 11:30 am
Women's Foil - 1:30 pm
Men's Foil - 1.30 pm

Brisbane to host international cadet fencing tournament

Asian Epee Circuit 2

The Queensland Fencing Association is proud to be hosting the 2017 Asian Cadet Epee tournament from 22-23 July 2017. The tournament is part of the new Asian Cadet Circuit, established this year by the Asian Fencing Confederation to give cadet (Under 17) fencers more international competition experience.

This is a great opportunity for young Queensland epee fencers. Details on how to register for the event will be available soon. In the meantime, interested fencers should ensure they have a Fencing Confederation of Asia licence ($25), available through the Australian Fencing Federation. Details here.

Information about the competition will be updated on the dedicated Facebook page as it becomes available. Like the page and keep checking for new posts.

Sabre fencers also benefit from a local event, with Sydney hosting a cadet sabre competition as part of the new circuit on 2nd September 2017. Details here.

The Asian Cadet Circuit competitions have been assessed by the Australian Fencing Federation as category E events. Australian competitors will be eligible for national ranking points, calculated at 0.8 times the points awarded for the Oceania Championships held outside Australia. Information about how ranking points are calculated generally is outlined in the Australian Fencing Association selection policy.

The new circuit competitions will also impact on fencers’ Asian zone rankings. For the 2016-17 season, Asian zone cadet rankings will be determined by results from the Asian Cadet Championships (in 2017 held in Korat, Thailand in April) plus the best three results from the new circuit events.

The complete Asian Cadet Circuit calendar can be viewed here.

U17 State Championships 2017

Registrations are now open for Under 17 State Championships.  All registered fencers who were 16 years of age or younger on January 1 2017 are eligible to enter.  Please use the 'Register Now' link below to register for this event.

The timetable for roll call is as follows.

Saturday 24th of June, 2017

Men’s Epee – 7:30 AM

Women’s Epee – 7:30 AM

Men’s Sabre – 11:30 AM

Women’s Sabre – 11:30 AM

Men’s Foil – 1:00 PM

Women’s Foil – 1:00 PM

Full whites and electrics are required, including spare weapon and bodywire.  Non-FIE equipment is fine and masks do not require the foil bib, however, weight and gauge will be tested.    

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