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AFC#1 DH McKenzie Tournament

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Our biggest tournament for the year is just around the corner.

QFA is hosting the first Australian Fencing Circuit (AFC) open event, the DH McKenzie tournament, including the Under 23 Epee Championships on

13-15 April 2018 at
Brisbane Grammar School
24 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill

Brisbane Grammar School offers a bigger, cooler venue than our home base at Yeronga, promising a more enjoyable tournament for athletes, spectators and officials. It's more work for us, but we think it's worth the effort.

As always QFA relies on the generosity of volunteers to set up the hall, run weapons check and provide a canteen. Can you help?

Now is the time to make a commitment. Please mark your calendars with indelible ink and join the team. We need you.

Attached is a timetable showing where volunteer help is needed. Please look at it and consider where you can add your name.

Volunteer Now.

Attachments:
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Annual General Meeting 2017

The Queensland Fencing Association Inc will hold its annual general meeting for the 2017 year on

Saturday 24th March 2018

11:00 am

Yeronga SHS Sports Centre
Villa St Yeronga

 

All members of the Queensland fencing community are welcome to attend but only Senior Members, Junior Members more than 18-years-old, and Honourary Life Members are eligible to vote.

The agenda, minutes of the previous AGM and reports to be tabled at the meeting will be emailed to all eligible voting members by Saturday 17th March.

The 2018 Management Committee will be elected at the AGM. Nominations for committee positions must be completed on the form below and be received no later than Wednesday 14th March.

Forms can be emailed to secretary@qfa.org.au or posted to PO Box 3065 Yeronga Qld 4104

Persons interested in nominating for a Management Committee position can view the Association's constitution here. A current certificate of insurance is attached for information.

Open Circuit #1 Competition

Register here for the first round of the QFA Open Circuit for 2018 which will be held on Saturday, 10 March at Yeronga SHS, Villa St, Yeronga.

Entry Fees
Standard entry (up to 7/3/18)     $30.00

Late entry (7-9/3/18)                 $40.00

On-the-Day entry (10/3/18)        $50.00

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 and should register contact admin@qfa.org.au for more information. 

All Veteran Fencers (Ages 40+ in 2018) 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.

Novice fencers, those with less than two years' fencing experience who have not won a state or national title or represented their country, are eligible to enter B-Grade or Novice events.

To compete in multiple events, please register for each individually.

Schedule
Venue opens for setup at 07:00am

Event CHECK-IN times are:
Men's Epee - 7:30 am
Women's Epee - 7:30 am
Women's Sabre - 11:30 am
Men's Sabre - 12:00 pm
Women's Foil - 1:00 pm
Men's Foil - 1:30 pm

Novice Foil - 8:00am (Note: This will be a mixed event unless entry numbers warrant separate gender events)

*Event times may be subject to change.

**Competitors will be expected to referee poules.

*** Events may be postponed or cancelled where there are insufficient entries.

Fencers need to be there at least 15 minutes before the start time to get ready. Competitions are fenced using full electric equipment, including conductive foil masks. Medallists will need a tracksuit jacket or fencing whites for presentations.

All fencers are expected to assist with the setup and pack down of the venue.

Referee Nominations

Nominations to referee at this event are to be made through the competition entry link. Final selection of referees will be based on competition need and at the discretion of the Tournament Management Committee.

Competition for Beginner Fencers

QFA is hosting the first in a series of development competitions with a beginner  fencing competition on Saturday 3 March at Yeronga. This competition is specifically designed to introduce first time and young fencers (8-14yrs) to how a competition works and what to do (eg., from piste etiquette to following the referee’s direction and reading the scoring box (what all those lights mean) in a relaxed format. The competition is designed to encourage participation, friendship and promote the foundations of good sportsmanship. The competition is ideal for school fencers in prepartion for the Term 2 schools competition.

 

The cost per entry is $10.00.

To enter the competition click here

 

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