In a huge competition weekend, eight Irish fencers competed at the Welsh Open in Cardiff.
Foil (of 102)
- 2nd David Alexander (Nottingham Cavaliers)
Undefeated in the pool, David Alexander seeded 2nd for the DE and knocked out Cheng (Oxford University) 15-11, Wild (Cardiff University) 15-10 and Billing (Truro FC) 15-10. Alexander scored a convincing semi-final win against Schlindwein (Cambridge University) but was outfenced by returning British champion Rhys Melia in a 15-7 final.
- 5th James Brosnan (University of Warwick)
Also V6D0 in the pool, Brosnan defeated Duranisovic (Academy) 15-4, Alderman (Salle Holyrood) 15-4, Corlett (ZFW) 15-10 to meet Ostacchini (Salle Boston) in the L16. Brosnan was knocked out 15-10.
- 43rd Patrick Dempsey (Saxon FC)
V4D2, defeating Dobson (Isle of Man) 15-6 in the L128. Dempsey went out 15-5 to Tom Corlett (ZFW).
- 63rd Christopher Lennon (Salle Boston)
Despite a V1D5 pool, Lennon overturned Burn (Cocks Moor Wood) to reach the L64. He was defeated 15-9 by Morris (Cambridge University).
- 73rd Eoghan Cromie (Truro FC)
Cadet fencer Cromie seeded just outside the L64 after a V2D4 pool. He was knocked out 15-11 by Lewis (Cardiff University).
- 44th Rachel Conner (Laszlo's) – of 101
Conner fenced a V4D2 pool and knocked out Claessen (Don Quichote) 15-4 in the L64. She was defeated 15-7 by an on-form Alix Turley (Hereford & Worcester).
- 5th Michael Jacob – of 49
A V6D0 pool saw Jacob seed 5th, earning a bye into the L32. He eliminated Academy's Jung 15-4 and scored 15-9 over Wilson (Shakespeare’s Swords) in the L16. He was knocked out 15-12 by Nathan Potter (Camden FC) in the quarter-final and placed 5th overall.
- 9th Kathryn Marshall (Foyle FC) – of 27
Marshall seeded 10th with pool victories over Carnac (Northampton), Francis (Academy), Narey (Bath Sword), and Elys (Pegasus). She knocked out Amalia Couzoff (Academy) 15-7 in the L32 to face Northern Irish sabreuse Naomi Lee (Army Fencing Union). The West of Ireland champion prevailed, defeating Marshall 15-13 and going on to place 7th.