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January 28, 2024

CADET & JUNIOR COMMONWEALTH FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS: 12-19 JULY 2024

Congratulations to the following fencers that have been selected to represent Wales at the upcoming Cadet & Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships (https://cjcfc24.co.nz/)

November 05, 2023

Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Championships 2024

Welsh Fencing are pleased to announce that we have been informed that the Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships will be going ahead in 2024 (https://cjcfc24.co.nz/)

The venue is Christchurch, New Zealand and the event will be held between Friday 12th July and Friday 19th July. It is likely that we will need to arrive in Christchurch on Wednesday 10th July at the latest to ensure we are there in time for weapons control.

October 16, 2022

Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022 Report - Cadets

sameerDay 9 saw the start of the cadets events, and what a start it was! After some mixed results in the poules, Sameer Sunder-Rajan knocked out the no.1 seed in the L16 and then proceeded to dispatch yet more higher ranked fencers to eventually meet the GBR no.1 in the final. This was going to be a tough ask; Sameer acquitted himself admirably and came away with a well-deserved Silver medal after losing the final 6-15.

September 19, 2022

Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022 Report - Juniors

The junior fencers arrived with a palpable sense of excitement and keenness to get going. Having seen the successes of the senior fencers, they were keen to emulate their older (& wiser?) counterparts but found a number of very talented fencers from across the Commonwealth waiting for them. Bearing in mind that there were several of our cadet fencers competing an age-group up, it was very encouraging to see so many strong performances.

In individual events, there were creditable L16 places for Erin Corcoran and Georgia Howes (JWS), Bobby Childs (JMS) and Amelie Russell (JWE).

However, in the team events, this is where Team Wales showed what we could do………

September 14, 2022

Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022 Report - Seniors & Para

The highlights started right from the off, with a deserved L8 result for Marc Burkhalter and strong results from the rest of the SME team.

September 14, 2022

Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022 Report - Veterans

A strong cohort of the “Older, Sneakier and Wiser” veterans arrived for the final 6 days of competition, which started off with VWS and VME.

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Gold for Margaret

Gold for Margaret Myers, Category 4 Foil at the Veteran Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=vwf

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Gold for Richard Beath

Gold for Richard Beath (left), Category 4 Sabre at the Veteran Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=vms

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Silver for Nick Charles

Nick Charles took Commonwealth Silver in the VeteranSabre Individual event.

September 13, 2022

Margaret Myers - Welsh Veteran Foilist

Welsh Fencing are honoured to have Margaret Myers representing Wales at the Commonwealth Championships in the Veterans Women’s foil today.

Maggie started fencing in 1966 under Peter Stewart at Cardiff Fencing club. A numerous Welsh champion in women’s foil, Maggie has represented Wales a number of times and was a member of the then WAFU Board in the 1970s & 1980s. This is Maggie’s 6th Commonwealth Championships having represented Wales in 4 Senior and 2 Veteran events. She is also a regular at Welsh Fencing Champion events in veterans and seniors and regularly competes on Welsh teams.

Maggie is currently also the Welsh Veterans foil selector. At the age of 74, Maggie is still competing for GB, winning a Team silver at Hamburg World Cup and is looking forward to the Veterans World Championships in October. Welsh Fencing would like to congratulate and thank Maggie for her 54 years dedicated to fencing, and to Wales.

Pob Lwc today.

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Bronze for Veteran Men's Epee Team

Many congrats to the Men’s Veteran Epee team, of  Steven Bateman, Marc Burkhalter, Oliver Massey and Neale Thomas, who won a Bronze medal today

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=vme-t

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Bronze for Ruth Silverstone

Ruth Silverstone today won the first medal for Wales in the Veteran catgeory, with Bronze in the individual epee.

Ruth was seeded 27 after the poules, having won 3 of her 6 bouts.  Ruth defeated Nanette Spencer (RSA) in the L64, 10:4.  This took her into the L32, where she defeated the number 8 seed, Melissa Yeung (AUS), with a score of 10:6.   Her oppenent in the L16 was Lisa Huzel (AUS), who she defeated 10:9.  In the L8, Ruth defeated Ingrid Heskett (ENG), 10:9, taking her into the medal positions.

Her semi-final opponent was Karen Laansoo (CAN), who defeated Ruth 10:9.

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=vwe&Page=clasfinal.htm

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Silver for Glen

Following a tough day of fencing, Glen Ostacchini today won Commonwealth Silver in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championships, currently being held in London.

Winning 6 poule fights out of 7, Glen was ranked 12 going into the Direct Elimination.  This gave him a bye into the L32, where he defeated Robert CICCARELLI (CAN), 15:12. This took him into the L16, against Ben PEGGS (ENG), who he quickly despatched, 15:9.  Now in the L8, he met Jiaan LI (CAN).  Glen defeated Li 15:12, taking him into the semi-finals, and guaranteed him a medal.

In the L4, Glen came up against Keith COOK (SCO). winning 15:10, taking him into the Final.

In the other half of the draw a tight all-English semi-final saw Harry BIRD defeat Kamal MINOTT 15:14.

The final was a very tight fight, with the lead changing hands regularly, but with Harry eventually coming out as victor, 15:14. 

Well done, Glen.  Wales is proud of you!

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=smf&Page=clasfinal.htm

September 13, 2022

Men's Epee Team win Commonwealth Bronze

Congratulations to the Welsh Men's Epee Team (Huw Richards, Marc Burkhalter, George Morris and Will Sturgeon), who today won Bronze at the Senior Commonwealth Championships.

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=sme-t

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Silver for Women's Team Epee

On the last day of the Senior Commonwealth Championships, the Wales team won yet another Commonwealth Medal. This times it was Silver, to the Women's Epee Team of Lou Sadler, Jess Gundry, Rebecca Renziehausen and Emily Southern.

Seeded 4, Wales had a bye into the L8, where they met the number 5 seeds, New Zealand.  This took them into the L4, and gauranteed them a medal.  The opponents in the L4 were top seeds, England.  In a tight match, Wales were victorious 38:36.

In the final, the Wales team met Canada, who took the Gold medal 44:36.

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=swe-t&Page=tableau16.htm

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Gold for Gemma

Congratulations to Gemma Collis who today won Gold at the Senior Commonwealth Championships, in the Wheelchair Women's Foil, Category A.

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=wcwfa

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Bronze for Cadet Women's Epee Team

Many congrats to the Women’s Cadet Epee team, of Amelia Cattanach, Georgia Howes, Amelie Russell and Eloise Russell, who won a Bronze medal today

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Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=cwe-t

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Bronze for Cadet Men's Epee Team

Many congrats to the Men’s Cadet Epee team, of Cai Eastwood, Theo Eggar, Rhys Jackson and Sameer Sunder-Rajan, who won a Bronze medal today

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=cme-t

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Silver for Sameer

Sameer Sunder-Rajan today won the first medal for Wales in the Cadet category, with Silver in the individual epee.

Well done, Sameer!

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=cme

September 13, 2022

Commonwealth Bronze for Cadet Men's Sabre Team

Many congrats to the Men’s Cadet Sabre team, of Robert Childs, Sebastian Evans-Reeves, Felix Groves and Jacob Wahl-Byde, who won a Bronze medal today.

Full details can be found here: https://engarde-service.com/index.php?lang=en&Organisme=savin&Event=cfc22&Compe=cms-t

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