London Region’s 5th (in the current era) Summer Novice and Intermediate Competition was held on a sweltering Sunday 8th July. 80 plucky, sweaty fencers, some familiar faces and a lot of new ones, took part in this increasingly popular six weapon competition (up from 41 in 2015) travelling from as far as Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham. In fact 24 made the early morning journey from outside the home counties.
The day proceeded well under the masterful direction of Chairman Sandy Sandford Floor Manager James Kneller with Chris Tidmarsh and Rosemarie Gilmour in DT, Mike de Bono and Andrew Nisbet in Armoury and Hazel Herbert, usually on DT, in the vital catering department for a change and of course our 12 referees.
The day started and finished on time, despite a couple of computer glitches in the middle, but that everyone went home happy, whether with medals or without, meant another great day of fencing.
Do click on the pictures for larger versions and sorry we did not get all the medal winners this time, but we do have a little gallery of fun pics for you. (If you have any pictures of the missing medallists send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them). PS Thank you Nottingham.
We hope to see you for our 2nd team competition in October which is always good fun, too or our Winter N&I next January and not forgetting the CAPITAL Open in December.
Have a great summer.