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Australian Open and Veteran Fencing Championships 2017

2016 Nationals Sabre Team

Exciting times this weekend (8-12 December 2017) for the Queensland fencers listed below, travelling to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra for the Australian Open and Veteran Fencing Championships 2017.

A timetable for the Championships can be viewed at the Australian Fencing Federation website here.

Make sure you follow QFA's Instagram story to see what happens behind-the-scenes at the AIS and our Facebook Page for daily results.

Teams

Queensland will be hoping for strong performances in the team events, with the following teams entered:

  • Men's Sabre
  • Men's Foil
  • Men's Epee A and B
  • Women's Foil

Individuals

Chris Alroe Open and Veteran Epee
Madeleine Andersen Open Epee
William Beckey Open Sabre
William Bishop (adopted) Open Epee and Foil
Jenny Bonney-Millett Open and Veteran Foil
Tiarne Buttigieg Open Epee
Michael Chazikantis Open Epee
Lachlan Crook Open Epee
Claire Daniel Open Foil
Nicholas Davison Open Epee
Matthew Gilchrist Open Foil
Christopher Godwin Open Epee
Joshua Hassum Open Epee
Axel Jansson Open Foil
Alicia Ji Yeon Kwag Open Foil
Simon Leitch Open Sabre
Andrew Lin Open Sabre
Gareth Maclean Open Sabre and Foil
Peter Millios Veteran Epee
Michael Nelson Open Epee
Phoebe Quinn Open Foil
Wylie Raymond Open Epee
Siobhan Rice Open Sabre
Bonita Rui Open Epee
Jutta Schortmann Open and Veteran Epee
John Wardell Open Epee

Blue Card made easy

Working with Children

Are you a regular volunteer for QFA, helping to run tournaments, refereeing or participating on our interstate fencing tour groups? If you answered yes then you might need to complete a Working With Children Check under Queensland's Blue Card system.

More information about who is required to have a Blue Card is available on this fact sheet: Blue Card System Information for Sporting Industry

Note, if you are a volunteer parent and your child is receiving the service you are providing you do not need to have a Blue Card. 

Read more: Blue Card made easy

Scholarship Program 2018

Europe tour croppedThe Queensland Fencing Association recognises the contribution made by its competitive fencers to inspiring future generations of athletes and strengthening the skills base in clubs and state squad programs. To assist these members meet the costs associated with competing and developing their skills, a range of scholarships are offered each calendar year.

Read more to learn about the 2018 Scholarship Program, including application processes and deadlines.

Read more: Scholarship Program 2018

2017 Queensland State Championships

State Champs 2017

The 2017 Queensland Open and Veteran State Championships will be held on Saturday 11 November, at Yeronga SHS, Brisbane.

Register Here

Entry to each event is $40.00 and should be made through the online payment system. Entries made by Wednesday, 8 November have a discounted price of $30.00. All fencers will need to be members of the Queensland Fencing Association in order to register (although Interstate or International competitors are welcome - please contact us to register).

Read more: 2017 Queensland State Championships

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