London Region’s CAPITAL OPEN Saturday 1st December 2018

It’s London Region’s CAPITAL OPEN 6 Weapon Championship time of year again.  A lot of good fencers entered last year’s inaugural event and a lot of good fencers enjoyed it, so we’re happy to announce this year’s CAPITAL OPEN 2018.  Extended details are set out below but, essentially, it’s the first renewal of this growing annual Open organised by London Region and held at a top rate venue each year.   It’s aimed at men and women foilists, epeeists and sabreurs from anywhere throughout the UK or abroad and wherever you come from you’ll be very welcome.  This year it will be on 1st December at the Jean Brown Arena, a modern stand-alone facility purpose built at the Redbridge Sports and Leisure Centre for the 2012 Olympics.  There will be a trophy for each champion and commemorative medals for silver and bronze places.  It would be great to meet you there so why not enter now.  Full details here

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LONDON’S YOUTH TOP TABLES AT BYC’s

Congratulations

to all those next generation London fencers who between them yet again topped the tables at this year’s British Youth Championships in Sheffield.

On a simple medals count our team sat joint top with South Western Region at 15 apiece. But in the Regional Points Table London’s strength in depth shone through. And with 298 points we stood head and shoulders above the next four teams – South, South East, West Midlands and South West – with 226, 223, 221, and 218 points respectively.

So a huge well done to every one of the London young blades who took part. We look forward to watching you win again in future.

NEXT UP – THE CUP

In the meantime, and following the first ever London Intermediate Championships at the end of April, 18 of our best intermediate fencers will chart a course for Nottingham on 23 June to contest honours in BF’s new GB Cup.   The question now is, can our intermediate fencers carry on the good work of our youth team? We’re confident they can – no pressure there then – and we wish them all the very best for an enjoyable and successful competition.

For full BYC results

For London Intermediate Championship results (and pictures)

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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

 

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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
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