Sabre is a great weapon for people who don't like to be bound by the difficult requirement to only hit their opponent with the tip of their blade.
These competitions are for novices and veterans. Novices are fencers who have only been fencing in Australia for fewer than four years and haven't ever been awarded "best novice fencer". Veterans only have to be 40 or older. They can have received as many awards as they like.
Depending on numbers we may run mixed mens/womens competitions. There will be prizes for the champions but they will remain a secret until the day of the competition (probably even from the organisers)