By popular demand, we’re holding an introductory Epee course starting on 6th March for 4 weeks. This should be enough to get a regular foilist or sabreur up to speed with the differences between their usual weapon and the epee. Malcolm will lead the course, and tickets are available here.
Places are going quickly for our beginners course that starts on 20th March.
You can book tickets here.
The course is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
There will be no fencing on Friday 13th December because Rye has an event which will require the use of the hall. Instead, we’re going to meet at the Jam Factory in the city centre for a bit of festive cheer. All over 18s welcome (including parents/guardians of our junior members).
Friday sessions will restart on 10th January 2020.
Tuesday sessions will run as normal until Tuesday 17th December.
We will restart Tuesday sessions on 7th January 2020.
More good results for OFC at this event in High Wycombe – all three of our fencers to enter won a medal!
U12 girls – Freya Leech, gold
U14 girls – Ava Tester, bronze
Men’s – Mark Leech, gold
Photo – Colin Tester
OFC had two teams at this event in Ealing, the foillist Forketeers of Nicole, Idalina, Martina and Liza, and the less inventively named Oxford Epee of Mark, Tim and Shaz.
The Forketeers were up against some very tough opposition all day. Meanwhile, the epeeists repeated their result of a few years ago, taking the gold medal.
Photo – Martina Zagaria
OFC was invited to help set the scene for performances of Shakespeare at the reconstruction of the Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace this summer.
Young and older fencers all participated with great enthusiasm, and it was a great opportunity to introduce a new audience to our sport.
Thanks to the actors and production team at the Rose for their support, and to all the fencers who took part.
Photos: Mark Leech and Anne Tester
Congratulations to Justen, who is our Master at Arms this year. Justen finished second in both our Sabre and Foil competitions. These excellent results mean that he wins the handsome Ralph Evans trophy as our most successful member in the club competitions.
Junior Master at Arms
This year, for the first time in many, we have run junior Sabre and Epee competitions in addition to the regular Foil competition. This means that we have been able to award a Junior Master at Arms. This year, Xavier won the crown for his second place in both the Foil and Epee competitions. Well done Xavi!
As in previous years, our summer training sessions will move to Radley College sports centre from Tuesday 2nd July. Please note that there will only be Tuesday sessions from 8pm to 10pm, no Fridays. The final session at Radley will be Tuesday 20th August, and we return to regular Tuesday and Friday sessions at Rye St. Antony in Headington from Tuesday 27th August.
If you don’t own your own kit, please arrange with a committee member to take away a jacket, mask and plastron for the summer before Friday 28th June since we will only take electric boxes to Radley. See below for directions.Continue reading
Once again our club remains strong and stable. Our membership is currently 73, and we have welcomed 17 new members to the club this year. We introduced 28 new beginners to the sport on the two courses that we ran, and also introduced 10 to epee and 12 to sabre.Continue reading