Recent Competition Results
Leon Paul International U9 Foil, Leon Paul Centre, 2nd August
Well done to Darcy Herring-Johnson who won silver in her first major competition.
Darcy was one of only 2 girls to enter, so they combined the boys (8 entries) and
girls into a poule unique of 10 where they all fenced each other.
Out of her 9 bouts, Darcy won 6 and lost 3, an excellent result:
winning her bouts through offensive and aggressive tactics (she was fearless!).
Darcy was ranked fourth after the poule.
They went into Direct Elimination for the boys, and Darcy and the other girl played
each other in a final. Darcy had beaten the girl in the poule (5-3), but in the final
lost to her (10-7) in a tightly contested match. It was 4-4 after the first two minutes,
and then 6-6, and then Darcy took the lead 7-6, but the other girl fought back and triumphed.
So Darcy was awarded silver, and came away from her first major
competition having learned a lot!
Leon Paul International U9 Foil, Leon Paul Centre
London Open 27th July
Congratulations to Will Fotherby and James Fotherby for their performances in the men's sabre event at the London Open 2014, on Sunday 27th July. Will won the bronze medal, losing 14-15 in the semi-finals to Soji Aiyenuro, who won the tournament; James finished 8th, losing to his brother Will, in the L8
Much Wenlock Olympics, 13th July
The OFC under-13 team ofPaige, Jayand James had an enjoyable day fencing in this very friendly event, which draws competitors from all over the country. The team finished in a creditable 6th place against some very experienced opposition. Martin Carter finished top OFC fencer in the senior men’s competition. He made it into the Last 8 before cramp got the better of him during his bout and he had to abandon the fight, eventually being classified in 8th position. Alexander Hardie just beat father Gordon, being ranked 13th and 14th and Ed Williams finished 22nd. In her first seniors competition Heloïse Hardie won gold against much more experienced opposition.