NSW State Foil Championships 2004

UTS has won 3 out of 4 State titles contested so far and has kept it all in the family.

Adele Haswell won the State Women’s Epee title last weekend with her husband and sister winning the Men’s and Women’s Foil titles respectively on Sunday 29th August. UTS also came away with a Silver and a Bronze.

Mens State Open Foil Championships – 1st Steve Augoloupis, 3rd Joe Slowiaczek
Women’s State Open Foil Championships – 1st Dione Vosper, 2nd Melissa Yeung

The State Open Sabre Championships will be held on 5 September.

Eszter Hortobagyi competes in Athens

On Friday 27th August, Eszter competed in 35 degree heat in the Athens Olympics Modern Pentathlon Event. This is the 2nd time that Women’s Pentathlon has been included in the Olympics. Pentathlon involves 5 sports, Fencing, Shooting, Swimming, Riding and Running. Of the 5 sports, Ezster’s best result was 5th in the Riding Event with an overall final result of 20th.

NSW State Epee Championships 2004

Mens and Womens State Open and Veteran Epee Championships were held on Sunday 22nd August.

UTS ended up with 2 gold and 4 bronze medals across all 3 events contested – the Women’s Veteran event wasn’t held due to only 2 competitors being present.

Mens State Open Epee Championships – 3rd Joe Slowiaczek
Mens State Veteran Epee Championships – 1st Volker Hrovat, 3rd Dave Andrews
Women’s State Open Epee Championships – 1st Adele Haswell, 3rd Sian Munro and Julie Seggie

On Sunday 28th, the State Foil Championships are being held with several medal favourites in both the Mens and Womens events competing for UTS.

Frank Bartolillo has a tough match in Athens

Frank who was seeded number 25 going into the competition drew number 7 seed Hanxiong Wu from China. Frank started well getting the first hit and being down only 2 hits 9-7 at the first break. Some missed opportunities with off target and non-landing hits by Frank led the final bout score to be 15-8 in Wu’s favour.

Frank’s final standing was 27th at his first Olympics Games.