Reigning champion Tony Bouskill went wire to wire at Mystery Creek last week, again winning the Golden Pliers singles title at the New Zealand Fencing Competition. It was his fourth win in a row.
Sander Visser working hard to take the top spot in the Bill Schuler competition, named after legendary Waikato-born fencer Bill Schuler, who died in 2018.
Bouskill was the one to beat this year as a display of teamwork and dedication from him and his father Shane Bouskill also clinched the Fieldays Silver Spades Doubles Championship.
The pair competed and won the same championship and award in 2017, 2019 and 2021.
Organisers said the standard of the Fieldays competition – organised by the NZ Fencing Competition (NZFC) – improves each year, as does the number of visitors eager to watch as competitors hash it out for the top fencing spots, this time in the December sun.
The winners and finalists for this years competitions are:
Golden Pliers Singles Championship by WIREMARK
1st Tony Bouskill
2nd Jeff Joines
3rd Cory Twigley
4th Tim Garrick
5th Matt Jones
6th Wilton Weeks
7th Shay Robertson
8th Martin Leveridge
Best Quality Tony Bouskill Nick Liefting
First off the line trophy Tim Garrick
Fieldays Silver Spades Doubles Championship
1st Shane Bouskill & Tony Bouskill
2nd Tim Garrick & Cory Twigley
3rd Matt Jones & Jeff Joines
4th Jared Nicholson & Wilton Weeks
5th Jayden Hart & Michael Trott
6th Sander Visser & Bernard Condon-Orr
7th Sean OHalloran & Nathaniel Hoskin
Bill Schuler competition
1st Sander Visser
2nd Sean OHalloran
3rd Michael Trott
4th Jayden Hart
5th Troy Brooky
6th Bernard Condon-Orr
7th Nathaniel Hoskin
8th Rawhitiroa Paikea
9th Cameron Phillips
Best first year Sander Visser
Best second year Bernard Condon-Or