Belfast Open Moments

ABZ_2113

James Nicholl in mid-fleche against Morgan Vondee in the MS final

ABZ_1965

Rachel Philpott v Keziah Beattie in the WF semi-final that became the final after Victoria’s exit from the competition to catch a ferry!

ABZ_2043

Acrobatics from Stephen and Paul in the MF final

ABZ_2048

Harriet and Deanna in the WS final

ABZ_1641

The Browns fight it out. Nice lunge Peter, but don’t roll your back foot.

belfast open 14 001

Belfast Fencing Club WF team

Photos by Andrew Brown and Michael Duxbury

BFC results at the Belfast Open

Well done to all BFC fencers who competed in the Belfast Open last weekend, especially to our medal winners. In the juniors: Matthew McKay, Ella Reid, Rachel Smyth, Finn McMullan, Keziah Beattie, Emily Maginn, Iona O’Neill, Theo Millar and Daragh Patterson. In the seniors: Daragh Patterson, Rachel Philpott, Victoria Duxbury and Keziah Beattie.

2014 Belfast Open

The 2014 Belfast Open will take place over the weekend 12th and 13th April in conjunction with the final round of the NI Junior Foil Series. The two events are now open for entry on the NI Fencing website at http://www.nifencing.com/. Schedule below.

Saturday 12th
• NI Junior Foil Series: check-in varies according to age group (see separate NIJFS entry at http://nifencing.com/)
• Men’s Epee: check-in opens 12:00 closes 12:30
• Women’s Epee: check-in opens 12:30 closes 13:00

Sunday 13th
• Men’s Foil: check-in opens 09:00 closes 09:30
• Women’s Foil: check-in opens 11:00 closes 11:30
• Men’s Sabre: check-in opens 12:00 closes 12:30
• Women’s Sabre: check-in opens 13:00 closes 13:30

2014 Irish Nationals

The Irish National Championships, senior and cadet (U17), were held last weekend at NUI at Maynooth. The men’s foil events took place on the Saturday with BFC fencers in both the seniors and cadets. In the seniors Callum made the quarter finals, while Peter, Theo and David all finished in the last 16. In the MF cadets Theo won bronze. The women’s foil and men’s epee events were on the Sunday, with four BFC fencers taking part. Victoria took gold in the seniors without losing a bout, while Rachel was 5th and Emily 8th. Rachel won gold in the WF cadets, Emily finishing 6th. In men’s epee Gerry made the last 32 in 30th position. Congratulations to Victoria on retaining her Senior Championship trophy for the 2nd year running, to Rachel on taking the Cadet Championship and to Theo on his Cadet MF bronze medal. And well done all BFC fencers who took part. Full results at  http://www.irishfencingnationals.com/home/scoring.

photo 1

Sunday’s BFC competitors plus coach.

NI Junior Foil Series Round 4

Round 4 of the NIJFS took place last Saturday in Hunterhouse College in South Belfast, with BFC represented by 14 junior fencers in 6 of the 7 age categories. A total of 10 medals were won, including 3 golds: Matthew in the U12 Boys, Keziah in the U16 Girls and Theo in the U16 Boys. Full BFC results below.

U10 Mixed – 2nd Marisa Largey.

U12 Boys – 1st Matthew McKay.

U14 Girls – 3rd Rachel Smyth, 5th Ella Reid, 9th Alex Armstrong.

U14 Boys – 3rd Ben Young, 9th Jamie Doyle.

U16 Girls – 1st Keziah Beattie, 2nd Emily Maginn, 3rd Iona O’Neill, 3rd Bethany Craig.

U16 Boys – 1st Theo Millar, 3rd Darragh Patterson, 6th Ben Sloan.

photo 1  photo 4  photo 5 photophoto 2photo 3

Round 4 BFC medal winners

2014 Belfast Open

The 2014 Belfast Open will be held on 12th & 13 April at St Columbanus College, Bangor, hosted by Belfast Fencing Club. Enter online at http://nifencing.com/.
Saturday 12th
• NI Junior Foil Series: check-in varies according to age group (see separate NIJFS entry at http://nifencing.com/)
• Men’s Epee: check-in opens 12:00 closes 12:30
• Women’s Epee: check-in opens 12:30 closes 13:00……
Sunday 13th
• Men’s Foil: check-in opens 09:00 closes 09:30
• Women’s Foil: check-in opens 11:00 closes 11:30
• Men’s Sabre: check-in opens 12:00 closes 12:30
• Women’s Sabre: check-in opens 13:00 closes 13:30