In his very first senior international competing for Great Britain, Will Deary travelled to Budapest, renowned for its world class training and high level of competition.
Will fenced fantastically in the opening poole, winning 4 fights and narrowly losing his other 2 fights 5 points to 4. This saw him ranked 63rd out of 203 competitors after the first round. He qualified into the direct elimination round and faced a tough opponent who was too strong for Will and he lost 15:11, finishing the competition in a very impressive 100th place. This is a great result to start his senior international career and still at only 17 years old.
After a busy few weeks competition and having spent only three days in the UK before travelling to her next international, Yvonne Chart was in Bratislava this week for a junior world cup foil competition. She fenced well all day but was eventually defeated by a formidable Russian finishing the event in 98th place out of 160 of Europe’s finest Under 20 foilists.
This week several of our boys were in action in London at a national circuit Under 17 sabre event. Jamie Craze finished 3rd with Alex Boote in 11th, Bertie Holdsworth in 20th and Sam Boorne in 31st. These strong placings should see our fencers’ national ranking jump to put them in contention for the next Under 17 international of the season.
Teacher in Charge of Fencing