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School fixtures commencing

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Brisbane school fixtures commence Saturday 21st April 2018 at Yeronga Sports Centre, Villa Street Yeronga. There are six rounds of competition (21 April, 28 April, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May) with the following schedule:

Session 1

(8:00-10:00am)

Senior/Open Foil
Primary Foil

Session 2 

(10:00am-12:00pm)

Senior/Open Sabre
Junior Epee
Year 7/8 Foil

Session 3

(12:00-2:00pm)

Senior/Open Epee
Year 9/10 Foil
Junior Sabre

COMPOSITE TEAMS:

(Only for fencers from schools which do not enter complete teams)

QFA welcomes school-aged individuals who may not have a school team to enter the school fixtures. You can register here and we will put you in a composite team. It's a great way to get competition experience and meet new people. For these fencers only (NOT fencers already in a school team), please follow this link to register.

MEMBERSHIP:

Fencers are required to be a School Fencer Member or Junior Members of QFA in order to participate in this competition.

EQUIPMENT STANDARDS:

Bouts will be fenced using electric scoring equipment. Fencers are required to have working electric weapons, body wires and lames. Note that foil masks with conductive bibs are not required for school competitions in Queensland. Fencers will be required to wear full fencing whites, including long socks, a safe fencing mask and a fencing glove. The use of plastrons or breast-plates is allowed and encouraged, and breast plates are required for all female competitors.

VENUE:

Yeronga Sports Centre
154 Villa Street Yeronga

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Attachments:
Download this file (Round 1 21 April Match Draw.docx)Round 1 21 April Match Draw.docx[ ]13 kB

New Management Committee

At it's Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, 24th March 2018, the Queesland Fencing Association elected the following  members to it's Executive and Management Committee:

Karen Andersen (President)
William Bishop (Secretary)
Adrian Wotherspoon (Treasurer)
Paul Crook
Simon Leitch
Gareth Maclean
Tony Roy
Greg Wilson

AFC#1 DH McKenzie Tournament

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Our biggest tournament for the year is just around the corner.

QFA is hosting the first Australian Fencing Circuit (AFC) open event, the DH McKenzie tournament, including the Under 23 Epee Championships on

13-15 April 2018 at
Brisbane Grammar School
24 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill

Brisbane Grammar School offers a bigger, cooler venue than our home base at Yeronga, promising a more enjoyable tournament for athletes, spectators and officials. It's more work for us, but we think it's worth the effort.

As always QFA relies on the generosity of volunteers to set up the hall, run weapons check and provide a canteen. Can you help?

Now is the time to make a commitment. Please mark your calendars with indelible ink and join the team. We need you.

Attached is a timetable showing where volunteer help is needed. Please look at it and consider where you can add your name.

Volunteer Now.

Attachments:
Download this file (Volunteers needed.pdf)Volunteers needed.pdf[ ]56 kB

Queensland School Individual Competition

Schoolies

Sunday 11th March 2018

All Hallows School - Loretto Hall

The Queensland Schools Individual Competition is organized by The Fencing Club in cooperation with the QFA and with volunteer support from some of our school fencing communities. The event focuses on building participation and skill development in school-aged fencers. Fencers participate in two rounds of matches with the second being a poule final to provide the greatest opportunity for fencing, and all competitors receive awards at the end of the event.

Read more: Queensland School Individual Competition

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