Welsh Fencing

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

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

Welsh Fencing is pleased to announce that Jayne Clays has been appointed Welsh Regional Welfare Officer.

More information about Welfare can be found on the British Fencing website: http://britishfencing.com/governance/welfare/

Jayne can be contacted at the following email address: welfare@welshfencing.org

British Fencing publishes once a month, in the first week of the month, a list of BFA Coaches together with their relevant weapon qualifications.

The list can be found here:

 Coaches Register

Congratulation to George Morris, GB Cadet Men's Epee Champion, 2014.

Winning only two of his five first round matches, Morris started slowly and was only ranked 34th for the knockout stages.  By the time the elimination fights began, George had clearly sorted himself out, . He knocked out Theo Edwards (15-11) in the round of 32 and other than a close victory, 15-14, over Owen Jordan (Frisby Fencers) in the round of eight, was untroubled on his way to the gold medal match.

The title fight began in typical cagey fashion but Morris started better than his opponent, picking off the first two hits. Hughes settled though and there was only one point in it (8-7 to Morris) at the first break. Morris began the second period much the same as he had the first by establishing a two-hit lead (10-8). This gave him breathing space and he opened the distance up making it more difficult for his opponent to hit him. This tactic paid off and by the second break he was 14-9 up and very much in control. He made the winning hit, a second intention parry riposte to the high line, early in the third period to take the title, 15-9.