The Club will be closed for the summer holidays, starting next week. There will not be any sessions until we recommence on Wednesday 26th July. Enjoy the break!
This year’s Belfast Open was held on Sat 11th and Sun 12th of March 2017 at our venue at Sullivan Upper School in Holywood. As in previous years, it consisted of a 6 weapon senior event and a round of the NI Junior Foil Series (Round 5). This year there was a total of 143 competing, 75 senior and 68 junior fencers from all over Ireland. BFC had 8 entrants in the senior competition and 6 in the NIJFS event, results as follows.
Senior Men’s Epee: Alastair Houldsworth 14th, Gerry Boyle 21st.
Senior Men’s Foil: Alastair Houldsworth 3rd, David White 9th.
Senior Women’s Foil: Anna Vaughan 5th, Kate Todd 6th, Cece MacMahon 7th, Izzy MacMahon 8th, Alex Agar 9th.
U14 Men’s Foil: Hugo Pettet 14th.
U14 Women’s Foil: Anna Vaughan 2nd, Cece MacMahon 3rd, Madalaine Wison 11th.
U12 Woman’s Foil: Emma Yeaman 3rd, Emma White 6th.
For a full set of competition results, with pictures of all the medal winners, use the Belfast Open link in the website header. or click here: http://www.belfastfencingclub.com/?page_id=1988.
For a detailed event report, including video clips, use the link in the page header, or click here: http://www.belfastfencingclub.com/?page_id=2042.
For videos of ME, MF and WF finals courtesy of IrishFencingVideos, use the header link or go to http://www.belfastfencingclub.com/?page_id=2097.
Also in the WF, Kate finished 12th and Alex 13th, while in the MF, Alastair made 6th.
Alastair and Gerry were competing the next day in the epee, finishing 18th and 20th.
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.