On 17th June, we hosted the Flying Friendship Cup at Rye St. Antony.
Salle Eton visited us on Tuesday 25th April for some friendly sparring against new opponents. They brought 7 fencers who fenced a mix of foil and épée. Rather than try to complete a teams match, we decided to maximise the number of fights we had against each other.
It was great to see the hall busy on a Tuesday night, and everyone who came along had a really good evening’s fencing.
Congratulations to our club member Erin, who won Silver with her school team at the British championships on the 25th February 2017. All the fencers in the team started out at OFC, and we are really proud of their achievement. Well done!
Congratulations to Ava, India and Xavi for their excellent Bronze medal at the BBO foil rally on the 4th December. Great job!
We had two teams in action at the London Region Team event on 27th November.
Our Épée team (Oxford B) consisting of Mark, Tim and Shaz won the Épée competition in a very tight bout that went to time in the final leg. Shaz lost priority, but then scored a fantastic touch on his opponent’s back hand to win the match 13-12.
Our foil team (Oxford A) consisting of Robin, Martina and Harry had tough seeding poules, and didn’t make it into the final 4. All three of our foilists held their own, especially Robin who was fencing in his first ever competition.
Our club master at arms for 2016 is Sion Carpenter.
Following our recent Sabre introductory course, we had four entrants in the club Sabre competition. Sion triumphed in the poule, receiving only 6 hits on his way to three victories. The results were:
- Sion Carpenter
- Mark Leech
- Ed Williams
- Caryl Oliver
The 2016 club Epee competition was held on 27th May. The format was a poule unique with everyone fencing each other, and the winner decided by counting victories. The results were:
Our Spring beginners course finished with a mini competition where our newly qualified beginners could test their fencing skills against one-another. Continue reading