Reading Fencing clubs is always active with competitions against ourseleves and other clubs in the region.
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.
Well done Calum who came second at the Aldershot Open then won the Stirling Sword the following weekend.
Reading Fencing Club sent a team down to Egham Fencing Club on Friday 7 November in the second fixture of their 2014/15 season. The RFC team was made up of Phil Barbasiewicz, Jeff Rosenbaum and Will Ross. After starting off well in the match to go 9-6 up, we gradually fell behind and despite a flurry of hits in the latter stages of the match, it ended in a 45-38 defeat.
The December club competition will be delayed by a week until the 10th due to the match against Southampton Epee Club.
Junior festive bash is 3.30pm on Saturday 13th December at Reading Climbing Centre. Cost is ?22.50 each, which includes 90 minutes of climbing, equipment, instruction and pizza buffet tea. Please email the club, if you would like to come along.
RFC fencers have an away match against Egham FC on 7th November. Home matches are planned with Reading University and Southampton over the coming weeks.