Last weekend saw Eoghan Cromie travel to Manchester for an Under 17 international. Whilst still only in 3rd Year, competing many years under the age category and finding the competition very challenging, he gained great deal of experience on which he can build in the coming season. He finished the men’s foil event in 85th position out of 115 competitors from multiple European countries.
Whilst Eoghan was in Manchester, 8 Truro School fencers travelled to Gödöllő in Hungary to compete in the toughest of the European Under 17 circuit events. In the men’s sabre, there was a strong field of 202 competitors. Jamie Craze ended the day in a very formidable 36th place, Alex Boote finished in 126th, Bertie Holdsworth finished in 142nd and Sam Boorne ended the day in 177th.
In the women’s team event the Truro A team, made up of Caitlin Maxwell and Maria Chart, competed against 38 international teams and won to take 14th place. Truro’s B team comprising Lily and Molly Wood finished in 37th. Whilst these two girls are new to the international circuit, the opportunity to fence Europe’s best will certainly spur them on to gain more experience and stronger results in the future.
The results of the weekend have to come from the women’s sabreuses. In the individual competition there was a highly experienced and particularly strong field this year of 163 fencers. Lily Wood finished in 158th with Molly Wood taking 154th place. Both Maria Chart and Caitlin Maxwell found themselves in the middle of the table after the first two poole rounds and so had far tougher fights in the early stages of the direct elimination rounds. Both fenced professionally and confidently with Maria Chart ending the day in an outstanding 8th place, but Caitlin Maxwell dominated all in front of her, beating many experienced national team fencers including the Russian number 1 to take the eventual silver medal.
European rankings have yet to be updated following the weekend’s results but both will jump comfortably into the top 20 in Europe.
Teacher in Charge of Fencing