Alastair 18th in MF at the Merseyside Open, won by David Alexander.
Enter now for the 2015 Belfast Open!
Date: 28 & 29 March 2015
Venue: St Columbanus’ College, Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, N Ireland, BT20 5PU.
Online entry at:http://www.nifencing.com/index.php/archives/event/belfast-open-2014?instance_id=572
Schedule: Sat 28th – ME, WE, NIJFS Round 5, Sun 29th – MF, WF, MS, WS.
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.
Alastair wins a point against Conor in the L8
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
The Club will be closed next week – Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th February – for the School half term holidays. Fencing will resume on Wednesday 25th February.
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.