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QFA Open Circuit #2 Incorporating Novice Sabre

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The second round of the QFA Open Circuit for 2018 will be held on Sunday, 20 May at Yeronga SHS, Villa St, Yeronga.This event will include a Novice Sabre event.

Entry Fees - Open Circuit Events
Standard entry (up to 16/5/18)     $30.00

Late entry (16-19/5/18)               $40.00

On-the-Day entry (20/5/18)          $50.00

Entry Fees - Novice Events
Standard entry (up to 16/5/18)     $20.00

Late entry (16-19/5/18)               $30.00

On-the-Day entry (20/5/18)          $40.00

All fencers will need to be Junior or Senior Members of the Queensland Fencing Association in order to register online. Interstate or International competitors are welcome and should register contact [email protected] for more information. 

All Veteran Fencers (Ages 40+ in 2018) will also receive QFA Veteran Ranking Points from the competition - the Veteran Results will be extracted from the Open Competition rather than being a separate event.

To compete in multiple events, please register for each individually.

Schedule
Venue opens for setup at 07:00am

Event CHECK-IN times are:
Men's Epee - 7:30 am
Women's Epee - 7:30 am
Women's Sabre - 11:30 am
Men's Sabre - 12:00 pm
Women's Foil - 1:00 pm
Men's Foil - 1:30 pm

Novice Sabre - 9:00am (This will be a mixed event unless numbers warrant separate events)

*Event times may be subject to change.

**Competitors will be expected to referee poules.

Fencers need to be there at least 15 minutes before the start time to get ready. Competitions are fenced using full electric equipment, including conductive foil masks. Medallists will need a tracksuit jacket or fencing whites for presentations.

All fencers are expected to assist with the setup and pack down of the venue.

Referee Nominations

Referee nominating for this event are to register their interest through the event signon link. Referees will be asigned according to the needs of the competition and at the discretion of the State Officiating Director. Queries regarding refereeing should be directed to [email protected]

 

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:
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