Well done to our two fencers who competed in the IAPS fencing championships at Millfield school this weekend. Adam fenced really well to make the quarter final in the under 13 boys foil and Ella-Marie won the Bronze medal in the under 11 girls foil. Both fencers really took on board all the advice they were given and have shown great improvement in their fencing.
Well done to all our fencers who took part in the British Youth Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Great fencing by Carl (23rd under 16 boys), Kunle (45th under 14 boys) and Ella (28th under 12 girls). Lots of valuable experience gained.
We are pleased to announce that from April 2019 our new venue will be Dennis Marsh House, there is free parking on site in our car park and also parking nearby in Waitrose carpark which is free for 3 hours and only a short 5 minutes walk away from the venue.
Congratulations to Davis who fenced brilliantly to finish 32nd out of 275 boys at the Challenge Wratislavia in Wroclaw, Poland. The Challenge Wratislavia is a well organised international fencing tournament with a great tradition, which this year attracted fencers from 23 different Nations.
In the poule, Davis had to quickly get used to fencing to only four hits in shorter two minute matches. His first elimination match was against a strong Hungarian fencer, which he won narrowly 8-7. His second elimination opponent was from Romania. Davis fenced very strongly to defeat him 12-5. Davis then was up against the number 16 seeded fencer from the Czech Republic. Davis initially trailed 8-11, but he held his nerve, scoring three hits in a row to take it to priority, before scoring the winning hit. Davis was defeated in the last 32, 10-4 by the eventual silver medalist, but had a terrific days fencing.
Well done also, to Truman, who in his first international won two poule matches. Great fencing!
U13 results: Click here
U11 results: Click here
Congratulations to Truman, who won the under 12 boys Southern Region fencing championships this weekend. Fantastic fencing in the poules led to Truman winning all seven of his group stage matches. Emerging undefeated from the group stage as the top ranked fencer, he progressed smoothly through his quarter final, but had a tougher time in the semi finals which he narrowly won 10-9. Truman was more dominant in the final, winning 10-4! This is an excellent result for Truman, who has another year in this age group. Well done!
Well done to Carl, who finished 2nd out of nine competitors in the Bath Schools Novice foil tournament this weekend. A slow start in his first poule, meant he did just enough to qualify for the final. From that point, he raised his game, producing his best fencing to win four out of his final five matches and take the silver medal. This is another really encouraging result for Carl, who is making rapid progress with his fencing.
Congratulations to Ella-Marie Rudman-Bromley, who was in the Silver medal winning team for both Foil and Epee at the 2019 British School Team Championships. The Championships were held this year at Rickmansworth school. Ella was team captain for the foil event and fenced really well all day, Well done!