|Congratulations to our new North Island Champions; Katherine Taylor (Mid-South), Women's Sabre; Judith Flitsar (North), Women's Foil; Francoise Henner(South via Switzerland), Women's Epee; Luke Robertson (Mid-South), Men's Sabre; Paul Hentschel (Central), Men's Epee; Michael Hoskins (North), Men's Foil.|
Well done to all the finalists, and thanks to all the participants for making the events so great. We enjoyed your passion and enthusiasm.
Thank you to all the referees and everyone assisting with the support and organisation of the event, and finally to our hosts Fencing North for providing the opportunity for this great event.
There were many special moments. A magnificent bout was fenced in the Men's Foil DE between the youngest competitor, Clovis Dyson aged 13 and the oldest competitor Rex Hefferen aged 72, showing we are a "sport for all". Rex had a very good day and reached the last 8. He also won the Richard Peterson Trophy for Style.