It was a very busy weekend for Camden Fencing Club with fencers competing in six different competitions over the course of the two days.
On Saturday Zoe Robinson was 2nd at the Leon Paul Sabre Open, losing to Emily Ruaux in the final. Emily had beaten Camden's Bridget Pleasant in the L8 as well as Danielle Einchcomb in the L16. In the mens event Julian Ghosh finished in the top 8, eventually going out to Sam Cooper.
Other Camden placings were:
Shilpi Bhatia 17th
Cedric Levy- Bencheton 11th
Phil Elliot 16th
Harry Paffett 19th
David McDougall 28th
Meanwhile at the Hertfordshire senior mixed open Alex MacLellan and Tamas Varju were 2nd and 3rd respectively, Alex losing 15-10 to Chris Lennon in the final.
On Sunday our younger fencers performed well at the Millfield LPJS, some of them especially impressive as it was their first competition:
Jack 3rd U15 boys
Eddy L16 U15 boys
Amina 1st U9 girls
Freya 2nd U9 girls
Raphael 5th U9 boys
Cosmo 6th U11 boys
Frankie 7th U11 boys
Our adults were also in action at the London Region Team event where they won a hoard of medals:
1st overall Camden A (Cedric, Alex, Tamas, Chris)
3rd Overall and 2nd Mens category Camden B (John T, David, Phil, Oliver)
1st Womens Category Camden C (Shilpi, Nathalie, Danielle)
2nd Womens Category Camden D (Renata, Jovanna, Katrina)
Steve Pope was also "flying the flag" for Camden down in Epsom where he successfully defended his Surrey County Championship Sabre title.
Finally our Olympic Pathway fencers were competing for GBR at the strong French event in Seyssins, their placings were as follows:
JJ 12th, Curtis 23rd Soji 26th
Well done everybody, a great weekend for our club !!
It isn't long now until the Camden Fencing Christmas dinner, Thursday 15 December, and we would like thank all members whom have already confirmed their attendance.
For those of you who have not attended our previous Christmas parties, it's a great night to end the year with the traditional CFC awards and Christmas raffle.
The raffle is an opportunity to raise money for the club but we can't do it without your help.
We need prizes for a successful raffle, so we are appealing to all members to donate prizes for the raffle, no matter how big or small. Your help would be very much appreciated.
If you would like to contribute a prize towards the Christmas raffle (even if you can't attend the dinner), please email Shilpi at Shilpiwcf88@yahoo.co.uk
Thank you very much.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the dinner
Camden Fencing Club
Congratulations to Lumeng Yang who finished 6th in the Manchester Sabre junior national circuit event last weekend. Undeafeated in the poules she was seeded 4th going in to the direct elimination. Lumeng had a bye through the round of L64, in the L32 she defeated Zahra Khan 15-9, in the L16 she beat Grace Grimshaw 15-9 and was then unfortunately beated 15-8 by Alex Davis in the L8. A great result considering Lumeng is still not yet in her final cadet year.
Other Camden fencers in action at the tournament achieved the following placings:
Asim Puljic 21st
Gabriel Van Hoffelen 31st
Louis Garbutt 35th
Harry Paffett 43rd
Sophia Yang 26th
Unfortunately Acland Burghley school has a function on Thursday 17th November and has cancelled all bookings that day. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and those normally attending Thursdays are of course welcome to attend on other days.
Congratulations to Camden fencers Bridget Pleasant and Steve Pope who helped England to overall victory at the Senior Five Nations event last weekend. Bridget along with England team mates Emily Ruaux, Letitia Steer and Rachel Lasance were undefeated to finish 1st in the womens sabre event. Steve with his team mates Brynmor Saunders and George Burton finished second to Scotland in the mens sabre event. Overall the England team won the event with 21 victories, Scotland finishing 2nd with 13.
A full set of results can be viewed below:
Congratluations to Soji Aiyenuro, Curtis Miller and JJ Webb who along with Will Deary were part of the GB Sabre team that finished 6th in the Dakar World Cup team event yesterday, this was the highest senior GB Sabre placing in a number of years.
The GB team beat Algeria in their opening match 45/32, then in the last 8 they lost 45/29 to Hungary. In their first play off match the guys beat former World Champions Germany in a thrilling 45/44 encounter and then lost 45/31 to France. A great result for the GB fencers.
In the individual event all three of the Camden fencers fought through to the second day but were eliminated in their last 64 direct elimination matches.
A full set of results can be viewed at the links below:
Congratulations to Loek Janssen on winning his first Camden Trophy last week, beating Steve Pope in a close fought final. Chris Erickson and Henry Wallis were joint third.
Results and rankings can be downloaded below