Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce the following team selections for the Senior Winton Cup being held in Nottingham, over the weekend of 9th/10th July.
For this event, we have selected our Senior Commonwealth Team in order to give them quality time together on-piste. We only select teams of four fencers, so where our Commonwealth team is of five fencers, we have selected four at random. The fifth will be held as reserve in the event one of the four declines the invitation.
This is the 70th anniversary of the event, and the organisers are currently looking at a buffet and bar on campus that would occur on the evening of the 9th shortly after fencing finishes for the day. Full details will be released when we have them, but we have been asked to confirm our team's interest in such a celebratory meal. Once the team has been finalised, we will qauge interest using teamo.
The team has been nominated & accepted over teamo.
In a very hot Nottingham there was real excitement in the room as old friends were reacquainted, faced each other on the piste, danced the night away in Nottingham night clubs, and came to slightly regret it in the morning!
The Senior Winton Cup, 2019, will be held in Nottingham over the weekend of 7/8 July, 2019. Wales traditionally use this as a development event, so select a team including a combination of both senior fencers and development fencers. The Wales team can be found below:
Wales’ team for the 30th Cadet Winton was a young one, with fewer than half of the 22 fencers having had previous experience of the competition. Several were aged 13 or 14 – often fencing against experienced 17-year-old fencers.
The region finished fifth (equal) of the nine competing regions, which I think is an excellent result and a solid foundation for the future.
This year’s Winton Cup was once again an intensive weekend of fencing with 11 teams fencing a poule unique, meaning 30 fights each for some of our fencers. The top end of the table was more hotly contested than I can remember for a long time, with very little to choose between the top six teams.