Monthly Archives - October 2018

Warm results on a cold weekend

Elite Epee

Our junior fencers were not fazed by an especially spooky weekend as more great results were kickstarted by Zoya Suresh and Tristan Lumineau securing silver in addition to Sameer Sunder-Rajan claiming gold in the Surrey Elite Epee Junior Series event.

Even though the senior men’s epee event saw Leon Paul take home no more medals, Idiris Ali, Matt Henderson, Sam Boyle and Jason Scrimshaw all achieved a solid last 16 finish which acts as great foundation for the rest of the season.

“Our top fencer didn’t fence as he was injured so there were a small number of Leon Paul fencers entered. Matt Henderson, Sam Boyle and Jason Scrimshaw got through first poule with no losses. From last 64, top 16 fencers joined. It was unlucky for Sammy and Matt as well as Owen and Jason to fence each other in the 64.” – Coach Keni

Junior Men’s & Women’s BRC 2

Congratulations to Isabella Summers who claimed gold by winning 13-12 in a nail biting final. Isabella is now ranked second in the Cadet (U17 )British rankings and will represent Great Britain alongside Eleanor Taylor at Grenoble and Heidenheim next month.

Coach Keni commented “Our club girls are mostly cadets so did well to challenge a junior competition. They all had tough poule matches, they all dropped one or two victories. They fenced in a very hard tournament! Henriette lost one-point match, but Amelia Dudley knocked the same fencer out next round, so we got two fencers into the last 8. Isabelle Summers is 15 years old and beat the British cadet champion in the semi-final and then the British junior champion in the final. Our new generation team is very strong.”

The men’s event saw some more disappointing results with all fencers being knocked out before the round of 16, but this gives them a lot to build on in preparation for the next junior ranking event, the Welsh Open, in November.

(See below for detailed results)

Senior Men’s Elite Epee

11th Idiris Ali 12th Matt Henderson 13th Sam Boyle 15th Jason Scrimshaw 33rd Hugh Kernohan
34th Owen Edwards 55th Daniel Smythe 73rd Harris Makatsoris

Elite Epee Junior Series

U17 Boys
5th Dylan Ballard

U14 Boys
7th Omari Campbell-Okolo

U14 Girls
11th Lauren Ryder-Garcia 19th Juliet Lumineau

U12 Boys
1st Sameer Sunder-Rajan 2nd Tristan Lumineau 8th Casey Jones

U12 Girls
2nd Zoya Suresh

U10 Boys
8th Zehen Suresh

U10 Girls
14th Zina Suresh

Junior Women’s BRC 2

1st Isabella Summers 7th Amelia Dudley 12th Eleanor Taylor 13th Henriette Hadalin
28th Alex Bousfield 57th Alice King

Junior Men’s BRC 2

21st Ed Scott-Payne 24th Alex Truuvert 38th Dylan Ballard

Well done to everyone who competed this weekend and congratulations to the medallist’s.

British Men’s Team Epee Championships 2018

Five Leon Paul teams competed in this year’s Team Championships. Leon Paul regained the title of Natioanl Champions with a second win in three years. This year we welcomed multiple world cup winner, Bas Verwijlen, into the first team. It’s safe to say everyone learned something by watching Bas fence, he demonstrated immense skill and expertise albeit remaining extremely modest at the same time.

The initial round of poules saw Leon Paul 1 and 2 win all of their matches. Leon Paul 3 won one match and Leon Paul 4 and 5 narrowly missed out on securing a win. Our youngest team, Leon Paul 3 consisting of Mattieu Pallud, Refe Tant, Owen Edwards and Ed Scott-Payne, took Haverstock A to 40-40 before being pipped to the post with a close final score of 45-41. Well done for a slick performance guys, we are sure you will steal the win next year!

Leon Paul Epee 1 unluckily met Leon Paul Epee 3 and knocked them out in the first round of DE’s before comfortably beating Redhill & Reigate Epee Club 45-37 in the semi-finals. Following an upset where Brixton B knocked out Brixton A in the round of 8, Leon Paul Epee 1 faced Brixton B in the final. They took the lead early on and despite the score being neck and neck at points, with a excellent performance from Brixton’s Will East, the final score was 45-33 in favour of Leon Paul Epee 1.

Final positions

1st Leon Paul Epee 1 (Matt Henderson, Owen Jordan, Dom Paul and Bas Verwijlen)
6th Leon Paul Epee 2 (Sam Boyle, Elliot Grover, Satya Gunput and Dan McGlade)
8th Leon Paul Epee 3 (Owen Edwards, Matthieu Pallud, Edward Scott-Payne and Refe Tant)
12th Leon Paul Epee 4 (Kola Ayanwale, Sammy Chan, Lewis Tabone and Boris Wong)
14th Leon Paul Epee 5 (Roberto Balbontin, Pete Eames, Harris Makatsoris and Andriy Malosnyak)

Well done everyone who fenced and to Keni and Bence. The club success is only made possible with their continued hard work.

Sensational September

The 2018-2019 season has begun with a flurry of fantastic results. Leon Paul Epee fencers of all ages have found success at competitions ranging from Boys U12 Elite Epee Moulton to The Hampshire Veterans Open. This success has been catalysed by both the continued hard work of Kenichi Yamamoto and the arrival of our new coach, Bence Juhasz.

Coach Keni commented “After the summer, we start the season again. We have had a hard schedule, each category had weekend competition. The youngest fencers had three consecutive weeks of competitions, but we got good results and many medals! This is the result from a hard summer of training but still we have just begun season many of our fencers are training for Commonwealths and World Cups.”

Certainly, The Cadet & Junior British Championships, carrying a large amount of national ranking points, was a very important competition for our younger fencers. Some highlights were Nick Grimshaw winning a bronze medal and Ed Scott-Payne, Isabella Summers and Eleanor Taylor all achieving a quarter-final finish. Congratulations!

See below for further details on results:

Cadet & Junior British Championships – Nottingham

U17 Boys
3. Nick Grimshaw 5. Ed Scott-Payne 18. Alex Truuvert 41. Levi Randall-Morgan 53. Aedyn Pratley

U17 Girls
5. Isabella Summers 6. Eleanor Taylor 29. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

U20 Boys
14. Dom Paul 16. Dylan Ballard 20. Alex Truuvert 25. Edward Scott-Payne 42. Levi Randall-Morgan 53. Thomas Mason 68. Nick Grimshaw

U20 Girls
6. Eleanor Taylor 26. Isabella Summers 34. Rose Grimshaw 45. Amelia Dudley 52. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

Hampshire Senior Open

9. George Watkins

2. Amelia Dudley 8. Mariette Mason

Hampshire Veterans Open

3. Kola Ayanwale

1. Mariette Mason

BRC Nottingham

U17 Girls
1.Isabella Summers 3. Eleanor Taylor 17. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

U17 boys
11. Ed Scott-Payne 12T. Alex Truuvert 21. Florin Mirica 37. Omari Campbell-Okolo 41. Levi Randall-Morgan 46. Aedyn Pratley

Well done to Matthieu Pallud who placed 17th in the latest French ranking competition.

South East Region win the Veteran’s Winton Cup

Congratulations to Leon Paul fencers Kola Ayanwale, Nicola Broad-Bartlett and Mariette Mason for their contribution to this great achievement.