London Foil Satellite: Alexander makes L64

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The Men’s Foilists fenced at the Leon Paul Cup satellite at London’s Sportsdock today. All four qualified through the first-round cut, which slimmed down a field of 196 to just 141. The best placing came from David Alexander (Nottingham Cavaliers), who defeated Goh SIN, Hassan EGY, Corlett GBR, and Kozak CAN in the pool and… Read more »

JWC Foil: Irish trio reach L128 in Lyon

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The Lyon Junior World Cup in Women’s Foil got underway on Saturday with the individual event. Anna Lee defeated Tussupbekova KAZ and Guillaume FRA to earn a place in the tableau. She was knocked out 15-8 by Duchesne FRA and placed 80th of 125. Keziah Beattie suffered three 5-4 defeats in the pool and missed… Read more »

Reminder: Wearing of gear at training sessions

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Fencers, coaches and clubs are reminded of the risk of injury associated with the use of incomplete protective gear.  In particular, it has come to our attention that some fencers are choosing to train wearing shorts, leggings, or tracksuit bottoms rather than breeches.  This leaves fencers exposed to the risk of fatal injury in the… Read more »

Success for Pembroke at NI Junior Foil Series Round 2

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63 young foilists competed at the second instalment of this year's NIJFS, hosted by RBAI in Belfast city centre. Well done to all of Saturday's medalists. U16 Men: Jonathan Connery (Grosvenor FC) U16 Women: Sarah Shaw (Hunterhouse College) U14 Men: Claudio Sosa Smatrala (Pembroke FC) U14 Women: Dasha Lee (Pembroke FC) U12 Men: Luke Sherlock (Pembroke FC)… Read more »

Laurentiu and Coleman win Winter Blade 2016

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This year’s Winter Blade took place at DCU’s St Patricks Campus in Drumcondra. A bumpy start notwithstanding, Saturday saw 36 entries in the Men’s event and 20 in the Women’s. Men’s ÉpéeWinner: Riki Laurentiu (University College Cork)Runner-up: Albert Sanfeliu (DUFC)Bronze: Ricardo Dominguez (Brian Boru) & Zoltan Szilagi (Pembroke FC)Top Novice: Sam Mitchell (DUFC) Women’s ÉpéeWinner: Kate… Read more »

Cadet Circuit: Slater reaches L64 in Copenhagen

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Charlotte Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) placed 59th of 122 cadet épéeists in Copenhagen on Saturday. Slater defeated Izzi SUI, Glinkin EST and Palas RUS to seed 70th. She earned a place in the L64 with a 15-11 upset over Chantzi GRE. Charlotte was knocked out 15-11 by the sixth seed and Spanish cadet champion Marina Arrese…. Read more »

Lawrence Gough, RIP (1949-2016)

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It is with great regret and sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Lawrence Gough​. Lawrence was a past captain of UCD Fencing Club. Lawrence also held the title of Irish Schoolboy Champion in his youth. Most recently, Lawrence represented Ireland at the World Veteran Championships. Lawrence served as a Committee Member of… Read more »

EFC Cadet Sabre: Aime 170th in Eislingen

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Frantz Aime (CHC Châtelaine) had a frustrating morning on the Cadet Circuit in Eislingen. Finishing his pool with one victory (Kuhling GER) and two belle-touche defeats (Frohlich HUN, Wagner GER), he missed the cut by 5 places and placed 170th of 213.

Foil: Alexander reaches L128 at Turin Grand Prix

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The first foil Grand Prix of the season took place this weekend in Turin. • David Alexander (Nottingham Cavaliers Fencing Club) scored pool victories over Dascalu ROU and Braun GER, but fell just short of the cut for tableau and placed 117 of 153. • Victoria Duxbury (Edinburgh Fencing Club) placed 122 of 127. Sabre:… Read more »