Cadet Circuit (Épée): Clarke and Kalimtgis go out in Bratislava first round

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A record-breaking 800 cadets fenced at the Circuit event in Bratislava over the weekend, including two cadet épéeists. Sophia Kalimtgis' lone victory over Su CAN only did not see her through to the DEs, with both Sophia and Isabelle Clarke eliminated after the pools. Sophia Kalimtgis (Knightsbridge FC) – 207th of 241 Isabelle Clarke (Munster Blades… Read more »

Cadet Circuit: Tauber & Halle, U23 Series: Moedling – Foil success for Clarke and Lee

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Ireland’s representation didn’t finish with the Turin Grand Prix in this busy weekend for our international foilists. European U23 Series Junior fencer Anna Lee (Paris TA) fenced at the U23 event in Moedling, Austria. Defeating Marechal FRA and Tulen NED in the pool, she edged past the first-round cut to face Kraenkl AUT on home… Read more »

EFC Cadet Circuit (Épée): Espoo – Kalimgtis progresses in European debut

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Ireland was ably represented at the Cadet Circuit event near Helsinki with Sarah Steacy on refereeing duty and two young épéeists flying the flag. Making her international debut, Sophia Kalimtgis defeated Palumbo ITA, Wetzker HUN, Sadler GBR and Leisti FIN to reach the tableau, only to be overturned 6-5 by Ritakallio FIN. Close matches against Sivakumar SIN… Read more »

Cadet Circuit: Manchester (Foil) – McKay and Velma qualify

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The EFC Cadet Circuit continued in Manchester on Saturday. Both Irish fencers progressed to their respective tableaux, in doing so earning qualification for this season’s Cadet Europeans and Cadet Worlds. Men’s Foil Matthew McKay (RBAI) defeated Fernandes POR and Rhys-Pollitt GBR in the pool to earn a place in the tableau. He overturned 23rd seed… Read more »

Cadet Circuit Sabre: Aime makes L64 at Moedling

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This weekend in Austria, Frantz Aime (CH Chatelaine) secured his best result yet at international level, achieving his second L64 of the season at a notoriously challenging event. Aime was V7D5 across two rounds of pools, defeating Abidovs LAT, Prosse BEL,Kavak TUR, Snell AUS, Piccioli FRA, Dobo HUN and Peker TUR. Seeding 77th for the… Read more »