2020 London Intermediate Championship and GB Cup Qualifier

London Region Intermediate Championship and GB Cup qualifier will be held on 26th April at St Benedicts School Ealing. Entries are open on Sport80 and full details are here. Entries to the competition are restricted to those who have London Region identified on their BF membership record. The top 2 in each weapon will qualify to represent London Region in the GB Cup on 8-10 May in Birmingham.

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2019 Team Event Report

Team 2019 -Through everyone achieve MEDALS

Maybe it was imagination.  Maybe it was the extra hour in bed from the clocks changing.  But the competitors seemed somehow more awake than normal at Sunday morning check-in for our All Weapon Team Competition, Sunday 27 October at St Benedict’s, Ealing.  And most were early, even those from Canterbury, Leicester, Oxford and Nottingham.

Twenty-five teams entered.  Would’ve been twenty-six if we’d been able to match individuals keen to fence but lacking team mates.  It’s something we’ll explore next time.  One team scratched with illness.  Northampton scratched with a Saturday pm puncture they couldn’t get fixed.  So, twenty-three intrepid teams made it to the piste for a day’s fun fencing. 

They fought through the day in a varied programme of short format matches to fifteen points and full-format fights to forty-five.  Some fought ‘till their legs turned to jelly.  Some fought beyond that.  They certainly earnt their medals.  But no matter the tiredness, they were still smiling when they left.  Or was it cramp?  No!  They were still smiling.  Take a look at the photo gallery below and you’ll see for yourself.  And if you want to check the results, go here 

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LONDON REGION FEATURE IN CUTLERS OPEN HOUSE EVENT

Cutlers’ Hall, home to The Worshipful Company of Cutlers who were awarded their Charter by Henry V in 1416, has been home to London Region Fencing’s quarterly ‘board’ meetings for the last 3 years too.  It’s given us a great sense of stability, endorsement, and focus for what we try to do.  And when the Cutlers invited us to be a part of their ‘London Open House’ event on 21 September we jumped at the chance.  It offered us the rare opportunity to promote fencing to people who’ve never experienced, maybe never even thought about, fencing before.  

We built our story round fencing “In Our History & Culture”, “In Our Fantasy & Fiction”, and “In Our Community”.  Three screens of PowerPoint and video presentations were backed up with ‘touch and try’ kit and weapons, and ‘poster’ displays of some of London’s many successful fencers on the British, European, and World stage.  This led on to the opportunity for visitors to experience a mini have-a-go session or watch a splendid fencing display by coach Andrew Nisbet and one of London’s up and coming young fencers, Harry Roberts.  And to round everything off, a London Region ‘flyer’ explaining what we do, why fencing’s a brilliant sport and who it’s for, and giving access details and QR codes for ‘Find a Club’ facilities on the LRF and BF websites.

We were in great company throughout and across the day the footfall was fantastic, with over 1200 members of the public getting exposure to our sport.  Interest and engagement were high.  Even Cutlers’ Assistant Clerk had a go.  And feedback was positive.  So let’s hope over time it converts to some new faces at London club’s beginner sessions.  In the meantime, you might like to have a look below at some of the ‘snaps’ we shot in our spare moments (which weren’t very many!).  Or go to the Worshipful Company of Cutlers’ website to get their take on the whole day.

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2019 London Region Open All Weapon Team Competition

This year’s All Weapon  Team Competition will be held on 27th October at St Benedicts School Ealing.  Open to fencers across the UK, British or foreign, who are compete members of BF and over 15 on 1st October 2019.  Teams of 3 or 4, Epee, Foil, Sabre, Mens,  Womens and Mixed Teams. Full details are here.  Entries via Sport80 are now open

Why not make up a team with club-mates, family or friends?   We can’t guarantee you’ll win, but we can guarantee some fencing fun.

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NEW YEAR NEWS

We hope you all had everything you hoped for over the Christmas and wish everyone a Happy and Successful 2019.

December was a pretty busy month on the Fencing front too, so here’s a brief update of some news items.

The CAPITAL OPEN 2018

Our second ever CAPITAL OPEN went ahead as planned on 1st December at the Jean Brown Arena in Redbridge.  Over 100 fencers entered this year, the most far-flung entries being one from Germany and one from Switzerland.  There was a great atmosphere throughout the day and we’re already looking forward to the first Saturday in December this year.  We published the results soon after the event, but for photos of winners, medallists, and some of the action see below.

New Club Opens in London

Always good to hear of new clubs opening: this one’s in South London.  It’s a sabre club based in Brixton and called, appropriately enough, Brixton Sabre.  For anyone from beginners to internationals, it takes members or accepts people for one-off sessions, meets on Tuesday evenings, and is very close to Brixton tube and rail stations.  Details can be found at www.brixtonsabre.com .

London Region Team Wins Cadet Winton 2018

Congratulations to the 24 young fencers who represented the London Region at the 2018 Cadet Winton Competition.  Held at Millfield School on 15/16 December, the event featured teams of boy and girl foilists, épéeists, and sabreurs, from each of the ten English regions.  Everyone involved had a fantastic weekend, and the fencers performed tremendously well throughout, delivering a splendid victory for London as overall winners.  Below is a photo of the winning Team and their trophy.  And plenty more photos can be found on the Cadet Winton London facebook page

Cadet Winton London 2018 Winning Team
Cadet Winton London 2018 Winning Team

THE CAPITAL OPEN 2018 in pictures

Mens Foil TROPHY
Mens Foil TROPHY

 

Womens Foil
Womens Foil
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2018 London Region’s CAPITAL Open Results

Mens Epee Results

rank name first name  club
1 CHENG Chun Ho Jonathan  UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
2 DOMEK Stephen UNATTACHED
3 MOULTON  Gavin STREATHAM FENCING CLUB
3 REIBEL Pierre  LEON PAUL EPEE
5 SMYTHE Daniel LEON PAUL EPEE
6 RACLE John-Patrick  BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
7 SZE Chin Hong WARWICK UNIVERSITY FENCING CLUB
8 DUNMOW George  HITCHIN FENCING CLUB
9 WHITE Dan WANTAGE FENCING CLUB
10 FAZAKERLEY Henry  BLACKHEATH FENCING CLUB
11 FARMANFARMAIAN David  BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
12 OWENS Phelim HAVERSTOCK FENCING CLUB
13 BAKER Jeremy LEON PAUL EPEE
14 HUI Bryan UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
15 NIKOLAOU  Nikos COBHAM FENCING CLUB
16 REEVE Stacey CHELMSFORD FENCING CLUB
17 TSAO Jasper UNIVERSITY OF KENT

Mens Foil Results

rank name first name club
1 MARROQUIN Diego SALLE PAUL FENCIN
2 PERRIN Camille SALLE BOSTON
3 BANKS Joe SAXON FENCING CLUB
3 CHEW michael  FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
5 COWLEY Matthew UNIVERSITY OF BATH
6 BROWN Bomba CYRANO FENCING CLUB
7 DEVITT Ronnie CYRANO FENCING CLUB
8 GROSVENOR Owen SALLE BOSTON
9 HALL Mark SAXON FENCING CLUB
10 YOUNGBLOOD Henry SALLE BOSTON
11 KOLAS Shalang SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB
12 TANG Wan Hee UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
13 OSSYRA Matthias  SALLE BOSTON
14 GALLET Adrien SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY
15 CONYARD Anthony SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB
16 NAULLS Michael NORFOLK FENCING
17 DARROUX Steve CYRANO FENCING CLUB
18 DEMPSEY Patrick SAXON FENCING CLUB
19 LI Weiq FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
20 HOYTE Nathan FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
21 PAVOT Alexandre CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
22 JONES Kenny FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
23 CARTER Martin THAME DUELLISTS
24 FAIRBAIRN Alexander MALLARD FENCING
25 THAKKAR Pranav SAXON FENCING CLUB
26 FROST Alexander SALLE BOSTON
27 PRINCE Thoma MALLARD FENCING
28 CRONIN Thomas CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CLUB
29 BROSNAN Gerald SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB
30 PERKINS Ryan SALLE BOSTON
31 HEPNER Daniel BLACKHEATH FENCING CLUB
32 BRASTED Christopher LONDON FENCING CLUB

Mens Sabre Results

rank name first name club
1 LEVY-BENCHETON Cédric CAMDEN FENCING CLUB
2 HOWES Peter TRURO FENCING CLUB
3 ELLIOTT Phil CAMDEN FENCING CLUB
3 PRITCHARD Andrew LONDON FENCING CLUB
5 LEPERE Marc BRIXTON SABRE
6 LWANZAMBI Daniel  RAVENSBOURNE FENCING
7 MCDOUGALL David CAMDEN FENCING CLUB
8 PANAGIOTOPOULOS Apostolos CAMDEN FENCING CLUB
9 LAW Jonathan UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
10 TSAO Jasper UNIVERSITY OF KENT
11 DIB Charles DREAM FENCING CLUB
11 INNAMORATO Luca  LEON PAUL SABRE

Womens Epee Results

rank name first name club
1 HOHLBEIN Frauke GERMANY
2 SCHMOLDT Inga SWIZERLAND
3 KEPPLER Bronagh HAVERSTOCK FENCING CLUB
3 SORIANO Bethania BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
5 BAPTISTE HALLIDAY Mercedes BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
6 THOULESS Helen BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
7 SOFIA Hossain WIMBLEDON FENCING CLUB
8 FARMANFARMAIAN  Ariana  BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
9 VAN LYNDEN  Megan BRIXTON FENCING CLUB
10 KERRY Suzannah STOWMARKET FENCING CLUB

 Womens Foil Results

rank name first name club
1 WILLIAMS Grace SIDMOUTH & EAST DEVON FENCING CLUB
2 ZHANG Jessica SALLE BOSTON
3 ALI Zara QUEEN MARY BARTS AND LONDON FENCING CLUB
3 SOGHOYAN Inesa ROYAL HOLLOWAY
5 BRETTINGHAM Madeleine BLACKHEATH FENCING CLUB
6 CASE-PUNTER Isobel CENTRAL LONDON FENCING CUB
7 CSERNY Erika SALLE BOSTON
8 VOLODINA Anastasiya  LONDON FENCING CLUB
9 RABIER Melanie ST ALBANS FENCING CLUB
10 LI Laurinda LONDON FENCING CLUB
11 LUPINETTi Catuscha THE CITY FENCING CLUB
12 CAPLAN-HILL Charlie  NEWBURY FENCING CLUB
13 PERKINS Janet LONDON FENCING CLB
14 BARAKOVA Maia FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB

 Womens Sabre Results

 Ranking  Name  First name  Club
1 SOSNOWSKA Izabela EXETER CITY
2 GONZALEZ MALLEN Mercedes  CAMDEN FENCING CLUB
3 MARTIN Caroline MX FENCING CLUB
3 WONG Katrina CAMDEN FENCING CLUB
5 CHEN Ariel ROYAL HOLLOWAY FENCING CLUB
6 KAN Lauren LONDON SABRE CLUB
7 NULLI Margherita OXFORD UNIVERSTIY FENCING CLUB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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