Congratulations to Kyle Macdonald on his 8th place in a large individual Men's Epee field of 71 competitors. Over all the events Kyle was the highest seeded NZ fencer out of any of the first round pools (10th). He progessed smoothly through the DE rounds and had an outside chance of winning his last-16 DE bout. Kyle, in classic Macdonald fashion, with odds favouring 7th seed Mark Bianchinin (Victoria), Kyle took the match by the throat and shook out a 15-12 victory, booking a rendezvous in the quarter final with 2nd seed Will Dolley, where Kyle finally succumbed, loosing 15-8.
Also competing were Chris Lear, 30th out of 42 in Men's Foil. Carla Campbell 16th out of 39 in Women's Epee - in the DE32 Carla beat 9th seed Emmma Ryan 15-10 but lost in DE16 to 8th seed Mita Hill 8-15. Also competing in the Men's Epee event with Kyle were William Bishop 18th, Adrian Saw 20th, Andreas Sesun 25th, Mark rance 41st, Brett Ammundsen 47th.
Of the 10 Men's Epee teams, New Zealand presented two teams of three (no reserves). The 3rd seeded New Zealand "A" (Bishop, Macdonald, Saw) lost 43-45 to 6th seeded NSW "A" for a final 5th place. The 9th seeded New Zealand "B" (Ammundsen, Sesun, Rance) was defeated 38-45 by Queensland "B", taking 9th place.