The 2016-2017 NI Junior Foil Series was brought to an end with the final round (round 6) held on Sunday 23rd April in Queen’s Leisure Centre in Holywood. As usual Sullivan Upper was well represented, with 12 SU fencers taking part, although Easter holidays and the event having its date changed caused some of our fencers to miss this round. Afterwards, when the series points totals were calculated, 4 Sullivan fencers emerged as championship trophy winners: Anna Vaughan, Izzy Evans, Emma Yeaman and Alex Burke.
Sullivan 2016/17 Junior Fencing Series Trophy Winners
Emma Yeaman, having led this age group after round 5, was on holiday on the 23rd, but had scored enough points over rounds 1 to 5 to take the second place trophy in the overall rankings. Alex Burke was 4th overall after round 5, but finishing 3rd on the day meant that she moved up a place in the series to take the 3rd place trophy.
SU overall series placings: Emma Yeaman 2nd, Alex Burke 3rd, Olivia White 5th, Hannah Robinson 7th.
Jonah McConnell, the only Sullivan fencer in the U12 boys for round 6, made the quarter-finals to finish 6th, completing the series in overall 11th place. SU overall series placings: Alexander Penny 10th, Jonah McConnell 11th, Patrick Cree (Prep) 15th, James Griffiths (Prep) 18th.
There were 7 Sullivan fencers in this age group for round 6, 3 of them winning medals. Anna Vaughan took silver, while Cece MacMahon and Victoria Morris were bronze medallists in joint 3rd place. Ruzi Statham and Angharad King made the quarter-finals, finishing 7th and 8th, and Rachel McKillen and Izzy Evans were 10th and 11th. Anna’s 6 second places out of 6 rounds secured 2nd place overall for her, while Izzy’s strong performance in rounds 1 to 5 took her to 3rd place overall in the series.
SU overall series placings: Anna Vaughan 2nd, Izzy Evans 3rd, Victoria Morris 5th, Willow Wolsey 6th, Ruzi Statham 8th, Angharad King 9th, Rachel McKillen 11th, Cece MacMahon 12th and Tara Millar 14th.
Ben Griffiths made the quarters in this category, finishing 8th; Oliver Galbraith was 9th and Michael Hanna 12th. SU overall series placings: Ben Griffiths 6th, Cormac Kitchen 7th, Oliver Galbraith 10th, Jonathan Mallon 11th and Michael Hanna 12th.
Well done all SU fencers who competed in the series.
18th May 2017