ARCHIVES FROM THE GOSSIP PAGE 2007

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31/12/07:

New for sabre.....

t.75 clarification, comes into effect immediately
3 An attack with a lunge is correctly carried out:
a) in a "simple attack" (Cf. t.8.1) when the beginning of the straightening of the arm
precedes the launching of the lunge and the hit arrives at the latest when the front foot hits the piste;
b) in a "compound attack " (Cf. t.8.1) when the beginning of the straightening of the arm,
on the first feint (Cf. t.77.1), precedes the launching of the lunge and the hit arrives at the latest
when the front foot hits the piste.
4 An attack with a step-forward lunge is correctly carried out:
a) in a "simple attack" (Cf. t.8.1) when the beginning of the straightening of the arm
precedes the step-forward and when the hit arrives at the latest when the front foot hits the piste.
b) in a "compound attack " (Cf. t.8.1) when the beginning of the straightening of the arm for the
first feint (Cf. t.77.1) precedes the step-forward, followed by the lunge, and the hit arrives at the
latest when the front foot hits the piste. (These changes are just regularising what is already happening in top level sabre.)

See also Fenz website for more changes by the FIE: http://www.fencing.org.nz/articles.php?id=65

29/12/07:

The last photo montage for the year - quick, get your responses in!! Some hints, two are in New Zealand and two were taken in a land far, far away. A happy New Year and all the best for 2008......

(The previous montage shows Kiwi and Aussie fencers lining up for the epee medal ceremony at this year's Aussie Cadets. The next shows members of the University of Canterbury Motorcycle Club lined up before a trip. And the last is an action scene from this year's Aussie Cadets.)

20/12/07:

The Matriarch of Canterbury Fencing, Olga Jeykl, was captured today by a sneaky photographer in front of her favourite cactus at her Christchurch home. At 89, Olga has been involved with fencing for more than 70 years and was one of the founders of the United Fencing Club. A tough competitor well into her fifties, she has coached thousands of people in our art and introduced decades of girls to the sport at Avonside Girls High School where she ran the school fencing club until recently. Olga, once an avid home winemaker, still plays host to her friends and former pupils with a glass of wine.

13/12/07:

Well done KJ. You are now the proud owner of a Morris Minor keyring for identifying ALL the last gallery of pix.

Try this lot. Who, what, where and when. Hint, a sea separates them!

3/12/07:

Christchurch epeeist Adrian Saw was 34th out of 68 at the weekend's Aussie Nationals in Sydney.

It is obvious the picture puzzles are at tad hard for most readers. The mixture of local and international events shown makes it tough and out of 3o responses none have been 100% correct so now the rules change - the first respondent to correctly identify a ph0tograph in the gallery will win the special prize. So, prizes are on the way to Graham and Jenny for their efforts with the first two galleries.

Now here is this week's who, what, when and where............

27/11/07:

Five responses to the photos posted 19/11/07 but none were correct. The pix were taken in Sydney, Brisbane (two) and Milan. Try again. This weeks pix were taken in Wellington, Brisbane, Cape Town and Lisbon!

Some more fencing pix. As usual a prize for the first person to correctly identify who, what, where and when - answers to the address below.

20/11/07:

Fencing gear for sale.....Former Uni fencer William is selling his gear. Have a look here: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Other/auction-127892961.htm

19/11/07: Who, what, when and where - first correct answer for each of the photos wins a prize - a very special key ring! More photos soon......

8/11/07:

One of our top epeeists, Andreas Sesun, celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday.

Here's a copy of the badge he plans to award those guests who survive the party to mark the occasion which takes place NEXT Tuesday.

7/11/07:

A line-up of coaches at an Olympic Solidarity fencing course in Melbourne. The FIE's Technical Director Ioan Pop, in white t-shirt and jacket, is at standing at centre.

30/10/07:

NZ Nationals 2008 will be held in Christchurch over Labour Weekend. Wellington will be the scene of the NZ U15/U17s while Dunedin will host the NZ U20s. Start booking accommodation and flights now.

20/10/07:

Any thoughts about the new Sparc initiative over the Prime Ministers Scholarships?

You can read about the changes in full at: http://www.fencing.org.nz/news.php?cod=2083

24/10/07:

Alex Chan became the youngest NZ senior champion when he won the individual Sabre at the Oceanic Fencing Championships in Wellington on Monday. Chan, little brother of a previous winner Jono Chan, is 14-years and five-months old.

Remember, you read it here first. V, the energy drink sculled by many Kiwis, is to rise in price by at least seven cents later this month.

Fencing New Zealand has 251 affiliated members. Down from a high of 540 in 1994. At around $25 a pop you can work out what the income is for the year. Fees for 2008 will be $10 for first year fencers and officials and $30 for competitors.

There were around 290 judokas at the National Judo Champs held at Cowles Stadium in Christchurch over the weekend and they ate more than 90Kg of fried chips. There were around 50 fencers at the Oceanic Senior Championships with 29 individual entries in epee making it the most popular event. No food was available at the venue. Thanks to those fencers from Australia and New Caledonia who boosted the numbers.

Results available here: http://www.fencingmidsouth.co.nz/

25/10/07:

Congratulations to Denise Taylor and Hamish McCracken - they have a son, James born 19/10/07.

26/10/07:

Denis Kalin, of the Armagh Bookshop, has closed the business, sold the building and is retiring.

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