British Youth Championships 2022

This past weekend saw the British Youth Championships (BYC) taking place in Sheffield.


This is the biggest youth competition of the year with well over 1000 young people taking part over 3 days in different age groups, weapons and gender.

For young people to qualify for this event they had to take part in their region's qualifying event and do very well.

The Eastern region was represented in all categories.


We had several members of HFC making the cut and qualifying for the BYC and competing against those who qualified from all the other regions of the UK.


Oscar qualified for the boy's U16 foil.

Oscar Won 4 out of 6 in his Pool and was ranked 30 out of 82. He then had a bye for the first DE.
He lost the third DE bout fencing against the No 3 ranked fencer. 

Final position 27th out of 82.

Very well done Oscar


Monty qualified for the boy's U14 foil. 

Monty fenced well in his pool and was ranked 49th out of 73 fencers.

He won his first DE bout winning 15-11 to progress to the last 32 but lost 11-15. 

Final position 32nd

Very well done Monty


Livie (Olivia) who has only just joined HFC qualified for the girl's U16 foil and came 54th.

Great effort Livie


 For all 3 young fencers just to qualify for this national competition is a great result. It is also a daunting experience to attend such a major competition with so many fencers attending.


Well done to all!

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Great Yarmouth Epee and Sabre Invitation 2022

Mike (Rob) Robinson entered the men`s epee and came 8th, well done Mike.


Victor (Vlad) one of the ARU fencers that came to the club a few times entered both the men`s epee and sabre


In the men`s epee Vlad came 11th but in the men`s sabre he came 1st, Very well done Vlad.

It was very special for Vlad as his parents were visiting the UK from Romania for a few days and attended the event to see their son take GOLD.

Pictures from event available HERE

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Richard Sage helps England to win at Veterans Home Nations International

Richard Sage was part of the men's foil team for England, winning all but one of his fights. This helped England win the men's foil as well as helped England win overall. 

Congratulations Richard.


The results can be seen in the image.


Exeter Open 2022

Nico Ignacio travelled to Exeter for the Exeter Open this past weekend (Sunday 3rd April).

Nico had entered the men`s sabre.


Nico did very well in his pool, won 5 and lost only 1. That result gave him a bye into the L16.

He was knocked out in the Last 8, losing 15-8. Giving him a final competition position of 6th, see attached.


Good result Nico against some very good men`s sabreurs. 


Leon Paul Junior Series 2022

The Leon Paul Junior Series took place on the 26th of March at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre. HFC member Rochelle had a very successful day fishing first in the under 13 girl’s foil. Very well done Rochelle, great result.

Riccardo and Monty also attended the competition entering the boys U15 event. They were 17th and 19th out of 29 after the 2 poules. Riccardo made it to the last 16, but Monty got eliminated.

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Eastern Region Individual Championships 2022

The Eastern Region Individual Championships took place on Sunday 27th March 2022 in Stevenage. The club had a number of members entered in four events and the results including 3 medallists are below. Well done to everyone that took part and congratulations to the medallists on their successes.


Women`s foil – Hannah Smyth – SILVER, 2nd place


Men`s sabre – Nico Ignacio, BRONZE, 3rd place


Women`s sabre – Liz Bujor, BRONZE, 3rd place


Jacques Portal and Arran MacLennan took part in the men`s foil.

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Cambridgeshire County Sabre 2022

The Cambridgeshire County Sabre took place at HFC on 17th March. The club had four members competing and took three medals as below. Congratulations to the medal winners and all that took part.

Women`s Sabre –

Liz Bujor, GOLD, 1st place


Men`s sabre –

Nico Ignacio, SILVER, 2nd place

Euan Smith, BRONZE, 3rd place

Dan Tozer,  5th place


Cambridgeshire Junior Foil 2022

On the 27th Feb, the Cambridgeshire Fencing Association held a Junior Foil competition at the Stephen Perse School Cambridge.


There were 3 competitions, U11, U14 and U16. Each event was mixed male and female.


There was very good support for the competitions with over 60 entries across the 3 competitions.

Must have one of the biggest turnouts for the county for some time which speaks highly of the interest in fencing with young people in Cambridgeshire.


Huntingdonshire Fencing Club had an interest in a number of young people entering who fence at our club.


In the under 11 competition, Laura came 12th. This was Laura`s first competition, well done Laura.


In the U14 competition, Rochelle Leung came 1st. Rochelle has only just joined HFC. Great performance Rochelle and look forward in seeing you fence more at HFC.

In the same event Monty came 3rd, Monty is also a new member to HFC of about 3 weeks or so. Well done Monty.


In the U 16 competition Riccardo came first, great result Riccardo. Again, Riccardo has recently joined HFC approx. 3 weeks ago.

Aaron came a very creditable 3rd as Aaron has only just returned to fencing after a 3 year layoff due to a change in school. Well done Aaron good result.

Also in the U16 was Grigori who came 9th. This was Grigori`s first competition, well done Grigori.