Tournaments round up
The 2012/13 fencing season
kicked off to a great start for London fencing
Kicking things off, Adam
Steiner finished an impressive 3rd place
at the Cambridge Winter Open. Starting as the
the poules he had a fairly comfortable journey
until coming up against the experienced David
Lowe in the L8, narrowly beating him 15/14.
Unfortunately, Adams hopes of reaching the
final where dashed in the Semi’s by the
Next was to mark the return of Adeel
Iqbal who has kept away from the Individual
Fencing circuit for some time and choosing to
focus on team events. He kicked off his season
competing at the Slough Open, but was knocked
out by the number 1 seed finishing 23rd out
of 120. Next he competed at the Hampshire
open, this time finishing 2nd. It was a
gruelling day of two rounds of poules and some
closely fought DE bouts one of which was
against the Current 2012 British Champion and
the defending champion of the Hampshire Open,
beating him 15/14 in the Semi-final.
Unfortunately, he was defeated by a Hungarian
International in the final.
Our next medallist was Matilde
Casaglia. Matilde (pictured) impressively took
the silver at the Birmingham International
ahead of a very strong field that saw her
cause a few upsets on her way to the final.
Unfortunately and although having put in a
valiant effort she was defeated by the British
No.6 in the final.
In great performance, Alessia Dalla
Pria won her first ever Open in Britain at the
Invicta tournament held in Canterbury. She Put
in a dominating performance throughout the
day, defeating many strong opponents . She
totally outclassed the British number 10 in
the final who was unable to penetrate her
defence. The spectators were treated to a
master class demonstration by Alessia of well
Congratulations to all our fencers!
interested in attending competitions, all you
need to do is to get a full set of kit, BFA
membership and have a look at the competitions'
calendar on the BFA website. There are plenty
of competitions open to everyone and sometimes
there are also special competitions for novices.
Please talk to our senior fencers for more