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
5th Dylan Ballard
7th Omari Campbell-Okolo
11th Lauren Ryder-Garcia 19th Juliet Lumineau
1st Sameer Sunder-Rajan 2nd Tristan Lumineau 8th Casey Jones
2nd Zoya Suresh
8th Zehen Suresh
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.