The first home (N Ireland) fencing competition of the year, the North West Open, was held last Saturday 19th Oct 2019 in the Coleraine Campus of the Ulster University. Five SU fencers took part: Alex Atkinson, Izzy Evans, Angharad King and Rachel McKillen in the women’s foil, and Alaxander Penny in the men's foil.
In the women’s foil, all 4 SU fencers made it through to the quarter-finals, with Alex, Izzy and Angharad going through to the last four. In the semi-finals Izzy lost to the eventual winner, while Alex knocked out Angharad to go through to the final. Here she was unable to overcome the top seed and came away with the silver medal. Alexander Penny was the only SU representative in the men’s foil event, where he fought through to the quarters, but was knocked out to finish just outside the medals.
The next event for SU fencers will be Round 1 of the Northern Ireland Junior Foil Series at Hunterhouse College on the 3rd Nov 2019.
22 Oct 2019