The Derry Open senior fencing competition was held last weekend the 19th & 20th of November in the Ulster University Magee Campus Sports Centre in Londonderry. Four SU fencers took part: Victoria Morris in the women’s foil event and Alexander Penny, Adam Caldwell and Noah Currie in the men's foil. For Noah, while still competing this year in junior events as an Under 16, this was his first senior competition.
On the Saturday Victoria had a good start, winning half of her 6 poule fights. Then in the knock-out stage she made the semi-finals, but lost to the top seed, taking a bronze medal. In the men’s foil on the Sunday Alexander won 4 from 5 in his poule, with Adam and Noah 3/5 and 2/5 in theirs. Unfortunately Adam and Noah met in the last 32 of the direct elimination stage, Noah narrowly winning 15-13 to go into the last 16 and Adam finishing in 17th place. Alexander also went through to the last 16, where both he and Noah were knocked out, Alexander finishing 10th and Noah 16th. Good performances by all 4 fencers and congratulations to Victoria on her bronze medal win.
The next event for SUFC fencers will be Round 1 of the NI Junior Foil Series on the 4th December in Belfast.
22 Nov 2022