NIJFS Round 1

Round 1 of the 2017/18 NI Junior Foil Series was held at Grosvenor Grammar School on Sat 4th Nov. There were 2 BFC fencers attending: Emma Yeaman in the U14s and Ben Davidson in the U12s. Emma took gold, while Ben finished a creditable 5th in his first ever competition. Full results at https://www.nifencing.com/competition/results-nijfs/.
 …………………………….Emma Yeaman wins gold in the U14s

2017 North West Open

Alastair took gold in foil at the NW Open, held 21st & 22nd Oct at UUC, after tough 15-14 wins in both semi and final. He then went on next day to take bronze in epee, this time after a narrow 14-15 defeat in the semi. In the women’s foil Kate Todd took silver and Izzy MacMahon bronze, with Cece MacMahon finishing fifth. Anna Vaughan had to withdraw at the last moment due to injury. Next day Kate also finished third in women’s epee, giving BFC a 5 medal total for the weekend. Full results at http://www.britishfencing.com/events/results/north_west_open_2017/

……………Alastair in the MF final………………………….WF medallists

2017 Belfast Open

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.

2017 NI Open

Congrats to Keziah on her win at the Open! Also to Stephen on his silver medal.
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……..Keziah v Lucy in the WF final.                                 MF medal winners.

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.

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).