Keziah was selected to represent NI in the 5 Nations WF team. The tournament took place last Sat 21 Nov 2015 at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. The WF team beat Wales and Ireland to finish 3rd, helping the NI team to 3rd place overall.
NI 5 Nations WF Team
Congrats to Alastair on winning MF at the Derry Open on Sunday! Hosted by Foyle College, the DO was held across the weekend 14th & 15th Nov; BFC fencers competing on both days in WF, MF and ME. On Saturday Emily won bronze in WF, with Ella finishing 6th, while Gerry was 16th in the ME. On Sunday Alastair won gold in MF in a closely fought final, while David was 6th and Conor 7th.
WF & MF Derry Open medal winners
MF Team BFC
Alastair wins the final point 2015 Derry Open MF (after a minor dispute).
The first round of this year’s NIJFS took place 8th Nov in Hunterhouse College. BFC juniors won medals in 2 categories: Erin and Phoebe bronze in the U14s, Ella silver in the U16s. Well done to Ciara and Patrick, both competing for the first time. Full BFC results below.
U10s - 5th Ciara Geraghty.
U12 Boys – 15th Patrick McIduff.
U14 Girls – 3rd Erin Maginn, 3rd Phoebe McPherson, 5th Anna Vaughan.
U16 Girls – 2nd Ella Reid.
U16 Boys – 7th Jamie Doyle.
BFC medal winners at NIJFS R1
The North West Open was held last weekend 24/25 Oct at Foyle College. Three BFC fencers finished in the medals; Keziah Beattie won the women’s foil with Emily Maginn second. In the men’s foil Alastair Houldsworth was third, Conor McClenahan 6th and David White 7th.
BFC fencers Keziah, Emily, Ella and Theo all gave superb performances at the Sainsbury’s School Games last week in Manchester. Keziah and Theo won bronze in the individual WF and MF respectively, while all four won bronzes in the team foil events. Well done all 4! Here’s a photographic taste of the event.
Keziah and Emily were at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre in London for a British Ranked Junior event. In a tough field Keziah finished L32, Emily L64. Meanwhile Victoria, Alastair and Conor were in Cork for the South of Ireland Open. Victoria 2nd in WF, Alastair 10th and Conor 12th in MF.