Bedford Fencing Club News
The Bedford Boys at Professor Duffy Memorial Team Epee
Seven fencers from the club including the Northampton guys flew to Dublin to compete in this great Epee competition with teams from Ireland Germany Hungary Italy and the UK..
"The Bedford Boys" (Paul Drake, Andrew Luckman, Andrew Brown & Jon Nottingham) were in the only poule of 4 and all fenced well enough to always be in front on score line. Fencing Italian relay system (up to 45) they beat Salle Duffy (who came 3rd) 45/40, DUFC 45/42 and Fleche it out 45/34.
John Prime wins British Veterans Fencing Trophy in Summer Open event.
John took home the old National Epee Champion Trophy from the July event held at Leon Paul Centre.
Caroline won a Bronze medal at the 2017 senior Hampshire Open in May 2017.
With four victories in the pool, beating local fencer Lucy Wright 15/14 in her first DE, she lost to winner Jane Hutchinson 15/7 in the semis.
At the European Championships in Chiarvari Italy in May
Two club fencers fenced in the Veterans Four Nations in Dún Laoghaire. Silvia Brown was part of a victorious England team and Caroline Clancy fenced for Ireland who came third.
Team England with Silvia gained a gold and Ireland with Caroline a Bronze in the sabre team.
The Gala Dinner was held in the posh surrounds of the Royal St George Yacht Club where medals were awarded.
Fencers enjoyed a great weekend with temperatures reaching 20 degrees on Sunday.