Congratulations Owen, Topping UK Cadet…Next the WORLD!

Congratulations to Owen Jordan who won Gold at the Gateshead British Selection Circuit combined Under 20 (Junior) and Under 17 (Cadet) Event on Sunday 20th October at Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead. Owen was simply ‘awesome’ on the day beating several GB (U20) Internationals to win the final against Paul Sanchez Lethem (ranked 3 in the GB U20 rankings). There were 62 fencers competing on the day drawn from clubs across the country. If you bear in mind that Owen has only recently turned 15 it was a fantastic result; many of the fencers were 4 years older than him. (Results from Gateshead http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/me_bsc_2013.htm )

The result means that Owen [above] is now solidly in place as the GB number 1 at Cadet (U17) level and has moved into 7th place in the GB Junior (U20) rankings. He has 4,416 points compared to the second place fencer who has 2,956. (you can find the table here http://francisfencing.org.uk/men/)

As a result of this win Owen has now been chosen to fence for the GB (U17) team in Bonn, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark. Owen is now the second Frisby Fencer to be chosen to fence for GB in recent years with Frisby’s Matt Bolton [picture below] fencing for GB at Cadet and Junior level in several Internationals held throughout last season. Matt fenced in Bonn, Copenhagen, Bratislava (under 17) and Helsinki and Gothenburg (Under 20). Over the last few years Frisby has helped several fencers to represent England at Under 15 level in European events; a fencer representing New Zealand at the Athens Olympics 2004 and a World, European and Commonwealth Veteran Champion. Not bad for a village club in Leicestershire.

For further interest the Melton Time Article can be found here.

Congratulations Owen

Owen came 2nd today at the BSC Lancashire Epee. This is a ranking competition for selection into the GB Cadet (U17) International Team. Owen is now second in the  National rankings after a great performance in the BSC Bromsgrove event on September 1st. This was a combined Junior (U20) and Cadet (U17) qualifier, he was 9th in that competition. He should be selected now for the team if he can prove he has a sufficient level of fitness. This will involve a trip to London to British Fencing HQ.

All very proud. He has only just turned 15!

East MIdlands Championships

The 2013 East Midlands Championships, to be held at The Samworth Church Academy, Sherwood Hall Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2DY on 9th November 2013.
Further details can be found on the regions website ( http://www.emfencing.com/ ) or the FaceBook event ( https://www.facebook.com/events/293438234132774/ )
The entry form can be downloaded in either Word and PDF formats from the bottom of this post.
Please note we have amended the age categories to: =<9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U19 (Boys & Girls competitions for all ages and all 3 weapons) to mimic the EYC competition. However, please also note that we are unable to accept multiple weapon entries for fencers due time limitations on the day.
Help Is still required on the day, specifically referee’s/presidents, if you (or anyone in your club) can help us on the day please contact barry.holliday@googlemail.com

East Midlands Fencing Website

The East Midlands Region Fencing website has been rebooted
You will notice that some pages are still under construction. Apologies for that, but we wanted to get the site up and running, even though there are still some rough edges. Check here for competitions, workshops, other events and news. It is also hopefully a useful place to signpost people to if they are interested in finding out a bit more about fencing or wanting to find a local club. We are hoping to develop the clubs page with more information about each one – weapons, meeting times and days, exact location and so on.
We hope that the site will make it easier for you to find out everything you need to know about fencing in the East Midlands. And please do feel free to contact me or anyone else on the committee with your constructive feedback.
We have also set up an East Midlands Fencing Facebook Page, for those of you who are regular Facebook users. You can find it here.
This is different from the website in that it is designed to be a community of news, photos and comment. Please feel free to post to the page and to upload pictures (make sur eyou have permission before doing so!). It is designed to be a place to share information and ideas. It’s a bit of an experiment to see what take-up there is: it will be what we all make it!
Please  go and check out the new sites and spread the word of fencing.

Competitions and Forms for the new season

The Ashton Open Competition is running this year and will be running under a new committee. Please find the link at the bottom.

CMW Epee 2013 is on Saturday 16th November 2013. Juniors will fence in the morning and Seniors will fence in the afternoon.

We will have 18 carpet pistes and Leon Paul will also have a stand this year. The Senior competition is an open. The form can be found at the bottom of the page.
Full details can be found on the competition website www.cmwfc.org.uk/epee.
The Leeds Open is just around the corner!
 
2012 was the 3rd year the tournament ran and we welcomed nearly 300 fencers across all 3 weapons, making it one of the largest fencing opens in the country.
 
Please find an entry form below or here is a link to our website to allow easy online entry.
 
Why not ‘Like’ the tournaments’ Facebook page and if you do you will be entered into a prize draw to have your entry fee refunded!!!
 
The tournament venue is situated directly in the city centre, with fantastic transport links from Leeds rail and coach station. There are also plenty of inner city hotels nearby if you need to stay over for the weekend.
 
We look forward to seeing you and your fencers at this years’ tournament – please do spread the word.

Ashton Open Application

Cocks Moors Woods Epee Championships Entry Form 2013

LeedsOpen2013

East Midlands Senior 6 Weapon Championships RESULTS!

Frisby Fencers ran the East Midlands Senior 6 Weapon Championships at the Samworth Academy in Mansfield on Sunday 19th May. This is an annual competition with entries from clubs all over the East Midlands (Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire). There was a very high standard of competitors with over 70 entrants from 16 clubs across the competition.

Frisby had fencers in the Men’s and Women’s Epee Championships and the Women’s Sabre. The Men’s Epee Trophy was first handed out in 1971 to Malcolm Allton (a long standing member of Frisby Fencers, who is still competing and is also an International referee.) Owen Jordan won the Men’s Epee Championships and Darryl Hazlewood took silver [pictured above]. This was an excellent result [link below] for both the individuals and the club. There were 23 entrants in the Men’s Epee competition altogether. Malcolm finished 7th and Joshua Myers was 9th. Sylvia Brown came 9th in the Women’s Epee and took bronze in the Women’s Sabre. For Owen this completes a hat-trick of victories in East Midlands Competitions this year. It should be noted that he is also only 14 and this was the Men’s Senior Championships. He competed against much older and more experienced fencers!

East Midlands Senior Championships 2013 Results

Update

There is a nice writeup and picture of the dynamic duo on the Melton Times website.

British Youth Championships

Great weekend for Frisby’s young fencers at the British Youth Championships Finals in Sheffield. Owen came 3rd in the under 16s. Matt was 5th and Josh 10th in the under 18s. Owen’s result was the highest for any East Midland’s fencer in any age group or weapon class. Owen lost to the eventual winner Oliver Steed. To say we are proud is an understatement.

Wedding News

Congratulations Chris, recently departed Frisby for the West Midlands, has just announced he is engaged. Best wishes to you both from all at the club.
Ever thought of a fencing themed wedding? You can have a guard of honor with our blades held high in salute as you walk down the aisle? Or You could both wear white.
Good luck and congratulations.