Saturday saw the year 9/10 girls from Prince William school, the first team the school has ever entered to an event, winning silver, narrowing losing to the massively experienced Alleyn’s school.
Sunday saw the Year 5/6 and year 7/8 teams compete and how they did compete. The year 7/8 girls from OKCMS dominated their event with Rachael Lever, Ellie Taylor, Holly Farrow and Amber Mills complete the event undefeated to take the title. The Year 5/6 Girls team consisting of Maisie McCormack, Chloe Elkington and Millie Rye went on the rampage in their first match winning by an impressive 45-4 scoreline and after winning their remaining two first round matches by a clear margin, went on to win their semi final again by a canter. In the final the faced a very experienced Faulkner House school who had fencers all with two or more years of fencing behind them and the OKCMS girls fenced to an amazing level. With just 2 matches to go the team were 4 hits down, however an amazing bout by Chloe (who has fenced for less than a year) pulled the mach to level against an opponent who has been fencing for 4 odd years to leave Maisie level going into the final bout of the match. A couple of misses gave the advantage to Faulkner house, however at 44-40 down Maisie pushed on to pull back to 44-43, however a double then gave Faulkner house the win in a thrilling contest. The OKCMS B’team competed well with Taylor, Ellie and Florrie coming in 6th place.
The Under 14 boys saw teams from OKCMS and Kings Peterborough compete in a large field of 15 teams. The OKCMS team, Ollie, Ollie and Peter, had a horrible draw and lost both their first round matches to go out (one against Whitgift School) at that point. Kings however won their two matches and secured a quarter final spot, however were unlukily drawn against last year’s champions (and this year’s runners up) Whitgift school and went out placing 5th. Great performance by Ben Naylor, Alex Alcock, Henry Hart and Harvey Stephens-Dunn.