Happy new year fencers! BFC restarts this Wed 11th Jan, usual time and place.
The final BFC session before Christmas, and of 2016, will be this Wednesday, 14th December. The Club will restart on Wednesday 11th January.
Wishing averyone a fantastic Christmas and very happy New Year.
The 2016 IO was held in Loughlinstown, south of Dublin on 13Nov. Top BFC results were Stephen’s silver in the MF and Keziah’s bronze in WF. Also in MF, Alastair was 7th, David 14th and Conor 23rd.
This event was held 6th Nov in Leon Paul’s London Fencing Centre. Keziah was there and finished 7th, a brilliant result. See http://leonpaulfencingcentre.com/viewresults?comp_id=1118&getfile=1159
Brilliant set of results for Alastair at the weekend at the WoI Open in Galway: bronze in the epee on Saturday, then silver in the foil on Sunday! In a huge ME entry (46), Alastair was ranked 12 after the poules, then proceeded to knock out the No.3 seed for his place in the semis against Romanian Laurentiu Ricuta. In the foil a hard fought 15-14 semi-final win against Rory Hayes took him through to the final against Conor Nagle.
……………….2016 West of Ireland MF medallists
BFC will be closed Wed 2nd Nov due to the school half term holiday. Back to normal the week after.
There was a strong BFC turn-out at last weekend’s NW Open held at the University of Ulster at Coleraine. On Saturday in the WF Keziah took gold, while Naivasha, Kate and Alex finished 5th, 7th and 8th, Naivasha and Alex in their first ever competition. The MF was won by Stephen with Kieran and Conor joint 3rd. Alastair was 5th, David 6th and Noah in his first competition, 17th. The next day in the epee, Alastair and Gerry were 9th and 16th respectively, while Kate was sole BFC representative in the WE, finishing 13th. Full results at: http://www.britishfencing.com/events/results/north_west_open_2016//.
Textbook lunge from Alex takes a point in the WF
Keziah in the WF final.
…. ….Naivasha Alastair and Kieran’s quarter-final fight
…………………………….Team BFC at the 2016 NW Open
All photographs by Kate Todd.
The Scottish Open was held 15-16 Oct in Edinburgh. Three NI fencers took part in the women’s foil, Lucy Taylor, BFC member Keziah Beattie and ex-BFC member Victoria Duxbury. All three finished in the top 10: Victoria 8th, Lucy 7th and Keziah taking bronze after knocking out Victoria in the quarter finals. Full WF results at
The 2016/17 fencing season starts at Belfast Fencing Club this Wednesday 7th September at Sullivan Upper School. Session times are as before: seniors 1900-2130, juniors 1900-2100. Friday classes also restart this Friday 9th September, 1900-2130.