Congratulations to Victoria for her win in the NI Open women’s foil! Also to Rachel for taking home WF bronze. The 2014 Open was held last weekend in its usual venue at Avoniel Leisure Centre, and saw a superb turn-out of BFC fencers, 15 in total. Other notable performances on the day included last eight finishes for Keziah and Peter. Full BFC results below.
Women’s Foil – Victoria Duxbury 1st, Rachel Philpott 3rd, Keziah Beattie 6th, Carly McCullough 12th, Lea McClenaghan 17th, Rachel Smyth 18th, Emily Maginn 19th.
Men’s Foil – Peter Brown 8th, Callum Bodels 11th, Theo Millar 12th, Daragh Patterson 14th, David White 18th, Alastair Houldsworth 20th, Conor McClenahan 24th, Jake Bodels 25th.
Rachel, Peter and Victoria at the 2014 NI Open
NIJFS round 3 was held at Sullivan Upper School on Sat 18 Jan. As usual there was a good BFC junior turn-out, eleven competing, eight of whom returned with medals. Gold was won in the U12 boys and U16 girls by Matthew and Keziah. Two silvers were won, by Emily (U16 girls) and Theo (U16 boys), and four bronze, by Rachel (U14 girls), Ben Young (U14 boys), Iona (U16 girls) and Daragh (U16 boys). Full BFC results below.
U12 Boys – 1st Matthew McKay.
U14 Girls – 3rd Rachel Smyth.
U14 Boys – 3rd Ben Young, 7th Finn McMullan, 9th Finn Tyler.
U16 Girls – 1st Keziah Beattie, 2nd Emily Maginn, 3rd Iona O’Neill.
U16 Boys – 2nd Theo Millar, 3rd Darragh Patterson, 5th Ben Sloan.
The Scottish Open took place last weekend in Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, with Victoria and Peter this year’s only BFC entrants. In the MF poules Peter put in a strong performance, winning 3 from 5, losing the other two 4-5 and 3-5. He then won through to the L32 before being knocked out to finish 26th. In WF Victoria won all her bouts from 2 rounds of poules, giving her a 4th place DE seeding and a bye into the L32. She then fought through to the L4 and a bronze medal before being knocked out by the UK No.4 Catriona Sibert. Well done Victoria and Peter. Full results at http://scottish-fencing.co.uk/results/2014/01/12/scottish-open-2014-results.