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Inaugural HMSG Foil ChampionshipsMay 22nd, 2014
Fencers from local schools and clubs, including the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, recently took part in the inaugural HMSG Foil Championships. More than 40 fencers competed aged from eight to eighteen years old. Archie (The Gollop Preparatory School) was the U9 boys champion. In the U11 boys competition Rui (The Grange) fought off tough competition from Conner (The Gollop Preparatory School) in the semi-final, winning 10-5 and from Steffan (Llandovery College) in the final, which he won 10-4.
In the U13 boys competition Owain (Monmouth School) came back from 0-6 in his final to eventually win 12-10 in a real nail-biter. In the U15 boys competition Ivan (Monmouth School) narrowly lost out in the final to Oliver (Wycliffe)12-15. Monmouth School pupil William was third after losing his semi-final 2-15 to the eventual winner Hugh (Gwent Sword Club). In the U11 girls competition Sophie (Inglefield House) was third after losing her semi-final 2-10 to the eventual winner Tabitha (Bristol Fencing Club). In the U13 girls semi-final Alice (Inglefield House) lost to the eventual winner Poppy (Vale Fencing) 3-15. Lastly, In the U18 girls competition Sapphire and Bea, both from HMSG finished second and third respectfully.
Results in detail
U9 Boys: 1st Archie
U11 Boys: 1st Rui, 2nd Steffan, 3rd Hamish and Conner
U13 Boys: 1st Owain, 2nd Ryan, 3rd Freddie
U15 Boys: 1st Oliver, 2nd Ivan, 3rd Joe Smith
U18 Boys: 1st Hugh, 2nd James, 3rd Henry and William
U11 Girls: 1st Tabitha, 2nd Rhiannon, 3rd Elinor and Sophie
U13 Girls: 1st Poppy, 2nd Louisa, 3rd Alice and Katie
U18 Girls: 1st Zoe, 2nd Sapphire, 3rd Bea