Congrats to ex-BFC member Victoria Duxbury on her 27th place finish in the Junior World Cup event held in Lyon last Sat 13th Dec. From 98 competitors Victoria was ranked 38th after the poules, won her L64 fight 15-14, but went out to an Italian in the L32 ranked no.6. An impressive result with Victoria finishing ahead of the whole 8 strong British U20 team. Well done Victoria!
Round 2 of the NIJFS was held at RBAI in Belfast on 7th Dec 2014. BFC junior fencers were there in strength and won medals in 5 of the 7 age groups, 2 of them gold. Anna Vaughan won the U12 Girls and Emily Maginn the U16 Girls. Full BFC results below..
U10 Mixed: 3rd Rowan Tolerton.
U12 Girls: 1st Anna Vaughan.
U14 Girls: 2nd Erin Maginn.
U14 Boys: 2nd Finn McMullan, 3rd Matthew McKay, 3rd Finn Tyler, 10th Rowan Luney.
U16 Girls: 1st Emily Maginn, 2nd Ella Reid, 3rd Iona O’Neill.
U16 Boys: 6th Ben Sloan.
Erin, Finn, Matthew, Emily, Ella & Iona at NIJFS Round 2
Last weekend Keziah took part in her 5th British Selection Circuit (BSC) Cadet event of the year, held in the new purpose-built Leon Paul Fencing Centre in London. In the poules Keziah won 7 from 8 over 2 rounds, giving a poule ranking of 7th and a bye into the L32. She then won her L32 fight 15-7, but lost in the L16, taking her into a repechage round of the L24. She then won her first repechage fight 15-12 to go back into the L16, where she then lost to a tricky left-hander 12-15 to finish 15th overall. Well done Kez!
The Irish Open was held last weekend at UCD in Dublin. In the WF Emily had a repeat of her previous week’s finish at 7th. In the MF Theo finished in the L8, Alastair in the L16, Conor and David in the L32.
The Derry Open was held on 22-23 Nov at Foyle College. On the Sat Emily Maginn was BFC’s only representative in the WF, finishing 7th. Gerry Boyle was our sole epeeist, finishing 13th. In the MF on the Sun there were 4 BFC fencers competing: Peter Brown, Theo Millar, Daragh Patterson & David White. Peter was 2nd, Theo 3rd, David 6th & Daragh 10th.
The 2 Browns, 1st & 2nd.
Good luck to Victoria and Rachel this week at the CFCs in Largs, Scotland. Both competing for N Ireland in the WF individuals Tue 11Nov, then Victoria in the WF team event on Fri 14Nov. Watch them fence live on the CFC YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/cfencing2014
All the best to the whole N Ireland team!
There will not be any fencing next Wednesday (12th November). The other sessions that week will take place as usual.
A good day for BFC at the NW, held at Foyle College on 25 Oct 2014. Keziah won the WF with Emily 3rd, while Peter won the MF with Theo 3rd. Full BFC results below.
WF: 1st Keziah Beattie, 3rd Emily Maginn, Rachel Philpott withdrew due to injury.
MF: 1st Peter Brown, 3rd Theo Millar, 5th Conor McClenahan, 6th Alastair Houldsworth, 8th Daragh Patterson, 9th David White.
Keziah and Theo made the trip to Gateshead on 18th Oct 2014, continuing their pursuit of British Cadet ranking points. Although a junior (U20) event, cadets (U17) could also compete among the U20s for cadet points. Keziah finished 24th (10th cadet) in WF, while Theo finished 26th in MF (11th cadet).
NIJFS Round 1 was held at Grosvenor Grammar School on 18th Oct 2014. BFC was represented in 4 of the 7 age groups, with 5 of our fencers winning medals, one of them gold. BFC results below.
U12 Girls: 1st Anna Vaughan.
U12 Boys: 8th Hugo Pettet.
U14 Boys: 2nd Finn McMullan, 3rd Matthew McKay, 6th Finn Tyler, 8th Rowan Luney, 14th Theo Fitch, 15th Charles Pettet.
U16 Girls: 2nd Emily Maginn, 3rd Rachel Smyth, 6th Iona O’Neill, 7th Ella Reid, 8th Bethany Craig.
Some of BFC’s medal winners at NIJFS R1