Friday, 24 September 2010

Premier Foil at Southampton September 2010


Under 9
Michal Burda 7th place
Ethan Wells 9th place

Under 11
Luke Wells 11th place

[Update: Results are now available on Rankings page of the Premier Foil web site]

Manchester Cadet 2010 Results

Men’s Epee
Elliott Grover 40th
Jordan Ratcliffe 47th

Men’s Foil
Adam Aspden 72nd

A few photos of Ells are here.

[Update: Results are now on the ManCad web site]

Summer Camp 2010

Our fencers now;
Understand the importance of a planned routine to prepare for competition.
Understand how to make a game plan to approach each opponent and how to alter the plan during combat.
Understand how to analyse their opponents.
Have improved their footwork.
Have improved their fitness and stamina.
Have improved their strength and conditioning.
Understand how teamwork can help improve all our fencers ability.
Understand the value of training diaries.
Can carry out repairs and maintenance on their weapons.
Have improved close quarter combat, fl├Ęche attacks and pronated parries.
Have proved once again that they are worthy of the time and effort needed by the coaches to help them succeed.

Some pictures from the week are here.

Also a preview copy of the video shown on the last day recapping the week is here. Copies are available (at a cost) on request, together with the portrait photos taken by Fergus and Robin.

Olympic Site Visit 2010

Prior to our Summer Performance Camp we had a tour of the Olympic site organised by Mr. Wells.
A full story, written by a fencer, will be published here later and be printed in the next Sword Magazine.
Pictures from the trip are here.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

British Selection Circuit (Epee) and London Foil

Jordan and Ells (yes, Tim takes much better pictures than me!)
From: Andy (Web Admin)
Three club fencers were competing this weekend, in two separate locations.

Jordan Ratcliffe and Elliot Grover were in Hampton at the British Selection Circuit event for epee. This was a combined U17 and U20 event, so a tough step up for Jordan and Ells. Both fencers put on a good showing in the poules. With 78 entrants, Jordan was seeded 76= and Ells a fantastic 52. Sadly, these two seedings resulted in the Eltham fencers facing each other in the first round! Ells won the intra-Eltham match 15-9 and faced the 13 seed (Dixon) in the 2nd round. Sadly, Ells lost this match 7-15. All-in-all, both fencers did very well against much older competition. [Update: Results are now on Kate Smith's web site]

Meanwhile, Adam Aspden (supported by Jon Rhodes) was competing in the London Foil at Brunel University. It too was an under 20 event with some of the top ranked fencers in the country competing. He fenced very well, and was one of the youngest (and shortest!) competitors there. Despite winning only one of his poule fights the rest were close fought matches. Although he did not make the DE (missing out on it by 3 hits) he gained valuable experience. [Update: Results are now on the London Foil web site]

Adam is hoping to build on that experience when he fights at the Manchester Cadet Foil event next weekend, and so are Jordan and Ells who are competing in the ManCad Epee next weekend.