Following the a Silver and Bronze medals in the women’s Championships last weekend Coach David wanted Gold this weekend. The 4th Leon Paul Epee Open, an individual event, on the Saturday didn’t prove successful for Leon Paul Epee with the best result, 5th place, being taken by Jason Scrimshaw.
Leon Paul Epee entered 4 teams into the National Championships with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams all making the cut following the poules into the ‘A Tableau’ of the top 8 teams who would fight for the medals. Leon Paul Epee 4, or Leon Paul Gentlemen as they are affectionally known, were left to fight it out with the United Kingdom Armed Forces for 17th & 18th place. Sadly the gentlemen lost this particular fight but Leon Paul Epee Fencer, Roberto Balbontin, said he ‘had never seen so many heroes on one piste at any one time! ‘
Leon Paul 1 knocked out Leon Paul 3 while Leon Paul 2 beat Haverstock to set up a double semi final show down with the 2 Leon Paul Teams facing up against 2 Brixton Teams. Semi-final one saw Leon Paul 1 safely through to the final while semi-final 2 saw a close fight with a dramatic comeback started by Dan McGlade and Finished off by Satya Gunput giving Leon Paul 2 victory and a place in the final against Leon Paul 1.
A close final saw Leon Paul 1 beat Leon Paul 2 and with the Gold & Silver medals added to last weekend means that Leon Paul Epee has won 4 out of the possible 6 medals at the 2016 National Team Championships. Coach David said “I’m happy with what the club has achieved and I will enjoy this today but on Monday we start working for next year as I want Gold, Silver & Bronze medals”.
Leon Paul Epee 1 – Aml Sinclair, Matt Henderson, Owen Jordan & George Morris (Gold)
Leon Paul Epee 2 – Satya Gunput, Dan McGlade, Sam Boyle & Elliot Grover (Silver)
Leon Paul Epee 3 – Dom Paul, Justin Lim, Owen Edwards & Idris Ali (7th)
Leon Paul Epee 4 – Mr Roberto Balbontin, Mr Peter Eames, Mr Haris Makatsoris & Mr Brendon Masterson (18th)