Entries for Australian National Championships due November 17

Queensland Entries for the 2012 Australian Open and Veteran Fencing Championships to be held in Canberra in December are now being accepted. Entries must be accompanied by payment and should be received no later than Saturday 17 November. Forms can be emailed to [email protected], handed in at any QFA event or mailed to the QFA PO Box (however, please be aware that forms which are mailed must be in hand by 17 November). Payment can be by mailed cheque, cash or cheque at any QFA event or by bank transfer (details on the form).

The Nomination form is attached. Please ensure you read all parts of the form carefully, particularly the sections on QFAs policy for the selection of teams. Team nominations must also be completed at the time of entry.


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QFA Squad Block #4

Block 4 of the QFA State Squads begins this week. The Senior Squad starts on Wednesday 3 October, with the Junior Development Squad starting on Saturday 6 October.

The QFA Senior Weapon Squad is intended for those fencers who are training and competing at National or International Competitions. The Senior Squad runs from 12:00-2:00 pm on Saturdays and 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesdays.

The QFA Junior Development Squad is intended for those fencers who want to compete at State or National competitions or who want to further develop their fencing beyond their school or club training, and is open to any school-age fencer. The Development Squad runs from 2:00-4:00pm on Saturdays during term times (depending on other competitions.

For more information or to download a registration form, please visit the Squads section of the QFA website

Queensland Success at Australian Junior Championships

Queensland won the E.J. v Szakall Cup for the Overall Champion State at the 2012 Australian Junior Fencing Championships. Having won three of the events and picking up a number of minor placings, Queensland finished two points clear of New South Wales and Victoria. It is the first time that Queensland has won the award and caps off a remarkable year for our Junior fencers who won the similar trophy at the Australian Cadet Championships in July.

The top Queensland results were:

National Champions

Kitty Simpson – Junior Women’s Sabre

Queensland A – Men’s Sabre Teams

Queensland A – Women’s Epee Teams

Silver Medallists

Mitchell Orwin – Junior Men’s Epee

Queensland A – Men’s Epee Teams

Queensland A – Women’s Foil Teams

Queensland A – Women’s Sabre Teams

Bronze Medallists

Sam Liao – Junior Men’s Foil and Junior Men’s Sabre

Bennett Hugall – Junior Men’s Sabre

Kitty Simpson – Junior Women’s Foil

Alicia Kwag – Junior Women’s Sabre

Queensland A – Men’s Foil Teams

Queensland B – Men’s Sabre Teams

Queensland B – Women’s Epee Teams

Queensland B – Women’s Sabre Teams

Top Eight Medallists

Todd Renfree – 8th in Junior Men’s Epee

Chris Hart – 8th in Junior Men’s Foil

Fraser Simpson – 5th in Junior Men’s Sabre

Andrew Lin – 6th in Junior Men’s Sabre

Adrian Wotherspoon – 8th in Junior Men’s Sabre

Kitty Simpson – 6th in Junior Women’s Epee

Portia Colavitti – 7th in Junior Women’s Epee

Elizabeth Redmond – 7th in Junior Women’s Foil


For a full list of results visit the AFF Website


Volunteers needed for Australian Junior Fencing Championships

Australian Fencing Circuit
Junior National Championships


22-25 September 2012

Canteen Helpers Needed 

This year the Queensland Fencing Association secured hosting rights to the Junior National Championships. This is a great opportunity to raise funds for Queensland fencing by running a canteen over the four days of the competition. A canteen stocked with healthy food options is also a great service to our interstate visitors, many of whom will not have access to commercial food outlets.

Can you help?

If you can commit a few hours on one or more days of competition to serve at canteen, or maybe provide some home cooked goodies to sell, please contact:

Angela Bensted

A roster is currently being prepared and all offers of help will be appreciated. The program of events is listed below:

Saturday – September 22

9:30 Men's Foil
11:00 Women's Sabre
Women's Sabre Teams (following individual event)

Sunday – September 23

8:30 Men's Foil Teams
10:30 Women's Foil
12:30 Men's Sabre
Men's Sabre Teams (following individual event)

Monday – September 24

10:00 Men's Epee
11:30 Women's Foil Teams


Tuesday – September 25

9:00 Women's Epee
10:00 Men's Epee Teams
Women's Epee Teams (following individual event)


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