Recent Competitions and Results
Annual BBO County Fencing Foil Picnic
BBO Picnic 2015
What a superb end to the three county competition season this year for Oxford Fencing Club.
annual BBO County Fencing Foil Picnic, held at Moulsford Prep School on
6 June, was attended by a high number of OFC members. The format
allowed matching of an U14 to an U18 to form a team. Fencers were chosen
at random from all clubs and 23 teams were formed. The day saw each
team fence at least 10 bouts to give everyone a good chance to score as
many points as possible. The standard of fencing was quite high overall
and the behaviour of all participants was commendable. After a full
day's fencing everyone was ready for the fantastic spread organised by
the BBO Committee. This was followed by the AGM and prize giving. Many
thanks to the organisers Kate, Gordon, Milind and Raza.
OFC took home
1st place with Bianca Brooke clutching at half of the trophy (see
picture). This is a beautiful sculpture of two fencers engaged in
fencing created by our own Martin Carter and entitled to the late
Matthew Thompson, for many years coach at OFC. The full list of results
follows but a particular mention is due to the fantastic duo of Erin
Waters and Gordon Hardie (yes, he's under 18) who formed a team together
and reached 3rd place with ease. Gordon says of Erin: ' Erin is a real
star of the future. She's only been fencing 8 months so before her first
bout I told her that her target was to get one hit and to make sure she
had no more than four hits against her at the end of time. She won 5-2.
No problems there then'
Well done to all who participated.
Training continues throughout the summer at Rye until 3 July and at
Radley College (Tuesdays only) from 7th July.
1st Bianca, 3rd
Erin/Gordon Hardie, 5th Alex Hardie, 6th Ed, 8th Jay, 10th Theo, 11th
Iona, 13th Martina Zagaria, 16th Dylan, 19th India.