2013 Australian National Championship Results – Canberra

UTS Fencing Club members performed well again at the national championships with a number of medal placings as well as strong individual performances. Our fencers also put in outstanding efforts in the NSW Team selections including gold medal performances.

The complete list of results can be found below:

2013 AFC National Championships
Open Men’s Epee
20th place: Lachlan Fitzgerald
25th place: Nick Topfer
38th place: Oscar Hargreaves
=55th place: David Jin
=67th place: Ian Powell
69th place: Alex Mei

Open Women’s Epee
13th place: Elizabeth Duff
=19th place: Melissa Yeung
22nd place: Chloe Esposito
28th place: Emily Principe
=29th place: Anna Slowiaczek
32nd place: Julie Seggie

Open Men’s Foil
Silver: Edison Weiting Cai
24th place: Alex Mei
=36th place: Andrey Tyshchenko
39th place: Richard Purdie
45th place: Alex Kennedy

Open Women’s Foil
5th place: Lishan Sung
16th place: Anna Slowiaczek

Open Women’s Sabre
Silver : Cheryl Chan
15th place: Min Du

Veteran Men’s Epee
9th place: Duncan Fairweather
15th place: Rowan Turner

Veteran Women’s Epee
Silver: Julie Seggie
Bronze: Anna Slowiaczek

Veteran Men’s Foil
Gold: Andre Tyshchenko
Bronze: Philip Aitchison
5th place: Rowan Turner
7th place: Michael Prince

Veteran Women’s Foil
=3rd place: Anna Slowiaczek
6th place: Julie Seggie

NSW Team Selection at 2013 AFC National Championships
Open Men’s Foil Team
Edison Cai (New South Wales A) – Gold
Alex Mei (New South Wales B) – Bronze
Open Women’s Foil Team
Lishan Sung (New South Wales A) – Gold
Open Women’s Epee Team
Elizabeth Duff, Melissa Yeung (New South Wales A) – Bronze
Chloe Esposito, Anna Slowiaczek (New South Wales B) – 6th place
Open Men’s Epee Team
Lachlan Fitzgerald (New South Wales B) – 7th place
Open Women’s Sabre Team
Cheryl Chan (New South Wales A) – Gold

UTS wins Gold and Bronze at the NSW Open Mens’ Foil Championships


Our fencers performed very well at the recent (27th October) NSW Men’s Foil Championships.

Congratulations to Edison for successfully defending his title and also to Alex Kennedy for his first bronze medal placing in an Open competition. Well done also to Rowan for his final’s  placing!

1st place: Edison Cai
3rd place: Alexander Kennedy
7th place: Rowan Turner

NSW State Foil Teams Championship Winners – UTS Fencing Club!

Our UTS Men’s teams put in a very strong performance, finishing first and third

UTS A Men’s Team : Gold
UTS B Men’s Team: Bronze

UTS B team was defeated by the UTS A team in a semi final.   UTS A team went on to defeat Sydney University in a very exciting final. We were 33 to 40 down at one stage, but Edison Cai -the reigning National Men’s Foil Champion – brought the team home by winning the last bout by 12 hits to 3.    The final score was UTS 45 to Sydney University 43.

There was also a great effort by our young ladies foil team.   Outstanding Captaincy by Lizzy, who led the team with a steady hand and put in a good individual performance with foil. Christina and Karen showed pose in their first senior level competition and gave their much more experienced opponents a run for their money.









Australian University Games

Good work Team UTS, which came away from 2013 AUG with 1 gold and 1 Bronze, and many personal bests.

Congratulations to:
Rita Tsiamoulis – Gold in Women’s Novice Foil (Rita’s first medal and first competition in fencing);
Jade Tainturier – Bronze in Women’s Novice Foil;
Zhuliang (Zac) Xu – 7th place in Men’s Epee;
Tan Nguyen – 7th place in Men’s Novice Foil;
Christian Jansen – top 32s in Men’s sabre;

State Epee Club Teams Championship Winners – UTS Fencing Club!

UTS Epeeists are rocking, taking out both the Open Men’s and Open Women’s Epee Teams State Championship titles.   Well done teams.
Men’s Epee Team ( David Jin – Captain, Ian Powell, Oscar Hargraves, Regan Clarke);
Women’s Epee Team (Julie Seggie – Captain, Elizabeth Duff, Emily Principe);


UTSFC State Team Epee Champions

World Veteran Championships Results


Congratulations to Anna Slowiaczek on her 7th place in Ladies’ foil (50+) event, and her 30th place in Ladies’ Epee (50+) event.
Also congratulations to UTS Staff member Sarah Osvath for her fantastic placing of 9th place in the Ladies Epee (50+) event;  and Richard Purdie for his top 16s finishes in the Men’s foil 60+ event.

2013 World Veterans Championships – Bulgaria

Congratulations to Richard Purdie (Men’s Foil) , Annabelle Slowiaczek  (Women’s Foil and Epee) and Min Yi Du (Women’s Sabre) who have been who have been selected to compete in categories above in the 2013 World Veteran’s Championships in October.

Australian Fencing Federation 2013 AFC #2: Robyn Chaplin Memorial Tournament Results

Congratulations to all of our fencers who competed in the Robyn Chaplin Memorial tournament in Adelaide.
The club came away with 8 medals across a range of categories including first and third places in Women’s Foil and first place in Women’s Sabre:

Lishan Sung (Women’s Foil)
Cheryl Chan (Women’s Sabre)
Andrey Tyshchencko (Veteran Mixed Foil: Men)

Anna Slowiaczek (Veteran Women’s Epee)
Anna Slowiaczek (Veteran Mixed Foil: Women)

Julia Lyaschenko (Women’s Foil)
Andrey Tyshchenko (Veteran Men’s Epee)
Richard Purdie (Veteran Mixed Foil: Men)