Last weekend three fencers from Dream Fencing Club SE region fencingentered the South East Region Senior and Intermediate Epee Championships hosted by Kent Fencing, at Kent University Canterbury.
This was a well organised and friendly competition, Nicola, Patricia and Aiden took part and where happy to find themselves fighting in different poules.
Nicola topped her poule with 3 wins but was kicking herself for her one loss.
Patricia had a stunning run to win her poule with 4 victories.
Aiden also fought well and was well placed in her poule.
At the end of the first stage Patricia was seeded 1, Nicola 2 and Aiden 6.
In the semi-final of the Direct Elimination Patricia came up against Jane Clayton, a good and experienced fencer. Jane built a considerable lead before the final break. During the rest Yosif gave Trish some instruction on her attack and encouraged her to change her approach. When the fight resumed Trish won 4 hits on the trot. Unfortunately it was too late for a win but the experience gave Patricia a boost in her confidence for future fights. The final score was 13 hits to 8.
Then we had an all Dream Fencing semi-final with Nicola and Aiden crossing swords for a place in the final. Aiden fought well, but experience came through and Nicola eased to a win.
Nicola faced Jane Clayton in the final, friends who have met a good number of times before. As always it was a good, entertaining fight with Nicola coming out on top this time with a 15 hit to 11 win.
So a South East Championships 2014 tournament cup to Nicola Hull, a tournament 3rd place, and Gold medal for top intermediate to Aiden Sharp and a silver intermediate medal to Patricia Kiy.
All in all, not a bad day for Dream Fencing Club!