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Saturday 17/08/19 – SBHS Newbie Trophy Competition

The Newbie Trophy competition will start at 8am sharp. All participating fencers should arrive by 7:30am to warm up and get dressed.

Volunteer referees and mentors are asked to arrive by 7:30am to help set up pistes and mentor the padawans.

Poules have been set and results will be updated live via this link:

https://challonge.com/SBHSNewbieTrophy2019

Competition format:

Poule (smaller group round robin) followed by Direct Elimination round.

All matches must conclude by 11:30am as Cricket have a booking at 12pm.
Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and equal 3rd place afterwards at the BBQ.

Volunteers (Refereeing or Mentoring):

  • Kevin Chen
  • Kevin Fernando
  • Ryan Lee
  • Leon Liu
  • Thomas Zheng
  • Matthew Bui
  • Owen Zhang
  • Arshad Mohamed
  • Joshua Koh

If you haven’t already put your name down to assist with refereeing or mentoring, please email Mr Huynh ASAP to do so.

May the Force be with you,
Mr Dat Huynh

National Senior School Championships: 24-25/08/19

The National Senior School Championships are on the weekend of the 24/08/19. Individual events are scheduled for Saturday 24/08/19 and Team events are on Sunday 25/08/19.

The following students have either automatically qualified or are able to be included in the Individual events because of allocations for the other states have not been fully subscribed by them:

Senior Boys Sabre:

  • Yu Ming LEE
  • Arshad Aman MOHAMED
  • Thomas ZHENG
  • Nicholas YUEN
  • Henry GUO
  • Adrian LEONG

Senior Boys Foil:

  • Lachlan HO
  • Owen ZHANG
  • Matthew BUI
  • Leon LIU
  • Kevin CHEN

Senior Boys Epee:

  • Matthew PELLEN
  • Dylan HUYNH
  • Thomas NGUYEN
  • Louise FLINT
  • Andrey AVRAMENKO

Please register yourselves for the relevant individual events ASAP using the link below and email Mr Huynh to confirm your attendance once you have done so:

https://www.ausfencing.org/index.php/event/schools-championships/

Mr Huynh will organise the team registrations. If you are unable to attend the individual and/or team events, please contact Mr Huynh ASAP.

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

NSWFA – AJ Rae School Teams Competition (qualifier for Nationals) on Saturday 10/08/19

This Saturday is the AJ Rae School Teams Competitions for our Foil and Sabre Senior and Junior teams.

Please check the Fencing Google Calendar for the start times and the Results page for the team lineup.

I wish you all the best for the weekend battle!

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh

SBHS Fencing Dinner on Saturday 07/09/19

As we wrap up another successful year of SBHS Fencing, the time has come to organise the end of season Fencing Dinner.

Please join us for a night of fun, food and awards as we celebrate our achievements and recognition of the hard work that parents, coaches, staff and our student athletes have contributed to Fencing at High this year.

The Fencing Dinner will be held on Saturday 07/09/19 in the Great Hall. Duration is expected to be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The cost of the event is $45.00 per person.
Permission notes can be found outside the Industrial Arts staff room. Payment can be made at the school admin office. Please get your payments in by 16/08/2018.

NSWSFL Awards Ceremony BBQ on Saturday 17/08/19 – RSVP form

All SBHS Fencing students are asked to RSVP for the NSWSFL Awards Ceremony BBQ on Saturday 17/08/19. Please do so by completing the Google Form link below so that we can plan the catering:

https://forms.gle/n8PzUZaPQgP6gTmCA

The BBQ event will run right after the conclusion of the SBHS Newbie Trophy competition. We have scheduled the BBQ from 12pm to 3pm.

More details will be posted closer to the date. Please keep an eye out for updates.

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday 27/07/19 – NSWFA School Team Championships Round 2

Hi everyone and welcome back to Term 3! I hope you all had a restful break.

This Saturday is the continuation of the NSWFA School Team Championships.

Please check the Results page for team details and School Competitions page for start times. Start times are also available on the Google Fencing Calendar.

JUNIOR SABRE FENCERS PLEASE NOTE:
NSWFA has informed me that the Newington C Team has folded and the other ‘TBC’ team has moved to the novice competition. This disappointingly means that our SBHS Junior Sabre Team have no one to fence this weekend and will not be expected to attend on Saturday. Their next event will be the Finals (AJ Rae competition) on the 10th of August.

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

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Mr Huynh is away on sick leave on Monday 01/07/19 but after school training is still on.

Coach Ted, Coach Yoongi and Coach Sean will be there to run the Advanced Squad training after school as per usual.

Please work together to set up and pack up the space neatly after training. Coach Ted has the keys.

Please contact me if there are any issues.

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

All fencers welcome to attend the Weapon and Gear Maintenance Workshop after the Beginner Try Epee and Sabre training session this Saturday 29/06/19

We will be running a Weapons and Gear Maintenance Workshop after the Beginner Try Epee and Sabre training session on Saturday.

The workshop is scheduled to start at 10am and will conclude by 12pm. Beginner Fencers will also be attending to learn about the maintenance procedures.

Coach Ted and Coach Sean will help run the workshop on diagnosing common body wire and weapon issues so that our fencers can have a better understanding of their gear and how to best take care of it.

Please feel free to bring along any personal faulty equipment and a set of your own tools (small screwdrivers – flat head and Phillips head) if you wish to do some of your own repairs with guidance on the day – we have limited tools for a large group. All other equipment will be provided.

Also, thank you to the following students for volunteering to assist with the Try Epee and Sabre training session as well as the Maintenance Workshop as per request from our coaches:

  • Louise Flint
  • Leon Liu
  • Lachlan Ho (prior engagement)
  • Henry Guo
  • Dylan Huynh
  • Thomas Nguyen
  • Rylan Ngo (sick)

Please contact Mr Huynh if there are any issues or questions.

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Special training session for Beginner Fencers on Saturday 29/06/19: Try Epee and Sabre + Weapon and Gear Maintenance Workshop

Hi all,

This coming Saturday is a special scheduled training session for Beginner Fencers to try Epee and Sabre.

Training will be in the SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets) and will start at 8am and conclude by 12pm.

Students who are keen to fence in these weapons will have an opportunity to to do so when they try out for Fencing next year. Those who make Squad selection next season will be able to compete in those respective weapons.

Please wear school sport uniform and bring a water bottle/snack to keep your energy levels up.

Coach Ted, Coach Garry and Mr Huynh will be present to run the session.

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

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

NSWFA School Team Championships Starts this Saturday 22/06/19

The NSWFA School Team Championships start this Saturday for all weapons.

Teams have been posted on the Results page. Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your first match time to sign in and warm up. All fencers are expected to check in with Mr Huynh upon arriving and wear proper uniform for fencing (Full fencing gear with blue High sock on back leg).

Please check the School Competitions page for the official NSWFA documentation on fixtures and start times.

The SBHS Fencing Google calendar has also been updated to reflect the information that NSWFA has provided.

Please note: Senior Epee Team has only one weekend of competition (Sat 22/06/19) while Sabre and Foil teams have a total of 4 Saturdays of fencing for the NSWFA School Team Championships. Due to a lack of competition, we will not be entering a Junior Epee Team.

Please contact me if there are any issues or questions.

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing