The 8th Veterans Winton cup was held at the Lilleshall National Sports centre over the weekend of 24th/25thSeptember 2016, writes Jane Clayton
For the first time 10 teams were entered and this meant a very full weekend of fencing in all weapons.
The South West have dominated the event since the start and although the South East have come close, only losing by 1 hit last year, we had to pull out our very best team to stand a chance as the standard of fencing is getting higher every year.
By the end of Saturday we had already beaten 2 regions and had recorded good results against many others. We had the South West to fence on the Sunday and it came down to the 2 foil events.
We needed 6 victories and our brilliant Mens foil team did the job meaning that we had beaten the South West without needing the 5 extra victories that the Womens foil gained.
A special mention for Nicola Hull in the Womens Epee team who was undefeated all weekend.
The South East were undefeated with 9 victories over the other regions and recorded a total of 343 individual victories.
South East Team
Mens Foil: Paul Lowen, Mike Thomas, Nick Fihosy, Corsini King
Womens Foil: Jane Clayton, Kate O Connell, Gillian Worman, Helen Easter, Kate Morwell Neave
Mens Epee: Will Miller, John Hyde, Simon Pink, Kola Awanyale.
Womens Epee: Nicola Hull, Marj Onjye, Mariette Mason, Kathy Evans,
Mens Sabre: Emmanuel Therond, Ian de Whalley, Paul Baillache, Barry Coulter,
Womens Sabre: Jacqui Esjame-Heath, Grace Coulter, Dominique Kennett, Joanne Yeates.
Special mention to our team scorekeeper Alan Ault.
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