Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
RFC took on visitors from EFC in a return match, hosted by RFC and scheduled to be the last match of the season. A poule unique was fought between the 6 visitors from EFC and 16 RFC fencers, with the Reading participants ranging in both age and experience. A great evening of fencing was had, with a total of 69 bouts completed by the. The visitors came away with a narrow victory after winning 36 of their bouts, versus a score of 33 victories from RFC.
Chairperson: Alain Barbasiewicz; Secretary: Dave Hillier; Treasurer: Colin Barbasiewicz; Club Captain: Philippe Barbasiewicz; Junior Rep'/Welfare Officer (x2): Paul Radford, Jeff Rosenbaum; Ordinary Member (x4): Verity Hillier.
Reading hosted a return match against Swindon FC yesterday. Our team included Ben Schneider, Peter Robinson and Alain Barbasiewicz. The match was closely contested to begin with, but Reading prevailed, winning through 45-35 against a strong team.
Odette Hornby won a spectacular bronze medal in the French national ladies team épée championships, held in Epinal, last weekend. A super result - bein fait!
Well done to Calum for winning the Luton Open and Verity who came second in the ladies event.
Members from RFC boasted an impressive haul of silverware from the Hampshire Open this weekend. Verity Hillier won the Ladies Epée, whilst Reading filled the entire podum in the Mens event - Ben Schneider gold, Calum Maynard silver, and Nick Dobie and Alex Sallons both bronze.
Alain Barbasiewicz was awarded the prestigious Epée Club's Boris Berliand Trophy for the third successive year on Friday evening, followed by winning the Club's Inns of Court Gold Cup held in London on the Saturday.