Age Group Teams Competition -7th October

From Southern Region

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Date:  Sunday 7th October
Venue: Play Football Arena, Unit 29 Bramble Rd, Kembrey Park, Swindon, SN2 8HB
Age to be determined as at 1st January 2018.

This is a great fun event for the regional young fencers to enjoy the environment of team fencing.  It is in my opinion one of the best competitions of the season.  It would be brilliant to see the young fencers that we see at the qualifiers having a go at the team format, I am sure you will enjoy the experience it gives you.  The entry fees are heavily subsidised to help encourage you all along.

Events:
Teams of three competitors. May be of mixed gender.  Can be club teams, school teams, just teams of friends, all welcome.  Please see website for details of equipment requirements etc.
U10 Foil.
U14 Foil, U18 Foil
U14 Epee, U18 Epee
U14 Sabre, U18 Sabre

Format: If numbers are sufficient, then a poule followed by DE for podium places.

Check-In Times (TBC):
U10/U14/U18 Team Foil – 9.30am check-in, plan to start 10am
U14/U18 Team Epee – 9.30am check-in, plan to start 10am
U18 Team Sabre – 11.30 am check-in, plan to start after U18 Team Foil approx 12-12:30pm so maybe slight delay.

Entry Fee:  Standard entries: Standard entry fee of £20 per team early bird then £24 for entries received by 10pm on Friday 5th October  ENTER HERE

Upcoming Southern Region Events

Social Adult Development Day to include Lunch and a fun competition

Date:  Sunday 2nd September 2018
Time:  Start 10am Finish Approx 4pm
Venue:  St Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newton Rd, Newbury, RG20 9BD
Open to Regional fencers aged 16yrs plus.
Cost: £18 to include buffet Lunch
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Development Day Open to All Fencers

Date:  Sunday 23rd September 2018
Time:  Start 10am Finish Approx 5pm
Venue:  St Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newton Rd, Newbury, RG20 9BD

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This will be open to all, will include all development aspects. Full details will be available soon.

The cost to attend the day will be:

Fencers – £25 for the first family member and £20 for any subsequent members

£10 for the referee workshop with Luke Deamer. There will be the option to take a L1 exam and he will be around on the 21st Oct so anyone who would like a L2 assessment he will do that then

£10 for an armoury workshop with Andy Goodier

 

Return to Rye St. Antony

From Tuesday 21st August we will return to our regular venue of Rye St. Antony in Headington. There will be no Friday session on 24th August on account of the bank holiday, and Friday sessions will resume as normal from 31st August.

 

2018

Chairman’s Report 2018

I hope that you have had a successful and enjoyable fencing season. 

This year, we held two beginners courses and introduced 32 people to the sport. We have welcomed 15 new members to the club either graduating from our beginners courses or joining from elsewhere. What’s especially great is that our Friday sessions regularly have more than 35 attendees, which is much higher than it’s been historically.

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Summer Fencing at Radley College

As in previous years, our summer training sessions will move to Radley College sports centre from Tuesday 3rd July. Please note that there will only be Tuesday sessions from 8pm to 10pm, no Fridays. The final session at Radley will be Tuesday 14th August, and we return to regular Tuesday and Friday sessions at Rye St. Antony in Headington from Tuesday 21st August.

If you don’t own your own kit, please arrange with a committee member to take away a jacket, mask and plastron for the summer before Friday 29th June since we will only take electric boxes and weapons to Radley. See below for directions.

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GB Cup, 23 June 2018

Another great result for Shazamin Shaharani, winning the inaugral men’s foil GB Cup in Nottingham.

Martin Carter, OFC coach, also fenced and achieved a very respectable 8th place considering he has been carrying a long-term injury.

Both were the qualifiers from the Southern Region competition held earlier this year.

 

Southern Region Foil

OFC was well represented among the medals at the Southern Region foil competition on 29 April.

Chris Roughley and Juliette Armand took gold in the novice events, and Juliette also won silver in the senior women’s foil. Alex Perras won silver in the men’s senior foil, in a close match.

Extra congratulations to Juliette for qualifying for the GB Cup in June by reaching the top two in the senior women’s event.

Veterans’ West Midlands Open

The ever popular West Midlands Open attracted  a strong entry from Veterans around the country including  our own Caryl Oliver, Adrian Griffin and Malcolm Allton.

Adrian fenced his newest weapon, Sabre and fenced well in a strong field.  He came 8th, losing  his D/E bout to the eventual bronze medallist. 

In the Men’s Epee, Malcolm fenced well in the pools to earn 8th seed position.  He ended up in  13th position having also come up against an eventual bronze  medallist in the D/E.

In the Women’s Epee, Caryl fenced well in the pools and earned No 1 seeding going into the D/E  where she moved through to the final comfortably but not  easily!  The only bout she lost for the whole day was  in the final against Marg Oniye and so came home with a  silver medal.

First two photos below courtesy of Gillian Aghajan.