Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
We had FIFTEEN (!) juniors compete in the age group qualifiers, held at Bradfield College yesterday.
U14 Girls: Hannah Hornby (silver)
U16 Girls: Charlotte Williams (bronze)
U18 Girls: Odette Hornby (bronze), Ashlee Grainger (bronze)
U12 Boys: Gregor Macloed (bronze), Oskar Struger (gold)
U14 Boys: John Scriven (19th), Owen Foulkes (18th), James Radford (11th), Alex Gladen (9th), Matthew Boyer (6th) U16 Boys: Noam Rosenbaum (8th) U18 Boys: Felix Stansfield (5th), Peter Robinson (bronze), Ben Schneider (silver) Full results can be found here.
RFC were victorious in their return match against SEC on 26 February. Will Ross, Dave Hillier, Verity Hillier, Philippe Barbasiewicz and Alain Barbasiewicz competed in a pool unique, winning 52 of the 75 fights they had against the opposition.
A very enjoyable night with some good quality fencing!
Our next match is due to take place on 31 March against Swindon Fencing Club.
We had a successful return match vs Reading Uni Knight with our senior team emerging victorious from their relay match, and our beginners also triumphant from their pool unique. The senior team, winning 45-21, comprised Alain Barbasiewicz, Calum Maynard, and Dave and Verity Hillier. Our novices - Liz Sandford, Mark Foulkes, Andy Smith - won 8 out of the 10 fights contested.
Well done Calum who came second at the Aldershot Open then won the Stirling Sword the following weekend.
The February club competition results are in with Jakob Hauter winning the prize in the Senior competition and James Radford the junior competition. The full results can be found here.
Well done to all Reading fencers who took part in the friendly we hosted against Southampton Epee Club earlier in the week. RFC saw off the visitors despite some very close matches, winning 4 of the 6 that were held. Click here for the full report, and keep your eye out in the local press.