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London Intermediate Championship & GB Cup Qualifier 2018

As you may have heard British Fencing has recently announced a great new all weapon national championship for intermediate fencers, the GB Cup. It will be run on similar lines to the British Youth Championships.  Through qualifying competitions each Region will select 2 fencers from each weapon to represent them  at the national final in Nottingham on 23rd June.

We think this is a very positive initiative by British Fencing to recognise the importance of fencing at intermediate level and we heartily endorse it. So, whilst some regions are using existing competitions for their selection process, we’re  taking the opportunity to launch a new ‘London Region Intermediate Championship’  which will also act as our selection event.

It will take place on 29th April 2018 at St Benedict’s School, Ealing.  Full details here

2018 London Region Youth Champsionships – Results

Young Fencers Take Centre Stage in London

Spring has sprung for 2018 and the London Region Youth Championships have provided the stage for a host of London’s promising young fencers to strut their stuff fighting for the Region’s top spots and for their chance to fence in this year’s British Youth Championships finals.  And, once again, we’ve seen first class performances that hold out huge hope for the future of fencing across the capital.

Held over the first two weekends of March, our Saturday 3rd at Sportsdock fell foul of ‘the Beast from the East’.  But Londoners are a staunch lot and, paradoxically, we had fewer no-shows than last year.  The second tranche, at St Benedicts, had no such problems.  In fact the Championships overall ran pretty smoothly.

More than 250 fencers entered.  Forty were already ‘fast-tracked’ for the BYCs [having won a bye last year] and a further 87 won through the London Championships to qualify.  So a total of 127 are set to represent themselves and London Region in Sheffield over the May Day bank holiday.  Last year London Region topped the points table.  No pressure there then!  And we wish each and every one of our fencers a successful and enjoyable tournament this year.

The Under 10s Epee BYCs took place in the last days of February and it was brilliant news for the Region there too. The top 4 places in the boy’s event went to London fencers, as did 3 of the top 5 places in the girl’s.  Full results are on the BF website.  Congratulations to everyone involved.  We look forward to seeing you next year.

Full results can be seen here

 

Winter 18 Open Novice & Intermediate Report and Results

The last few days of January so it must have been the London Region Open Novice & Intermediate Competition. And it was!

 Sunday 28th, St Benedicts School, Ealing. Only a few days earlier we’d lost one of the arenas we’d booked so we were down by 4 pistes and had to close entries. And we’d had to disappoint 25 more fencers who wanted to join after the event closed. But with 86 entries already confirmed it was still our biggest N&I so far.

Fencers from Somerset and Southampton came. Fencers from Oxford and Chelmsford. Fencers from Lincoln, Canterbury, Maidenhead. And fencers from London on home turf. Familiar faces and new from all points of the compass but with one shared objective – a good days fencing in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Did all of them get what they came for? We hope so. And from the good humour, the exhaustion, the sweat, and the smiles around the place, we dare to think that lots of people went home happy. [Results below.]

 We can’t wait to see them back again and to welcome more new faces too. So why not keep an eye out for our future competitions.

On Monday 5 February we’ll publish details of our new ‘London Region Intermediate Championships’ scheduled for Sunday 29th April. Our next Open Novice & Intermediate will be in early July.

Mens Novice Foil

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  YUN  Lok    LONDON FENCING CLUB
 2  NGO  Le    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 3  FAIRBAIRN  Alexander    UNIVERSITY OF KENT
 3  KELLAWAY  Jed    UNIVERSITY OF KENT
 5  SPRIGG  Christopher    NORTH KESTEVEN FENCING CLUB
 6  KIRKHAM  Jake    HITCHIN
 7  LEE  Yoon    LONDON FENCING CLUB
 8  VILLÉGER  Vincent    WIMBLEDON FENCING CLUB
 9  ANDREWS  George    OXFORD UNIVERSTIY FENCING CLUB
 10  YOUNG  Richard    WIMBLEDON FENCING CLUB
 11  ZILIC DE ARCOS  Federico    OXFORD UNIVERSTIY FENCING CLUB
 12  JUSTICE  Simon    OXFORD UNIVERSTIY FENCING CLUB
 13  SILBY  Jack  MORLEY BLADES

Mens Intermediate Foil

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  COWLEY  Matthew    SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB
 2  LI  Weiqi    FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
 3  MILES  Graham    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 3  OSSOLA  Gregorio    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 5  WOOLLARD  Nick    SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB
 6  HALEY  Stephen    LONDON FENCING CLUB
 7  BROSNAN  Gerald    SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB
 8  CASANOVA  Juan    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 9  DE BONO  Mike    FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
 10  ALMEKINDERS  Mathijs    UNATTACHED
 11  SPENCE  Gavin    CLUB DES ARTISTES

Womens Novice Foil

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  LEPADATU  Irina    OXFORD UNIVERSTIY FENCING CLUB
 2  VOLODINA  Anastasiya    LONDON FENCING CLUB
 3  BRETTINGHAM  Madeleine    STREATHAM FENCING CLUB
 3  BUTLER  Erin    OXFORD UNIVERSTIY FENCING CLUB
 5  GIBBONS  Alli    MALLARD FENCING CLUB
 6  DI BELLA  Laura    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 7  ASTLEY  Philippa    OXFORD UNIVERSTIY FENCING CLUB
 8  OLSEN  Ashley    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB

Womens Intermediate Foil

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  CHAMPION  Aly    FENCERS CLUB LONDON
 2  CASE-PUNTER  Isobel    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 3  GAVAUDAN  Manon    ESCRIME ACADEMY
 3  LUPINETTI  Catiuscha    THE CITY FENCING CLUB
 5  AVENAS  Chloe    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 6  COSTA  Monica    CLUB DES ARTISTES
 7  NODA  Miho    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 8  NEWMAN  Rose    UNIVERSITY OF KENT

Novice Mens Epee

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  DROUIN  Maxime    KNIGHTSBRIDGE FENCING CLUB
 2  EVANS  Mark    COLCHESTER & DISTRICT FENCING CLUB
 3  BALAZS  Peter    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 3  LIM  Ye-Sheen    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON FENCING CLUB
 5  ATKINS  Gareth    HAVERSTOCK FENCING CLUB
 6  ALANI  Issa    SOUTHAMPTON EPEE CLUB
 7  BURNS  Dermot    CHELMSFORD FENCING CLUB
 8  JACKSON  Lewis    READING FENCING CLUB
 9  NIKOLAOU  Nikos    LONDON THAMES FENCING CLUB
 10  BOARDMAN  Colin  EASTBOURNE FENCING CLUB
 10  TSAO  Jasper  UNIVERSITY OF KENT
 12  GABOR  Bernat  CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 13  REEVE  Stacey  CHELMSFORD FENCING CLUB

Mens Intermediate Epee

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  NASIF  Kareem    LONDON FENCING CLUB
 2  RICHARDSON  Mark    WIMBLEDON FENCING CLUB
 3  DASH  James    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB
 3  FARMANFARMAIAN  David    BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
 5  MOLINO  Maurizio    CLUB DES ARTISTES
 6  HOGARTH-SCOTT  Jolyon    CLUB DES ARTISTES
 7  CLARKE  Patrick    CLUB DES ARTISTES
 8  EVANS  Gareth    MORLEY BLADES
 9  HUGHES  Michael    LUSO FENCING ACADEMY

Womens Intermediate Epee

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  FARMANFARMAIAN  Ariana    BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
 2  COATES  Elizabeth    WELLINGTON SWORDS
 3  PRITCHARD  Lucy-Ann    DACORUM FENCING CLUB
 3  SCHERMANN  Pamela    CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
 5  MACIEJEC-BISKUP  Laura    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB
 6  CHAMBERS  Mabel    UNATTACHED
 7  BAPTISTE HALLIDAY  Mercedes    BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
 8  SLOPER  Lucy    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB

Mens Novice Sabre

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  RICHARDS  Carl    CAMDEN FENCING CLUB
 2  BENAVIDEZ  Dean    SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY FENCING CLUB
 3  AL-JABIR  Ahmed    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB
 3  PAK  Cheng Yeen    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB

Mens Intermediate Sabre

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  TAN  Ryan    LEON PAUL SABRE
 2  ROOME  Simon    MALLARD FENCING CLUB
 3  HARRIS  George    ABERYSTWYTH STUDENTS’ UNION
 3  SANDIG  Oliver    CAMDEN FENCING CLUB

Womens Intermediate Sabre

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  REYES  Daniella Claude    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB
 2  SAKKIR  Nibras Balqis    UNIVERSITY OF KENT
 3  LOY  Bronte    MALLARD FENCING CLUB
 3  MACCLANCY  Caitlin    QUEEN MARY BARTS AND THE LONDON FENCING CLUB
 5  HOGG  Natalie    ABERYSTWYTH STUDENTS’ UNION

London Region’s CAPITAL OPEN On Target

With more and more of the big Opens seeming to have disappeared from the calendar, London Region chooses to buck the trend and launch a new event to grow to fill the gap.

Scroll forward to Saturday 2 December, East London, and around a hundred fencers descend on Sportsdock for the first ever ‘London Region CAPITAL OPEN’. From as far as Truro, Dublin and Paris they come, each looking to top the tableau in one of the 6 weapon contests.

With a full team of experienced referees on hand from the get-go there’s absolutely no self-refereeing: every fencer’s able to concentrate entirely on their own game.

There’s some spare piste capacity too, so we run a Plate competition for the largest weapon, Mens Foil, and it’s well received by those knocked out in the first DE’s. In fact everything seems well received.

Hundreds of energetic matches, seven exciting finals, and seven awards presentations later, we start to head home. Fencers and organisers alike are tired. But we all seem happy-tired. And from the smiles and positive comments throughout the day it looks like things have gone pretty well for this, the inaugural event.

 So thanks to all who took part. We hope you had a good time. We hope you’ll come back next year. And we hope you’ll spread the word that the CAPITAL OPEN is a capital event in more than just its name.

In the meantime you might like to check the gallery to see whether you’re in one of the pics. And if you have others you’d like to send us we’ll try to put some of them up

London Region CAPITAL Open 2017 – Gallery

London Region Youth Championships 2018

The London Region Youth Championships (LRYC) 2018 will take place on 3rd and 11th March 2018.  These competitions are the London Region  qualifying rounds for the British Youth Championships.  All Epee age groups and under 12 and under14 foil will take place on 3rd March at Sportsdock.  All Sabre and under 16 and under 18 foil will  take place at St Benedects School, Ealing on 11th March.  Full  details are here.  Entry is via Sport80