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.

 

Veterans Selection Event

Club members Adrian Griffin, Mark Leech, Malcolm Allton and Caryl Oliver were in action on 3-4 March at selection events for Great Britain Veteran Teams at the European Championships and World Championships. Congratulations to Malcolm and Caryl, who both won Bronze medals and so are automatically on the team for the Worlds! Caryl has also been selected for the Europeans.

Town and Gown Teams – 3rd February

We will be entering men’s and women’s teams (hopefully) in all three weapons for this event, which takes place at Oxford Brookes Sports Centre on Saturday 3rd February 09:00 – 12:00. If you’d like to have a quick morning’s fencing against a couple of student teams, in any weapon then please let Tim know in the club or by email. We’d be particularly keen to hear from anyone who’s over 13 who’d like to fence Sabre!!

Team Epee Competition – Leicester, 17 December

Calling all OFC epeeists for a team (or teams) to enter the Alice Ruggles Memorial Trust  event at Leicester University on 17 December.

This looks like a good event, as all teams are guaranteed five matches, and check-in is at a civilised 11am.

Last time OFC entered a team competition, we came away with gold!

Full details of the competition are available here.

Closing date for entries is 22 November, so please get in touch asap if you want to take part.fullsizeoutput_a0a