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SBHS U19 Sabre Trial – Rankings and Progress

For the past 2 weeks, sabreurs vying for a position in our top sabre team have been fencing poule rounds on Saturday in order to be ranked and selected.

The format is a series of rounds in which competitors are split into 2 poules, with ranking points awarded for each round. The split is done weekly by a partially random distribution; The top 4 ranked fencers are randomly distributed first into the 2 poules, followed by the rest to ensure poules are balanced. This random distribution is generated by computer.

Fencers are awarded points depending on their performance in that round that are totalled to calculate their overall trial ranking. The maximum amount of points possible for a round is the number of participating fencers (e.g. With 10 participants, 1st place is awarded 10 points, 2nd place is awarded 9 points, 3rd 8 points etc.).

Best of luck for all of you!

You can view the U19 ranking and results here:

Saturday 06/04/19 SICR U14 Foil Team Friendly Competition continues to Direct Elimination rounds

Thanks to our U14 Foil Squad members and older Mentors for participating in this friendly event. Also big thanks to Ms. Stewart for supervising the event.

The event continues on Saturday with Direct Elimination rounds. The rankings from last Saturday can be found on the Results -2019 page.

For more details and start time for this coming Saturday, please visit the Results – 2019 page here:

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.

Opportunity to Purchase a Fencing Glove for new fencers this Thursday 04/04/19 during training

For all new fencers who need to purchase a fencing glove, Jeff Hardge will be dropping in after training at 3pm on Thursday to sell fencing gloves. Please bring $25 exact cash.

You are welcome to purchase from any supplier of your own choosing, but must have a glove by the end of Term 1 in order to progress to using metal weapons.

For more information about local Fencing suppliers, please visit:

Please also bring an extra sports bag on Wednesday/ Thursday training this week to carry fencing gear you will be borrowing for the season.

Feel free to contact me if there are any issues or questions.

– Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing