Derry Open

Alastair wins the 2016 Derry Open men’s foil, retaining the trophy from 2015.
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Kieran was 9th, David 11th, while Kate finished 7th in the WF. The previous
day Alastair and Tom competed in the epee, Alastair finishing 6th, Tom 11th.
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Team BFC at the Derry Open (ex Tom).

West of Ireland Open

Brilliant set of results for Alastair at the weekend at the WoI Open in Galway: bronze in the epee on Saturday, then silver in the foil on Sunday! In a huge ME entry (46), Alastair was ranked 12 after the poules, then proceeded to knock out the No.3 seed for his place in the semis against Romanian Laurentiu Ricuta. In the foil a hard fought 15-14 semi-final win against Rory Hayes took him through to the final against Conor Nagle.
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……………….2016 West of Ireland MF medallists

2016 North West Open

There was a strong BFC turn-out at last weekend’s NW Open held at the University of Ulster at Coleraine. On Saturday in the WF Keziah took gold, while Naivasha, Kate and Alex finished 5th, 7th and 8th, Naivasha and Alex in their first ever competition. The MF was won by Stephen with Kieran and Conor joint 3rd. Alastair was 5th, David 6th and Noah in his first competition, 17th. The next day in the epee, Alastair and Gerry were 9th and 16th respectively, while Kate was sole BFC representative in the WE, finishing 13th. Full results at: http://www.britishfencing.com/events/results/north_west_open_2016//.
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            Textbook lunge from                               Alex takes a point in the WF
           Keziah in the WF final.
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….          ….Naivasha                            Alastair and Kieran’s quarter-final fight
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…………………………….Team BFC at the 2016 NW Open

All photographs by Kate Todd.

BFC August class info (updated)

BFC class info for the rest of August:
Wed 10 Aug: fencing session on, Fri 12 Aug no fencing.
Wed 17 Aug no fencing, Fri 19 Aug no fencing.
Wed 24 Aug no fencing, Fri 26 Aug fencing session on.
Wed 31 Aug no fencing, Fri 02 Sep fencing session on.
September: Wed and Fri sessions back to normal.