Well done to Camden's Mens A team who finished 2nd at the British Team Championships on 29th January.
Camden entered three mens and one womens teams in to these championships. Unfortunately our ladies team (Bridget Pleasant, Helen Fairhead, Danielle Einchcomb) were forced to abandon during the poules stage as Helen ruptured her achilles tendion - we wish her a speedy recovery.
In the poule stage of the mens event our A team (Soji Aiyenuro, Curtis Miller, Jonathan Webb, Nathan Potter) won all their fights but unfortunately the same could not be said for our B team (Sam Gibbs, Steve Pope, Cedric Levy-Bencheton) or our C team (Phil Elliot, Tamas Varju, John Thorp, David McDougall) whom in tough poules failed to gain a victory. The two teams then fenced off for 9th place with the B team winning the encounter 45/16.
The A team were drawn in the last 8 against City of London Strike force, whom they beat comfortably 45-22, leading them in to tough semi final encounter against City of London strike force, a team which had several former British team members. In a close faught match Camden came out on top, winning 45-40 which meant that in the final they would face Truro A who had beaten Truro B 45-26 in the other semi final.
The final was a close and exciting encounter in which Camden lead for part of the match, unfortunately they were unable to hold on to the lead and Truro (Deary, Honeybone, Luchetti, Saunders) came our eventual winner 45-36. Nethertheless an excellent and well deserved 2nd place for Camden and congratulations to Truro for their win.
In the 3rd place fight off City of London Reds (Mottershead, Crutchett, Rock, Slankard) beat Truro B (Howes, Craze, Holdsworth) 45-35.