The Club will be closed on the following dates: Friday 15 April, Wednesday 20 April, Friday 22 April & Wednesday 27 April. There will be the usual session this coming Wednesday 13 April.
The Club will be closed for Easter on Wednesday 23 March and 30 March. We start back at the usual time on 6 April.
Full Belfast Open results, senior and NIJFS, plus photos of medallists, available now at the ‘Belfast Open 2016 Results’ link on the header at the top of this page (http://www.belfastfencingclub.com/?page_id=1762). Event report including some video clips at the ‘Belfast Open 2016 Report’ link on the header at the top of this page (http://www.belfastfencingclub.com/?page_id=1809).
Congrats to Keziah on her bronze medal finish at the British U23 Foil Champs at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre in London last Sat 5th March, joint third with NI team mate Lucy Taylor. This, along with Stephen Brown taking bronze in the men’s U23 foil, added up to a successful weekend for NI junior fencers!
Keziah and Lucy joint third at the Brit U23s
Enter now for the 2016 Belfast Open!
Date: 19 & 20 March 2016
Venue: Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood, N Ireland, BT18 9EP.
Schedule: Sat 19th – ME, WE, NIJFS Round 5, Sun 20th – MF, WF, MS, WS.
Online entry at: http://www.nifencing.com/index.php/archives/event/belfast-open-3?instance_id=833
NIJFS Round 4 was held last Saturday 27 Feb at RBAI in Belfast. In the U16s Ella Reid won silver, while the BFC U14 trio of Erin Maginn, Phoebe McPherson and Anna Vaughan took 1st, 2nd and 5th respectively. In his first ever competition Conleth McGuirk finished 13th in the U12s, while Ciara Geraghty finished 7th in the U10s.
Ella lunges to take a point in the U16s
This year’s Open was held in Grosvenor Grammar School on 23/24 January, BFC fencers competing in WF, MF and ME. Outstanding BFC result of the weekend was a bronze in MF for Theo, while Jake, Alastair and David all finished L16: 11th, 12th and 16th respectively. Alastair also turned out for ME, improving on his foil performance with a L8; Gerry finished 21st. In WF Keziah narrowly missed out on the medals with a 5th place, while BFC juniors Ella and Erin were 10th and 12th in their first NI Open. WF was won by Victoria.
Theo takes bronze at the NI Open
Ex-BFC member Victoria Duxbury has now reached No.3 in the Senior British WF rankings. See the new December national women’s foil rankings at http://www.britishfencing.com/rankings/womens-foil-senior-rankings/
This achieved after finishing highest British or Irish WF fencer at the recent Turin Grand Prix. Well done Victoria.