As agreed at the WVFA AGM, depending on the number of individual entrants WVFA will subsidise the cost of entry and the referees levy for this event. WVFA will also cover the cost for the Team entry.
Welsh Veteran Sabreurs took medals in Largs during the Veterans Fencing Commonwealths.
Rob Brooks (ME) took the age group medal, being the highest ranked veteran in his age group as well as the highest ranked Welsh epeeist. Congratulations Rob.
With the Welsh contingent fully behind and supporting the sabreurs throughout the quarter and semi-finals in what was an exciting, nail-biting and breath taking conclusion to a long and tiring day, saw both previous Commonwealth men's sabre Champion Rob Penton and the latest addition to the veterans fold, Jim Crawfurd, in the semi finals.
Unfortunately it was not to be an all Welsh final, with Jim Crawfurd taking the Gold and Rob Penton the Bronze. Jim also picked up the Gold for the Age Group category.
The sabreurs then continued their wining formula with the addition of Richard Hughes-Thomas and Nick Hawksworth in the Team event.
In the final they faced old rivals, England, and after some truly heart-stopping individual and closely fought bouts the England team emerged victorious with Wales taking the team Silver.
Congratulations to the entire Sabre team.
Congratulations to ALL the Welsh fencers who made the long and arduous journey to Scotland to represent Wales, everyone demonstrating why Wales has such a great team spirit and team ethic, supporting each other throughout the competition.
Full results can be found by following the following link.
Largs, Scotland 2014
MS: Gold: Jim Crawfurd, Bronze: Rob Penton, 22: Richard Hughes-Thomas, 33: Nick Hawksworth, 41: Neil Bowd, 52: Mike Norfolk
Cat A, age group Gold: Jim Crawfurd
MS Team: Silver: Jim Crawfurd, Rob Penton, Richard Hughes-Thomas, Nick Hawksworth.
ME: 10: Rob Brooks, 29: Nick Hawksworth, 35: Denis Callanan, 37: Peter Davies, 46: Richie Roberts, 49: Gareth Law, 56: Paul Cooper, 58: Mark Robertson,
ME Team: Rob Brooks, Dennis Callanan, Peter Davies,
Cat 2, age group Gold: Rob Brooks
MF: 40: Kel Brundle, 41: Gareth Law, 50: Simon Curling, 51: Mark Robertson,
WS: 11th Wednesday Jones
WE: 15th Catherine Bowd, 29: Lyn Robinson, 34: Isobel Martin, 38: Patricia Kudray
WF: 22: Lyn Robinson
Community Challenge "B" teams:
MS Team: Neil Bowd (Bronze)
ME: 29 Jamie Morris MS:1 Rob Penton, 14 Jamie Morris
LF: 10 Lyn Robinson LE: 12 Lyn Robinson 14 Gillian Aghajan 18 Pat Shepherd-Foster Team: 4th
LS:11 Gillian Aghajan 14 Lyn Robinson 16 Pat Shepherd-Foster Team: 3rd
Melbourne, Australia 2010
MF 17 Mark Robertson 20 Paul Butler ME 10 Neale Thomas 19 Bob Turner 26 Mark Robertson
MF:6 Carl Morris 17 John Norrie 19 Mark Robertson 25 Peter Morris Team: 3rd
ME:6 Rob Brooks 11 Bob Turner 22 Mark Robertson Team: 4th
MS:1 Rob Penton 13 John Norrie 19 Carl Morris 29 Mike Norfolk Team: 1st
LF:3 Lynda Norrie 11 Joanne Reynolds Team: 3rd
LE:8 Carol Wengraf 13 Rose Gregory 22 Pat Shepherd-Foster 23 Gillian Aghajan Team: 4th
LS:7 Wednesday Jones 10 Joanne Reynolds 14 Gillian Aghajan 16 Lisa Evans 18 Carol Wengraf 20 Pat Shepherd-Foster Team: 2nd
Toronto, Canada 2007
MF: 2 Stephen Gristock 3 Carl Morris 7 Harry Toland 21 Nick Hawksworth Team: 2nd
ME:2 Rob Brooks 13 Nick Hawksworth 16 Alun Davies 17 Jamie Morris 18 Bob Turner 20 Harry Toland Teams: 4th & 6th
MS:1 Carl Morris 5 Harry Toland 6 Stephen Gristock 16 Nick Hawksworth Team: 3rd
WF: 19 Anne Crosby WE:15 Rose Gregory 16 Anne Crosby 17 Pat Shepherd-Foster Team: 5th
WS: 15 Rose Gregory 16 Anne Crosby 17 Pat Shepherd-Foster Team: 4th
MF:9 Stephen Gristock 17 Tony Westacott 18 Paul Wilson 21 Bob Kilvert Team: 3rd
ME:15 Paul Wilson 21 Ken Roberts 22 Mike Lee 24 Edmund Gray 28 Tony Westacott 36 Bob Turner 37 Dennis Callanan 40 Mike Norfolk Team: 3rd
MS:15 Tony Westacott 16 Mike Norfolk Team: Bronze
LF: 7 Lynda Norrie 8 Margaret Myers 15 Carol Wengraf 16 Caroline Wheeler
LE:6 Carol Wengraf 11 Rose Gregory 16 Margaret Myers 23 Gillian Aghajan 24 Val Magee 26 Caroline Wheeler
LS:3 Gillian Aghajan 3 Carol Wengraf 12 Rose Gregory 16 Caroline Wheeler 18 Val Magee Team: Silver
Sydney, Australia 2003
ME: 3 Bob Turner 14 Edmund Gray
MF:10 N. Gregory 11 P. lloyd 13 S. Gristock 19. G. Kingston 21. A. Westacott 24. W. Seymour 32 J. Ellis-Jones Team: 2nd
ME:17 Bob Turner 20 Mike Lee 21 Rikki Howdle 26 G. Kingston 30 W. Seymour 34. A. Westacott 35 K. Simpson 37 J. Ellis-Jones 38 J. Thomas Team: 2nd
WF: 5 C. Wengraf 8 M. Mayers 15 A. Crosby Team:
WE: 14 A. Crosby 17 C. Wengraf 22 M. Myers Team:2nd
WS: 8 C. Wengraf 9 M. Myers Team:2nd
Johannesburg, SA 1999
ME: 8 Rikki Howdle 10 Bob Turner 12 Mike Lee LF: 3 Carol Wengraf Mixed Sabre:9 Mike Lee 10 Carol Wengraf 11 Rikki Howdle
Isle of Man 1997
ME: 3 Bob Turner WF: 4 Carol Wengraf LS: 6 Carol wengraf MF: 6 Tony Westacott 7 Mike Lee 12 C. Simpso