Open Air 2018
Every year SAFC is proud to host our Open Air competition early in September.
Recently this has taken the form of a poule unique each for foil, epee and sabre, so every competitor has the opportunity for plenty of fencing. Medals are awarded for each weapon and a Maitre d'Armes trophy is awarded for the best performance across all three weapons.
For those with interests other than fencing, there is usually a Bake-Off round as well.
If the weather is against us, the fencing relocates to the adjacent sports hall.
A buffet is provided throughout the day, and a BBQ, finishes the weekend off. Spectators and family are welcome.
(Breakfast is also provided for those helping set up first thing in the morning.)
The venue is our usual training venue, Marlborough School, St. Albans.
Open Air 2017
The 2018 Open Air competition was held on Sunday 9th September at our usual venue, Marlborough School, St. Albans. The competition was in the form of 3 Poule Uniques - one each for Sabre, Epee and Foil. The top 4 Sabreurs competed in a second round for medals, with Epee and Foil being decided by rankings from the respective Poules.
|1st : Austen Rose||1st : Peter Moore||1st : Tamas Vurju|
|2nd : Jake Kirkman||2nd : Austen Rose||2nd : Deco Mitchell-Row|
|3rd = : Philip Allen||3rd = : Sam Bojarski||3rd = : Joash Lewis|
|3rd = : Andy Docherty||3rd = : Matthew Rose||3rd = : Jake Kirkman|
|Best novice||Alex Gordon|
|Ladies foil||Melanie Rabier|
|Master at arms||Jake Van Kirkam|
View full results.
|1st : Chris Lennon||1st : Peter Moore||1st : Lorenzo Buonfiglio|
|2nd : Pranav Thakkar||2nd : David White||2nd : Chris Lennon|
|3rd = : Michael Lown||3rd = : Julian Parker||3rd = : Philip Allen|
|3rd = : Jake Kirkham||3rd = : Chris Lennon||3rd = : Giles Rhodes|
|1st : Laura Delany||1st : David White||1st : Chris Lennon|
|2nd : Peter Senior||2nd : Tony Middleton||2nd : Thamas Varju|
|3rd : Chris Lennon||3rd = : Philip Allen||3rd = : Peter Senior|
|3rd = : Chris Lennon||3rd = : Phil Elliott|
|Men's Foil||Women's Foil||Epee||Sabre|
|1st : Ben Andrews||1st : Gerry Koeva||1st : Ben Andrews||1st : Chris Lennon|
|2nd : Chris Lennon||2nd : Harriett Nicholson||2nd : Ollie Smith||2nd : Tony Bardell|
|3rd : Tony Conyard and JD Evans||3rd : Jo Adam and David White||3rd : Philip Allen and Phil Elliott|
|Foil plate||Philip Allen|
|Novice Trophy||Alexey Erekhinsky|
|The Great Chocolate Brownie Bake Off Challenge||JD Evans|
|Men's Foil : Paul Davis||Epee : Ollie Smith||Sabre : Jon Daley|
|Women’s Foil : Harriet Nicholson||Master at Arms : Terry Salinger||Best Novice : Bev Sulivan|
|Men's Foil : Ben Vermeire||Epee : Terry Salinger|
|Women's Foil : Sarah Eames||Sabre : Jon Daley|