Monthly Archives - November 2018

Mid November News

Elite Epee Events weekend round up

As the season dies down as we approach the new year, twelve of our fencers headed up to Manchester for the Elite Epee Events Weekend. The team did not fail to deliver good results with Sameer, Tristan, Ed and Omari all winning medals in their respective junior categories. In addition, we also had lots of high final placements with Zina, Zehen and Zoya all making the last 8 round. Leon Paul Epee are currently smashing it in the club medal standings with twelve more overall medals than the current runner up, Bath Sword Club.

In the Senior Elite Epee Open, Boris Shu Ching Wong was the sole Leon Paul fencer in a field of 34. Boris secured two victories in the first poule round leading to him being seeded 22nd entering the DE’s. Boris had a bye through the table of 64 before knocking Chun Ho Jonathan Cheng out of the competition in a decisive 15-12 victory. Boris was then eliminated by Callum Sutherland in the round of 16.

Other Competitions

Leon Paul Epee success in Manchester was then followed up with even more podium finishes as Amelia Dudley and Florin Mirica won the Tonbridge School Open and Romanian National U16 championships respectively. Closer to home, Pete Eames and Alexander Seale both medalled at the Civil Service National Epee Championships.

Coach Keni commented “The Junior Epee Club has grown up now, as a club we are currently ranked first in the LPJS club medal standings. More now than ever we work hard. Leon Paul club fencers are meeting each other in the semi-finals and finals of competitions, this shows we are doing something right as these are top positions. For example, last weekend Ed met Omari in the final of the U14 Elite Epee. This is competition, sometimes winning sometimes losing. If you want gold, you have to work harder.”

Congratulations to the medallists and to everyone that competed!

Leon Paul’s partnership with FIE charity

Recently there have been some kind donations of second-hand equipment to the club. Any donations of old/ unwanted fencing kit can be made to the fencing centre office and would be appreciated. In March 2019 we will be shipping a load of this kit to Torun where a collection event will take place for the FIE charity which is devoted to providing fencing kit which is safe and in good condition to people who can’t afford their own in developing countries.

“In order for the fencing world to progress as a whole, solidarity between the strong and the weak is an undeniable requisite, whether it be between continents, federations or athletes.
This vision must become real. Our common singular motto: fencing together, universal fencing.” – FIE

Please see below for the full results:

Elite Epee Events Weekend

Girls U10
5th, Zina Suresh

Boys U10
6th Zehen Suresh

Girls U12
5th, Zoya Suresh

Boys U12
2nd, Sameer Sunder-Rajan. 3rd, Tristan Lumineau. 13T, Casey Jones. 15th, Amani Campbell-Okolo

Girls U14
17th, Juliet Lumineau

Boys U14
1st, Ed Scott-Payne. 2nd, Omari Campbell Okolo. 12th Aedyn Pratley

Senior Men’s Epee
15th, Boris Shu Ching Wong

You can view the complete results including the poules and DE’s by following this link:
Elite Epee Manchester 2018 Results

Civil Service National Epee Championships

3rd, Pete Eames. 2nd, Alexander Seale.

November Fireworks

The Welsh Open

Congratulations to Sophie Saudo who claimed gold this weekend across the border! After a strong poule she was seeded 14th going into the DE’s. Sophie then took victories over Alex Powel, Natalya Coyle, Niamh Noble and Danielle Lawson. She then dispatched Laura Sheffield in the semi-final before securing a 15-13 victory over Avery Louis in the final.

The Leon Paul women performed very well in general with Justine Geroudet achieving a L16 and lots of L32 finishes.

These great results set the ball rolling for Sunday which saw Elliot Grover taking bronze. Elliot is currently ranked 7th in the national rankings and will continue to represent GBR at international competitions this season. Owen Jordan achieved a last 32 finish. Owen Edwards, George Watkins, Sam Boyle, Aurelien DeGorce, Ed Scott Payne, Will Sturgeon, Dylan Ballard and Graham Paul all made the last 64.

Cocks Moors Woods Epee Championships

A big congratulations goes to Casey who won the U11 Boys category.

In the Mens senior open event Max Kurz Jordan showcased a very strong poule round which led him to be seeded 1st going into the DE’s. Unfortunately Max was eliminated in the L32 round 15-14 by Paul Hodgson.

LPJS Millfield Epee

Congratulations to Amani and Tristan who took the gold in the U11’s and the bronze in the U13’s respectively.

Please see the full results below:

Welsh Open – Women’s Epee

1st Sophie Saudo 13th Justine Geroudet 17th Eleanor Taylor 28th Francesca Summers 31st Amelia Dudley 32nd Gabriella Ortega 35th Isabella Summers 40th Nicola Hull 52nd Kim Chung 67th Mariette Mason

Welsh Open – Men’s Epee

3rd Elliot Grover 27th Owen Jordan 35th Owen Edwards 38th George Watkins 39T Sam Boyle 44th Aurelien DeGorge 45th Edward Scott Payne 50th Will Sturgeon 52nd Dylan Ballard 55th Graham Paul

Cocks Moors Woods Epee Championships

U11 Boys
1st Casey Jones

Senior Mens
17th Max Kurz-Jordan

LPJS Millfield Epee

U11 Boys
1st Amani Campbell-Okolo

U13 Boys
3rd Tristan Lumineau 5th Omari Campbell-Okolo

U13 Girls
9th Lauren Ryder-Garcia 20th Juliet Lumineau

U15 Girls
7th Alice King

Well done everyone, it’s great to see the hard work paying off!