This weekend saw five club members head over to Brighton for the Sussex Open. In Men’s Épée were Gary, John and Liam, with Jenny and Hannah in the Women’s Épée.
The later-starting women (12 noon check in close!) had a field of 16. Both Jenny and Hannah won half their poule fights, and Jenny joked that they would be 8th and 9th and end up fencing in the Eliminations. Well, she shouldn’t joke; Jenny placed joint 7th and Hannah placed 9th. This led to a first round elimination between the club mates. Jenny took the victory (15-13) to take on the number one seed. This she did and won, gradually making her way through the field to the final, where she unfortunately lost, but still came home with a well deserved silver medal. Jenny then went back on the Sunday to compete in the Women’s Foil. Here she gained her second silver medal of the weekend!
In the Men’s Épée with a field of 61, Gary came 19th, Liam 31st and John 38th.
Well done all!
Article by Hannah Mitchell