Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
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.
Well done to all those who fenced in the Southern Region age group team competition today, held at Wellington College. We came 5th and won silver in the U14 event, and won bronze and gold in the U18 event. U14s: Hannah Hornby, Matthew Bowyer, John Scriven (Reading B); James Radford, Alex Gladen, Gregor MacLeod (Reading A) U18s: Charlotte Williams, Martha Wallace, Alice Youngs (Reading B); Odette Hornby, Felix Stansfield, Peter Robinson (Reading A)
In the epee age group events, there were 3rd place finishes in the U14 Boys for James Radford and Matthew Boyer, with Charlotte Williams claiming the silver medal in the U16 Girls. The Senior event was run mixed with Verity Hillier winning the Women?s title and coming third overall. For the men, 3 of the top 4 places went to RFC fencers ? Phil Barbasiewicz narrowly beat David Hillier 15-12 in an exciting final, with Lawrence Beadle claiming a bronze medal.