Wimbledon Fencers Represent England In Commonwealth Event

Top veterans event took place in Scotland

Fencers from Wimbledon Fencing Club took part in the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships 2014 in Largs earlier this week.

There were 237 individual fencers representing 15 nations. Foil: 65 male and 31 female entries Sabre: 58 male and 20 female entries. Epee: 86 male and 42 female entries.

The age group classification for the Championship for both men and women was: 40+, 50+, 60+ and 70+.

In the men's épée, Mark Richardson was 14th in his age group and 45th overall, Simon White was 4th in his age group and 30th overall and Tim Buzwell was 15th in his age group and 22nd overall.

In the men's sabre Simon was 6th in his age group and 48th overall In the men's foil Tim was 11th in his age group and 31st overall.

The épée team challenge took place on Monday November 17 and the three men fenced in an England B team defeating teams from Wales (45-44) and Canada (45-43) to win a place in the semi-finals where they fenced a mixed team from England and Northern Ireland.

Unfortunately Simon had to withdraw injured and despite a last minute substitution by sabreur Paul Abrahams, they lost 45-41 finishing in the bronze medal position.

If you fancy learning to fence Wimbledon are running a beginner's course in early 2015. Details on: Wimbledon Fencing Adult Beginner Course.

November 21, 2014

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L-R Wimbledon fencers Mark Richardson épée, Simon White épée/sabre, Tim Buzwell épée/foil in their England team tracksuits