Monday, 28 June 2010

Bromley Summer Schools Challenge 2010

On Sunday 4th July in the Eric liddell Sports Centre we are hosting the 2nd Bromley Challenge.
Fencers from St. Christopher’s, Scott’s Park, St. Josephs, Parish Primary and Bishop Challoner will be taking part.
All EC fencers U9 or U11 can take part in this competition.
Also volunteers from parents and older fencers are needed to run the refreshments, organise the fencers, set up and clear away the hall.
All fencers who have passed the theory section of the referee course can be examined for foil and/or epee during this event.
Finally all fencers with school foil kit need to return the equipment during the week or on Sunday at the latest; especially needed are foils, lames and bodywires.
All fencers wishing to take part, fencers and/or parents offering to help and fencers/coaches wishing to be examined for Grade 3/4/ referee must contact Tim ASAP.

Junior School Inter-house Competition 2010

Well done to the Livingstone team of Andrew Hughes, George Garton and Richard Trew who retain the Inter-house shield for the 2nd year running.
Carey, who were a fencer down, were gallantly and tearfully represented by the Wells brothers, Luke and Ethan, who were the runners up after beating Chalmers 45-44 to reach the final.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

England Youth Championships 2010 at Hatfield

Although not our best results so far this year, most fencers will still be in the same age groups next year. Well done to all fencers taking part, and congratulations to Oakley for being our Fencer of the Week for his 11th placing in epee. Roll on 2011!

U11 Epee
Oakley Hill-Smith 11th place

U11 Foil
Luke Wells 24th place
Ben Dines 32nd place
Christian Mitchell 33rd place
Ethan Wells 49th place

U13 Epee
Andrew Hughes 11th place
Adam Whitelaw 19th place

U13 Foil
Andrew Hughes 24th place
Harry Calder 35th place
Elliot Wedge 57th place
Tim Pearson 60th place

U15 Foil
Adam Aspden 38th place

Autumn Term fixtures

The fixtures for next term (so far) are in the Members Area in an excel spreadsheet.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Tour of Olympic Site

On Friday 20th August at 9.30am we have a tour planned of the Olympic site thanks to Stephen Wells, father of Luke and Ethan. This includes a tour bus ride of the site, a talk in the visitor centre and going up the “view tube”. This should last about 1½ hours. A representative from British Fencing will be there to take pictures of our fencers at the site for publicity, perhaps in a future Sword magazine article or on the BF website. Places are limited to 30 so please email Tim if you would like to go, fencers get preference before parents!

Summer Camp – date change!

Congratulations to Katie Dolan and Jon Rhodes who have been selected as part of the team running the first National Academy in Nottingham this summer. Unfortunately the NA dates clash with our summer camp so our camp date has changed to the following week; Monday 23rd August to Saturday 28th August.

London Youth Games 2010

Our fencers Jordan Ratcliffe, Adam Aspden, Harry Calder and Adam Whitelaw, with support from Andrew Hughes made up the Junior Team representing Bromley and won both their pools rounds comfortably but were knocked out in the DE round. Bromley came 6th overall in fencing and the Borough came 15th in the games generally.

Fencing results:

1. Newham 50
2. Enfield 46
3. Lambeth 43
-- Haringey 43
5. Barnet 39
6. Bromley 37
7. Ealing 36
8. City of London 35
9. Wandsworth 34
10. Redbridge 33
11. Richmond 32
12. Bexley 31
13. Camden 30
14. Islington 29
15. Kensington 28
16. Brent 27
17. Waltham Forest 26
18. Kingston 25
19. Hillingdon 24

Full results for the Games:

1. Bexley 679
2. Greenwich 650
3. Hillingdon 641
4. Richmond 618
5. Croydon 596
6. Wandsworth 582
7. Redbridge 573
8. Enfield 533
9. Havering 523
10. Kensington and Chelsea 473
11. Barnet 460
12. Barking and Dagenham 451
13. Tower Hamlets 444
14. Kingston 438
15. Bromley 437
16. Ealing 429
17. Lambeth 407
18. Sutton 395
19. Islington 394
20. Harrow 389
21. Hackney 385
22. Camden 375
23. Lewisham 358
24. Westminster 353
25. Waltham Forest 347
26. Brent 341
27. Newham 339
28. Southwark 309
29. Hammersmith and Fulham 306
30. Haringey 269
31. Merton 260
32. Hounslow 175
33. City of London 141

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Well done Cathy

Well done Cathy (and no more microwave meals for your family)
Cathy Ratcliffe will be visiting our team training on Sunday 27th June to tell us about her cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Chris wins Gold in Amsterdam

Well done to Chris on retaining the team title.

Chris report:

On Sunday the 6th of June the National Dutch Team Championships took place in Amsterdam.
My team is Scaramouche Fencing Club from Arnhem.
Last year we won the title in men's foil, and we were keen on taking the cup with us again.
Since we were seeded number 1 and there were 11 teams in total, we had a bye in the last sixteen and were immediately qualified for the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals we met Zair Fencing Club from Rotterdam.
A special meeting for me, since I lived and fenced in Rotterdam for many years. It meant I was fencing against my old sparring partners and we won the meeting quite comfortably with 45-26.
In the semi-finals we met the team from Alkmaar. In the beginning the fight was quite equal, but after the first few bouts we took the lead and comfortably won 45-29.
In the final we met our rival fencing club Amsterdam just like the year before.
We started very well and were leading after three bouts with 15-6. In the remaining bouts of the match we did not give this lead away and won the match with 45-34.
This meant for me the second Dutch team gold medal in a row!
So for all you Eltham fencers: I am sorry I was not there to train you on that Sunday, but I think the time was well spent!"

Monday, 14 June 2010

The Cycling Journey Ends

From: Andy (WebAdmin)
As a bookend to Tim's message a couple of weeks back, I wanted to let you know that Cathy finishes her Land's End to John O'Groats cycle today (Monday). It's a fantastic achievement and we'll all be glad to get her back home again.

She's been keeping a blog with words and photos throughout her journey. You can view it at

And finally, on behalf of Cathy, I offer a big thank you to all the fencers, parents and coaches who contributed to her JustGiving appeal for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. As I write this article, her appeal totals £470. Fantastic!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Date for your diary - EC Fencing Summer Camp

Monday 16th August to Saturday 21st August
Full details to follow

Bromley Summer Schools Foil Challenge

Sunday 4th July at Eric Liddell Sports Centre
This competition will be for novices only so no team fencers will be selected.
However team members can assist with the running of the event.
Fencers who have passed the refereeing theory test can be examined for the Grade 4 refereeing award at this competition.
Picture is last years Bromley Challenge.