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.
MF Final: Stephen Brown v Philip Slater. WF Semi: Emily Maginn v Keziah Beattie.
Sunday morning MF
Photos by Andrew Brown
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.
The British Cadets were held this year in the Sportsdock in the University of East London. Three BFC fencers attended: Keziah Beattie and Emily Maginn in WF and Theo Miller in the MF. In the WF poules Keziah won 4/5 and Emily 1/5, while in the MF Theo was 5/6. Keziah and Theo both got byes into the L32, but Emily just missed the cut by 2 places to finish 42nd. Keziah won her L32 fight but then unfortunately met and lost to the eventual competition winner in the L16, finishing 11th. In the MF Theo won his L32 and L16 fights, only to also meet and lose to the eventual competition winner in the L8, ending up 5th.
Alastair and David travelled to UCD in Dublin for the 2015 EoI (Sun 15 Feb). Alastair was ranked number one after the poules in MF but was knocked out by the winner, Conor Nagle, in the quarters and finished 5th. David finished 13th.
NIJFS Round 4 was held on 8th Feb at Hunterhouse College. BFC fencers won medals in the U12 Girls, U14 Boys and the U16 Girls. Anna Vaughan won U12F silver, Finn McMullan U14M bronze and Emily Maginn her third U16F gold of the year. Full BFC results:
U10 Mixed: 7th Rory Vaughan.
U12 Girls: 2nd Anna Vaughan.
U12 Boys: 12th Hugo Pettet.
U14 Girls: 8th Erin Maginn.
U14 Boys: 3rd Finn McMullan, 5th Matthew McKay, 8th Rowan Luney, 13th Charles Pettet.
U16 Girls: 1st Emily Maginn.
BFC medal winners at NIJFS Round 4
Finn McMullan and Matthew McKay both made the trip to Dalkey in South Dublin last Sunday to compete in the 2015 Excalibur run by the Pembroke club. Finn won the U13 category with Matthew taking bronze. Unfortunately the two met in the semi-final, Finn winning 15-10. Finn then went on to win the final 15-5. Well done both of them.
Congratulations to Keziah on winning the NIO women’s foil on Saturday! Also to Emily on taking bronze. Keziah’s win came after a very close point-for-point fight against her NI team mate Lucy Taylor that finished 15-14. In MF there were two in the last eight, Alastair and Theo finishing 6th and 8th. David was 16th, while Jake fought on through knee pain to finish 20th. Gerry was competing today (Sunday) in the epee, his result to be posted when available.