The Piste: french for trackway, or course;

  • our name for the ground we fence on;
  • it consists of a 2 x 16(ish) metre wide strip, set out as follows:
  • (the run back can be any length of 1.5m or more)
  • (more fancy epee pistes are made of metal, so that with hits to the floor, the electric stuff is earthed, thus not registering a hit erroneously)

Fencin Piste

R:   Run back:

  • a safety feature, kept clear to allow fencers to come off the piste with out fear of tripping or collisions.

B:   Back line:

  • if you are driven back untill you have both feet over this line, your opponent scores a point.

W:   Warning line:

  • we are a fair lot, this gives the retreating fencer notice that if they do not pull their socks up, they will go off the end and give a point away.

G:   On Guard line:

  • the starting line for all bouts.
  • the front foot must be behind this.

C:   Centre line:

  • name says it all;
  • the scoring apparatus is stationed adjacent to this line so both fencers have an equal view of it.
  • the president should also start here, facing the score indicator light-box.
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Club closed on Thursday 21st September

The school needs the sports hall on Thursday 21st September so there will be NO fencing on that day – make the most of a night off!

September 13th, 2017

Essex Open results

Seven men’s foilists made the trip to Colchester for another early season tournament with two making the last 16.  See the full results here.

September 11th, 2017

Fencers Club London Open results

Eleven Saxons travelled to the venue that used to be used for the Slough Open for the inaugural FCL Open.  The best result was Seville winning bronze – click here for all the results.

September 3rd, 2017

Leon Paul Summer Opens results

A number of Saxons went to North London for some early season tournament fencing.  Click here to see the results.

August 20th, 2017

Luton open results

Joe and Alex S both competed in the Luton Open, click here to see how they got on

June 5th, 2017

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