Month: June 2019

Yorkshire Team Foil and Yorkshire Youth League

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At the weekend two of Yorkshire’s major fencing competitions took place at Penistone Grammar School.  On Saturday 8th of June was the Yorkshire Team Foil with a total of 9 teams competing from throughout the Region.  The event involved a round of poules followed with direct elimination with every place being fought off.  The competition was hosted by Barnsley Fencing Club who meet at Penistone Grammar School on Tuesdays.  The final positions were –

1st – Louth 1(Louth Fencing Club)

The top three teams from the 2019 Yorkshire Team Foil

2nd – Fast Buccs (Sheffield Buccaneers Fencing Club)

3rd – Big Buccs (Sheffield Buccaneers Fencing Club)

4th – Louth 2 (Louth Fencing Club)

5th – Last Buccs (Sheffield Buccaneers Fencing Club)

6th – Yorkshire Allstars (Leeds/Bradford Fencing Clubs)

7th – York University

8th – Barnsley Fencing Club

9th – Bradford Hornets (Bradford University Fencing Club)




Erin and Serena – Under 10 Girl’s Foil
Leo Watson, 3rd in Under 10 Boy’s Foil
Vignesh, 1st in Under 12 Boy’s Epee
Finn wins the under 14 Boys Foil in a great final with Arthur

On Sunday the 9th of June was the Yorkshire Youth League event at Penistone Grammar with over 50 entrants in a range of age groups including Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s at foil, epee and sabre.  Everybody had a full and enjoyable day of fencing and special thanks must go to all the referees, helpers and organisers who made the event possible. The final positions from the different events are –

  Name Club
  Under 10 Girl’s Foil  
1 Erin Walker Sheffield Buccaneers
2 Serena Pascale Wghs
  Under 10 Boy’s Foil  
1 Rudy Levick Sheffield Hallam
2 Ryan Mcgahey Fernwood Sword Club
3= Aidan Mooney Harrogate
3= Leonardo Watson Sheffield Buccaneers
5 William Parry Sheffield Hallam Fencing Club
6 Harvey Lack Doncaster Fencing Club
  Under 12 Girl’s Foil  
1 Indigo Zaffino Barnsley
2 Nicole Brown Harrogate Fencing Club
3 Tegan Mcloughlin Preston Fencing Club
  Under 12 Boy’s Foil  
2 Nathan Mooney Harrogate
2 Ethan Dakin Fernwood Swords
3= Gabriel Clayworth Ashton Fencing Club
3= Finlay Maclachlan Radcliffe Sword Club
5 Vignesh Balchandra Hymers
6 Louis Bird Sheffield Buccaneers
7 Joseph Atkinson Hymers College
8 Leonardo Chapman Sheffield Buccaneers
9 Marlon Walsh Qegs
10 Matthew Dalton Sheffield Buccaneers
  Under 14 Girl’s Foil  
1 Ellie Stone Scipton
2 Pako Elseehy Tmfc
3= Bethan Harland Hallam
3= Anne Yates Hallam
  Under 14 Boy’s Foil  
1 Finnian Zaffino Barnsley
2 Arthur Eakin Fernwood Sword Club
3= Billy Levick Sheffield Hallam
3= Edward Lusted Harrogate Fencing Club
5 Andrew Clarke Salle Scipanovs Chester
6 Robert Hind Sheffield Hallam Fencing Club
7 Henry Shirt Barnsley Fencing Club
8 Tai Cookson Royal Armouries
9 Dylan Thraves Sheffield Hallam Fencing Club
10 Bobby McNicholas Royal Armouries
11 Owen Shore Mount St Mary’s
  Under 10 Boy’s Epee  
1 Dylan Helme Wingerworth Fencing Club
  Under 12 Girl’s Epee  
1 Kira Grahamslaw Harrogate
2 Alice Holder Harrogate Fencing Club
  Under 12 Boy’s Epee  
1 Vignesh Balchandra Hymers
2 Matthew Phillips Wingerworth Fencing Club
  Under 14 Girl’s Epee  
1 Katy Cook Skipton Fencing Club
  Under 14 Boy’s Epee  
1 Willem Drury Wingerworth Fencing Club
  Under 16 Girl’s Epee  
1 Befreen Jones Hymers
  Under 16 Boy’s Epee  
1 Joseph Walker Swords Fencing Club
  Under 12 Girl’s Sabre  
1 Nicole Brown Skipton Fencing Club
2 Lucy Gill Darlington Street Swords
  Under 12 Boy’s Sabre  
2 Harry Easby Darlington Street Swords
1 Sam Walmsley Marshall Fencing
  Under 14 Sabre  
1 Hamish Wood Teeside Fencing Club
2 Gemma Low Street Swords Darlington, Co. Durham

Yorkshire Youth League – Sunday 9th June

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The next Yorkshire Youth League fencing tournament takes place next Sunday (June 9th) at Penistone Grammar School.  You can enter by going to   entry details are here – YYL Sheffield – Entry Form 2019.  There will be young fencers from the Yorkshire, East Midlands, North West and the North East Regions.  Please note – the lists on the allentries website are not complete as some have given their entry direct to me.

Yorkshire Team Foil – Saturday 9th June

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The Yorkshire Team Foil Championships will take place on Saturday 8th June (i.e. next Saturday) at Penistone Grammar School.  There are currently 7 confirmed teams and an additional 3 or 4 getting their act together.  I you want to enter go to (only one team showing on the allentries site at the moment as most people have sent their entry direct to me.  This is always a great fun event with LOADS of fencing, every place is fought of so however well your team is doing you get to fence all day.  Please find attached entry details.  If you want to see what the event is like, here is a video from last year –