This page gives the results for fencers from Guildford Fencing Club for the fencing year 2005/2006. For results from other years, click here.
Fourteen teams took part in the second Bowden Cup. In the morning session of individual weapons, Andy Reynolds and Maiyuran Raneswaran both of Team Birthday took the individual titles in Foil and Sabre with Neale Thomas of Guildford Eh? winning the Epée. Tarenn Telller achieved an impressive result being the highest placed lady in the competition overall, coming runner-up in the foil to Andy Reynolds. Andy was an impressive winner, achieving the maximum number of victories - 13 out of 13. Brian, Dawn and Jean all scored 9 wins. In the Epée, Neale Thomas was a clear victor with 13 victories. Tim Buzwell in second place had 10 victories and Gareth Williams had 9 victories to secure third place. Tim Schofield and Gavin Moulton also achieved 9 wins. In the sabre a clear cut winner was not so obvious - Maiyuran and Chris Schofield had equal number of victories, scoring 11 out of 13 possible wins, Maiyuran however had the better indicators.Robert was third with 10 victories then came Jacob, Mark and Dan D all scoring 9 victories
Photo - Andy Reynolds and Tarenn Teller
(c) Jean Li-Kam-Tin
Aaron Lewis presented the prizes - here with Andy Reynolds, winner of the Foil
Photo (c) Tim Schofield
Photo (c) Tim SchofieldSabre
Maiyuran was first in the Sabre
Photo (c) Tim Schofield
Mixed Vintage found the power force of Team Birthday much to much
The semi-finals saw two Wimbledon teams and two Guildford teams fight each other. The Wimbledon semi-final was an extremely tense affair with the Wombles leading by one hit and with only seconds to go Tarenn hit to even the scores at 21 each. In the extra minute Tarenn scored the winning hit to go through to the final for the second year in succession.Wimbledon v Wimbledon Wombles (1 v 4)
In the Guildford Final, Tim started well for Good, Bad and Ugly, giving a one point lead. Chris who was on amazing form took the second weapon giving the Sleepy Heads a seven point lead. Gaurav fought bravely and successfully against Simon to keep the lead and force the win. Again Sleepy Heads upset the seeding.
Photo - Gareth fencing Tim - (c) Neale
Good, Bad and Ugly v Sleepy Heads (2 v 6)Epée - Tim v Gareth 10-9
Gaurav versus Tarenn - (c) Neale Thomas
Photo on right shows Chris fencing
Robert in the final - Chris on the left. - (c) Neale Thomas
Wimbledon v Sleepy Heads (1 v 6)
Epée - Tim v Gareth 7-10
Foil - Tarenn v Gaurav 13-3
Sabre Robert v Chris 3-17
Final Result 23 to 30
Photos - (c) Julie Schofield - taken at the Horse and Groom, Merrow
Photo One - Chris Schofield, Meena Gupta, Rakash Gupta, Dan Daly and Owen Gough
Photo Two - Chris Schofield, Tarenn Teller, Robert Longson, Tim Schofield, Simon Pearson, Jean Li-Jam-Tin, Vilya Harvey
Several Guildford fencers were selected to take part, we congratulate them all. Chris and Meg Schofield, Niki and Aaron Lewis were representing Surrey. Guildford would like to congratulate Surrey on a fine win, their ninth in succession.
Photo: Niki and Aaron Lewis, Andry
Reynolds, Surrey Captain with Trophy, and Chris Schofield
(c) 2006 Julie Schofield
Guildford unofficial results were as follows:
The Wimbledon Invitation took place at the Urseline School with six teams taking part, Salle Joseph and Streatham B not fencing on the day. This gave 12 fencers for each event. As usual there were two seeding poules with the top three fencers from each poule going into poule A and the bottom three fencers going in to poule B. The standard of fencing was excellent and Guildford would like to thank Wimbledon for again organising a fun and exciting event. Wimbledon, Egham and Guildford were all close contenders for first place and it was not clear until the final counting who had actually won. Congratulations to Wimbledon for yet another victory.
The Guildford team was:
Full results of the Wimbledon Invitation can be found here - wictsresults06.xls
Guildford individual results were:
Chris and Meg Schofield were part of the South-East Team who were placed third.
Three Guildford fencers were selected for the team for the South-East. Gareth Thomas (epée), Chris Schofield (sabre) and Verity Ridgeon (sabre). The South-East came third overall behind the North-West and the winners the South-West. The South-East won the inidividual men's foil and men's epée. Neale Thomas had a double success as not only his son Gareth but Aaron Gardner who he also coaches at Tiger Swords were part of the winning men's epée team.
Guildford entered three teams: Alpha, Beta and Gamma. The Guildford Fencers and results were:
|Sabre||Aaron Lewis||Runner-up men's sabre (after a barrage with Robert of Wimbledon which Aaron lost 14-15.)|
|Epée||Simon Pearson||Joint third with Elaine Buzwell of Wimbledon.|
|Women's Foil||Niki Lewis||Third|
|Men's Foil||Phil Fenn||Sixth|
|Sabre||Owen Gough||Joint-sixth with David from Southside|
|Women's Foil||Alice Merry||Seventh|
|Men's Foil||Chris Hider||Seventh|
|Sabre||Antoine Ubaghs||Joint fourth with Dave of Streatham B|
|Women's Foil||Tonya Cheatham||Joint fourth with Nathalie of Streatham C|
|Men's Foil||Chris Weeks||Joint tenth with Terrence of Epsom B|
Of course, the three Guildford teams got to fence each other so the photos are of some of these encounters.
Photos, from left to right:
Chris Hider fencing Gaurav Gupta (fencing for Epsom A)
Niki Lewis fencing Alice Merry
Antoine Ubaghs in a close encounter with Owen Gough
Andrew McNeil versus Simon Pearson
Tim Schofield versus Simon.
This a was a splendid evening with Egham bringing four teams and a very welcome extra box. There were six matches in all. Fenced in a very friendly but competitive way, all matches, with the exception of the A sabre match were extremely close. Many thanks to Conrad, Anita Thomas, Tim Schofield, Simon Pearson, Phil Fenn and Carl Morris for their help in refereeing.
Egham Junior Foil beat Guildford Junior Foil - 45 - 40
Conrad referees the Junior Foilists. Gaurav on right in the first photo. The second photo is of Gemma of Egham (on left) fighting Hector.
Guildford A Sabre beat Egham Sabre 45 - 20
Egham beat Guildford B Sabre 45-41
In the photo on the left Chris of Guildford A is fighting Andy fencing for Egham. Andy is on the right.
In the second photo, Antoine Ubaghs of Guildford B is on the left, watched by a crowd of interested Guildford and Egham fencers.
Guildford A Epée beat Egham Epée 45 - 41
Guildford B Epée beat Egham Epée 40 - 37
Egham Foil beat Guildford Foil 45 - 40
On the far right, Vilya Harvey fences for the Guildford A Epéeists. Near right, Simon Pearson referees with Chris Hider fencing for Guildford on left.
The number of matches being drawn with three wins apiece, the total numbers of hits was: Guildford 251 - Egham 233. Guildford therefore won by 22 points, thanks mainly to Guildford A's sabreurs' very fine result.
Guildford A Sabreurs: Steve Pope, Chris Schofield and Aaron Lewis
Guildfod B Sabreurs: Antoine Ubaghs, Daniel Brooks, Tonya Cheatham and Niki Lewis
Guildfofrd A Epéeists: Tim Schofield, Vilya Harvey and Gareth Thomas
Guildford B Epéeists: Neale Thomas, Simon Pearson and David Hydes
Guildford Foilists: Chris Hider, Chris Weeks and Rakash Gupta
Guildford Junior Foilists: Gaurav, Hector, Emily and James
Egham Sabruers: Andy Reynolds, Jo and Luke
Egham Epéeists: Tanya Cooke, Ingrid Sallons and Nick
Egham Foilists: Natalie Atkins, Sophie Cope and David Neames
Junior Foilists: Fergus, Theo and Gemma
Report by Julie Schofield
Photos copyright Julie Schofield
Guildford were invited to visit Lansdowne on Sunday, 11th September by an ex-Guildford fencer, Nicholas Mackay. Lansdowne have an original fencing salle in the basement of their prestigious Club in Mayfair. The Club was formed as a Sports Club in around 1930. Small but beautifully formed, the Salle had room for only three pistes but with proper electric pistes, these were a great treat to use. The match was epée and foil as, unfortunately, Lansdowne were not able to field a sabre team.. (Photo on left shows Guildford practising before the match. Vilya and Alec are on the far piste, Chris is on the middle piste on the left and Tony is on the right on the closest piste.)
Guildford's foilists, pictured right, were from left to right: Rakash Gupta, Chris Hider, and Tony Palmer.
The three Lansdowne fencers were Dave, Janice and Nicholas, our host.
It was great to see Chris fencing again after his return from a long bout of illness. Chris coming back on top form and fighting fit.
All three Guildford fencers fought well, The scores were neck and neck for the first five bouts but Janice proved too strong for Rakash and Landowne built up a lead from that point, finishing comfortably ahead on 45 points to 38, despite Chris beating Nicholas 6 points to 5 in the final fight.
Guildford's epéeists, pictured left, were from left to right:
Alec Johnson, Andrew McNeil and Vilya Harvey.
They fenced Lucinda, Paul and Dean of Lansdowne.
Guildford won all 9 bouts, running out comfortable winners 45 points to 28.
Foil continued to demonstrate how slow it has become, compared to the other two weapons, the epéeists having time to nearly complete another match whilst waiting for the foilists to finish.
Lansdowne entertained Guildford afterwards, considerately organising for the English cricketers to bowl Australia out whilst the fencers relaxed in the bar. A very enjoyable visit with Nicholas offering a tour of the Club to the Guildford fencers which was taken up by Vilya, Alec, Tim and Julie.
Honours even, Guildford won a very close match by 10 points - 83 points to 73. (Tim and Julie Schofield travelled as reserves. Many thanks to Tim for doing the foil refereeing for Guildford.)
We hope to invite Lansdowne for a return match in the Near Year.
Report by Julie Schofield
Guildford visited Egham on Friday, 19th August. The Egham fencers are a likeable bunch. And Egham is a really nice club with some good fencers too. Everyone was fencing to the best of their ability, but was still able to joke around and relax - and that's just the way it should be! The match was very well fought and great fun, fenced in a very jovial and friendly atmosphere.
The Guildford foil team was Tim Schofield, Colin Towers and Rakash Gupta - Colin and Rakash are novices having only fenced for less than a year. Despite this, the foil team put up a gallant effort against a much more experienced team in Derek Freeborn, Sophie Cope and Peter Pope of Egham. Guildford lost 25 hits to 45. Peter Pope recalled that he used to fence at Guildford in the 1980s and reintroduced himseslf to Tim. The Guildford Epée team was Vilya Harvey, Meg Schofield and Andrew McNeil. They took on Ingrid Sallons, Tanya Cooke and Jez Smith. Meg was definitely the star of the team which was ironic, since she'd asked to be put on first as the team bunny. Vilya comments that all Andy and he had to do was hang on and make sure they didn't concede too many points. Guildford won 45-34.
Guildford's sabre team of Aaron and Niki Lewis and Phil Shepherd-Foster were too strong for Egham (Vinnie, Chris Hobbs & Mick Johnson) and won their match 45 to 24, despite Phil succumbing to the moppet factor by dropping 7 points to 5 against an epéeist.
The Guildford Fencers appreciated being able to hang around and fence their guys some more after the match. This was followed by a convivial visit to the bar.
Guildford won a close match overall by 115 points to 103.
Guildford are hoping to host a return match on November 4th.
Report by Vilya Harvey, Tim Schofield and Phil Shepherd-Foster
Guildford hosted the first running of the new Bowden Cup on Sunday, 31st July at St. Peter's School in Merrow. The Bowden Cup was originally donated to Guildford by the late Charles Bowden, a former Guildford fencer. A new trophy, the Guildford Chalice, was also presented by Guildford for the highest placed mixed team. Eleven of the twelve teams competed on the day. Wrekin B having to unfortunately withdraw at the last minute due to family illness.
Teams consisted of three fencers - a foilist, an epéeist and a sabruer. There was an individual poule unique round held in the morning. Sabre was, as usual, finished well before the other two weapons - despite being held on only two pistes. Epée was a close second but, as in many competitions recently, foil took much longer, despite, as epée, being held over three pistes. Most of us had a good break for lunch but Simon Pearson, who was in charge of the computer, only had time for a quick 'fag break' before the team event in the afternoon.
The event was appropriately won by 'The Old Guard' of Guildford who beat Wimbledon 30 hits to 27 in a tense and exciting final. The Old Guard' team was Simon Pearson (epée), Phil Fenn (foil) and Steve Pope (sabre). Simon and Phil, as many of us are aware, are long standing members of Guildford, having fenced at Guildford since the 1980s. Steve has fenced at the Club since the late 1990s. The final was fenced foil, epée, sabre. Phil statred out with a 4-0 lead but Tarenn Teller of Wimbledon came back fighting to level the score. Guildford took a small lead into the epée round with Simon Pearson next to fight against Tim Buzwell. (See left - Tim Buzwell on the left and Simon Pearson on the right - Steve Pope watches on in the foreground.) This proved a tight and close fight. Only the computer programme had been able to separate Steve Pope and Robert Longson in the individual round in the morning so a close fight was expected in the final round and so it proved. Steve kept ahead and the final score was 30 hits to 27. Wimbledon won the Guildford Chalice as the highest placed mixed team.
The fight off for third place was an equally tense affair. PMT, a combined team from Guildford and Nottingham University beating a young team from Wrekin 30 hits to 28. PMT were a family team, Meg being Tim's daughter and Phil her fiancé. Meg Schofield fenced foil; Tim Schofield fenced epée and Phil Shepherd-Foster fenced sabre. (See picture to right of Ed Hill on the left against Meg Schofield in the fight for third place.)
The individual foil was won by Nick Fihosy of Salle Joseph, epée by Tim Buzwell of Wimbledon and sabre by Stephen Moore of Team Ugly. Highest placed lady in the foil was Dawn Townsend of Morley Blades, in the epée Suse Wesley of Team Ugly and in the sabre Tonya Cheatham of Team 8 (Guildford).
Many thanks to the following: Ian Biggs of PBT who generously loaned the 8 boxes for the Tournament, (this meant that sabre and foil could be run using new timings) and made life considerably easier for our armourers - it also made it possible to run 8 pistes thereby considerably quickening up the timing of the individual epée and foil rounds; Niki Lewis for engraving the individual awards and together with Aaron Lewis and Ros Hull doing the main part of the refereeing; Julie Schofield for presenting the glasses and organising the competition; Simon Pearson for organising the computer programme and handling results on the day, a truly thankless task; Tony Palmer for organising refreshments, despite it being his wife's birthday and Tony Lane and Richard Hall for laying out the pistes.
A short report of the tournament was published in the Surrey
Advertiser, 5th August.
Report by Julie Schofield
Photographs copyright Tim and Julie Schofield
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