Salisbury Fencing Club

Club Fixtures

Date Type of eventNameVenue / ContactDetails
2023-10-28 OpenHampshire OpenHavant Leisure Centre,Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2AY,
Phone: 023 9247 6026

Currently branded as "Horizon Havant"


Contact: Portsmouth and Southsea FC
TBC
2023-11-11 OpenWelsh OpenSport Wales National Centre,Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW,
Contact: Welsh Fencing
6W
2024-02-04 Southern RegionSouthern Region Youth Champs (BYC Qualifiers)The Deanery CE Academy,Peglar's Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 7DA,
Phone: 01793 236611
Contact: Marcus Messer, entry@southernfencing.org.uk, 07908320373
U12, U16 Epee and Sabre. U14, U18 Foil.
2024-03-10 Southern RegionSouthern Region Youth Champs (BYC Qualifiers)The Deanery CE Academy,Peglar's Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 7DA,
Phone: 01793 236611
Contact: Marcus Messer, entry@southernfencing.org.uk, 07908320373
U14, U18 Epee and Sabre. U12, U16 Foil.
2024-04-06 OpenBristol OpenBristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS8 1SR,
Contact: Richard Bernstein
MF, WS
2024-04-07 OpenBristol OpenBristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS8 1SR,
Contact: Richard Bernstein
MS, WF
2024-04-24 OtherGeoffrey Russell CupSarum Academy Sports Centre,Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 9HS,
Phone: 01722 329717

The sports centre is in the academy grounds. See the club info page for detailed directions.


Contact: Salisbury FC
Mixed Foil
Salisbury FC members only
2024-06-01 OpenWest of England OpenCentre for Sport, UWE Bristol,Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, Bristol, BS16 1QY,
Phone: 0117 328 6200
Contact: Ethan Kew
ME, WE

Competition Results

If you have details of competition results which are not currently listed on this page, please pass them to Pete at one of the club nights and he will ensure that they are posted here. Thank you.


2022-2023 Season

Rob Bruniges Cup

On Saturday the 8th of July, Bath Swords held an invitational competition to honour the memory of Rob Bruniges and also to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Bath Sword Club.

This competition was for mixed teams of 3, each member specialising in one weapon. Fights between teams were therefore relays to a total of 15 with the order of weapons being decided by die rolls. This made for some closely-contested fights and ensured that no team could progress by relying solely upon one member. The format worked well and lots of fencing was enjoyed throughout the day.

Team results:

TeamFencersResult
Salisbury 2, Man Utd 0Matt (Foil)
Pete (Epée)
Villő (Sabre)
8th place
Five Rivers, No ChanceDevon (Foil)
Nathanael (Epée)
Dan (Sabre)
9th place

Thanks to Terri for arranging the entries and transporting fencers to the venue.

Geoffrey Russell Cup

The third running of the Geoffrey Russell Cup competition to find the champion foil fencer within the club was won by Kris Sales. Full details and results are listed in the cup page

Southern Region Senior Foil Championships

The regional championships are back and the club's sole representative this year contested the foil competition. It is hoped to send more fencers for next year's event. More advance notice from Southern Region wouldn't go amiss.

Men's Senior Foil
Pete Houston L8


2021-2022 Season

Geoffrey Russell Cup

After a long break for pandemic-related reasons the Geoffrey Russell Cup competition ran again this year to find the champion foil fencer within the club. The 2022 event was won by Pete Houston. Full details and results are listed in the archive


2018-2019 Season

Geoffrey Russell Cup

The inaugural Geoffrey Russell Cup competition to find the champion foil fencer within the club was won by Steve Moore. Full details and results are listed in the archive

Southern Region Senior and Novice Foil 2018

Although this is the second such event of the calendar year, it has been moved earlier in the season for scheduling reasons. So, the Senior and Novice foil competition for 2018-19 was held on the 21st of October. Congratulations to Carl on becoming the Regional Foil Novice Champion, winning the final match 15-14.

Men's Novice Foil
Carl Smeaton 1st place

Men's Senior Foil
Pete Houston L8

Wilshire County Youth Championships 2018

The results of the Salisbury FC fencers at the county youth championships were as follows:

U12 Men's Foil
Marley Flight 7th place

U14 Men's Foil
Nat Smith 3rd place

U16 Men's Foil
Joseph Westlake 2nd place
Carl Smeaton 3rd place


2017-2018 Season

Southern Region Senior Epee and Sabre 2018

The Senior Epee and Sabre saw a good turnout for the Epee and a high standard throughout. Only one attendee from Salisbury this year and the results were:

Men's Epée
Pete Houston L16

Men's Sabre
Pete Houston 3rd place

Southern Region Senior and Novice Foil 2018

The Senior and Novice foil competition was held on the 6th of May. Unfortunately our promising novices were too young to meet the entry criteria this year but next season should see a good turn-out from the club.

Men's Foil
Pete Houston L8

GB Cup Qualifier 2018

The regional qualifier for the new GB Cup competition was held in Newbury on the 11th of February. Low entry numbers resulted in the Women's Foil being cancelled leaving us with just one competitor.

Men's Foil
Pete Houston 8th place

This is a promising competition for fencers just below elite level and with better promotion it might be expected to flourish in future seasons.


2016-2017 Season

Southern Region Senior Epee and Sabre 2017

The regional epee and sabre competitions were held on the same day. Our sole representative competed in both competitions and was awarded Master at Arms for the second successive season.

Men's Epee
Pete Houston L8

Men's Sabre
Pete Houston 3rd Place

Southern Region Senior and Novice Foil 2017

This year the region have introduced a combined competition for senior and novice foilists. Salisbury FC sent several competitors who enjoyed a good day's fencing

Senior Men's Foil
Pete Houston L8

Novice Foil
Giselle Kinghorn L8
Max Macaulay L8
Matt L8

Wilshire County Youth Championships 2017

The results of the Salisbury FC fencers at the county youth championships were as follows:

U14 Men's Foil
Joseph Westlake 6th place

U16 Women's Foil
Giselle KINGHORN 3rd place

Southern Region Age Group Foil 2017

Our fencers placed well in the Regional foil competition again this year. Here are their results:

U14 Men's Foil
Joseph Westlake L16

U18 Women's Foil
Grace Brown 3rd place


2015-2016 Season

Southern Region Foil 2016

The regional senior foil competition at Downlands was not particularly well atended this year. All fencers entered a single poule which included those who had entered the novices competition. Everyone progressed to a DE which was fought to 10 for reasons of limited time at the venue. The result for our solitary representative was:

Pete Houston L8

Together with his results in the earlier epee and sabre competitions this makes Pete the Southern Region Master at Arms for the 2015-16 season.

The SR site has the podium results.

Wiltshire County Youth Championships 2016

The results of the Salisbury FC fencers at the county youth championships were as follows:

Girls' U16 Foil
Grace Brown 1st place

Boys' U12 Foil
Hugo Flynn 8th place
Alec Dakin 10th place

Boys' U14 Foil
Joseph Westlake 3rd place

Boys' U16 Foil
Thomas Parrott 13th place

The full results are also available.

Southern Region Age Group Foil 2016

The regional foil competition for juniors was held at Wellington College. Grace Brown earned a highly commendable 3rd place and with it qualification for the British Youth Championships later this year.

U16 Girls' Foil
Grace Brown 3rd place

Southern Region Epée and Sabre 2016

The regional senior epée and sabre competitions were held at Downland sports centre in Compton, Berkshire. It was not an easy place to find. Here are the results:

Men's Epée
Pete Houston L32

Men's Sabre
Pete Houston L8

Wiltshire County Championships 2015

The senior championships were held at Prior Park School in Cricklade on the 22nd of November. Salisbury FC's sole representative competed in three events and acheived these results:

Men's Foil
Pete Houston 3rd place

Men's Epée
Pete Houston L16

Men's Sabre
Pete Houston 2nd place

It was a great day's competition all round with a good range of abilities among the entrants and all conducted in a very friendly atmosphere. Only your participation can guarantee that this event remains successful - so let's send a much bigger contingent from Salisbury for next year's tournament!


Details of results from previous seasons are also available.