Asian Junior & Cadet Fencing Championships – Bangkok, Thailand

Congratulations to our younger members who were successful in qualifying for the AJCFC 2011 which was held in Bangkok, Thailand 5 – 13 March.

Four of the five NSW fencers on the Australian Team at the Championships are members of UTS fencing Club.  Lishan Sung, Patrick Daley, Lachlan Fitzgerald, and Oscar Hargreaves represented Australia in Foil and Epee.

It was Lachlan and Patrick’s first big international competition and they both did well to make the DE in the their events. Patrick was also a member of the successful Cadet Men’s Foil Te am that came away with a Bronze medal.  This was the best result yet for the Cadet Men’s Foil team in the history of this competition.

Lishan made the top 8 in the Cadet Foil and top 16 in the Junior Foil.

City of Sydney – Open Foil and Epee

The City of Sydney Foil and Epee competitions were dominated by fencers from UTS.  The top 4 fencers in the Men’s Open Foil were UTS members,  The Women’s Open Foil was also won by UTS member Lishan Sung.  In the Women’s Epee, the Gold and Silver were taken by UTS members Chloe Esposito and Julie Seggie respectively. In the Men’s Open Epee Richard Purdie and Marcus Pesman took the Gold and Silver respectively.  Richard Purdie was also successful in taking the Gold medal in the Men’s Veteran Epee and Julie Seggie was top of the Women in the Veterans Epee.