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:
Veterans: fencing for the over 40s
Introduction to competitons by Southern Fencing
Other useful links
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.