For a fairly newly establshed club to qualify 5 fencers to the Elite Epee Grand Final was an achievement, however for fencers to win a full set of Gold, Silver & Bronze is really good going.

The Under 11 Girls event saw 3 of the 8 fencers competing coming from the OPS club. After the initial seeding round, Ellie Taylor took 2nd seed and drew Maisie McCormack (7th) in the Quarter-Finals which unfortunately took Maisie out to finish 7th following a 10-7 scoreline to Ellie. Ellie continued her great progress with a 10-9 win against Knightsbridge’s Sophia Kalimtgis to make the final. In the other half of the draw clubmate Rachael Lever (4th seed after round 1) took out Alisha Arden (Knightsbrigde) 10-7 and then the number 1 seed Henrietta Hadalin by an impressive 10-4 scoreline to make the final. Here the clubmates met and after a close match Rachael won to take her first Grand Final title by a 10-8 scoreline.

In the Under 13 Girls, Tabby Pattison fenced really well in the seeding round to take a great 3rd seed, however failed to carry that form into the quarter-finals, losing to April Adyenka to place 5th. 

In the Under 16 Boys, Theo Edwards fenced superbly to be seeded no 1 afer the initial round, winning the quarter final match against Escrime Adacemy’s Joseph Dulac 15-10, he went into the Semi-Final against Joshua Stevens. Following the closest of matches Theo just missed out on the wrong side of a 15-14 scoreline to place =3rd. This was actually Theo’s first Elite Epee Podium and as he is moving up out of the age-group next season it was his last chance. 

Well done to all of you who qualified for this event… 

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