British School Team Championships – Rickmansworth – 3rd March 2019

Some great results for local schools at the 2019 School team championships.

Under 12 Boys – Stamford Junior School stole the show with an incredible 2nd place.  Considering the school only started fencing in September the team did so well winning all the 1st Round matches, just losing in the Final to Wetherby prep.  Oundle Primary also fenced really well win all but one match in the first round, losing only to eventual winners Wetherby.  In the semi finals they again were matched against Wetherby and unfortunately lost out again to finish Bronze Medallists.

Under 12 Girls – Stamford School’s girls team fought well but were beaten in their first two matches, however a great performance in their final match, with a win over Queensgate took them o a final place of 5th.  Oundle Primary Girls secured a win and a loss in round 1 to make the Semi-finals, however a loss there left them in 3rd place and a great Bronze.

Under 18 Boys – The boys team from Kings had a tough first round losing both of their matches, however in the round of 32, they were leading much of the match and just lost out 45-44 to Lycee Internation London.  With Kings being a very young team and pretty inexperienced, there is real potential for the future.

Under 18 Girls – Prince William School’s girls Under 18 team went into the event with some confidence, having had strong Individual performances at recent events.  The first round was tough with a win against Millfield, but losses to Guildford High and Queensgate, leaving them in 3rd going into the semi-finals.  A great turn around win against Guildford High took the team into the Final, but again lost to finish with a team Silver.

Well done to all the local teams who competed at the event.

Maisie 3rd in Copenhagen Cadet

On 1st December Maisie McCormack secured an amazing 3rd place at the Copenhagen Cadet European Circuit Event, so jumping to 3rd in the British Cadet Rankings.  This was the only medal performance by a British Women’s Epeeist all season on the Cadet European Circuit, so really impressive.

After a 4 up 2 down first round, Maisie won 4 thrilling direct Elimination matches 15-14 to reach the last 8, where she won by a more comfortable 15-11 to make the medal matches.  Maisie unfortunately lost in the semi-finals but came away with an impressive bronze medal and the result has given her enough points to reach the qualification criteria for both the European & World Cadet teams for GBR.  Well done.

Link to British Fencing news – http://www.britishfencing.com/mccormack-gets-bronze-in-copenhagen

Elite Epee Junior Series CLFS

Robin Silk takes Silver at the very strong Elite Epee Junior Series event at CLFS in Surrey. Moving him into a likely spot for the Elite Epee Grand final. This is his 2nd silver at the only two EEJS event he has attended, and as he only started fencing just over a year ago is a great achievement.

British Cadet Gold

Rachael Lever adds to her British Under 16 title, by winning the British Cadet (Under 17) Championships and makes it a very good weekend to take 3rd place at the Under 20 British Championships as well, losing to eventual winner Avery Louis. Great performance.