Club BBQ and Fencing Xmas Market

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!

Congratulations to Tim Davis for another great result in New Zealand

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:

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.

Christmas Shopping!

Santa holding an epee and fencing mask.

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 or otherwise make your own arrangements.

To order, give Lisa your wishlist either at training or e-mail
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.