Welsh Fencing

The News section. This presents information articles about people, clubs and events associated with Welsh Fencing.

Katherine is featured here, in an article in the South Wales Argus: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/features/11642785.FIRST_PERSON__Champion_Monmouth_fencer_Katherine_Kempe/

 

Not to be outdone, the Veterans are also in the medals:

  • Gold Medal for Jim Crawfurd in Men's Sabre
  • Bronze Medal for Robert Penton in Men's Sabre
  • Silver Medal for Men's Sabre Team

Well done to all of you!

Wales had it's most successful Senior Commonwealth Championships in many years by bringing home 5 medals, to be placed 4th in the overall medal table.

  • Gold for Katherine Kempe in the Women's Sabre;
  • Silver for Mark Burkhalter in the Men's Epee;
  • Bronze for Tom Edwards in the Men's Epee;
  • Silver for the Men's Epee team;
  • Bronze for the Women's Sabre team

Overall, a fabulous set of results, with many other notable results throughout the week.  A more detailed report will be put online, once we have all recovered!

Carl added the following:

"I believe the Commonwealths (even without women's foil!) were Wales' most successful ever- well, in 64 years of Commonwealth competition - in terms of medals, even including the Commonwealth Games years. KK'S gold is only Wales' 3rd ever (1 in 2010, 1 in 2006) and it's only the 2nd time Wales have won 5 medals, the other being 1998."

Thanks, Carl.

George Hawksworth gets the verdict in a well attended and closely fought contest, with Emma Gordon coming first in the Women’s event.

For full results, follow the link: www.whitchurchfencing.co.uk/shield/Whitchurch_Shield_2014.htm
 

The entire Welsh team, showing determination, confidence and tremendous team spirit, are to be commended on their efforts in Manchester. Some sterling individual and well fought Team matches enabled Wales to achieve a collection of medals.

On the weekend of 5th/6th July, Wales joined teams from 8 other British regions to contest the Senior Winton Cup. This is always a competitive but fun event, and the whole team very much entered into the spirit of this, fighting hard but demonstrating good sportsmanship and supporting the rest of the team.

a smorgasbord of culture
ice-cream on the beach
an audience of seagulls
there’s medals within reach

Largs mid November
isn’t Glasgow in July
and never on my list of things
to do before I die

they say it had a Woolworth’s
but now’s no time to tarry
from end to end like lightning
and don’t forget to parry
 

Sarah Dolan

The President of the CFF is pleased to announce that the 2015 Commonwealth Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships have been awarded to South Africa - in particular, the Western Cape Province.

This is event is scheduled for a period between 1st – 17th July 2015. Once final dates have been locked in, members will be advised.

The formal announcement can be found here: http://www.commonwealthfencing.org/junior.html, as can the format of the event, and past results.

The WF Executive Board will announce detailed selection criteria and selection dates in due course.  However, we can confirm that this will take into account BFA Rankings for the respective age groups (http://britishfencing.com/rankings/). Entry on the ranking lists is based on results in the British Fencing Nominated Junior & Cadet Events 2014-2015, which have been announced and can be found here: http://britishfencing.com/GBR/selections_and_rankings/

If anyone has any questions or requires further clarification, please just drop me an email at webmaster@welshfencing.org

Mark Ridsdale