The Club will recommence after our summer break on Wednesday 5th September. 7.00-9.00pm in the Sports Hall at Sullivan Upper School.
The Club will be closed for the summer holidays. Our last session before the break is Wednesday 27th June, and we intend to re-commence on Wednesday 22nd August.
The Club will be closed next Wednesday 14th February for the half-term holidays. Open again on 21st February.
Tonight’s session will be the last of the year. We will be taking an extended break over Christmas, with the Club recommencing on Wednesday 10th January.
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and New Year.
Four BFC entrants at the Derry Open at Foyle College last weekend 18th/19th Nov. Alastair was 5th and David 7th in MF, Orla 5th and Kate 6th in WF. Full results at https://www.nifencing.com/live/do2017/.
For the first time the Open was held in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena in Dublin. In the men’s foil Stephen took silver, Alastair was 5th and David 18th. Kate was 24th in the women’s foil (after suffering a back injury in the poule). Results at http://www.ncif.net/io17/index.htm.………………………….Stephen v James Brosnan in the MF final
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
This was the 2nd Irish National Circuit event of the year, held 28th and 29th Oct in Galway City. Alastair was the only BFC fencer attending, finishing 2nd in MF and 10th in ME. Results at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1654190804612725&set=pcb.1177576672373814&type=3&theater&ifg=1
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