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Robyn Chaplin Memorial Tournament

Australian Fencing Circuit

The Robyn Chaplin Memorial Tournament is the second event on the national Australian Fencing Circuit. Held in Adelaide over the June long weekend, it sees competitors come from all over Australia to compete.

Free entry to all spectators, come and witness the magnificent exhibition of Australia's greatest fencers as they vie for the podium in Adelaide.

Important Covid-19 information for

Competitors travelling from interstate:

AFC02 Covid-19 Advice

Tournament Schedule

Saturday – 12th June

07:15 – 09:00 Equipment Control
09:00 AM Open Women’s Epee
09:30 AM Open Men’s Foil
12:30 PM Veteran Men’s Epee
1:00 PM Veteran Women’s Epee

Sunday – 13th June

Equipment Control will open one hour before each event.
09:00 AM Open Men’s Epee
10:00 AM Open Women’s Sabre
1:00 PM Veteran Women’s Foil
1:30 PM Veteran Men’s Foil

Monday – 14th June

Equipment Control will open one hour before each event.
09:00 AM Open Men’s Sabre
09:30 AM Open Women’s Foil
11:30 AM Veteran Women’s Sabre
12:00 PM Veteran Men’s Sabre

The Venue

All state and national fencing events in SA are held at The Lights Community & Sports Centre.

244 - 270 East Parkway, Corner Hampstead Road and East Pkwy, Lightsview SA 5085


The Lights is approximately a $25 Uber ride from the centre of the city.

Public transport in Adelaide is handled by Adelaide Metro, bus travel requires a Metrocard. Purchase them here prior to boarding any bus.

The 200 line runs from the CBD direct to the venue.

Use their convenient Real-Time Services to find your nearest stop and next bus, train, or tram.


The majority of accommodation is located in the Adelaide CBD region which includes North Adelaide. There are various budget motels and inns in closer proximity to the venue with the Enfield Hotel located within walking distance.

Accommodation close to the Lights Community Centre

Adelaide has lots of great things to do with fabulous regional food and wine at the top of the list. For further information refer to the South Australian Tourism link:

South Australia - Things to do, Events, Accommodation & More

Commemorative T-Shirt

Comfortable cotton shirt with logo

Orders placed before 21st May will be available for collection at the event.
Orders placed on or after this date will be posted.

Who Was Robyn Chaplin?

This tournament is named in honour of Robyn Margaret Chaplin, O.A.M. for her contribution to South Australian and Australian Fencing and Australian Sport in general.

Robyn's achievements include:
  • First female president of any State Fencing Association (1971-1988).
  • First female president of the AFF (1976-1980).

  • Life Member of the Australian Fencing Federation.
  • Vice President of the Commonwealth Fencing Federation (1976-1980)
  • Australia's delegate to the Federation lnternationale d'Escrime (1976-1980 and 1990-1998).
  • South Australian Sports Advisory  Council (1976-1979 and 1982-1984).
  • Founding director of the Confederation of Australian Sport. Fellowship awarded by the Confederation in 1989.
  • Fencing's delegate to the Australian Olympic Committee, the first female delegate to represent an individual sport at this forum.
  • Assistant Team Manager (for women) at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
  • Chairperson of the South Australian Olympic Council (1978-1981), the first female chair of a State Olympic Council in the world.

Robyn Chaplin (née Dunlop), training under the guidance of first coach Shirley Lambe.

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