Sincere apologies for the late notice, however we have just been informed that Ackland Burley have a school function on Thursday so we will not be able to host the usual Thursday Senior session. If you would like to join in on the Wednesday or the Friday session please do so. Thank you for your understanding.
Massive Congratulations to Soji Aiyenuro and our Coach - Ian Williams, for winning BRONZE at the Senior Sabre National British Championships 2017!
Congratulations also to our Foil Coach - Richard Kruse on winning GOLD at the British Championships!
Well done to Jean- Baptiste Baigneres - who at 15 finished in the L16 in the Senior men's Foil at the nationals.
We are very proud of you all!!!
The Easter Weekend proved to be a very successful one for the club with our fencers in action at both the Birmingham international and the Hendon LPJS competitions.
Congratulations to Soji Aiyenuro who won Birmingham mens' event and to Loek Janssen who made the top 8. A great result also from Bridget Pleasant who won the silver in the womens' event.
The club's fencers increased the weekend medal tally at the Hendon Leon Paul Junior Series where Kajetan McDonnell won the U15 boys event and Linxuan Yang was 3rd in the U11 girls.
Well done guys, great results. A full list of Camden fencers' placing from both competitions are detailed below:
Soji Aiyenuro 1st
Loek Janssen 8th
Julian Ghosh 18th
Harry Paffett 23rd
Bridget Pleasant 2nd
Danielle Einchcomb 13th
U11 Girls: Freya Fasanya L8
U13 Girls: Linxuan Yang 3rd
U13 Boys: Frankie Lambe-Thompson L8
Cosmo Fasanya L32
Magnus Pearce L32
Congratulations to Soji Aiyenuro who won the Camden Trophy on 4th April beating Steve Pope in the final; also well done to Bridget Pleasant and Sam Gibbs who were equal third.
This was Soji's fourth win over the last twelve months but Steve still holds the ranking top spot. A full list of final placings as well as club rankings can be downloaded below.
Kajetan McDonnell won a silver medal in the U15 Boys Sabre event at the Challenge Wratislavia event on 27th March. This was a fantastic result in a strong field of 138 fencers coming from all over the world.
Kajetan started the day with 6v0d in the poule stage which propelled him to 7th seed going in to the direct elimination. As a result of his high seeding he had a bye through the L128 round which meant that his first direct elimination match was against Ghaziri (ROU); an opponent that he comfortably dispatched of 15-6 in the L64.
In the L32 Kajetan found a tough opponent in Fekete Kovacs (HUN) but in a close fought encounter the Camden fencer came out the eventual winner 15-13. His next fight was against Kondratenko (LAT), but the British fencer dominated his Latvian opponent winning 15-4 for a place in the last 8.
In the quarter finals Kajetan endured a tough fight against the strong Russian Plolnikov but after a very close match he eventually came out on top; winning 15-13.
The semi final bout against Horvath (HUN) proved to be an even harder match for Kajetan, but with the score levelled at 14-14 each he managed to keep his head and win the all important 15th point.
On the raised piste and in front of a large international crowd the young Camden Sabreur faced Kis (HUN) in the gold medal match. This time Kajetan did not get off to a good start and trailed 1-6 in the early part of the match and despite attempting a courageous comeback in the last third of the bout he was unable to bridge the gap in score and was defeated 15-10.
This was a wonderful result and fantastic experience for Kajetan, we look forward to seeing him in the cadet internationals next season.
Some of Camden's other younger fencers were also in action in Poland, their placings are detailed below:
Boys U15 Foil
52nd Jean-Baptiste Baigneres
Boys U11 Sabre
38th Jasper Hyams
Boys U13 Sabre
75th Frankie Lambe-Thompson
89th Cosmo Fasanya
120th Magnus Pearce
124th Sid Sykes
Congratulations to Bridget Pleasant who won the Aberdeen Open on 25th March. Bridget beat Kate Daykin in the semi finals and then former Camden fencer Michelle Johnston in the final. Well done Bridget.... a successful return to the town where she went to University !!
Congratulations to Harry Parfett who was 5th at the Invicta Open on 19th March, unfortunately losing 15-14 for a place in the semi-finals. A number of Camden fencers competed in the event; a full time of placings are shown below:
5th Harry Paffett
12th Alex Maclellan
16th Tamas Varju
17th Cedric Levy-Bencheton
19th Jovana Gospavic
29th Katrina Wong
30th Mercedes Gonzalez Mallen
31st Renata Hegyi
Well done everybody
Congratulations to Kajetan McDonnell for winnning the Moulsford U15 boys LPJS Sabre on 12th March and to Jasper Hyams who was 3rd in the U11 boys.
Well done also to the other Camden fencers who took part; their results are shown below:
6th Daisy Stewart
7th Freya Fasanya
5th Linxuan Yang
3rd Jasper Hyams
13th Raphael Gurprasad
6th Cosmo Fasanya
11th Frankie Lambe-Thompson
28th Emile Blanchett
32nd Luc Barrier
1st Kajetan McDonnell
5th Tulliver Hyams
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