2017 British Junior and Cadet Championships - results

Some great results from the 2017 British Junior and Cadet Championships at the weekend.

Highlights were: 

Cadet Girls Sabre - GOLD -  Elsie Llewellyn

Junior Girls Epee - Silver      Alex Stewart

Junior Girls Sabre - Bronze   Jess Corby

Junior Boys Epee - Bronze    Dylan Morrison

Cadet Girls Epee - Bronze     Alex Stewart

Mark Alvarez-Peres made the finals in both the Junior and Cadet events finishing 5 in the Cadet event and 6 in the Junior.  Catriona Thomson was also 6 in the Cadet Girls Sabre. Elsie Llewellyn also made the final in the Junior Girls Sabre finishing 7th.

Ross Morrison Youth Weapon Coordinator (YWC) Boys Sabre has kindly sent us a report about the Boys Sabre as has Matt Pocock (Boys Epee) and Simon Carter (Girls Sabre). We hope to have further reports from the other Youth Weapons Coordinators soon. (Please note the YWC do try very carefully to capture everyone however if your name is missed please email us).

Girls Sabre

At The Cadet and Junior British Championships 2017 the Cadet Girls' Sabre and the Junior Women's Sabre Scottish contingent have much to celebrate and to be proud of.

Within the Girls Cadet competition, Charlotte Wilson-Smith narrowly missed out on making the cut, but gained valuable experience at competing at such a high level for the first time.  Catriona Stewart had the misfortune of of coming up against her Scottish team mate in her last 16 fight, so gained a final ranking of 14th.  Catriona Thomson was able to go one round further to conclude her day with a very commendable 6th place.  Elsie Llewellyn stole the show however.  Not for the first time, Elsie hit way above her years to out fight her peers, especially in her tough semi-final and final bouts to deservedly win GOLD.  

The Junior Women's Championships saw the inclusion of all four cadet fencers being joined by Ariana Serafinceanu competing in her first National Championships along with Scotland's number 1 U20 Women's Sabreur, Jessica Corby.  On this occasion, Catriona Stewart had a challenging poule and was unlucky to narrowly miss the cut.  Charlotte Wilson-Smith came up against one of the regular top seeds in her last 32 fight but produced a very encouraging first British Championship performance.  Catriona Thomson pushed her opponent very hard in her last 32 bout to gain a 24th overall ranking.  Ariana Serafinceanu was able to achieve a very pleasing 22nd placing in her first U20 outing.  Elsie Llewellyn followed up her gold medal performance in the Cadet event with another mature display, meeting and beating her Cadet semi-finalist opponent at the last 16 stage and just missed out on a semi-final place in a tough last 8 contest.  Jessica Corby did not disappoint, again she fought well throughout the competition, concluding the Championships with  Bronze medal.

All in all, a very encouraging performance by all our female sabreurs.

Girls Foil

Well done to the Scottish competitors, fencing at the recent British Junior and Cadet Championships. The competition was strong and but we had some promising performances. 

Cadet Results;

32 Sasha Htet-Marshall

40 Clementine Falby

Junior Results;

9 Mhairi McLaughlin

31 Eden Steele

Boys Epee

Cadet - (56 Fencers)

6 Scottish fencers were in action on the first day and all made the cut after the poules Robbie Brown (West Fife) and Dylan Morrison (Edinburgh) getting automatic byes through to the L32. They were joined by Adam Bryson (Dunblane) and Isaac McKerr (Dunblane) after they both won their incomplete L64 matches with close 15-14 scores. Sadly Fraser O'Brien (Edinburgh) and Oran McKenna (Elgin Duelists) were both knocked-out 11-15 and 2-15 respectively.

The L32 didn't prove to be a good round for the Scottish contigent as the four remaining fencers were all eliminated. Robbie Brown was beaten by Max Lee 11-15 to finish 17th, Dylan Morrison was edged out 14-15 by Myles Ashforth to finish 19th, Adam Bryson lost Owen Atkinson to finish 23rd and Isaac McKerr lost to eventual silver medalist Ethan Kew 10-15 to finish 25th.

Final results

17th - Robbie Brown

19th - Dylan Morrison

23rd - Adam Bryson

25th - Isaac McKerr

38th - Fraser O'Brien

40th - Oran McKenna

Junior - 70 entrants

7 Scottish fencers were in action on second day with the cadets being joined by Alex Papadopoulos (Edinburgh) and Christopher Carr (West Fife) while Adam Bryson was not fencing. All the fencers made the cut with the exception of Oran McKenna after being placed in a tricky poule. In the incomplete L64, Alex Papadopoulos had a bye through to the L32 and he was joined by Dylan Morrison and Isaac McKerr after 15-5 and 15-8 wins respectively. Unfortunately Christopher Carr was beaten 13-15 by James Jeal in a close match, as was Robbie Brown who was beaten by Nathan Foster 7-15 and Fraser O'Brien who lost to James Haynes also 7-15.

In the L32, all 3 remaining fencers managed to make it through a series of close matches to the L16. Alex Papadopoulos beat James Haynes 15-14 while Isaac McKerr beat Jacob Foulsham 15-13 and Dylan Morrison beat Max Kurz Jordan 15-10.

In the L16, Isaac McKerr and Alex Papadopoulos both were knocked-out with Isaac McKerr losing to Antoine Belot 9-15 and Alex Papadopoulos also losing 9-15 to Owen Edwards. Dylan was proving to have a much better day than in the cadets as he beat William East 15-14 in another close match.

Dylan Morrison's impressive run was to continue as he sneaked through the L8 with a 15-14 over Jack Bell to guarantee himself a medal but sadly it was only a bronze as he lost to Matthew Dickinson 10-15. A fantastic final result for Scottish Fencing nonetheless.

Final Results

3rd - Dylan Morrison

10th - Alex Papadopoulos

15th - Isaac McKer

35th - Christopher Carr

44th - Fraser O'Brien

47th - Robbie Brown

64th - Oran McKenna


Boys Sabre:

In the Cadet event Mark Alvarez-Peres lost a nail biting L8 15-14 to finish 5th overall.

There was an all Scotland affair in the L32 where Sam Freeman progressed to the L16 at the expense of countryman Ewan Robertson, 15-6. Sam went out in the L16 to finish 12th with Ewan finishing 24th.

Rory McLellan finished 17th overall after narrowly losing his L32, 15-14 after being seeded 5th after the poules. 

Jerry Beamish won an exciting L64, 15-14 before bowing out to the 2nd seed in the L32, to finish 32nd.

In the Junior event Mark Alvarez-Peres finished an excellent 6th losing to the eventual winner in the L8.

There was a succession of Scotland v Scotland duels in the L32 and L16 as Ewan Robertson overcame Ethan Llewllyn in the L32 before losing to Mark Alvarez-Peres in the L16. Ewan was ranked 16th overall with Ethan 17th.

Sam and Rory McLellan both made the L32 along with Sam Freeman. Finishing 19th, 27th and 26th respectively.

Toby Carter 43th and Jerry Beamish 51st both missed the cut prior to DEs.



Read full results at British Fencing