Archive for April, 2015

Another weekend full of success

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We saw more success for the club in a weekend where fencers were competing at the British National Championships (individuals and teams) and the Veterans 4 Nations team event.

British National Championships Individuals

Only two fencers entered the individual event on the Saturday, making their way to Sheffield to compete.

Men’s Foil (50 entries)

After the poules Christopher was seeded 28th, finishing V3D3 in a tough competition. In the last 64 he drew Ben Priestley from Team Melia, who he went on to beat 15-11 to make the last 32.  His next opponent was British team member Ben Peggs, who he lost to 15-3.

Christopher Mollard – last 32

Women’s Foil (16 entries)

Oxana was in a slightly more difficult position, losing all 7 of her first round matches and being seeded 15th.  However, in the last 16 she pulled out a great performance to beat the #2 seed and British Number 6 15-13 to make the quarter finals.  There she drew Katie Smith from Edinburgh fencing club and went on to lose 15-3.

Mikhaleva – quarter finals (8th)

British National Championships Team Event

Saxon entered three teams to the nationals this year:

Saxon Huscarls

Nick Mort
Graham Forster
Christopher Mollard

Saxon Fyrd

William Price
Sebastien Pallier
Luca Valetti
Nathan Garnham

Saxon Thingmen

Seville Babaeva
Jasmine Porter
Oxana Mikhaleva

In the poules the Huscarls lost 42-29 to Oxford Blue, beat A&C sword B 45 – 32 and lost to ZFW A 45-10 to have a seeding of 8th and make the cut.  The Fyrd did a fantastic job in the poules, winning 2 of their three matches 45-38 against Salle Holyrood B and 45-22 against Lazlo’s but losing 44-37 in a hard fought match against ZFW B.  They were seeded 5th.  The Thingmen didn’t have the best of starts, losing 45-26 to Edinburgh Fencing Club and 44-28 against Academy and beating A&C Sword 45-39 to be seeded 3rd.

In the quarter finals matches the Huscarls once again came up against ZFW A, this time losing 45-11 whilst the Fyrd drew Salle Boston and lost 45-26.  The Thingmen however put on a fantastic performance to beat Academy 44-43 in a priority minute in the semi finals.  In the final they came up against Edinburgh once more and, despite a great performance they lost.

Veterans 4 Nations

Three Saxons (and one ex) competed in Cardiff last weekend at the Vet 4 Nations international event:

Nick Mort, Scotland Men’s Foil

Patrick Dempsey, Ireland Men’s Foil

Patrick Dight, Ireland Men’s Foil (ex Saxon)

Gillian Worman, Ireland Women’s Foil

Scotland took the silver medal in the Men’s Foil, with Ireland taking bronze.  In the Women’s Foil Ireland took the bronze home!

Full results for the national can be found here.

Saxon MF Internationals - Vets 4 Nations 2015 Saxon WF Internationals - Vets 4 Nations 2015 WF Team Medals All WF Medals TeamWF medals Seville WF medals OxanaWF medals JasmineNationals WF Team Final Nationals Venue 3 Nationals Venue 2 Nationals Venue 1 MF Final 3 MF Final 2 MF Final 1

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Two medals for Saxons at Brighton

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Two Saxons came home from the Brighton Open with medals! 16 year old William Price won silver in his first Open final, and Oxana Mikhaleva won the bronze in what was also a tough event.  Great job, let’s keep it going!

Men’s Foil

William Price – silver

Raffaelle Lagattolla – L8

Christopher Mollard – L16

Nick Mort – L16

Paul Lowen – L16

Douglas Ashby – L16

Paul Harden – L32

Women’s Foil

Oxana Mikhaleva – bronze

The link to the results will be posted when they are available.


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Birmingham International 2015 – Results

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Men’s Foil

Christopher Mollard – L64

Women’s Foil

Seville Babaeva – L16

Oxana Mikhaleva – L32

Well done everyone, this was a very tough event.  The full results can be found on the Birmingham International Open website.

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