Entries open for February’s Cadet & Junior Events

The entry system is now in place for the first Cadet (U17) and Junior (U20) events of the year, to be held on 11, 12 and 19 February, see the Calendar page for details.

For the first weekend’s events, entries will close later than usual: normal entries close 10 PM Tuesday 7 February and late entries 10 PM Thursday 9 February. Subsequent event entries will close on Sunday and Wednesday as usual.

Each event on the calendar has a link to the entry page for the appropriate age category, in this case Cadet / Junior Entry. Other … More

2016 – Medals and championships for WA fencers

At the awards ceremony on 4 December, President Hugh McCrackan highlighted the achievements of WA fencers at national and international level. WA fencers brought home a total of 22 Australian and International Championships for WA fencers and teams, plus 34 other Australian and International podium placings.

Individual Australian Championships

Under 15 Epee – George Dale;  Under 23 Sabre – Jadryn Dick; Veteran Sabre 50+ – Steve Johnson; Veteran Sabre 60+ – Gary Sudran

Australian Team Championships

Men’s Open Epee Team;  Men’s Open Sabre Team;  Veteran Foil Team;  Under 15 Epee Team

Australian Club Team Championships

Women’s Foil … More

2016 Curtin University Sports Awards

curtin-awards

The 2016 Curtin University Sports Awards were held on the 10th of November at the Curtin Stadium. This prestigious event recognizes outstanding achievements from amongst the many clubs and hundreds of athletes associated with Curtin University and Curtin Stadium.

Congratulations to Swordfish Fencing Club for being a finalist for the Sport Club Excellence Award!

Special congratulations to fencer Alan Wight for receiving a Volunteer Service to Sport Award!!!

Changes to Late Entry Policy

FencingWA has amended the competition entry policy to allow for on the day entries. Super late entries will be accepted from 10pm on the Wednesday night before the competition up until roll call.

It is important to have an accurate list of entrants well in advance of the event in order to allow for allocating referees, setting up the events, starting on time, etc. On-the-day entries have not been allowed since 2015 and this has been enforced progressively more strictly. In the vast majority of cases, fencers and parents have adjusted to the requirements and enter on time without problems. … More

Australian Junior Championships – WA Results

WA’s fencers continued to impress at national level in the recent Australian Junior Championships in Brisbane, with four top eight finishes, two team silvers and an individual bronze.

Nikita Mawhirt brings home a bronze for Women’s Epee after a strong performance in the pools and DEs.

The Women’s Epee team (Emma Johnson, Isabel Longbottom, Alanah Maclaurin and Nikita Mawhirt) earned silver with a hard-fought 40-45 against NSW A, while the Women’s Sabre team (Emma Johnson, Nikita Mawhirt and Freya North-Hickey) also took silver in their final against NSW A.

Emma Johnson showed her versatility with a 6th in Women’s Sabre, … More

Updated Competition Rules – Important Changes to Check-In Procedure

The FencingWA Competition Rules have been updated and can be found in the Documents section. A significant change has been made to the event procedure in terms of check-in and start times:

It is the responsibility of fencers to allow time to arrive at the competition venue well before the advertised start time. From ten minutes prior to the advertised start time, fencers may present themselves to the DT or assistant for check-in. Roll call will commence for each competition five minutes prior to the start time and the names of all pre-registered fencers not already checked in will … More