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Asian Masters International Fencing Competition

When:

Thu 25 Aug 2016, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 27 Aug 2016, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 28 Aug 2016, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Mon 29 Aug 2016, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 12:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Claremont Showground, 1 Graylands Road, Claremont, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Website:

Fencing Western Australia is preparing to host the second Asian Masters Fencing Championships between 25th and 30th August 2016. The Asian Masters Championships, to be held at the Claremont Showgrounds Ellie Eaton Pavilion, is part of a series which will also include The Australian Under-23 Sabre Championships; Australian Club Team Championships; and the Australian Fencing Circuit #3 open national fencing tournament.

Some of the best fencers from around Australia and across Asia will compete in the first Asian fencing championships to be held in Australia, just three weeks after the Rio Olympic Games. The event will be attended by the International Fencing Federation (FIE) vice-president Giorgio Scarso from Italy. Competitors at this event will include Adrian Paxman (WA) who recently won the last two national veteran epee competitions and Sarah Osvath from NSW who won the recent world veteran epee championships.

The Asian Masters Championships are open to men over 40 years of age and women over 35 years from more than 40 nations. The first Asian Masters Fencing Championships was held in Manila from August 28 to 30, 2015 and attracted around 90 fencers representing 9 countries including Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Singapore, Uzbekistan and the Philippines. Western Australia’s oldest competitor this year will be over 76 years old.

The modern sport of fencing requires dexterity, the application of skill and technique, the use of tactics and mental agility. Fencing promotes fitness, movement and flexibility and provides equal access and opportunity for both men and women regardless of age. Fencing is one of only four sports to be included in every modern Olympics Games since 1896. Fencing consists of three distinct disciplines (foil, epee and sabre), each involving a specific weapon, target and set of rules. Fencing is fast and furious, involving cunning and precision. It is entertaining to watch and always exciting.

For full list of events, visit Asian Masters website.