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Save the Date – 2017 Newham Swords Events

To all fencers, parents and coaches – we are excited to announce the dates of the 2017 Newham Junior Challenge Series events, the dates of the Summer and October Half-Term Fencing Camps and dates for a LPJS competition Newham Swords will be hosting in 2017.

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Newham Swords Junior Challenge Series:

Event 4 – June 24-25, 2017. Entry now open

Newham Junior Series Events count for points towards the England U15 Rankings.

Newham Summer Fencing Camp – July 24 – 27, 2017. Register here

Newham Senior Open –  October 7, 2017. Entry now open

Newham October Half-Term Fencing Camp – October 23-26, 2017

LPJS Newham – November 18-19, 2017. Enter here

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Newham!

Khalam Contractor Takes Silver at the U10 British Championships!

Rising fencing star, Khalam Contractor (aged 9), set a personal best at the weekend when taking a silver medal at the British U10 Championships.
Khalam Contractor U10 Silver 2017

Khalam Contractor U10 Silver 2017

Newham Swords fencer, Contractor, remained undefeated throughout the day before losing in the final 10-7. “This is a great result for Khalam and one place better than last year when he took bronze”, said Swords Head Coach, Pierre Harper.
“Khalam is an exceptionally talented young man who has a great future ahead of him”, added Swords Club Manager, Linda Strachan.
Contractor will now prepare for the forthcoming English Youth Championships, taking place next month.

Newham Swords Junior Challenge Series Event 3 – Results

Points Table
Girls U10Girls U12Girls U14Girls U16Boys U10Boys U12Boys U14Boys U16
Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   BEARD   Maddi      BRYANT BLADES 
 2   SCOTINIADIS   Alexia      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 3   DE ROBERT HAUTEQUERE   Elisabeth      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 3   WALSHE   Emily      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 5   ROMER   Cecily      SALLE BOSTON 
 6   DI STEFANO   Sofia      SALLE BOSTON 
 7   GILBERT-HEITLER   Eliana      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 8   NATHENSON   Stella      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   ALLEN   Morgan      PAUL DAVIS FENCING ACADEMY 
 2   CULKIN   Nathalie      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 3   ELLIOTT   Megan      FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB 
 3   SAMPSON   Verity      KENILWORTH SWORD FENCING CLUB 
 5   DELUCY MCKEEVE   Trinity      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 6   YUDINTSEVA   Uliana      UNATTACHED 
 7   WILSON   Charlotte      SALLE BOSTON 
 8   WILLIAMS   Phoebe      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 9   PEARDON   Alice      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 10   HORSLEY   Thea      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 11   DE BARRA PENMAN   Sibeal      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 12   YANICELLI   B.B.      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 13   SEABORN   Bo      COLCHESTER & DISTRICT FENCING CLUB 
 14   WALSH   Millicent      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 15   WILDER   Thaisa      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 16   BUTTER   Julia      UNATTACHED 
 17   STRIDE   Ophelia      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 18   KANDRAC   Lola      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   MEURISSE   Scarlett      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 2   ATTIAS   Olivia      SALLE OXON 
 3   BIRD   Martha      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 3   DE N’YEURT   Tabitha      BATH SWORD CLUB 
 5   KNOX   Eleanor      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 6   WHITAKER   Rosie      CHICHESTER FENCING CLUB 
 7   TSANG   Amelie      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 8   MIDDLETON   Amelia      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 9   APPLEBY-PRINCE   Celena      SALLE OXON 
 10   QUELCH   Abigail      SALLE OXON 
 11   COMMITTERI   Sofia Emily      BATTERSEA FOIL 
 12   RYDER-GARCIA   Lauren      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 13   LAWSON   Angelica      ST BENEDICTS 
 14   CINTOLESI   Frida      SALLE OXON 
 14   JEROME   Elizabeth      SALLE BOSTON 
 16   TSANG   Sophie      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 17   FLANAGAN   Iyla      GARDEN HOUSE FENCING CLUB 
 18   TYLER   Lara      ALDERSHOT FENCING CLUB 
 19   YANICELLI   Sloane      BATTERSEA FOIL 
 20   BASAK   Defne      BATTERSEA FOIL 
 21   SITANYI   Lili      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 22   TURNBULL   Eleanor      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 23   GOLDFISCHER   Marcela      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 24   CASTILLO-BERNAUS   Katie      GARDEN HOUSE FENCING CLUB 
 25   LEE   Dasha      GARDEN HOUSE FENCING CLUB
 Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   WILLIAMS-STEWART   Teagan      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 2   LUKAITE   Emilija      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 3   HERRICK   Anna      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 3   THOMPSON   Holly      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 5   HARRISON   Alexandra      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   CONTRACTOR   Khalum      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 2   BISHAY   David      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 3   CALLAGHAN   Lewis      SHOEBURY AND SOUTHEND SWORDS 
 3   THOMPSON   Edward      DRAGON FENCING CLUB 
 5   WALSH   Faraday      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 6   REBONATO-SCOTT   Sebastiano      SALLE BOSTON 
 7   KEEN   Finn      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 8   CREES   Ashley      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 9   SHERGILL   Jagroop      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 10   GILBERT-HEITLER   Noah      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 11   AHMED   Hamzah      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 12   WAGDI   Yaqub      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 13   HERBERT   Daniel      ACADEMIE D’ESCRIME 
 14   MANGLA   Aarav      SALLE BOSTON 
 15   MULHERON   Logan      BRYANT BLADES 
 16   PETERKIN   Khari      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 17   PEREIRA   Ayman      SALLE BOSTON 
 18   COMMITTERI   Tommaso William      BATTERSEA FOIL 
 19   IMANKERDJO-LAMBERT   Justin      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 20   MOLONEY   Rory      COLCHESTER & DISTRICT FENCING CLUB 
 21   KANG   Dillon      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 22   BELBOUAB   Mohammed      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 23   MILKITAS   Leonardas      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 23   TIAN   Aaron      NEWHAM SWORDS
Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   LIM   Li Leo      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 2   SOSNOV   David      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 3   PARTRIDGE-HICKS   Griffin      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 3   SAVICKAS   Samuelis      ALLEZ FENCING 
 5   DE ROBERT HAUTEQUERE   Francois      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 6   CONTRACTOR   Khalum      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 7   ELIS   Eurig      COLCHESTER & DISTRICT FENCING CLUB 
 8   FRIC   Tomi      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 9   MEWAWALLA   Sam      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 10   CAMPBELL – YATES   Indio      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 11   YAVUZ   Atakan      FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB 
 12   LAUGA   William      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 13   ATIK   Rüzgar      KING’S SWORDS FENCING CLUB 
 14   ARCHER   Mihkel      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 15   KEOGH   George      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 16   WINTER   Bruno      PAUL DAVIS FENCING ACADEMY 
 17   LUC   Wai Hung      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 18   GIBBONS   Scott      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 19   MULHERON   Niall      BRYANT BLADES 
 20   MANSFIELD   Ethan      CHICHESTER FENCING CLUB 
 21   SMYTH   Daniel      DRAGON FENCING CLUB 
 22   KING   Kit      CAMDEN 
 23   MATVEJEV   Aleksandr      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 24   LHUILIER   Christopher      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 25   GHIANDAI   Milo      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 26   JOHNSTON   Somerled      DRAGON FENCING CLUB 
 27   RIGBY   George      DRAGON FENCING CLUB 
 28   DOWNING   Oliver      SALLE BOSTON 
 29   CHENG   Freddie      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 30   BARRETT   Alexander      DRAGON FENCING CLUB 
 31   VICINI   Matteo      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 32   STRANGE   Calvin      CHICHESTER FENCING CLUB 
Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   ROCCATO   Francesco      ALLEZ FENCING 
 2   STENBECK-SCHIAVO   Dario      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 3   MASCIOLI   Alberto      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 3   SIMMONDS   Benjamin      SWINDON FENCING CLUB 
 5   JARVIE   Lachlan      ELTHAM COLLEGE FENCING CLUB 
 6   BRINCKLOW   Alexander      COLCHESTER AND DISTRICT FENCING CLUB 
 7   TARNAI   Carlo      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 8   KUBA   Vencel      ALLEZ FENCING 
 9   SAMBABAH   Abubaker      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 10   KOLAS   Shalang      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 11   RANCE   Joseph      COLCHESTER AND DISTRICT FENCING CLUB 
 12   ADELEKE   Keir      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 13   ZAZO   Ethan      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 14   KHAN   Dawood      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 15   WILLIAMS   Nicholas      NOTTINGHAM CAVALIERS 
 16   MONNET   Dominic      SALLE BOSTON 
 17   AL-MOHSIN   Ali      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 18   OSTACCHINI   Louis      SALLE BOSTON 
 19   MYATT   Rory      COLCHESTER AND DISTRICT FENCING CLUB 
 20   FUSCHILLO   Rocco      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 21   KAAKI   Annas      SALLE BOSTON 
 22   WALLIS   Luigi      FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB 
 23   BANGARD   Jacques      BISHOP CHALLONER SCHOOL 
Ranking   Name   First name   Country   Club 
 1   UDRZAL   Benjamin      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 2   DAVIDSON   Milo      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 3   KITTEN   Antoine      SALLE BOSTON 
 3   LAUGA   Alexis      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 5   WOOLTERTON   Robert      BRENTWOOD SCHOOL FENCING CLUB 
 6   PURDY   Ted      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 7   STILLMAN   Cameron      SHOEBURY AND SOUTHEND SWORDS 

Pierre Selected as Senior Foil Coach for 2017 Senior Europeans

Pierre Harper

Coach Pierre Harper

Newham Swords are proud to announce that Head Coach, Pierre Harper, will accompany Kamal Minott to next month’s Senior European Championships.

Pierre has previously worked with the GB Cadet and Junior Foil Squads, and helped them take a team silver at the 2010 Cadet Europeans, a team bronze at the 2014 Junior Europeans and a team bronze at the 2017 Junior World Championships.

He will now get the chance to work with the GB Senior Men’s Foil Team made up of Olympians, Richard Kruse, James Davies, Marcus Mepstead and Newham Swords fencer, Kamal Minott.

“I am really looking forward to working with these guys, all of whom I have known for a very long time”, said Pierre.

Teagan Williams-Stewart Becomes British U16 Champion!

Teagan Williams-Stewart British U16 Champion flanked by Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper

Teagan Williams-Stewart British U16 Champion flanked by Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper

GB U17 International, Teagan Williams-Stewart (aged 14) set a new career best when winning the British U16 Title at the British Youth Championships, held in Sheffield over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

 

This follows the bronze won at the Senior Invicta Open (in March) and her gold at the London Leon Paul Junior Series Tournament (in April),

“What a tremendous achievement for Teagan in her first year in this age group”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper

Kamal Minott Makes Senior European Championships!!

Following his fantastic result achieved at last month’s Junior World Championships, and his 7th place at the Senior National Championships, Newham Swords fencer and Junior Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Kamal Minott, has now been selected to fence for GB at the Senior European Championships which take place in Georgia next month. He will join 2016 Olympians, Richard Kruse, James Davies and Marcus Mepstead.

 

Minott with Coaches Pierre Harper and Linda Strachan

Minott with Coach Pierre Harper and Club Manager and coach Linda Strachan

“What a fantastic achievement for Kamal who is still only a junior. It will be a tremendous experience for him and an honour to fence alongside three Olympic world class fencers at the Senior European Championships” said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.

Newham gets results at the British Championships

Well done to Newham Swords fencer, Kamal Minott, who got to the last 8 of the Men’s Foil Event at the Senior British Championships at SportsDock today (23 March 17).

He was the youngest fencer in the last eight, losing to the eventual winner, Richard Kruse.

Congratulations also to Katrina Feklistova who got to the last 8 of the Women’s Foil Event and to Alice Campbell who got to the last 16.

Pierre and I are very proud of you all!

Katrina Takes Silver at Birmingham International!

Katrina Feklistova (right) takes Silver at Birmingham Open 2017

Katrina Feklistova (right) takes Silver at Birmingham Open 2017

Former GB U20 International, and Junior Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Katrina Feklistova, took silver yesterday at the Birmingham Senior International Tournament! This result represents a personal best for Katrina.

Well done also to GB U17 International Amanda Mond who came 15th and to GB U20 International, Alice Campbell, who came 20th. These results follow Alice’s 5th place at the Invicta Open and Teagan Williams-Stewart’s bronze medal gained at the same competition.

“It’s great to see our cadet and junior fencers getting results at senior level”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan

Newham Swords’ Minott makes mark at Junior World Championships

Minott with Coaches Pierre Harper and Linda Strachan

Minott with Coach Pierre Harper and Club Manager and coach Linda Strachan

Newham Swords Kamal Minott recorded Great Britain’s best result at the Junior World Championships, finishing in 13th place.

 

Minott, ranked number one for GB at under-20 level and a Junior Commonwealth Games gold medallist, won four of his five bouts in the preliminary round, losing only to Italy’s Guillame Bianchi.

 

 

 

And after beating Venezuela’s Romero Montella (15-8), he knocked out higher seed Gabor Bellovicz, of Hungary, by a 15-14 margin to reach the last 32.

Minott fencing US No3 seed

Minott fencing the No 3 seed, Sidarth Kumbla of the US, before beating him to make the last 16 of the Junior Worlds.

Minott then upset American number three seed Sidarth Kumla to set up a rematch with European Junior champion and world number one Bianch and put up a brave fight in a 15-8 loss against the eventual bronze medalist.

Minott with Coach Pierre Harper

Minott with Coach Pierre Harper [Click for larger image]

Swords head coach Pierre Harper, said: “Kamal gave it his all and set another personal best. What a great result to end his junior fencing career on.”

 

Club manager Linda Strachan added: “We now look forward to working with Kamal on the senior scene and helping him achieve his dream of competing in an Olympic Games.”