- Internal Ranking Tournament hosted at Wits.
2016 marks the first year that the Wits Fencing Club hosted an Internal Ranking Tournament. This tournament, which was held in August 2016, was established on the basis of formalising the performance of the Wits Fencers and providing the competitive edge within the Club required to take it to the next level of intensity. Independent referees were provided by the Gauteng Fencing Association and the tournament was deemed a success by the fencing officials and the fencers themselves. 2017 will see two more of these Internal Ranking tournaments.
- Provincial Tournaments
2016 is also the first year since 2013 that the Wits Fencing Club participated in Provincial Tournaments. In January 2016 we registered 18 of our members with the Gauteng Fencing Association (GFA) so as to become members and thus take part in the provincial tournaments which take place throughout the year.
We attended the GFA Ranking 2 tournament in April and GFA Ranking 3 tournament in July and the tournament results were as follows: Epee Male Senior
Results out of 40 Fencers in total.
11) HARRILALL Mikesh RSA WITS
17) GAYNOR Michael RSA WITS
18) MOGANE Karabelo RSA WITS
23) GUSINOW Roy RSA WITS
26) MOKHELE Oageng RSA WITS
31) FROHLICH Steven RSA WITS
33) MOHLALA Mduduzi RSA WITS
34) FISHER Jonathan RSA WITS
35) MICHEL Kevin RSA WITS
37) GELDENHUIS Jacquest RSA WITS
Epee Female Senior: Results out of 25 fencers
9) KRIGE Uma RSA WITS
10) MAGGS Tarryn RSA WITS
11) CABANAC Andrea RSA WITS
14) GOLDSCHAGG Sarah RSA WITS
18) ROGERS Thalia RSA WITS
19) FOURIE Vera Jean RSA WITS
21) CERIMAJ Natalija RSA WITS
23) SWARTZ Farron RSA WITS
25) LANDSMAN Claudia RSA WITS
- National Tournaments
This year also makes the first year since 2013 that the Wits Fencing Club participated in National Tournaments.
- Western Cape Open in May.
Results: 6th Andrea Cabanac , 8th Natalijia Cerimaj, 9th Uma Krige, 12th Farron Swartz, 14th Vera Fourie, 15th Thalia Rogers
Current Provincial Rankings in Gauteng
Junior Men’s Epee:6 Wits fencers placed in Top 40 Junior Provincial Ranking.
Senior Men’s Epee: 11 Wits fencers placed in Top 40 Senior Provincial Ranking.
Junior Women’s Epee: 9 Wits fencers placed in Top 30 Senior Provincial Ranking
Senior Women’s Epee: 4 Wits fencers placed in Top 20 Junior Provincial Ranking
Current National Rankings in South Africa, Senior Women’s Epee:7 Wits fencers placed in Top 50 Senior National Ranking.
2 Bronze medals achieved at our first provincial tournaments this year.
Uma Krige came 3rd in Junior Women’s Epee at GFA Ranking 2 Tournament.
Kevin Michel came 3rd in Junior Men’s Epee at GFA Ranking 2 Tournament.