Hunts Junior Fencers win Bronze

HUNTINGDONSHIRE Fencing Club had two bronze medal winners at County Junior and Novice foil Championships at Sawston Village College on Sunday. Bradley Desborough and Harry Brindle got the medals in the juniors event for under-13s, and they were among nin

HUNTINGDONSHIRE Fencing Club had two bronze medal winners at County Junior and Novice foil Championships at Sawston Village College on Sunday.

Bradley Desborough and Harry Brindle got the medals in the juniors event for under-13s, and they were among nine fencers representing the club. Both made a slow start as Desborough was ranked fifth in the seeding rounds and Brindle 11th, but then progressed all the way to the semi-finals.

Brindle lost to the competition's runner-up and Desborough was knocked out by defending champion and tournament winner Freddy Bennett of Cambridge Sword. In the same category Sam McKay finished sixth, Matt Pickering 15th and James McKay 17th.

In the Novices' event for fencers with less than two years' experience, four club fencers got through the seeding rounds. Tom Robinson cam fifth, Keeley Everitt eighth, Linford Desborough ninth and Daniel Everitt 12th.


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They all progressed through the first knock-out round of 32 before Desborough knocked out Keeley Everitt in the last 16 by 15-3, Daniel Everitt knocked out Robinson at the same stage 15-9 only for both to go out in the quarter final stage. Desborough finished seventh, and he was followed in the rankings by Daniel Everitt, Robinson, and Keeley Everitt.

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