We run occasional, informal club competitions, but finish each year with our traditional events:
Kids' competitions: Festive Foil, Elves' Epee, Santa's Sabre (open to our Saturday and Monday junior class fencers)
Adult competitions: Unexpected Epee (one-touch epee, open to all club members)
Clubs sometimes organise friendly competitions externally to the official Fencing SA state calendar. We have an ongoing tournament with the Adelaide Hills Fencing Club: the Golden Gauntlet. This is run in the later half of the year, and involves a junior foil team and senior epee team event, usually with dinner and a movie. More information is provided in the e-newsletters.
The State Competition calendar is written and published each year by Fencing SA. Competitions are offered in the following grades: Open A-Grade (3 weapons), Open B-Grade (3 weapons), Veteran (40+, foil and epee), Junior (U20, 3 weapons), Under 15 foil and epee, Under 13 foil and epee, Under 11 foil and epee.
School-age fencers also have the opportunity to represent the club in the School-Age Foil Team League, fenced on Thursday nights in terms 2 and 3. More information about this is in the e-newsletters, as the format and dates can change from year to year.
The Australian Fencing Federation run competitions throughout the year, in different cities. National competitions are offered in U15, U17, U20, U23, Open and Veteran categories. The AFF also have school individual and school team competitions. Fencers can also compete for their University at the annual Unigames. NSW Fencing Association invite fencers from all states to compete in the annual teams event, the Friendship Cup, held in November to coincide with their U11 and U13 state championships.