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AGM 2014

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Updates and Events


Minutes of the 2014 AGM

The minutes of the annual general meeting held on 28 June 2014 have been posted Here


Summer Fencing

Tuesday 1st July is our last night at Rye St Antony this academic year.  From Tuesday 8th July until Tuesday 5th August we will meet at Radley College at the usual 8.00pm – 10.00pm session time.  We return to Rye on Tuesday 19th August.  Note that there is no Friday fencing at Radley during this period, it starts again at Rye on Friday 5th September.

 

Directions to the venue are available here

 

Note that you should take the site entrance closest to Abingdon to reach the sports hall.

 

Stocks of club equipment for use at Radley will be limited.  If you know that you will need a particular item then please borrow the kit from the club, but check with Gordon or Martin first. Thank you.


Friday Night Fencing

Our last evening of Friday fencing before the summer break is 27th June.  We had planned to continue Friday fencing into July but we have just been informed that the school is holding  a prize giving ceremony in the sports hall that precludes our activities.  Friday night fencing will resume at Rye on 5th September. We are fencing at Rye on Tuesday 2nd July.  

Over the summer we will be meeting on Tuesdays at Radley college and will send details nearer the time.


Summer Fencing
Tuesday 2nd July   Last day fencing at Rye
Tuesday 8th   Summer fencing starts at Radley (Tuesdays only)

20th July, Newbury Southern Fencing Region Hub Development Day Details

Club Socks
We have a new stock of club socks which can be seen here
They come in two sizes; 3 to 6 and 6 to 11 and are £7 a pair.
Stock is limited to one pair per member at the moment. If you would like to buy a pair please email Peter at beginnersofc@yahoo.com

Summer Term Dates

Tuesday 22nd April – Tuesday 2nd July

Radley Hall (Tuesdays only)

Tuesday 8th July – Tuesday 5th August


Foil Awards Scheme

The club will be starting the BFA Foil Awards scheme on 24th January with Level 1. Further details can be found at http://www.britishfencing.com/clubs/achievementawardsscheme/

If you are a club member and would like to apply for the level 1 foil awards and have not already spoken to James Kingston please let him or Peter know on Friday 24th at the club.

The awards run up to level 9 and at the end of each level you will receive a badge and certificate. Please note the club are subsidising the scheme and will need each member to pay £2 per level. Email Peter at beginnersofc@yahoo.com for further details.

Intermediate foil course

  

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.

 

1)  Jorge

2)  Clive

3)  Mark

4)  Martin

5)  Alex S

6)  Gordon

7)  Alexander

8)  Zak

 


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.

Full Results


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.

1)  Mark

2)  Ben

3)  Martin

4)  Alexander

5)  Gordon

6)  Alex

7)  Jorge

8)  Vicky

9)  Zak