EYCs 1 Year On

The Leon Paul Epee Junior Club has really grown in the last 12 months. Seeing all the fencers at this years England Youth Championships (EYCs) was fantastic.

We have added a new coach to our team. Mr Sam Boyle, still an active fencer,
has began studying coaching from this year and will be working along side Keni, David & Jon learning his trade.

Coach Kenichi Yamamoto says “He has a lot of trust from young students and gives advice from the fencer’s point of view. He lead to victory we got new strength!”

“Sammer and Edward were able to have a wonderful result of winning the title. Also Isabella won a silver medal.”

“Other players could not win medals this time, but they are surely growing. I am looking forward to the next success of Leonpaul epee Junior team.”

Well done to everyone who fencer and thank to the coaching staff for their continued hard work.


Sameer SUNDER-RAJAN – 1st


Edward SCOTT PAYNE – 1st
Florin MIRICA – 5th
Aedyn Pratley – 45th

Eloise KOHEN – 11th

Lauren RYDER-GARCIA – 13th
Zoya SURESH – 16th

Isabella SUMMERS – 2nd
Henriette HADALIN – 25th

Better Never Stops

No rest. No “off season”. No excuse. Leon Paul fencers are training really hard and the hard work always pays off.
Our club fencers had a very busy weekend again. Fencers traveled all around the country and the word and did bring shiny medals home.
We are very proud for all of the athletes. Well done Everyone.

South American Games
Isabel Di Tella came 1st in the individual and 2nd with Argentina in the team event.
Fantastic result. Congratulations Isabel and good luck next week in the Pan American Championship.

African Championship – Tunis
Satya Gunput came back with a 9th place from the 2018 African Championship. He came 2nd a year ago in the senior men’s epee category so he is not very happy with this result and now even more focused and motivation for the upcoming World Championship in China.

Hong Kong National Championship
22. Shu Ching Boris Wong

5th Leon Paul Cadet Epee Open
1. Florin Mirica, 5. Louis Taiwo-Williams, 9. Edward Scott Payne, 17. Aedyn Pratley, 19. Marco Castelli
Great fencing and a well deserved gold medal Florin.

11. Maya Baron, 18. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

Bexley Open
2. Kola Ayanwale
Such a great result Kola. Congratulations!

Veteran National Championship – Manchester
THREE National veterans champions (out of a possible 8) today at Manchester: Kola, having driven up the previous day from The Bexley Open in Kent where he had won the silver medal, then became National Champion the Vets Cat A, Nicky also became National Champion in Vets Cat A, and Hugh completed a hat-trick of wins by becoming National Champion Cat C. Great day all round. – Pete Eames report.

Men’s epee
2. Hugh Kernohan, 5. Kola Ayanwale, 8. Pete Eames, 31. Todd Glenn

Hugh already qualified for the next Veteran World Championship before this event but he needed to win his age group on the nationals to qualify for the team event too. Job done. He came first in his category and now we are waiting for the official selection.
Congratulations Hugh!

Women’s epee
1. Nicola Hull

Congratulation for all the medalist and well done for everyone.

Young and Veteran fencers’ success

Leon Paul Epee Club Juniors were really active in the last few weeks. They competed in many different tournaments and claimed great results for themselves and Leon Paul. We are really proud for all of them as they fenced in big competitions such as BYC and many LPJS event. Congartulations for the medalists and well done for everyone who competed.
We are very close to the end of the season but the youngsters still have a few competition left like the 5th Leon Paul Cadet or the England Youth Championship. We are hoping for many good result from these tournaments.

Holland was the host country for the European Veteran Team Championship where the British team came 3rd. Leon Paul Epee Club had two fencer in the team. Congratulations for Hugh Kernohan and Graham Paul for this fantastic result.

Please see detailed results here:

British Youth Championship 2018

U12 boys
1. Sameer Sunder Rajan, 14. Amani Campbell-Okolo

U12 girls
7. Zoya Suresh

U14 boys
1. Florin Mirica, 3. Louis Taiwo, 17. Omari Campbell-Okolo

U14 girls
13. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

U16 boys
3. Matthieu Pallud, 31. Levi Randall-Morgen

U16 girls
3. Henriette Hadalin, 5. Eleanor Taylor

U18 girls
8. Amelia Dudley

U18 boys
15. Dylan Ballard

Leon Paul Junior Serious – Cardiff

U11 boys
1. Amani Cambell-Okolo

U13 boys
1. Omari Cambell-Okolo

Leon Paul Junior Serious – Fairfield

Under 11 boys
1. Amani Campbell-Okolo

Under 13 boys
1. Omari Campbell-Okolo

Under 13 girls
3. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

Leon Paul Junior Serious – Manchester

U11 boys
1. Amani Campbell-Okolo

U13 boys
3. Omari Campbell-Okolo

Eastern Region Senior Championship

Pete Eames and Lauren Ryder-Garcia got bronze medal at the Eastern Region Senior Championships. Such a great result. Congratulations!

European Veterans Team Championship

“The oldies on the road: Graham Paul and Hugh Kernohan on the podium with Bronze medals (and tulips) at the European Veterans Team Championships in Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Lost 37-45 to Italy in the semi and beat Germany 45-41 to take third place.” – Hugh Kernohan

Grover claims bronze from British National Championship

Leon Paul Epee Club claimed two bronze medal from two strong epee competition. Owen Jordan finished 3rd at Elite Epee in Surrey and Elliott Grover also got a bronze after his fantastic performance last weekend at the British National Championship in London.

Congratulations for the medalists and well done for everyone who competed!

Full results:

Elite Epee Juniors – Surrey

U14 Boys
1. Florin Mirica

U14 Girls
5. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

U12 Boys
3. Sameer Sunder-Rajan

U12 Girls
6. Zoya Suresh

U10 Boys
6. Zehen Suresh

U10 Girls
10. Zina Suresh

Elite Epee – Surrey

3. Owen Jordan, 7. Elliott Grover, 8. Matt Henderson, 9. Chris Hay, 11. Daniel McGlade, 22. Owen Edwards, 23. Hugh Kernohan, 27. Daniel Smythe, 32. Alexander Truuvert, 34. Bombrini Andrea, 35. Idris Ali, 38. Max Titmuss, 48. Graham Paul, 52. William Sturgeon, 56. Max Kurz-Jordan, 61. Samuel Boyle, 69. Jason Scrimshaw

British National Championship – Men’s epee

3. Grover Elliott, 7. Daniel McGlade, 8. Aml Sinclair, 11. Idris Ali, 14. Chris Hay, 23. Aurelien Degorce, 31. Daniel Smythe, 36. George Morris, 39. Owen Jordan, 46. Thomas Mason, 48. Truuvert Alexander, 49. Devlin Stigant, 53. Matt Henderson, 57. Jason Scrimshaw, 61. Owen Edwards, 62. Dylan Ballard, 64. William Sturgeon, 67. Shakespeare Vallecer, 70. Samuel Boyle, 75. Max Titmuss, 79. Glenn Todd, 82. Graham Paul, 91. Patrick Degorce

British National Championship – Women’s epee

9. Lydia Stainer, 11. Nicola Hull, 19. Francesca Summers, 20. Hannah Nesbitt, 32. Rose Grimshaw. 51. Amelia Dudley, 57. Jee Kim

Northwest Junior Series – Manchester

U14 Girls
1. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

Results roundup

International fields in highlight

Leon Paul fencers had a busy international weekend as the older ones traveled to Budapest, Hungary to compete at one of the strongest senior competition of the season and the young fencers showed their performance in Wratislavia, Poland.
The big result were not coming this time but everyone had a great experience what we can use to build on for the next international trip.

Well done everyone who competed.

WESTEND Grand Prix – Budapest

Men’s epee
159. Satya Gunput, 161. Elliott Grover, 229. Chris Hay, 245. Daniel McGlade

Women’s epee
124. Hannah Nesbitt, 169. Isabel Di Tella

Challenge Wratislavia

U15 boys
8. Florin Mirica, 33. Louis Taiwo Williams 65. Levi Randall-Morgan, 119. Nicholas Grimshaw

U11 boys
33. Sameer Sunder – Rajan, 66. Cambell-Okolo Amani

U13 girls
31. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

U15 girls
131. Isabella Summers

LPJS – Durham

2. Sameer Sunder-Rajan, 3. Amani Campbell-Okolo

1. Omari Campbell-Okolo

Pentathlon – U19 European Cup – Sant Boi
3. Alex Bousfield (2. with team)

Snowy Gold from Canterbury

The weather wasn’t too kind last weekend but this was not stopping our fencers to travel to Canterbury and compete at Invicta Open.
97 fencers competed at the men’s and women’s category and Leon Paul Epee Club claimed 1x gold and 2x bronze medal.

Congratulations to the medalists and well done for everyone who competed.

Full results:

Men’s epee
1. Elliott Grover, 3. Boris Wong, 3. Idris Ali, 32. Graham Paul, 33. Sam Boyle, 35. Max Titmuss, 48. Watkins George, 49. Tom Storey, 50. Harris Makatsoris, 57. Kola Ayanwale, 63. Dylan Ballard. 68. Glenn Todd

Women’s epee
6. Nicola Hull, 12. Justine Geroudet

The Qualifiers & The Comeback kids

Leon Paul Fencing Center was the host venue last weekend for the Veteran European Team Championships and the Veteran World Championships qualifier. Many of our members and training partners competed for their space in the GB team. 

WE Cat 1:

1: Georgina Usher

2: Nicky Hull

WE Cat 2: 

5: Denise Silk

WE Cat 3:

DNF: Mariette Mason

WE Cat 4:

2: Janet Cooksey

WF Cat 1:

1: Nicky Hull

WF Cat 4:

1: Janet Cooksey

ME Cat 1:

6: Kola Ayanwale

ME Cat 2:

13: Glenn Todd

ME Cat 3:

2: Hugh Kernohan

ME Cat 4:

5: Graham Paul

MF Cat 4:

3: Graham Paul

MS Cat 2:

13: Glenn Todd

Congratulations for the medalist and well done for everyone who competed. 
London Region Championship – BYC qualifier 
There was another qualification event on the same weekend. London region had the selection for the British Youth Championship (5th-7th May).  Matthew Pallud claimed the gold medal. 
Congratulations Matthew!
A big come back –  Hertfordshire Senior County Championships
Mr Pete Eames is just recovering from his knee surgery but this was not stopping him to compete and win the Hertfordshire Senior County Championships. Pete won this title for 12th times!! What an achievement, Congratulations Pete!

Rugby Finalist

And finally, not fencing but Rugby.  Nick Grimshaw Jr was part of a nail-biting comeback as MGS beat Warwick in the Semi-final of the British Schools National Rugby Cup, 22-21, on Sunday afternoon.  Nick will have to now double up and fence the Public Schools Championships next Tuesday then hotfoot it over to Twickenham for the Rugby final on Wednesday. Good luck big guy!

Fighting February

2 weekends, 5 countries, 8 tournaments, 49 entries.

England, Wales, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland were the host countries in the last two weekend where our fencers competed at different selection and ranking events. Such a great commitment and effort from Leon Paul fencers. We are very proud for all the athletes who were travelling and competing.


Congratulations for the medallist and well done everyone. Come on Leon Paul!


Full results:

Merseyside Open

Men’s Epee

  1. Noe Ives, 5. Samuel Boyle, 6. Owen Jordan, 12. Hugh Kernohan, 25. Owen Edwards, 28. George Watkins, 56. Mirica Florin

Women’s Epee

  1. Justine Geroudet, 5. Nicola Hull, 14 Rose Grimshaw, 41. Mariette Mason


Wales BYC Qualifiers

Dylan Ballard


LPJS – Cornwall


  1. Amani Campbell-Okolo


  1. Omari Campbell-Okolo


Women’s Epee – Barcelona WC

  1. Isabel Di Tella, 214 Rania Rahardja


Pentathlon selection


  1. Thomas Toolis


3. Zoe Davison, 4. Francesca Summers


Youth pentathlon selection


  1. James Wilton, 5. Tom Wilton, 21. Shahad Imthiyaz


  1. Alexandra Bousfield, 6.  Isabella Summers


Elite Epee 


  1. Daniel McGlade, 10. Andrea Bombrini, 18. Chris Hay, 21. William Sturgeon, 24. Idris Ali, 25. Sam Boyle, 33. Owen Edwards, 38. Max Titmuss, 46. Graham Paul, 50. Hugh Kernohan, 60. Dylan Ballard, 66. Tom Storey, 75. Harris Makatsoris

U10 Girls

  1. Zina Suresh

U12 Girls

  1. Zoya Suresh

U14 Girls

  1. Lauren Ryder-Garcia

U10 Boys

  1. Zehen Suresh

U14 Boys

  1. Florin Mirica, 3. Louis Taiwo-Williams🥉

U17 Boys

  1. Dylan Ballard


Budapest International competition


  1. Sameer Sunder-Rajan


U20 Men’s World Cup – Basel, Switzerland

  1. Owen Jordan, 103. Max Kurz Jordan, 143. Aurélien Degorce, 160. George Morris


  1. GBR (Owen Jordan, George Morris)


European Fencing Team Cup – Italy

Following the Leon Paul Epee Club victory at the British Women’s National Team Championships our ladies qualified for the Europe Fencing Club Cup. This is a very prestigious tournament with all the top fencers and clubs from all over Europe. 
Leon Paul had a very strong poule, fencing together with Italy, Ukraine and Finland. The team finished the poule with 1V-2D.
After the poule matches Leon Paul fenced against that same Ukrainian team in the L16. In the first round the Ukrainian team won by two hits but this time, with new tactics, Leon Paul dominated and in strong fight we beat Ukraine and qualified to the top 8.
The next match was again a tough draw but this is the tournament where only top elite fencers and clubs are compere so there is no easy match. This time we faced against Italy and lost 27-45. 
This result means that  Leon Paul Women’s Epee Team finished top 8 in Europe. 
This is a fantastic result, we are super proud for you Ladies! CONGRATULATIONS!!
Final result:
1. Russia – Team Russia
2. Russia – Samara
3. Italy – Fiamme Oro
8. Great Britain – Leon Paul Epee (Georgina Usher, Sophie Saudo, Francesca Summers, Mary Cohen)

Another Weekend, Another Success

Leon Paul Epee Club fencers competed in three different country over the weekend and claimed 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal. This is an another very successful weekend for the club however we are keep working hard and aiming for even bigger and more result.

Congratulation for the medalist and well done for everyone who competed.

Full results: 

U23 British National Championship

 Men’s epee:

Owen Jordan 2nd, Daniel McGlade 7th, George Morris 8th, 10th Dominic Paul, Samuel Boyle 17th, Aurélien Degorce 19th, Daniel Smythe 26th, Idris Ali 28th, Carlos Subramanian Vidal 30th, Dylan Ballard 31st, Owen Edwards 38th, Alexander Truuvert 41st, Thomas Mason 51st

Women’s epee:

Francesca Summers 1st, Lydia Stanier 3rd, Charlotte Summers 14th, Rose Grimshaw 21st, Amelia Dudley 39th, Maya Baron 42nd

FIE Satellite – Stockholm

Men’s epee:

Max Kurz Jordan 51st

Women’s epee:

Hannah Nesbitt 2nd, Mary Cohen 9th, Sophie Saudo 12th, Rania Rahardja 31st, Nicola Hull 36th, Kim Chung 49th, Lucy Johnson 55th

West Paris League Cup

Men’s epee:

Matthew Pallud 2nd