Recent Competitions and Results
BBO Christmas Foil Rally, 7th December
20 teams battled it out all day at the BBO County Fencing Foil Rally held at Moulsford Prep School.
Among elves, reindeers and Santas of all shapes and sizes, our two teams held their ground with BB team (Iona, Bianca and Maria) coming 15th and HH team (Dylan B., Theo and Witold) coming 9th overall.
Well done to both teams for technically excellent fencing, good sportsmanship and cheer.
BBO Epee & Sabre Championships, 16th November
There was a small number of OFC entries for this competition and the younger club members did themselves proud.
The epee was held in the morning and Alex Hardie won gold in the u18 category and Heloïse Hardie won gold in the u16. Meanwhile Gordon Hardie and Alex Karle were competing in the senior event but didn’t trouble the medal table – finishing 6th and 7th.
Then in the afternoon was the chance of the sabreurs and again OFC came away with a gold, this time when Fred Azzopardi won the u18. Alex Hardie picked-up a second medal of the day with a bronze.
Dockside Foil, Leon Paul Junior Series, 9th November
Darcy Herring-Johnson was thrilled to win the U9 girls LPJS round held at Newham
Swords. There were fifteen girls altogether, divided into three poules of
five. Darcy came through two poules with no losses. She had to
fight a barrage against another girl who had not lost in the poules, and won
the final 5-1. Grace George, fencing in her first LPJS round,
narrowly missed earning herself a medal too in the same category.
George, also fencing in her first Leon Paul, had a more difficult time in
the U11s against more experienced opponents, but enjoyed the event and making
new fencing friends.
BBO Foil Championships, Langley, 19th October
The county foil competition (well three counties actually: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire) saw OFC win a fantastic haul of medals - here's the role of honour:-
GU10 - Gold Darcy; Silver Pola; Bronze Grace
GU12 - Gold India
BU12 - Gold Theo
BU14 - Gold Dylan ; Bronze Noé & Jay
GU16 - Gold Heloïse
BU16 - Silver Dylan M
BU18 - Silver Alex
Women - Bronze Martina
Men - Gold Mark; Silver Martin; Bronze Ed & Gordon
Also starring - Bianca, Witold, Shaw & Dylan W
The day saw excellent fencing throughout and provides a very good stepping stone for future competitions for our young fencers. It also demonstrates the breadth of talent that we enjoy at OFC. Additionally, during the day Alex was able to take his Level 2 refereeing practical exam which he passed with flying colours.