Queensland fencers pay their respects to Andrew Ius

 Black arm bands

Queensland fencers marked the passing of Andrew Ius, immediate past president of the Australian Fencing Federation and widely respected member of the community, at the open fencing tournament held in Brisbane today.

Andrew passed away on 25 July 2017 in Melbourne following an extended illness.

Andrew contributed more than 30 years of service to fencing Australia. He was a member of the former Australian Fencing Federation Executive (and the current Board) for 32 years from his election in 1985 until his retirement at the 2017 AGM.

His dedication to the sport was recognised by the award of Life Membership to the Australian Fencing Federation in May 2017. Visit the AFF website here to read about the full extent of Andrew's contribution.

Queensland fencers wore black armbands today to honour Andrew's life and to mourn his passing. He will be missed.


QFA Open Circuit

The third round of the QFA Open Circuit for 2017 will be held on Saturday 29 July at Yeronga SHS, Villa St, Yeronga.
Entry to each open event is $40 and should be made through the online payment system (see registration link below). Entries made by 26 July receive a discounted entry fee of $30. 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 - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Standard entry to the B-Grade competition is $30.00. Earlybird entry prior to 26 July receive a discounted entry fee of $20.00.
All Veteran Fencers (Ages 40+ in 2017) 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.

Register Here

The roll call times for each event are:

Men's Epee - 7:30 am

Women's Epee - 7:30 am

Women's Sabre - 11:00 am

Men's Sabre - 12:30 pm

Women's Foil -  1:00 pm

Men's Foil - 1:30 pm 

B-Grade Mixed Foil - 11:30am


Register for Squad Now

The July - September squad block has started but it's not too late to join.  Senior squad runs Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Development squad takes place on Saturdays, although there are a few weekends where squad doesn't run due to our competition schedule. See the attached calendar for dates.

For development (junior) squad register here

For senior squad register here

Download this file (July - Sept 2017 calendar.pdf)Squad calendar July - September 2017[ ]97 kB

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.

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.

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