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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.

https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=25876

The competition will be held at Yeronga State High School Gym, Villa Street, on Saturday 22 July (Women) and Sunday 23 July (Men) July.

Roll call times are:

Men's Epee - 8:30 am
Women's Epee - 8:30 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

 

*Where there are insufficent entries, an event may be cancelled or postponed.

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. 

https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=25800

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.    

Perth tour update

Perth tourRegistrations for the National Cadet and Under-15 National Championships are now open on the Australian Fencing Federation website. Before entering, Queensland fencers must be affiliated with the state body as junior members. Athletes who currently have school fencer status must upgrade via the QFA registrations and payments page. (A discounted rate is calculated for existing school or club fencers, taking into account membership fees already paid.)

Information about the QFA tour to Perth is contained in the attached document.

Athletes and eligible officials travelling to Perth sould also consider applying for a Local Sporting Champions grant from the Australian Institute of Sport. The grants of up to $500 are available to athletes, coaches and officials travelling to participate in a state, national or international sporting event. Visit the AIS website for more information and to apply.

 

Register here to join the QFA tour

Upgrade to QFA junior fencer here

Register here to enter the tournament

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