FENCING NORTH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023 - Booking Page now open.
FENCING NORTH THANKS the TRUSTS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION for funding venue hire for this event.
This is a ranking event for FOIL only, but we are also hosting non-ranking EPEE and SABRE events. Please access booking link via calendar.
Brian Pickworth represented NZ in the 1960 Rome Olympics and in the 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970 Empire and Commonwealth Games.
Originally a keen Rugby player, he switched to fencing after an accident in which he lost his left arm above the elbow. He represented NZ in all three fencing disciplines and won a bronze medal in the sabre teams event at the 1960 Rome Olympics. In addition to gaining distinction as an Olympian fencer, he is also remembered as having been an active tennis player.