Fourteen NI fencers took part in the Public Schools' Fencing Championships in London last week, competing across all three weapons.
Daniel Sigurdsson (Methodist College Belfast) earned the result of the tournament, taking bronze in a field of 106 in Junior Foil. Undefeated through two rounds of pools, he knocked out Howard-Higgins (Millfield), Lingajothy (Whitgift), Selvan (Winchester), and third seed Gerald Tan (Dulwich College), losing his semi-final against the eventual winner Alessandro Gill (Highgate).
RBAI's Matthew McKay reached the L16, eliminating De Jongh (Abingdon) and McDonald (St Benedict’s) along the way. He went out to top seed Brijeshwar Gautam (City of London) and finished 14th. Rowan Luney (RBAI) placed 20th, knocking out McAllister (Charterhouse) but losing to Tarriq Roach (Whitgift).
|33rd Michael Thompson (RBAI)
49th Nicosi Khumalo (RBAI)
58th Noah Brown (RBAI)
|65th Callum Watson (RBAI)
92nd James Kavanagh-Cranston (RBAI)
96th Ross Chambers (RBAI)
This year's only NI fencer to compete across multiple events, Michael Thompson (RBAI) placed an impressive 19th of 134 in the épée. Seeding 13th after the pools, he made the cut with a bye to the L64 and eliminated Sebastian Melph (Worth School). He was knocked out 15-8 by Mark Evgenev (Westminster).
Four RBAI fencers competed in a field of over 100.
|39th Peter Wallace (RBAI)
57th Kai Cheuk (RBAI)
|67th Max Moore (RBAI)
89th Donal O’Brien (RBAI)
Max Cromie (Truro) placed 6th of 56 in minor sabre, seeding 3rd after the pools. He knocked out Kennedy (Elizabeth College) 15-1 and Mather (Warwick) 15-2, before being knocked out by clubmate and eventual silver medallist Darcy Holdsworth.