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.

In competitions, we have been particularly successful. A selection of highlights:
GB Cup – Shaz 1st Foil, Martin 8th Foil. (Qualified: Shaz, Martin, Tim, Juliette, Anne – i.e. 50% of the qualifiers from Southern Region)

Shaz – 1st Chichester Open last weekend 

Messina Herrling – 2nd BYC U14 WE

Mark Leech – Southern Foil Champs 2nd

Darcy – Southern U14 LS, plus other great results

Caryl Oliver – Bronze Vets Age Groups WE, 4th European Teams Champs LE, Gold Home International WE, 

Sylvie Brown – Gold Vets age groups WE

Malcolm Allton – Bronze vets age group ME

Adrian Griffin – Vets age groups 6th MF, 8th ME

Locally, we’ve held matches against the Universities, both the Fencing club and the Pentathletes club. We competed in the Town v. Gown and managed some good victories against the University and Brookes clubs.

Election of Office Bearers

Chair: Tim Stephens  (Proposed:  Anne Tester)

Secretary:  Mark Leech (Proposed:  Tim Stephens)

Treasurer:  Anne Tester (Proposed: Tim Stephens )

Welfare Officer:  Justin Hyde (Proposed: Tim Stephens )

Armourer:  Martin Carter (Proposed:  Tim Stephens ),also Anne Mills (Epee), Robin Nygard volunteered to assist. 

Vice-Chair:  Dan Pooley (Co-opted unanimously)

Master at Arms and Club Competitions

Congratulations to our U18 Foil Champion, Hamish:

  1. Hamish
  2. Valeria
  3. Gabriel

and our U13 Foil Champion Luc:

  1. Luc
  2. Francis
  3. Luca
Name Foil Épée Sabre Master at Arms
Mark Leech 2 3 3 8
Shaz Shahrani 1 2 6 9
Justin Hyde 8 5 1 14
Rom Binet 5 6 4 15
Tim Stephens 8 1 6 15
Gordon Hardie 4 7 6 17
Juliette Armand 3 8 6 17
Alex Karle 8 4 6 18
Joseph 8 10 2 20
Giorgios 6 10 6 22
William 8 10 5 23
Anne Tester 8 9 6 23
José  7 10 6 23

Any Other Business

Kit washing?

Move to Radley for the summer from 3rd July – can anyone take boxes with them please?

What would you like to see in the club? How about a regular foil ‘competition’/poule? Épée format similar to the one-hit, maybe with a poole-unique, or something similar?