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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




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.


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)


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