2015 Junior Commonwealth Championships

Congrats to the N Ireland Junior Womens’ Foil Team on taking bronze in Capetown last week at the Junior (U20) Commonwealth Fencing Championships. The team consisted of Victoria Duxbury, Keziah Beattie, Lucy Taylor and Olivia Keys. Narrowly beaten by eventual winners Scotland in the semis, they went on to defeat India in the fence-off for bronze.
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Keziah, Lucy, Olivia & Victoria take bronze            Back home with medals

BFC kit

As we only have a limited amount of kit at Holywood, please can anyone with BFC kit return it when sessions start again towards the end of July. Or if you will not be at the Club over the summer please email treasurer@belfastfencingclub.com to let me know what kit you have. Thank-you.

6th & 7th May 2015

Due to forthcoming exams, the Club will be re-locating from Campbell College to First Holywood Presbyterian Church for the remainder of the school term and over the summer holidays. Unfortunately, as the Holywood hall is an election voting station, there will not be any fencing this week on Wednesday or Thursday (6th & 7th May). Please check the website for further announcements.

NI Junior Foil Series 2014/15 final rankings

This year there were two BFC NIJFS championship winners: Anna Vaughan in the U12 Girls and Emily Maginn U16 Girls. Full summary of the 2014/15 final rankings below, well done all who took part.
U10s - 7th Rowan Tolerton, 8th Rory Vaughan.
U12 Girls – 1st Anna Vaughan, 7th Emma Bennett.
U12 Boys – 10th Hugo Pettet.
U14 Girls – 4th Erin Maginn, 5th Phoebe McPherson.
U14 Boys – 2nd Finn McMullan, 5th Matthew McKay, 7th Rowan Luney, 11th Finn Tyler, 12th Charles Pettet.
U16 Girls – 1st Emily Maginn, 2nd Iona O’Neill, 3rd Ella Reid, 4th Rachel Smyth, 10th Bethany Craig.
U16 Boys – 7th Ben Sloan.

BFC 2014/15 NIJFS series trophy winners

NIJFS Round 6

Hunterhouse College hosted the sixth and final round of the 2014-2015 NIJFS last Sunday 26th April. BFC was well represented at the event, with members winning medals in 4 of the 7 age group categories. Full BFC results below.
U12 Girls – 1st Anna Vaughan.
U12 Boys – 10th Hugo Pettet.
U14 Girls – 3rd Phoebe McPherson, 7th Erin Maginn.
U14 Boys – 3rd Finn McMullan, 5th Rowan Luney, 7th Matthew McKay, 9th Charles Pettet.
U16 Girls – 1st Ella Reid, 2nd Iona O’Neill, 3rd Rachel Smyth.

BFC Round 6 medal winners

2015 Belfast Open

The 2015 BO was held at St Columbanus’ College in Bangor on 28th and 29th March, for full results go to the link in the website header. Congrats to Keziah on winning WF, also to Emily and Alastair on taking bronze in WF and MF respectively. ME and WE were held on Saturday 28th; Alastair was 10th, Conor 12th and Gerry 17th. MF and WF were on the Sunday, BFC WF results: Keziah 1st, Emily 3rd and Ella 6th. BFC MF results: Alastair 3rd, David 6th and Conor 12th.

Some Belfast Open moments
WE Final: Fiona Haldane v Sally McCarthy. ME Final: Jonathan v David Burnside.
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MF Final: Stephen Brown v Philip Slater. WF Semi: Emily Maginn v Keziah Beattie.
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Sunday morning MF
Photos by Andrew Brown

Easter 2015

The last training session before Easter will be Thursday this week (26th March). The Club will close for Easter holidays for the following 2 weeks. The first session back will be Wednesday 15th April, with all sessions running as usual that week.