Recent Competition Results
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.
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.