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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:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lqjxkmskh-iT4etO3at1uS02E57hhSYo2Itw5MWzSro/edit?usp=sharing

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:

https://sbhsfencing.com/2019-2/

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:

https://sbhsfencing.com/uniform/where-to-buy-fencing-gear/

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.

Cheers,
– Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Supporters’ Meeting on Wednesday 03/04/19 at 6:00pm in the Staff Common Room

Hi all,

The SBHS Fencing Supporters’ Committee Meeting is on this Wednesday 03/04/19 at 6:00pm in the Staff Common Room.

Please find the agenda attached below for your information:

https://sbhsfencing.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/fencing-supporters-meeting-agenda_190403-2.pdf

I encourage all parents and supporters who want to know more about the program and wish to get involved with plans and events for this year’s season to attend. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions. I can add items to the agenda if you notify me by email before noon on Wednesday.

Cheers,

Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

SICR U14 Foil Team Friendly competition this Saturday 30/03/19

Andrew Szandurski (SICR MIC Fencing) has invited a number of schools to attend an U14 Foil Team friendly competition on Saturday 29/03/19.

Date: Saturday 29/03/19

Time: 11:00am to 1:30pm (please arrive by 10:30am to warm up)

Address: Riverview Gartlan, Riverview NSW 2066

Venue location: Gartlan Centre, Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview

Google Map link:https://goo.gl/maps/KKjr9Rb7HNP2

Parking: Enter main gate Tambourine Bay Road.

Public Transport: Various bus routes and ferry access nearby.

Schools attending:

  • Saint Ignatius College Riverview – 2 teams
  • Barker College – 2 teams
  • Saint Aloysius’ College – 1 team
  • Sydney Boys High School – 2 teams

SBHS Representation:

The two teams we are submitting will comprise of the 6 selected from the U14 Foil Squad tryouts.

SBHS U14 Foil A Team:

  • Jayden Chu
  • Jon Huh
  • Oswald Xie

SBHS U14 Foil B Team:

  • Andrew Ren
  • Allan Phan
  • Felix Yi

SBHS Mentors:

  • Owen Zhang (y11)
  • Leon Liu (y10)
  • Daniel Low (y9)
  • Alvin Liu (y9)

Ms Stewart will be present to supervise at the event and the SBHS mentors will assist our teams on the day. SBHS mentors may also be called upon to assist with refereeing duties.

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

Good luck to our students and have fun on Saturday!

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

U19 and U16 Sabre Squad Tryouts are on this Saturday 30/03/19

Date: Saturday 30/03/19

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: SBHS COLA

Sabre fencers who are trying out for the U19 and U16 Sabre Squads are to attend this special training session on Saturday to fence your pool matches.

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U19_Sabre_Squad_Tryouts_2019

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U16_Sabre_Squad_Tryouts_2019

Sabre fencers who have nominated themselves for the U14 Sabre Squad automatically qualify for the U14 Sabre Squad due to the number cap not being reached. You will conduct your ranking pools at a later date.

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U14_Sabre_Squad_Tryouts_2019

Coach Garry will be present to supervise and manage the training activities on Saturday.

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

Cheers,
-Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

After School Training starts week 9 for all Fencers

Besides a small number of students who were absent for tryouts this week (conflicting rowing training etc.), we have mostly concluded the tryouts for program intake for the 2019 season. Absent students (who completed the tryout form) will still be assessed at the next opportunity during a training session to ensure fair and consistent enforcement of the tryout process.

Squad tryouts are still ongoing as we aim to wrap up the pool bouts ASAP.

When pools have been completed and Squad selection is finalised, all students who did not make Squad selection are to attend the Wednesday 27/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Foil Squad Fencers:

Students who are trying out for the U19 Foil Squad and/or the U16 Foil Squad, please attend the Monday 25/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm to complete your pool bouts.

Students who are trying out for the U14 Foil Squad, please attend the Thursday 28/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm to complete your pool bouts.

Epee and Sabre Squad Fencers:

All students who are trying out for Epee and/or Sabre Squad selection, please attend the relevant Squad training sessions from week 9 onwards as pool bouts are conducted during training to determine your ranking.

Beginner Fencers and Recreational Fencers:

Students who are new to Fencing and are not involved in Squad tryouts, please attend the Wednesday 27/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in managing this challenging task. Also, special thanks to the coaching team for their efforts during this most difficult task of determining the intake for the training program this season.

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

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Tryouts start week 8 (March 18th)

Foil Squad Tryouts:

Due to the time constraints and larger number of fencers trying out for the Foil Squads, The following after school training sessions in week 8 will be dedicated to running tryouts for the Foil Squads:

Monday 18/03/19 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Please be ready to fence in your pool (Bring your gear and be dressed for electric fencing).

  • U19 Foil Squad Tryouts

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U19_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2019

  • U16 Foil Squad Tryouts

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U16_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2019

Wednesday 20/03/19 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Please be ready to fence in your pool (Bring your gear and be dressed for electric fencing).

  • U14 Foil Squad Tryouts

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U14_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2019

Epee and Sabre Squad Tryouts:

All students who signed up to try out for the Epee and Sabre Squads are on probation to train with that squad starting week 9. You will be fencing your pools during training as part of the ranking process during this term, with the final Squads announced by end of the term. You are not required to attend after school training in week 8.

Beginner Tryouts

Tryouts for Beginners will be conducted during the following sessions:

Wednesday 20/03/19 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Bring a water bottle and wear sport uniform and appropriate shoes.

  • Beginner Senior fencers (years 10, 11, 12)

Thursday 21/03/19 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm, continuing after school 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Bring a water bottle and wear sport uniform and appropriate shoes.

  • Beginner Junior fencers (years 7, 8, 9)

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

Cheers,
– Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

SBHS Fencing 2019: Sign Up Form for Tryouts

All students who wish to try out for the 2019 Fencing program, please complete the Google Form below:

SBHS Fencing 2019: Sign Up Form for Tryouts

Please have this form completed by end of school on Friday 08/03/19 so that we can organise resources and pools for tryouts during the first week of Winter Sports (starting Monday 18/03/19).

You will be required to sign in with a Google account to ensure one entry per person and you will be able to edit your response at any time up to the closing date of Friday 08/03/19.

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.
May the Force be with you.

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Information Night – 27/02/19 – 6pm in the Staff Common Room

Hi all,

I’ll be holding a Fencing information session on Wednesday 27/02/19 at 6pm in the Staff Common Room.

Parents and students are welcome to attend this open Q&A session regarding the 2019 SBHS Fencing program.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

In the meantime, please contact me if there are any pressing issues or questions.

Cheers,

Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing