The Ultimate Fencing Camp is run by CrossXSwords, and is the place to go for some serious pre-season training.
This is the last Tuesday training session for 2019. Enjoy your holidays!
Finish the fencing year with some piste bouting and practice your refereeing under the guidance of qualified ref Tim Davis.
Epee and Junior Sabre training will run as normal, but everyone is welcome to join the referee training from 10:30.
Our annual Presentation BBQ, where we enjoy food together, hand out medals and awards, and generally have a bit of fun.
Speaking of awards, nominations are now open! Nominate people for serious awards like Most Improved, Fun awards like “Most Spectacular Equipment Failure”, or make up your own award just because they deserve it. Send nominations to any committee member.
This year you are also invited to bring any new or used fencing-related items you wish to sell at our Fencing Xmas Market. Naturally you should also bring some cash for those last minute gifts and impulse purchases!
Club Junior Sabre Championships, for Primary School aged fencers.
Roll Call at 9:30am – Don’t be late!
Medals will be awarded at the Club BBQ, to be held afterward.
Epee Roll Call is at 10am – don’t be late!
Sabre Roll Call is at 10:30am – don’t be late!
For each event, there will be a round of pools, followed by DE.
Medals will be awarded at the club BBQ on Dec 7th,
Club Junior Epee Championships, starts 6pm, handicap format for lots of fencing action!
Medals will be awarded on the night if they arrive in time.
Congratulations to our sabre coach Tim Davis for another set of outstanding wins in New Zealand. At the New Zealand National Championships, Tim won gold in sabre, silver in foil and bronze in epee. He also won the trophy for overall best fencer.
You can see the sabre finals bout here: https://youtu.be/ZS3WpD10DdE
We hope that you had a great holiday there afterward, in case they never let you back in to make off with more of their medals.
See last week’s October 21 2019 Whitehorse Leader for front page photo of Tim plus article on page 5. http://leader.smedia.com.au/whitehorse/
Hard to believe, but as fencing equipment all needs to be imported, you need to be ordering your christmas presents in October if you want to be sure of getting them in time!
To facilitate equipment purchase by members, Lisa is willing to collate and submit orders. However you are still welcome to speak directly to our local importer fencingimports.com.au or otherwise make your own arrangements.
To order, give Lisa your wishlist either at training or e-mail email@example.com
Payment is due when the equipment arrives, you will be invoiced directly by Fencing Imports Australia.
Some items will require measurements. You can get size charts and use a tape measure at training if you wish.
Orders need to be with Lisa no later than October 17th.
Cheap Masks and Lame’s
If enough people are interested, we can order in bulk and obtain some electric sabre masks and lame’s at a significant discount. Please note the following:
- The masks are 350N. These are not suitable for Category 1 competitions. They are fine for club use, B-grades, U13 etc.
- The mask bib and lame’ fabric is probably not stainless steel. They will have a shorter lifespan than more expensive masks (2-3 years if you look after them. They are cheap for a reason.)
Those Options By Price (depends on exchange rate, etc):
Electric Sabre Mask: $65-$70
Electric Sabre Lame’: $90-$110
Both a mask and a lame’, for $160-$180 total
If you are interested in the bulk order, please let Lisa know ASAP, October 15th at the latest.
Finally, don’t forget we still have $20 body wires for both epee and sabre available! Jenny is looking after those, ask her to bring some to training for you if you want them.