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January 2019 Newsletter

By dave, Feb 11 2019 09:05PM




Welcome to the January edition of the Newton Abbot & Totnes Fencing club newsletter. I haope you all managed to keep your New Years resolution for more than 1 week !!.



The following members of the Newton Abbot Fencing Club have achieved the British Academy of Profeciency awards. These awards are also available to members of the Totnes club.Those wishing to take any of these proficiency awards, contact Jan Lacey (01626 867573) or visit the Monday night (19.30-21.30) fencing club at Teign school, Kingsteignton.


BRONZE FOIL:- Craig D’Allen, Joe Dillion Evans, Mike Johnson, William Berkley.

BRONZE EPEE:- Andy Devey, James White.

SILVER FOIL:- Bruce Freeman, Leo Brook.

GOLD FOIL:- John Phillips, Richard Lewis Morgan.

GOLD EPEE:- Jim Pilkington

GOLD SABRE:- Andy Bornemisza



A message from Andy Bornemisza from below:-


World Veterans Fencing Championships 2018

We (Amdy & Lynne) travelled to Livorno in Northern Italy on October 8th for Andy to take part in the World Championships. There were 38 entered in his Age Category from eighteen different countries.


Andy fenced very well in his first round group beating Spertini from France 5-2, Mimata from Japan 5-2 , Pinkus from USA 5-4 (very close fight!) and Kunchev from Bulgaria 5-2. He only lost one fight to Filipi from Italy who finished second overall last year!

At the end of the first round he was ranked 6th a good position to go into the Direct Elimination. He won his first knockout easily against William Carson USA beating him 10-1. We then moved onto the coloured pistes in the Main Arena we knew the next opponent was going to be tough as in his first fight he had eliminated the number 9 seed. He was very forceful and unconventional and sadly Andy lost the fight. However he finished in 10th position in his Age Group in the World which is a tremendous achievement.

In the Sabre team event we drew Canada and Italy as our group matches. We beat Canada and narrowly lost to Italy. Sadly we drew Italy in the knockout and they were too strong!


There were other good results from British fencers in the Mens and Womens Foil also in the team events where Mens and Womens Foil took Gold medals while Womens Sabre took the Silver.

Excellent turnout for the competition with 56 countries represented.



Fencing Competions below but visit www.devonfencing.co.uk www.swfencing.co.uk


-January 20th @ 09.00-17.00hrs DEVON County SENIOR Championships: EPEE. Isca College of Arts. alexjnscott@hotmail.co.uk


-January 27th @ EFSW AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS : FOIL (BYC qualifiers):

trp@millfieldschool.com


-February 2nd, EFSW AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS: SABRE (BYC qualifiers). £16.00. trp@millfieldschool.com


-February 3rd, EFSW AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS: EPEE (BYC qualifiers). trp@millfieldschool.com


-February 3rd, @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. DEVON County SENIOR Championships: FOIL






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