Welsh Fencing

Proposed New Welsh Patch

Over the last few days, we have been running a poll over the proposed design of a new patch.  It has generated a lot of comment, both through email and through social media in general. 

It's clear that we didn't get this right, so we have 'pulled' the poll and are proposing an alternative approach to ensure we get a broader input from the Membership, both in terms of design and in selection.

Our intention is to offer you all the opportunity to submit your thoughts over a proposed design, whether that is to retain the existing design, to use a traditional design, or to use a more modern style.  You are also invited to submit your own designs.  Please submit those designs and ideas to me by 21st December, 2017.

Clearly, there will be more designs than we can reasonably submit for public selection.  We therefore propose to establish an independent selection panel, who will be charged with reducing down all those ideas submitted to a more manageable number for public selection.  That selection panel needs to be representative of all members of Welsh Fencing. The Board will have the final decision over who is on that Selection Panel, but only to ensure it is fully representative.  The Selection Panel will have the final decision on the designs to be submitted to the Membership.  If you are interested in being involved in that selection panel, please let me know, again by 21st December.

Mark Ridsdale


The full results of the BYC Qualifiers (Foil) 2017 are ...

Under 18

1 DEREK, Lee Man Kit Russell Swords Y
2 DAVIES, Jack Wrexham Y
3T CLAYS, Daniel Team Melia Cymru Y
3T WILLIAMS, Matthew Russell Swords Y
5 SMITH, Joe Team Melia Cymru  


1 REGNART-BUTLER, Eleanor Wrexham Y
2 DAVIES, Lily Bristol Y


Under 16

1 GIBBON, Rhodri Russell Swords Y
2 GRAVELLE, Macsen Russell Swords Y
3 WALKER, Daniel Russell Swords Y
1 DAWE, Phoebe Russell Swords Y
2 EDWARDS, Megan Celtic Mini Fencing Y
3T BARBIERI, Olivia Team Melia Cymru Y
3T BRITTON, Louisa Cardiff Y


Under 14

1 HOWARTH, OLIVER Russell Swords Y
2 SKEEN, Oliver Charterhouse Y
3T KLOSS, James Russell Swords Y
3T FOURACRE-EVANS, Morgan Russell Swords Y
5 OBRIEN, Alex Russell Swords  
6 SMITH, Alex Team Melia Cymru  
7 SWAINSON, Owen Russell Swords  
8 BEHRENS, Tomas Russell Swords  
9 MAIMONE, Will Celtic Mini Fencing  
10 MAHER, Amr Cardiff Fencing Club  
1 WILLIAMS, Seren Russell Swords Y
2 CRAIG, Rhiannon Team Melia Cymru Y
3 HOWARTH, Amelia Russell Swords Y


Under 12

1 ZHANG, Ryan Russell Swords Fencing Club Y
2 EVANS, Lewys Celtic Mini Fencing Y
3T JACKSON, Rhys Mini Celtic Fencing Club Y
3T EASTWOOD, Cai Fairfield Y
5 COLE, Dan Lampeter Town Fencing  
6 DUDLEY, Dewi John Lampeter Town Fencing Club   
7 SPILLANE, James Cardiff Fencing Club   
8 MOHANTY, KARAN Russell Swords  
1 THOMAS, Ellie Russell Swords Y
2 RUSSELL, Amelie Vale Y
3T LLOYD, Eloise Team Melia Cymru Y
3T BLUNT, EMILY Cardiff Fencing Club Y