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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 17. August 3, 1950

Parry-riposte! — Provincial Fencing Tournament


Provincial Fencing Tournament

The VUC Fencing1 Club was the host for 1950 Annual Provincial Fencing Tournament, July 15-16. Held during the worst southerly in living memory, with contestants and spectators shivering as the wind swept in through the broken window. Tournament managed nevertheless to produce some good fencing. And some very bad. Besides VUC, the Wellington Swords Club, Wellington College. Hutt Valley and Nelson clubs were present.

The Men's Senior Foil Pool brought good fencing from the men who will probably represent Varsity at Tournament—Hampton, Bennett. Stevens. Michael and possibly Flaws. Club captain Hampton was down 4-1 in one fight and came up to win 4-5. Fane Flaws (Bub) walked in on Sunday for Sabre and walked off with the title. He fought at the Empire Games. Brother Eric was second, and won the Epee contest.

The boys from Wellington College showed definite promise. Some are coming to VUC and will "be a big asset. Their fighting ability is a tribute to the teaching of Eric Flaws and Ray Michael—the latter, by the way, won the Men's senior foil title.

Jill Burrell, runner-up to Julie Flocton In Women's senior foil pool, has only been fighting two months, and her place, and Prue Lusk's who was third, was due to determined attacks in her own inimitable style. Jill and Sue hope to go to Otago next year—someone please warn them down there.

The Tournament was a good show: the corner Judging was of the usual standard, which could be improved.

Women's Senior Foll.—Julie Flocton, VUC; Jill Barrell, VUC; Prue Lusk, VUC.

Men's Junior Foll.—Ray Michael. VUC; Sid Holland, HVSC; A. R. P. Cooper. WCSC.

Woman's Senior Foll.—Elizabeth Pierce, WSC; Tetu Tcnekature, VUC; Julie Burrell, VUC

Men's Senior Foll.—Walter Stafford, Peter Hampton; Win Stevens; Ian Bennett.

Epee.—Eric Flaws, VUC; Walter Stafford, WSC; Brian Cato, NSC.

Sabre.—Fane Flaws, Eric Flaws, Brian Cato. Wyn Stevens.