Fencers

Richard Gardner - Memorial Notice

Scottish Fencing is sad to announce that Richard Gardner, Team member at the 1986 Commonwealth Fencing Championships, passed away suddenly last week.

Richard was Scottish Junior Champion and fenced at Edinburgh University Fencing Club and Lothian Fencing Club. He will be well known within the Scottish fencing community.

For anyone wishing to attend the funeral this is on 30 October 3.15pm at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh.

2019 Youth Home Nations

Scottish Fencing is delighted to confirm we are sending a team to compete in the Youth Five Nations in Ireland on the weekend of June 29/30.


After some direct consultation with the top 6 rankings in each weapon, enough interest was lodged that allows us to send a highly competitive team across most weapon disciplines.


Ross Morrison, Scottish Fencing Director of Development & Safeguarding was delighted to accept the invite for Scottish Fencing from Irish Fencing whilst acting as Scottish Fencing Liaison Officer for the event.

2019 Veterans World Qualifier results

While the youngsters were fighting at one edge of Europe, the veterans were in London for the first of the three qualifying competitions for this year's World Championships.  There were Gold medals for Sheila Anderson (WF Cat 3), Viv Frith (WS Cat 4) and Hugh Kernohan (ME Cat 3).  Michele Narey (WS Cat 2) and Barry Coulter (MS Cat 3) won Silvers and Maggie Tait (WE Cat 3) and Mike McKay (MF Cat 2) Bronzes.  It was also excellent  to see Stephen Rennie back in competition as he recovers from the serious accident he had at the end of last year.

2019 Veterans World Qualifier results

While the youngsters were fighting at one edge of Europe, the veterans were in London for the first of the three qualifying competitions for this year's World Championships.  There were Gold medals for Sheila Anderson (WF Cat 3), Viv Frith (WS Cat 4) and Hugh Kernohan (ME Cat 3).  Michele Narey (WS Cat 2) and Barry Coulter (MS Cat 3) won Silvers and Maggie Tait (WE Cat 3) and Mike McKay (MF Cat 2) Bronzes.  It was also excellent  to see Stephen Rennie back in competition as he recovers from the serious accident he had at the end of last year.

2019 CW squad announced

The 2019 Challenge Wratislavia squad is below, congratulations to all selected. We are keeping the training as Sunday 17 February, venue confirmed as Woodmill High School 10am - 4pm. Please bring fencing kit, packed lunch (plenty of water/fluids) and a note book and pen!

Likewise, if your name is not on the list below and you think it should be please contact the office no later than Monday 18 February. Thanks,

2109 SYC Check in times

SYC ENTRIES EXTENDED TO WED 30 6PM

 

SYC check in times,

Saturday
U20 Sabre & U20 Epee               Check in 1015-10:30 Start 10:30
U13 Sabre & U13 Epee               Check in 11:45-12 Start 12:00
U15 Sabre                                 Check in 13:15-13:30 Start 13:30

2019 Selection for European Cadet and Junior Championships

Scottish fencing is delighted to congratulate the young Scots who have won places in the Great Britain teams for the European Cadet and Junior Championships, and to thank the coaches and families who have helped them do so.  The following have been selected to compete in Foggia in Italy, between 21 February and 3 March:

Cadets.

Mens Epee - Isaac McKerr
Womens Epee - Rachael Lever
Mens Sabre - Rory McLellan, Sam Freeman
Womens Sabre - Elsie Llewellyn

 

2019 Election of Directors - Proposals received

There are four candidates for the three Board vacancies so an election will be held.  The qualifying date for eligibility to vote will be 5 February.  So if you want to vote make sure your membership is paid up. (All categories of members aged over 16 can vote except the free three-month 'Introduction to Fencing').  

2019 BYC qualifiers

To qualify for the British Youth Championships in May you need to enter a regional qualifier. Even if you have an automatic bye you still need to enter via your Region.

Below are links to the regional qualifiers and/or who you need to contact if you are interested in competing. If there is enough interest the regional organisers will arrange a qualifiying competition which is why you need to be in touch by mid January to give them time to make any arrangements. 

2019 Challenge Wratislavia - rankings and update

The latest and final U13 rankings for Challenge Wratislavia are published below.

Full details on selection for CW were published earlier in the year. As a reminder this is what was set as criteria for selection: http://scottish-fencing.co.uk/fencers/2018/06/01/2019-challenge-wratislavia-outcome-feedback

For U15 fencers you can check the latest British Fencing cadet rankings here

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