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Commonwealth Fencing Championships (from 1974 to today)
Commonwealth Fencing Championships (from 1974 to today)
Posted by Brillmart 2005-04-18

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The Origins of the Commonwealth Fencing Championships:
Before 1974 there were no Commonwealth Fencing Championships. The reason for the Championships had its origins in Commonwealth Games and the politics which resulted in the sport of Fencing being dropped off the Commonwealth Games programme.

The Commonwealth Games programme is limited to ten sports. The organisers of the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games had removed Shooting from the program and replaced it with Bowls. Then the organisers of the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games in Christchurch then reinstated Shooting on to the programme by dropping Fencing. Since 1974 fencing has remained a sport susceptible to being included in the Games programme but has not been reinstated as part of the Commonwealth Games programme.

So in 1974 the first "Independent British Commonwealth Fencing Championship" was held in Ottawa, Canada. In 1978 it was held again, in Glasgow. Then for the 1982 event it was renamed the "Commonwealth Fencing Championships", held in Barnstaple, England.

New Zealand and the Commonwealth Fencing Championships:
New Zealand fencers have supported every Championship since the removal of fencing from the Commonwealth Games.

Below we have the results of our fencers from the 1998 and 2002 Championships. The full  list of  New Zealand fencers who participated at all these championships is not yet complete and is currently being researched. If you are able to assist in supplying missing details please contact us.

1974: Ottawa, Canada
First independent British Commonwealth Fencing Championships.
7 countries: Australia, Canada (2 teams), England, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales.
British Commonwealth Games held in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1978: Glasgow, Scotland
2nd Independent British Commonwealth fencing Championships
8 countries: Australia, Canada, England, [Hong Kong], Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales.
British Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton, Canada.
   
1982: Barnstaple, England
Event renamed Commonwealth Fencing Championships.
8 countries: Australia, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, Scotland, Wales. Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane, Australia.
   
1986: Cardiff, Wales
13 countries: Australia, Barbados, Canada, England, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, Wales.
Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1990: Manchester, England
14 countries: Australia, Canada, England, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Jersey, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Wales.
Commonwealth Games held in Auckland, New Zealand.

1994: Whistler, Canada
11 countries: Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, St. Vincent, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, Wales.
Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, Canada.
   

1998: Shah Alam, Malaysia
Wilkinson Sword Trophy: Overall Championship place 6th out of 12 countries with 108 points

Men's Foil Individual: 43 Fencers
23rd Richard Bowles
26th Alex Scott
27th Chris McCarthy
36th Jonathan Whittle
37th David Winchester

Men's Foil Team: 7th out of 8 teams

Men's Epee Individual: 42 Fencers
7th Steve Martin
22nd Fraser Stephen-Smith
26th Chris Hammill
31st Alex Scott

Men's Epee Team: 6th out of 8 teams

Men's Sabre Individual: 34 Fecers
18th  Robert Snoep
22th Anthony Fake
26th Liam Davies
27th Martin Howard
28th Andrew Tennant

Men's Sabre Team: 4th out of  8 teams

Women's Foil Individual: 31 Fencers
11th Lesley Calver
21st Nicki Crauford
23rf Kerryn Findlater
24th Jane Larkindale

Women's Foil Team: 5th out of  7 teams

Women's Epee Individual: 38 Fencers
07th Mary Manastyrski
24th Lynette Roberts
26th Renee Lindsay
28th Natasha Buist
33rd Alison Skwinburn

Women's Epee Team: 6th out of  8 teams

Women's Sabre Individual: 30 Fencers
10th Sharon Westlake
13th Jane Young
25th Sophie Curtis-Ham
26th Anna Korver
27th Barbara Goodwin

Women's Sabre Team: 5th out of  6 teams


2002: Newcastle, Australia
Wilkinson Sword Trophy: Overall championship place New Zealand 6th out of 11 countries with 136 points

Men's Foil Individual: 35 Fencers
20th Hamish Mc Cracken
22nd Graham Payne
26th Steve Martin

Men's Foil Team: 6th out of 8 countries

Men's Epee Individual: 38 Fencers
22nd Ben Broom
30th Andy Duncan
31st Fraser Stephen-Smith
32nd Martin Brill
35th William Upritchard

Men's Epee Team: 5th out of 8 countries

Men's Sabre Individual: 27 Fencers
16th Lliam Davies
22nd Hamish McCracken
26th Joathan Chan

Men's Sabre Team: 6th out of  6 countries

Women's Foil Individual: 35 Fencers
14th Sarah Raudkivi
28th Kerryn Findlater
32nd Alice Wu

Women's Foil Team: 6th out of  8 countries

Women's Epee Individual: 35 Fencers
7th Jessica Beer
12th Jenny Hope
15th Natalie Fraser
26th Kathleen Revie
34th Natasha Buist

Women's Epee Team: 4th out of  8 countries

Women's Sabre: No NZ Fencers



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