Newsletter, No 28
Championships • Advice on equipment
and reviews of fencing shops • Competitions
reports • In the spot light
All members: from recent beginners to seasoned competitors are invited
to cross swords for the title of the Club Champion 2007! The
Championships will be in all three weapons. Women and men will fence
together - with a handicap.
Leisure Centre, EC1
Date: Saturday, 30
Epee - Midday
Foil - 1 pm
Sabre - 2 pm
Fights will start shortly after the check in and we'll aim to finish by
5 pm with
a Grand Finale in each weapon. (To help us with organizing this event
please let us know in advance about your participation when ever
Epee fencing will be using the electrical scoring while foil and sabre
will be electrical when possible. Inter gender handicap: 2 hits in
pool fights (which will be to 5 hits) and 6 hits during the direct
elimination fights (which will be to 15 hits).
Trophies are awaiting! And it's a good tradition for the winner to buy
everyone a drink afterwards!
| Our people on the piste
The Isle of Wight Open
12/13 May 2007
Salle Gadaski was represented in epee
and foil tournaments. The women's epee team was outstanding; Chrissy
came second and Rachel was 5th. In men's epee Adeel made a huge
impression, nearly knocking out Dudley Tredger the British number 15,
literally as well as figuratively. He finished the 27th, Adam the 36th.
In women's foil we were represented by Sara Spence who won 3 of 5 in
the poule round and then went
out in first DE finishing 11th. A week later in Sheffield Sara finished
On the International arena women's epee shined again in the team
competition in Paris where Rachel, Priscille and Donna took the bronze.
National Rankings as at the end of May/June:
Angela 86th; Sara 87th.
Men's Epee: Adam
75th; Shakespeare 107th; Adeel 179th; Dominic 224th; Richard 384th
Chrissy 30th; Rachel 43rd
Would you like to
The epee team say they require one more lady
in the top 100 to reach
their target for the year
with 7 months to spare.
"We need more women" - confirmed epee team
captain Adam Steiner.
Fencing equipment: advice and reviews
A new page packed with information about fencing equipment suitable for
beginners as well as advanced fencers is now available on the club's
website. The unique feature of the page is user reviews of the UK
suppliers which will allow you to choose your dealer
relying on the recommendations of those who already went, bought,
tested and know what they're talking about.
Please have a look at http://www.londonfencingclub.co.uk/equipment
- and do not forget to leave your review too!
In the spot light
If you were mildly disappointed by the snogging-while-fencing action
in the recent Pirates of the
Caribbean 3, come to assess how it's done by
the masters of the Northern Ballet Theatre. Their
energetic swashbuckling performance of The Three Musketeers is at Sadler's
Wells between Tuesday 5 and Sunday 10 June 2007.
In the meanwhile the club's own epeeist Kevin
Kautzman is displaying
his skills in Camus' Caligula
at the Union Theatre from the 3rd to the 25th of June in London. A
story of an intelligent and restless and young man forced to reassess
the value of his existence... Sounds familiar? More
details are on www.talonarts.co.uk.