Sunday 29th November – Oxford Women’s Epee Team places 6th in National Team Championships

Oxford fencers Caryl Oliver and Sam Hughes joined forces with friend of Oxford Nicola Broad-Bartlett to compete in the National Team Championships at the Leon Paul Centre on Sunday 29 November – team armourer and cheerleader was Anne Mills.

Other teams comprised fencers from the very top of the National Rankings and all matches were fiercely fought.  In the pool round Oxford beat Queensgate 1 (45-24) but lost to Tornadoes (30-45).

In the tableau of 16 Oxford got Queensgate 1 again!  They certainly lifted their game but could not quite prevail so Oxford moved into the top 8 (43-40).  The next match against Truro was a challenge too great for the Oxford team as Truro was one of the favourites and boasted a team full of top 10 ranked fencers!  Oxford fought hard and scored some great hits but finally went down 19-45 to the eventual Bronze Medallists – a score that did not reflect the intensity of the match.

Harrogate Fencing Club and Kenilworth Swords took Gold and Silver.  The final position of 6th was a good outcome in that company and it was an enjoyable day of fencing.

BB&O County Epee Championships (15 Nov 2015)

Mark Leech faced Dean Miniken in the semi-final of the BB&O County Epee Championships at Moulsford School on 15 November. Mark eventually made it through to the final and finished with the silver medal, while Dean took bronze.


Sunday 17th May                          Southern Region Senior Epee & Sabre

Saturday 30th May                        Southern Region Novice Foil


Tuesday 9th June                  Senior competition – Sabre

Friday 12th June                   Club AGM

Sunday 14th June                 BBO Fencing Picnic – u14 & u18 pairs, Moulsford

Tuesday 16th June                Senior competition – Foil

Tuesday 23rd June                Senior competition – Epee

Friday 26th June                   Foil u10 competition, born 2005 or younger (size 0 foil)

27-28th June                         English Youth Championships, Hatfield


Friday 3rd July                       Foil u14 competitions, born 2001 or younger (size 3 foil)

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of UK competitions, but rather one of likely competitions that OFC members might care to enter, as they are no more than a nominal two-hour drive from Oxford. If there are any unlisted competitions you think might interest other OFC members then please let Dan know.


To find out when competitions take place, please use the following links:

British Fencing

Southern Fencing

BBO: Berks, Bucks and Oxon County Fencing Union   Fixtures list

Leon Paul Junior Series

Premier Junior Foil Series

Veterans:  fencing for the over 40s

Introduction to competitons by Southern Fencing

National rankings

National rankings for all weapons

Other useful links


Fencing forum

England Fencing

FIE  Federation Internationale d’Escrime

Parents guide to competitions

If you are interested in entering competitions or fencing in matches, perhaps for the first time, please speak to our competition coordinator, Richard Booth. James Kingston will also be happy to advise as to what might be a suitable event for you to enter.

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