Club News

York Open

Results from last weekends York Open:-

Men’s Epee
Oliver Steed 5th
James Lockyer 14th
Billy Shepherd 17th
Adam Hughes 29th

Women’s Epee
Sadie Greetham (also Harrogate) 1st
Gillian Stone 3rd

Men’s Foil
Harry Whitwell 18th

Yorkshire Youth League – Hymers Leg

Well done to all those who took part at the Yorkshire Youth League on the weekend.

Under 14 Boys Epee
Gold – Billy Shepherd
Bronze – Nathan Foster

Under 14 Girls Epee
Silver – Hannah Wellock
5th – Pheobe Renhard

Under 14 Boys Foil
Silver – Billy Shepherd
Last 8 – Nathan Foster

Under 10 Mixed Foil
Last 8 – Ellie Jackson

2014 Under 10 National Sabre Champion

Congratulations to Lucy-Belle Williamson on winning the under 10 national sabre championships last weekend.

2014 Under 10 National Epee Champion

For the second year in succession Lucy-Belle Williamson has won the under 10 British Youth Championships. Easily claiming her second title Lucy-Belle won the final 10-1.

24 hours earlier Lucy-Belle also won the DUrham under 11 LPJS Foil event and her sister Lexie took the under 9 gold.

LPJS – St Benedicts – Ealing

Double Gold for Williamson Sisters…

Lucy-Belle claimed her second under 11 foil gold in the 2014 LPJS series comfortably winning the event. Whilst in the under 9 event Lexie also claimed gold, her first ever LPJS gold medal.

In other events this weekend Billy Shepherd came 14th in his first Under 15 Elite Epee.

Merseyside Open

Gillian Stone comes 3rd at the Merseyside Open and claims the highest place veterans prize as well.

Gillian who has not been fencing for 2 months seeded 1st after two rounds of poules and eventually claimed the bronze medal after two 15-14 DE fights.

Scorpian Cup – Team Epee

Epee fencers from Skipton Fencing club won the Scorpian cup this weekend. Alan Browne, Seirk Horn and Jim Lockyer entered as the “Old Skiptonians” seeded first in the competition with a +75 indicator, which meant the team had a bye into the last 8 of the event. The team then proceeded to make its way to the final first defeating the Wrexham Veterans, to secure a place in the semi-finals. Then beating “Once. Twice. Two Sirs and a Lady”. It was a close match that was played out to its tactical limit with the Old Skiptonians initially on the back foot they clawed there way back into the game and were eventually had a five point lead going into the last match. Another cagey fight saw the Old Skiptonian victorious and in the finals.

The final match was a tough nail biting finale to a hard day of fencing, with the Old Skiptonians facing Clitheros. The final score was 45-44 with the Old Skiptonians victorious.

Competition Round-up

Leon Paul Women’s Epee Competition

11th – Sadie Greetham

Camden LPJS Under 11 Foil

Lucy-Belle Williamson Silver

Camden LPJS Under 9 Foil

Lucy-Belle Williamson Gold
Lexie Williamson ?

Sadie Wins Ashton Open

Congratulations to Sadie who won the ladies epee at the Ashton Open.

Half-Term Training Session

We have organised a half day training session with Learn2Fence on the 31st of October 2013.  The session will run from 13:00 to 17:00 and will cost £12 (£15 if you’re staying on for the club session later).  The session will be mainly aimed at the Epeeist though the foilist are welcome.

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