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.
Friday 14th June is the club foil championship. Entries will be collected on the night, and we’ll decide the format based on how many are there. We will try to hold a Junior and Senior event, and results in this competition will count towards the Master-at-Arms trophy that will be awarded at the AGM.
Please arrive promptly for a quick warm-up so that we can start in good time.
Following on from our Epee course, the club Epee competition will be held this Friday. Everyone is welcome to enter, regardless of whether you’ve ever held and Epee before. We will decide the format on the night, depending on how many entrants we have.
Results in this event (in addition to the Foil and Sabre) count towards the master-at-arms trophy that we award each year to the most-successful member in the club competition.
The roadworks in Headley way are now complete, which means that the usual access to Rye is now open again. The school have closed the gates on Pullens Lane, so please don’t try to use that gate to access the site.
On 10 March several OFC fencers and friends took part in this age groups competition in Swindon. Well done for good performances against exceptionally tough opposition to Freya Leech, Ava Tester and Gabriel Tribe, and extra congratulations to Eunmin Na (bronze medal), Darcy Herring-Johnson (silver) and Noe Larrousse (silver in epee and bronze in sabre),who qualified for the British Youth Championships, to be held in Sheffield in May.
It was a pleasure to have the Oxford University Pentathletes visited the club last night. We fenced a one-hit epee teams match, which is a little different to the standard fencing matches to 5 or 15 that we’re all used to.
14 epeeists took part in the match
Final results and the team listings
Seven fencers from each club took part, meaning that we had seven teams of two. OFC teams took the top two places – well done to Darcy, Tim, Anne and Mark, with the pentathletes making up the next two. It was a really fun night of fencing, and we can’t wait to do it again!