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.
Seeded 7th after the poules and coming up against BSG Stahl Nordhausen (who finished 8th) after a bye in a cold fencing hall they retired 34/45 finishing 9th.
Everyone Loves George
"Everyone Loves George" (George Partridge, Paul Willmott & Levi Johnson) beat The Bad Touche 45/22 but lost to DUFC1 (who finsihed 3rd) 40/45.
They lost their DE bout against Salle Duffy 45/34 giving the team 10th position in the final results.