Blackheath fencers, Laura La Delfa and Henry Fazakerley, took part in the Winter Novice & Intermediate Competition run by London Region on 27th January.
Laura took Silver in the Ladies Novice foil, after returning to fencing from a long break, and Henry came 5th in the Mens Intermediate Epee.
London Region now run the Winter and Summer N&I comps, a team event, the CAPITAL OPEN and the London Intermediate Championship, which is also the qualifying competition for British Fencing’s new GB Cup, in addition to the London Region Youth Championships for under 18 year olds.
At the inaugral London Region Intermediate Championship on 29th April Madeleine Brettingham added a Silver medal for Ladies Foil to her collection while Decordoba Mitchell-Rowe took the Men’s Sabre Silver medal.
Both will now represent London at the GB Cup Competition in Nottingham on 23rd June
ROYAL STENNICK CHALLENGE (A good first competition)
(U8/U11/U14[foil only]/ Adults [all weapons])
SUNDAY 8th APRIL 2018
SANDWICH CT13 9QL (about 1hr 15m drive from Blackheath Club)
Ask a Andrew to email you an entry form.
KENT FOIL U10/12/14 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 (A good first competition)
Club entry. Check Kentfencing.org for dates. This is a club entry speak to the coaches. Fee £10
Newham Swords Junior Challenge (for slightly more experienced fencers)
Four competitions in the series collecting points Jan -Jun 2019. See Newhamswords.org.uk calendar
SportsDock, UEL, E14 2RD (20mins from Blackheath)
With five fencers competing and four taking medals out of a total entry of 46 fencers on this day of the Euro16 and Wimbledon finals that’s quite an impressive result!
Mable Chambers, an ex Musketeer now at Kent University, took Gold in the Women’s Novice Epee. Having come 5th of 6 in the poules she says her best position is to be 7-10 down in the DE to motivate her to win! And she did!
Gurlal Jagdev took silver in the Mens Intermediate Epee
Stephen Wood took Silver in the Mens Intermediate Foil, under the Morley Blades flag but also a Blackheath Fencer in recent months.
Valerio Radolovich, a beginner in September 2015, took Silver in Mens Novice foil (fencing under Morley Blades but now back at Blackheath after moving closer).
And last but not least
Decordoba Mitchell-Rowe, also a beginner in September 2015, came 5th in the Mens Novice Epee in his first competition
On 22 March Blackheath epeeists took on Gravesham in a friendly club match for the first time in a couple of years sending two teams from its growing group of epeeists.
The A team comprising Gurlal Jagdev, David Antonopolous and Alister Smith won 45:41 and James Williamson, Marlene Sturm and Christian Gucklesberger formed a B team which narrowly lost 41:42 after running out of time.
All enjoyed their visit and thank Gravesham for the invite and hospitality. A return match will be arranged soon!