Keziah and Theo made the trip to Gateshead on 18th Oct 2014, continuing their pursuit of British Cadet ranking points. Although a junior (U20) event, cadets (U17) could also compete among the U20s for cadet points. Keziah finished 24th (10th cadet) in WF, while Theo finished 26th in MF (11th cadet).
NIJFS Round 1 was held at Grosvenor Grammar School on 18th Oct 2014. BFC was represented in 4 of the 7 age groups, with 5 of our fencers winning medals, one of them gold. BFC results below.
U12 Girls: 1st Anna Vaughan.
U12 Boys: 8th Hugo Pettet.
U14 Boys: 2nd Finn McMullan, 3rd Matthew McKay, 6th Finn Tyler, 8th Rowan Luney, 14th Theo Fitch, 15th Charles Pettet.
U16 Girls: 2nd Emily Maginn, 3rd Rachel Smyth, 6th Iona O’Neill, 7th Ella Reid, 8th Bethany Craig.
Some of BFC’s medal winners at NIJFS R1
Conor attended the Intermediates this year at UCD on 11th Oct 2014. He fought his way through to the final, then took silver after losing on priority. Well done Conor.
Alastair returned to his old stamping ground at the University of York for the York Open, held on 11th Oct 2014. The MF was won by NI fencer David Alexander with Alastair finishing 24th.
Keziah and Theo were N Ireland’s lone representatives at the Manchester Cadets this year, held in the Bolton Arena 4th Oct 2014. Keziah was 39th and Theo 43rd in a tough international field.
No fencing this Friday. Good luck to those competing at the North West Open and West of Ireland Open this weekend.
No training on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th October due to School half term holidays.
The Bristol Open was held last weekend 20 & 21 Sep. In the senior WF on the Sunday Victoria finished 7th, Keziah 15th and Emily 38th in her first major Brit Open. The Bristol BSC Cadet WF was held on the Saturday, the day before, which Keziah and Emily also attended, finishing 24th and 30th respectively.
There will not be any fencing on Fridays for the next 2 weeks (12th & 19th September).