Gold, Silver and two Bronzes for Blackheath Musketeers at 2013 Kent Individual Foil for under 14′s! See Competition Results
This competition was held on 7th April at Blackheath Fencing Club
On April 7th at Blackheath High School for Girls (our base)(provisionally) See here for directions
Entry forms on the KCAFU website http://www.kentfencing.org.uk/
- 8.30 check in Individual Foil
- 12.30 check in Team Foil
This is a mixed gender competition with medals for top 3 men and top 3 women
Those entering the Individual comp will be seeded into teams for the Team Comp.
Teams not in the Individual will be seeded in based on previous competitions.
There will be no pool round on the team competition
Refreshments will be available but nearest shop is a 5-10 minute walk away
Tasters – Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th September 7.30pm – Free
Training courses commence – Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th, September 2013
The September courses are always popular and we recommend you place a deposit for your place as soon as possible if you are interested. See here for details
We cannot guarantee a space on the training courses unless they have been booked in advance.
Children (Musketeers) aged 10 to 15
Tasters – These will be on the same dates as the Adult tasters 6pm to 7.30. Please let us know if you are going to come to these so that we can ensure coaching resources are available.
See more about the Musketeer group here
For both taster sessions please advise us of your interest via the Contact page so that we know who to expect.Updated: May 22, 2013
Blackheath Fencing Club brought its year to a close with the Annual Club Championships 2012. Held Sunday 9th Dec 12 when Musketeers and Seniors members fought it out for both Club and intermediate champions!
The Musketeers Senior Champion was Peter Tsirushkin with 5 straight victories followed by Tom Bevan with 4 and third was a newcomer, fencing only since September ’12, Mandla Thane! Also coming 3rd in his preliminary pool he also took the ‘Best Fencer with under 4 months training’ Award.
In the Intermediate (plate) competition Gold certificate winner was Jordan Webb, with 8year old Storm Bredhal in Silver place and Felix Gilbert in Bronze. Gentleman of the Match went to Josh Knight. Both Senior and Intermediate winners also received £15 gift vouchers towards fencing kit.
The Adult competition followed in the afternoon with Yvo Pokera taking the foil Gold for the second year running with 5 victories, Xavier del Rincon Silver, and Andrew Nisbet Bronze. In Epée, Simon Owen took the Gold, Xavier the Silver and Andrew Bronze with Rob des Forges taking the Beginner’s Award!
On Tuesday 13th we held a Parents evening with mulled wine and mince pies for the parents, lemonade, crisps and biscuits for the Musketeers together with some Christmas fencing games resulting in some resonating booms as balloons were disposed of in time honoured fashion!
Following the prize giving, including some BF Achievement awards, the parents were dragooned, I mean ‘encouraged’, to take a 20 minute fencing lesson with Go Fence kit followed by the Annual Parent Knockout Competition won this year by Guoli Bredhal (yep, clearly runs in the family) who narrowly defeated last year’s champ Jim Howard.
The new Thursday club (nicknamed the Thursday Terrors which only started in Sept ’12) had their own balloon relay race and chocy biscuits with lemonade followed by their first full session on the electric box and nice to see some fencing champions in the making after only starting a few weeks back!
Our year finally ends with Christmas Dinner next week at Davys Winebar, Greenwich.
We are back on Tuesday 8th January and Thursday 10th. Seasons Greetings to all and have a safe holiday.
This will be held on Tuesday 18th December, 7.30 for 8pm. £25 for starter and main, Dessert optional £4 – £7. Partners, parents and friends of paid up members welcome. Max 40 persons. Location details, menu and signup sheet on the noticeboard or by email to Andrew. £10 deposit balance payable on the night.
The prizes for Club Championships will be awarded during the evening. This is our main social event of the year so do come along!
These will take place on Sunday 9th December at our usual location
Musketeers 9.30am check in 10am start £5 entry fee
Seniors 12.30 check in 1pm start Entry fees: 1 weapon £10, 2 weapons £15 Sabre £2
Times will be confirmed subject to number of entries.
Both comps will be mixed gender. Enter on the sign up sheets or by email to Andrew
Seniors: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each weapon plus Best Female (or best Male) if not in top 3. Best Male and Female fencers under 3 years fencing, Likewise Best M/F beginner under 1 yr and Best M/F from current training classes.
Musketeers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd plus Best male and female fencers under 4 months training, Most Promising Male and Female Fencers. Cash vouchers for fencing equipment.
Very sadly we report the passing of Jack Gillett, the club’s Life President. Jack was a founder member, coach, club secretary and treasurer for many years and raised a lot of funds, without which the club would not exist today.
Jack started fencing in the Army, (REME), where he was training as a pentathlete. Being assigned to the Canal zone in Egypt during the Suez crisis no horses were available (camels not being allowed!) so he just concentrated on the fencing. He became club secretary and treasurer around 1990 until he had to retire due to ill health in 2006 having contracted Parkinsons disease.
He was also head coach at Bexley Fencing Club for many years and both clubs respect his invaluable contribution to their existence and to introducing hundreds of people to fencing.
Condolences have been sent to his wife, Cynthia, son Simon and daughter Joyce.
Picture: Jack Gillett (young Jack), 3rd from left, having a 76th birthday drink with Jack Fitz-gerald (old Jack) 5th from left, in February 2004. The others from left are Andrew Nisbet, Matthew Wright (then Treasurer), Linda Percy (then Comp Sec), Diana and Steve Lennox, (then Chairman).
To round off the 2012 fencing season there will be a club visit to see this unique collection of fencing manuals and weapons at the Wallace Collection. Many have not been seen together in one place before and probably will never be again!
Meet at 11am Saturday 21st July at the entrance to the building which is located on Manchester Square, W1U 3BN, 5 mins from Bond Street Underground station. We will meet after for a drink at a place to be revealed to those who attend!
The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.
Many thanks to Peter Bromley for organising.
See Competition page for details and photo