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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25. No. 11. 1962



With the prospects of a tour of Australia next year, based on the results of this year's Tourney; suits, competition in the fend champs, at Christchurch is going to be very keen indeed. This yea men's team looks to be stronger even than last year's team, which in winning all its events, contributed more than half the total points Vic. gained at Palmerston.

The team is composed of four N.Z.U. reps.: Richard Hall, Richard Peterson, Brian Pomeroy, and Malcolm Woods. They should retain the foils is title, hut will have strong opposition from Otago's P. McMechan and T. Leigh; Auckland's F. Batten and Canty's G. Low Epee and Sabre teams comprise three members. The Vic. epee team is R. Peterson (last year's champion), M. Woods and R. Hall. Peterson's chief opposition will come from Batten, but the high placings of all these three at the North Island champs augers well for the teams title. In the Sabre classic bout should be between Pomeroy and Low, who has the benefit of some intensive coaching with N.Z. rep., R. Binning.

The Women's team is without Gurda Buchler (a N.Z.U. rep.), but Lorna McKenzie and Sarah Tiddey—both N.Z.U. reps., together with Jeanette Beauchamp, of athletic fame, and Margaret Williamson, they .should acquit themselves very well. Their chief rivals will undoubtedly be Canterbury's Margaret Riddolls and Janet Grieve.

The Vic. team should do very well .and several Vic. representatives should be among the contenders for Blues and for positions in the teams to tour Australia next year.