Recent Competition Results
OFC Sabre Championships, 1st July
The final club championship, this time for sabre, was held on the final club session at Rye before the summer. It quickly became apparent that there were those club members who knew what they were doing with a sabre and those who, well, didn’t! Jorge won the competition with 7 victories and second was Clive (5V). The next three fencers all had 4 victories and indicators and were only separated by hits gained; Mark 3rd, Martin, 4th and Alex S 5th. Thanks to Rob for reffing.
5) Alex S
Master-At-Arms ‘Ralph Evans’ Trophy
The sabre competition provided the final leg for the trophy. With one win and two third places Mark was the clear winner with Martin in second place. After the epee Ben had been just one point behind Mark but he chose not to enter the sabre and dropped down the order. Thus the fine trophy has returned to Mark’s mantel piece.
English Youth Championships, 28/29 June, Hatfield
Heloïse Hardie was delighted to finish second in the under-15 girls epee. On the way she defeated both the #1 seed and last year’s winner plus receiving a colourful collection of bruises on her sword arm. On the previous day Heloïse had competed in the foil and was 5th – the third time she’s finished in the position in this competition. Putting a strong showing in the under-13 girls epee was Messina Herrling who finished 7th. Paige Tierney was beset with bodywire problems (including breaking one into two pieces!) and finished 37th of the 46 starters in the girls under-13 foil.
OFC Epee Championship, 24th June
We used a poule-unique of nine fencers to determine the club's top epeeist. Mark led the way, with 7 victories, from Ben (6) and Martin (5). Several fencers in the field prefer alternative weapons but a fun evening was had by all as they tried their hand at something new.