The Liverpool Open & NWJS 2017 Results
Wrexham Fencing Club sent a contingent of 12 fencers to Liverpool on the weekend of the 20th & 21st May to compete in the Liverpool Open Fencing Competition and a round of the North West Junior Series. It was fantastic to see Wrexham so well represented, with several fencers making their competition debuts. Added to this already great achievement the club managed to come away with a number of medals.
Eleanor Regnart-Butler did very well in the poule stage, only losing 2 matches by the closest of margins 5-4. After securing a bye through to the quarter final stage, Eleanor was able to win comfortably to set up a Semi-final place, losing out in a closely fought match to win a bronze medal.
Christine Jones was competing in her first competition and did very well to win her last 16 direct elimination match against an opponent who had previously beaten her in the poule, before losing out to the eventual winner in her last 8 match to finish in 8th place.
Max Brindle was competing in the Mens Sabre which had a very strong and experienced field. After the poule stages Max was ranked 26th and drawn against the 12th seed. Despite scoring very well when going forward Max lost out 12-15 to finish in 21st place.
Steph Phennah, fresh from her 2nd place finish at the British Youth Championships, competed in the Women’s Sabre. She did very well to win all her poule matches except one to place her as first seed going into the elimination stage. After progressing well through both her quarter and semi finals stage Steph fenced against her nemesis from the poule in the final. After a promising start her opponent managed to bring the match back to parity before Steph found the energy to secure the last few hits to secure the gold medal 15-10.
Owen Edwards competed in the always competitive Mens Epee on the Sunday. He had a very strong first poule, losing out 4-5 in two matches. After a second, slightly tougher poule, Owen was ranked in 12th. He was able to edge out his opponent 15-14 in his first direct elimination bout before losing out in the last 16 to finish in 13th place.
Liverpool North West Junior Series
The club was delighted to send a group of junior fencers, all (of whom were fencing in their first or second competition. Competing in your first few competitions is always a very nerve wracking experience and often a huge learning curve – however the Wrexham fencers all took it in their stride and all came away having fenced very well. We also managed to secure several medals.
Yasmin Rami– Gold Girls Under 15 Foil.
Rosie Townson – Bronze Girls Under 13 Foil
Ibrahim Rami – Boys Under 13 Foil top 8 finish
Osian Parry – Boys Under 13 Foil top 8 finish
Kristian ZahRadny – Bronze Boys Under 11 Foil
Faris Rami – 5th Boys Under 11 Foil
Lilly Mae Brindle - 5th Girls Under 11 Foil