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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

More squad options

Squad

Queensland squad training has been revamped for the next block starting in July, with a half-squad and limited casual squad sessions now available.

Assistant national epee coach Paul Crook says the squads have to cater to Queensland's National High Performance Program athletes.

"These athletes sign contracts requiring them to train with a squad of the best athletes in the state twice a week throughout their annual cycle," Paul says.

But he says squad training can also benefit fencers in all age groups who are preparing for national-level events or who want to compete overseas. but not as a member of the High Performance Program.

It's also a great way for developing fencers to gain confidence as they move from the club environment into competitive fencing. 

With this in mind, the next squad block (July - September 2017) will offer the following options:

  • Senior Squad - $320 for 8 rounds, 2 sessions per round 
    7 Saturdays (12:00 - 2:00pm) and 9 Wednesdays (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
  • Half Senior Squad - $190 for 8 sessions
    Wednesday or Saturday, fencer can attend any session to a maximum of 8
  • Development Squad - $160 for 8 sessions
    8 Saturdays (12:00-2:00pm)
  • Casual Squad - $30 per session to a maximum of three sessions per block

For more details and to register click here.

 

Open circuit results

QFA open 2 podium pic

A small but enthusiastic field took to the strips on Sunday 21st May 2017 in QFA's second open circuit tournament for this year.
Madeleine Andersen dominated the women's events, taking gold in women's epee and sabre and bronze in the foil event.
Despite a reduced training schedule while she completes year 12, Alicia Kwag continued her domination of women's foil, taking gold in that event and claiming silver in sabre.
Emilie Tixeront achieved a personal best with a silver medal in the women's epee.
After losing in the T16 in men's epee, Michael Nelson blitzed the field in his 'just-for-fun' events, bagging the silver medal in men's foil and bronze in sabre.
Officials trialled new competition software for the tournament and are pleased with the result, saying Fencing Time proved more user-friendly for new volunteers who are keen to learn how to run competitions.
Tournament results are available here.

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