2015 NI Open

Congratulations to Keziah on winning the NIO women’s foil on Saturday! Also to Emily on taking bronze. Keziah’s win came after a very close point-for-point fight against her NI team mate Lucy Taylor that finished 15-14. In MF there were two in the last eight, Alastair and Theo finishing 6th and 8th. David was 16th, while Jake fought on through knee pain to finish 20th. Gerry was competing today (Sunday) in the epee, his result to be posted when available.

BFC at the 2015 NI Open, ex Theo, Jake & Gerry.


 Keziah with NIO trophy.                 Emily with bronze medal.

2014/15 NI Junior Foil Series Round 3

The 3rd round of the NIJFS was held on Sat 17th Jan 2015 in Sullivan Upper School. BFC junior fencers performed well, again winning medals in 5 of the 7 age categories. Anna Vaughan and Emily Maginn continued their winning ways, Anna with her 3rd consecutive gold in the U12s and Emily with her 2nd U16 win. Full BFC results below.
U10 Mixed: 5th Rory Vaughan.
U12 Girls: 1st Anna Vaughan, 6th Emma Bennett.
U12 Boys: 8th Hugo Pettet.
U14 Girls: 2nd Erin Maginn.
U14 Boys: 2nd Finn McMullan, 3rd Matthew McKay, 9th Rowan Luney, 10th Charles Pettet.
U16 Girls: 1st Emily Maginn, 2nd Iona O’Neill, 3rd Rachel Smyth, 5th Ella Reid.
U16 Boys: 3rd Ben Sloan.
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BFC junior medal winners at NIJFS R3: Anna, Erin, Finn & Matthew.
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BFC U16 medallists: Emily, Iona, Rachel & Ben

Lyon Junior World Cup

Congrats to ex-BFC member Victoria Duxbury on her 27th place finish in the Junior World Cup event held in Lyon last Sat 13th Dec. From 98 competitors Victoria was ranked 38th after the poules, won her L64 fight 15-14, but went out to an Italian in the L32 ranked no.6. An impressive result with Victoria finishing ahead of the whole 8 strong British U20 team. Well done Victoria!

2014/15 NI Junior Foil Series Round 2

Round 2 of the NIJFS was held at RBAI in Belfast on 7th Dec 2014. BFC junior fencers were there in strength and won medals in 5 of the 7 age groups, 2 of them gold. Anna Vaughan won the U12 Girls and Emily Maginn the U16 Girls. Full BFC results below..
U10 Mixed: 3rd Rowan Tolerton.
U12 Girls: 1st Anna Vaughan.
U14 Girls: 2nd Erin Maginn.
U14 Boys: 2nd Finn McMullan, 3rd Matthew McKay, 3rd Finn Tyler, 10th Rowan Luney.
U16 Girls: 1st Emily Maginn, 2nd Ella Reid, 3rd Iona O’Neill.
U16 Boys: 6th Ben Sloan.
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Erin, Finn, Matthew, Emily, Ella & Iona at NIJFS Round 2

Leon Paul BSC Cadet Foil

Last weekend Keziah took part in her 5th British Selection Circuit (BSC) Cadet event of the year, held in the new purpose-built Leon Paul Fencing Centre in London. In the poules Keziah won 7 from 8 over 2 rounds, giving a poule ranking of 7th and a bye into the L32. She then won her L32 fight 15-7, but lost in the L16, taking her into a repechage round of the L24. She then won her first repechage fight 15-12 to go back into the L16, where she then lost to a tricky left-hander 12-15 to finish 15th overall. Well done Kez!

2014 Derry Open

The Derry Open was held on 22-23 Nov at Foyle College. On the Sat Emily Maginn was BFC’s only representative in the WF, finishing 7th. Gerry Boyle was our sole epeeist, finishing 13th. In the MF on the Sun there were 4 BFC fencers competing: Peter Brown, Theo Millar, Daragh Patterson & David White. Peter was 2nd, Theo 3rd, David 6th & Daragh 10th.IMG_3394

The 2 Browns, 1st & 2nd.

2014 NW Open

A good day for BFC at the NW, held at Foyle College on 25 Oct 2014. Keziah won the WF with Emily 3rd, while Peter won the MF with Theo 3rd. Full BFC results below.

WF: 1st Keziah Beattie, 3rd Emily Maginn, Rachel Philpott withdrew due to injury.

MF: 1st Peter Brown, 3rd Theo Millar, 5th Conor McClenahan, 6th Alastair Houldsworth, 8th Daragh Patterson, 9th David White.

IMG_3200BFC at the NW Open ex Conor, Alastair and Daragh.