2013



30/11/2013 Triangular 2003 - 2013

For 10 years fencers from the Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Town and 'old-boys' (former university students) have competed annually for the Taylor Trophy. The beautiful Taylor Trophy commemorates Munro Taylor who coached both Aberystwyth clubs for many years.

An incredible day of fencing in Plascrug was followed by a spectacular gala final in the Marine Hotel. Based on medal positions the deserved winners of the Taylor Trophy were the Old Boys, followed by Town then Gown. The Gown narrowly beat the Town in the Town V Gown, the score of which were based the results of all the competitors.

Commemorative program, containing all the results is available here (1.5mb pdf) & the infamous quiz is here (549kb pdf)

  07/11/2013 BEGINNERS COURSE. 5 week introduction to fencing. See here for details.
  31/10/2013 Fencing Cancelled due to hall maintenance
  23/10/2013 Cambrian News article published
  12/09/2013 Fencing Starts
  01/08/2013 - 05/09/2013 No Fencing
  09/12/2012

TRIANGULAR 2012. Town V Gown V Old Boys

A big thank you to everyone who fenced and made it such a great day. A great result for the town, who were victorious, ending the university's winning streak. Full results here.

2012

  09/12/2012

TRIANGULAR 2012. Town V Gown V Old Boys

A big thank you to everyone who fenced and made it such a great day. A great result for the town, who were victorious, ending the university's winning streak. Full results here.

  10-11/11/2012 Welsh Open: MF: Oliver 31. ME: Oliver 55, Pete 65. MS: Mike 55. WF: Celine 42.
  19:30 Every Thursday Until November Taster Sessions (extended): Come and try fencing! Sessions will last approximately 1 hour. All coaching and equipment provided. Sessions will cost 4.00
  13-14/10/2012 Welsh Veterans Championships: Held in Aberystwyth. MF: Harry Gold. MS: Harry Gold. ME: Harry, Alun, Rob.
  22/09/2012 Manchester Cadet: WF: Celine 46.
  01/07/2012 Bill Hoyskins: ME: Pete 14, Tim 24, Oliver 27.
  09-10/06/2012 Wrexham Open: MF: Oliver 11. ME: Mike Bronze, Pete 6, Oliver 11, Tim 14. MS: Mike 8.
  05/05/2012 British Youth Championships: WF: Celine 33.
  28-29/04/2012 Excalibur 2012. Held in Bath Team Dyfed details here (115kb doc). Well done to everyone who took part.
   08/03/2012

Session Cancelled as hall in use.

  31/03/2012 Dyfed Closed. New venue - entry here here (64kb pdf) DEADLINE EXTENDED - ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UP UNTIL 29/03/2012. Thank you to everyone who attended, results here (31kb doc).
  18-19/02/2012 Merseyside Open: MF: Oliver 27, Jarred 47. ME: Djibril 10, Mike 15, Pete 20, Tim 28, Oliver 34, Matt V 58, Jarred 67. MS: Jason 23, Mike 24.
  10/12/2011

TRIANGULAR 2011. It's back for the 9th year. Town V Gown V Old Boys. The day's competition will also include the Town V Gown competition. In the afternoon there will be a second fun team competition. All club members are encouraged to compete.

After an eventful morning's fencing the scores were calculated and the winner of Triangular 2011 are the Old Boys! Full results here, including details of the afternoon competition. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year.

 

2011

  10/12/2011

TRIANGULAR 2011. It's back for the 9th year. Town V Gown V Old Boys. The day's competition will also include the Town V Gown competition. In the afternoon there will be a second fun team competition. All club members are encouraged to compete.

After an eventful morning's fencing the scores were calculated and the winner of Triangular 2011 are the Old Boys! Full results here, including details of the afternoon competition. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year.

  17/11/2011 Epee Beginners Course. 4 week beginners course starting 7:45 20 for adults 15 for consessions. Please contact the club to reseve your space..
  05/11/2011 Senior Five Nations. MF Oliver.
  8-9/10/2011 Welsh Veteran Championships. Alun, Harry Rob.
  11-12/06/2011 Wrexham Open. MF Oliver 7. ME Oliver 14. MS Killion 5, Tom 7. WF Ellie 8, Kasia 10. WE Ellie 5, Kasia 8. WS Nicola BRONZE.
  Every Thursday in July Fencing Taster Sessions. Ever wanted to try fencing? Throughout July (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th) we'll be holding taster sessions for prospective new members. Each Thursday's session will start at 7:30 and last for approximately 1.5 hours and cost 5. All equipment and coaching will be provided. No need to reserve a place just turn up!
    Congratulations to Alun our newly qualified epee coach.
  07-08/05/2011 Excalibur: Aber fencers in action at this national county competition. MF Jarred & Jason team won 11 fights. ME Pete, Tim & Oliver team won 47 fights. MS Killion & Tom M team won 30 fights. WF Kasia & Little Lisa team won 46 fights. WS Nicola team won 38 fights.
  23-24/04/2011 Birmingham International: MS Jason 65, Tom M 67
  27/03/2011 Dyfed Closed: MF Jarred BRONZE, Charlie 5, Jason 6, Ben 7, Sam 8. ME Pete GOLD, Tim BRONZE, Oliver BRONZE, Alun 5, Matt V 7. MS Killion BRONZE, Tom M BRONZE. WF Kasia GOLD. WE Ellie SILVER. WS Nicola BRONZE.
  06/03/2011 Nottingham Open: ME Oliver 36.
  19-20/02/2011 Merseyside Open: ME Pete 24, Oliver 26. ME Oliver 22, Pete 43, Billy 49, Tom M 68, Rob M 69, Matt V 71, Tim 73, Charlie 90. MS Tom M 18, Billy 34, Jason 39, Rob M 45. WS Kasia 19, Jen 29. WE Ellie 19, Nicola 33. WS Nicola 30.
  5-6/02/2011 Slough Open: MF Oliver 33. ME Oliver 26, Tim 49, Charlie 111. MS Killion 21, Jason 38
  20/01/2011 Epee Beginners Course: 6 week course starting, see here for details and contact the club to reserve your place! 
  06/01/2011 Club Open
  23&30/12/2010 Club Closed
  11/12/2010

Triangular 2010. This will be the 8th triangular, which brings together town, university and ex-university fencers (the old boys) for a full day of fencing for the Taylor Trophy. There day will also include the town v gown competition and a fun afternoon event. All details here (943kb pdf).

Triangular results are: 1st Gown (269) / 2nd Old Boys (201) / 3rd Town (198)

Town V Gown: 1st Gown / 2nd Town

This year the gown pulled out all the stops and managed a clean sweep of the medals. In sabre Maddox, Killion and Steph powered through the Town and Old Boys. In foil Caz, Pete and Billy crushed their opponents. In epee, Tim B, James and Katie met some resistance in the form of the Town, but ultimately took the medals. The triangular score combined with the novice scores was enough to secure the Town V Gown for the Gown. Full details here (95kb doc).

In the afternoon there were two team events firstly three fencers, one fencing each weapon and a second group of three fencers consisting of two foilists and an epeeist. In foil/epee/sabre the victorious team was "We've got a vagina and are not afraid to use it!!!" (Caz, Pete & Ollie S). Individual winners were, foil - Oliver; epee - Pete; sabre - Maddox. In foil/foil/epee the victorious team was "I'm a massive ****head. No joke I love sucking ****" (Steve, Steve, Katie). Individual winners were foil 1 Steve, foil 2 James & epee Alun. Comedy team name winner was "I'm a massive ****head...". Full details here (95kb doc).

 

2010

  11/12/2010

Triangular 2010. This will be the 8th triangular, which brings together town, university and ex-university fencers (the old boys) for a full day of fencing for the Taylor Trophy. There day will also include the town v gown competition and a fun afternoon event. All details here (943kb pdf).

Triangular results are: 1st Gown (269) / 2nd Old Boys (201) / 3rd Town (198)

Town V Gown: 1st Gown / 2nd Town

This year the gown pulled out all the stops and managed a clean sweep of the medals. In sabre Maddox, Killion and Steph powered through the Town and Old Boys. In foil Caz, Pete and Billy crushed their opponents. In epee, Tim B, James and Katie met some resistance in the form of the Town, but ultimately took the medals. The triangular score combined with the novice scores was enough to secure the Town V Gown for the Gown. Full details here (95kb doc).

In the afternoon there were two team events firstly three fencers, one fencing each weapon and a second group of three fencers consisting of two foilists and an epeeist. In foil/epee/sabre the victorious team was "We've got a vagina and are not afraid to use it!!!" (Caz, Pete & Ollie S). Individual winners were, foil - Oliver; epee - Pete; sabre - Maddox. In foil/foil/epee the victorious team was "I'm a massive ****head. No joke I love sucking ****" (Steve, Steve, Katie). Individual winners were foil 1 Steve, foil 2 James & epee Alun. Comedy team name winner was "I'm a massive ****head...". Full details here (95kb doc).

  04-05/12/2010 Hereford and Worcester Open: ME Tim 26, Pete 27, Oliver 44, Charlie 66.
  13-14/11/2010 Welsh Open: MF Oliver 27, Ben 71. ME Pete 35, Oliver 50, Tim 68, Charlie 113, Matt V 120
  21/10/2010 Epee Beginners Course: 6 week course starting, see here for details and contact the club to reserve your place! 
  24-25/09/2010 Shropshire Open: MF Oliver 10. WF Kasia 8. MS Tom M 24, Billy 25, Jason 27. ME Tim 17, Oliver 18, Pete 22, Matt V 45, Tom M 46, Charlie 50, Billy 53.
  11/09/2010 Veterans Winton: Aber fencers selected to represent Wales MS Harry. ME Rob. Wales 5th.
  06/09/2010 CSSC National Championships: ME Oliver GOLD. MF Oliver BRONZE. MS Oliver BRONZE. Master of Arms
  28/08/2010 Duel on the Beach: Oliver CS Foil team 4th.
  03/07/2010 Bill Hoskyns: ME Oliver 46.
  03/07/2010 Student Five Nations: Aber fencers representing Wales. ME Pete & Tim GOLD. MF Pete SILVER. WE Anna SILVER.
  10/07/2010 The Dragon Challenge: Gwernyfed Leisure Centre, Three Cocks Brecon. Mixed team weapon competiton (1 epee, 1 foil, 1 sabre). Ask at club sessions for entry forms or see Ddraig Wern.
  12-13/06/2010 Wrexham Open: MF Oliver 13. WF Kasia 14, Lisa 16. ME Oliver 12, Tim 34, Pete 40, Matt V 44. WE Lisa 10. MS Jason 17.
  01-02/05/2010 Excalibur 2010: County team competition held in Bath. Aber fencing club members representing Dyfed MF Oliver, Dan & Ben. WF Ellie, Lisa & Kasia. MS Killion & Tom. ME Alun, Pete & Charlie. WE Clare.
  27/03/2010

Dyfed Closed 2010: An enjoyable days fencing at a well run competition. Full results and photos at Ddraig Wern - also note provisional team selection for Team Dyfed at Excalibur.

Aberystwyth results. WE Clare GOLD. ME Oliver SILVER, Pete BRONZE, Alun BRONZE, Charlie 6, Oli Smith 7, Tim 11. MS Killion SILVER, Oli Smith BRONZE, Tom 6. WF Lisa GOLD, Kasia BRONZE. MF Oliver GOLD, Ben SILVER, Dan BRONZE, Rob 5, Mathew 6.

  04/03/2010 Beginners Course: 6 week course starting, see here for details and contact the club to reserve your place!
  20-21/02/2010 Merseyside Open: MF Oliver 26, Pete 46, Ben 58, Dan McNabb 64, Oli Dyer 78, Tom Bates 79, Ben Marriott 83. MS Killion 17, Billy 31, Adam 43, Jason 50. WS Kasia 20. ME Oliver 12, Pete 41, Tim 60, Maddox 61, Billy 63, Dan 66, Oli D 71, Jason 93. WE Ellie 25, Ruth 37, Anna 40. WE Lisa 35, Nicola 38, Kasia 39.
  11/02/2010 Revised Session Rates & Membership Due: See 'about the club' page for details.
  06-07/02/2010 Slough Open. Oliver MF 18, ME 31
  07/01/2010 FENCING STARTS . Penweddig School is open so fencing is on.

2009

  12/12/2009

Triangular. This will be the 7th annual triangular competition between us (the town), the university and uni-old-boys. So far it's two victories per team, so it's all to play for. Details can be found here (355kb pdf). All club members are eligible to fence and we'll be deciding teams in sessions running up to the event.

Triangular results are: 1st Gown (253) / 2nd Town (250) / 3rd Old-Boys (237)

Town V Gown: 1st Gown / 2nd Town

Another very close competition this year with just three points separating the victorious Gown from the Town. The town foil (Daniel, Rob & Oliver) and epee (Daniel A, Clare & Alun) teams were triumphant and the old boy's took the sabre (Ollie S, Tim, Bex, Tuggy). However, consistent high scores across all weapons was enough to secure the Munro Trophy for the Gown. The triangular score combined with the novice scores was enough to secure the Town V Gown for the Gown. Full details here (77kb doc).

In the afternoon a new team event was held with three fencers, one fencing each weapon. The victorious team was "Team I'm just a small town girl..." (Ollie S, Pete & Killion). Comedy team name went to "Brokeback Fencing" (Rhys, Charlie & Maddox). Individual winners were, foil - Oliver; epee - Charlie; sabre - Killion. Full details here (77kb doc).

  14-15/11/2009 Welsh Open
  12/11/2009 FENCING CANCELLED. The hall is being used for an open day.
  22/10/2009 Beginners Course: 6 week course starting, see here for details and contact the club to reserve your place!
  10-11/10/2009 Welsh Veteran Championships: Aberystwyth Town is hosting these championships at Plas Crug sports centre

Pool unique – except WS – pool unique and DEs

Women’s Sabre

1 Wednesday Jones

2 Gillian Aghajan

3 Lisa Evans and Carol Wengraf

5 Joanne Reynolds

6 Clare King

7 Pat Shepherd-Foster

8 Lynn Halley

Women’s Foil

1 Joanne Reynolds

2 Catherine Fisher

3 Lyn Robinson

4 Anne Crosby

5 Pat Shepherd-Foster

6 Lynn Halley

Women’s Epee

1 Joanne Reynolds

2 Rose Gregory

3 Gillian Aghajan

4 Clare King

5 Carole Wengraf

6 Anne Crosby

7 Pat Shepherd-Foster

Master of Arms – Women

1 Joanne Reynolds

2 Pat Shepherd-Foster

Pool unique: bronze awarded to 3 and 4

Men’s Sabre

1 Rob Penton

2 Harry Toland

3 Mark Robertson

4 Gareth Law

5 Jamie Morris

6 Denis Callanan

7 Tony Westacott

8 Mike Norfolk

9 Peter Morris

10 Peter Lloyd

11 Andy Roberts

Men’s Foil

1 Gareth Law

2 Mark Robertson

3 Tony Westacott

4 Peter Lloyd

5 Denis Callanan

6 Harry Toland

7 Rob Penton

8 Rob Venables

9 Ryszard Andrusikiewicz

10 Jamie Morris

11 Mike Kocan

12 Paul Butler

13 Peter Morris

Men’s Epee

1 Rob Brooks

2 Gareth Law

3 Rob Venables

4 Mark Robertson

5 Harry Toland 5-10 – 8 victories

6 Tony Westacott

7 Denis Callanan

8 Rikki Howdle

9 Richie Roberts

10 Jamie Morris

11 Ken Roberts 11-12 – 7 victories

12 Bob Turner

13 Paul Rees

14 Peter Lloyd

15 Geoff Keay

16 Rob Penton

Master of Arms – Men

1 Gareth Law

2 Mark Robertson

3 Harry Toland

4 Tony Westacott

5 Denis Callanan

6 Jamie Morris and Rob Penton

8 Peter Lloyd

  26-27/09/2009 Shropshire Open: Oliver MF 13, ME 22.
  17-18/09/2009 CSSC Games: Oliver MF Gold, ME Silver, MS 8.
  12-13/09/2009 Veterans Winton: Harry MS & Rob ME were part of a Welsh team which came a respectable 4th.
  29/08/2009 Duel on the Beach: Oliver MF part of CS team which came 4th.
  13-14/06/2009 Wrexham Open: Oliver MF 12, ME 26.
  02-03/05/2009 Excalibur: Oliver MS, Alun ME, Tom (uni) & Daniel ME represented Team Dyfed at it's first outing in this difficult inter-county match held in Bath, with the team ultimately coming 11th.
  25-26/04/2009 Veterans Quadrangular: Harry MF 7 MS, Rob ME represented Wales at the match in Belfast. The Welsh team came fourth against tough competition.
  21-22/02/2009 Merseyside Open: Oliver MF 11, ME 28.
  29/11/2008

Triangular 2008: Please see details here (187kb pdf). Well another great day was had by all. Foil was won by the Old Boys, Sabre by the Gown and the Epee by our very own Town team of Paul, Daniel & Alun. Adding up the scores of all weapons the overall winners of the Taylor Trophy were the Gown, followed by the Old Boys and finally the Town, which makes two victories for each team, so all to fence for next year!

In the Town V Gown competition the scores of our B teams were added in and we just lost to the gown. Nevertheless full credit should go to our fearless novices William and Ferdia who fenced excellently in their first competition.

Jason's Photos here

2008

  29/11/2008

Triangular 2008: Please see details here (187kb pdf). Well another great day was had by all. Foil was won by the Old Boys, Sabre by the Gown and the Epee by our very own Town team of Paul, Daniel & Alun. Adding up the scores of all weapons the overall winners of the Taylor Trophy were the Gown, followed by the Old Boys and finally the Town, which makes two victories for each team, so all to fence for next year!

In the Town V Gown competition the scores of our B teams were added in and we just lost to the gown. Nevertheless full credit should go to our fearless novices William and Fredia who fenced excellently in their first competition.

Jason's Photos here

  10/11/2008 New club e-mail address: aberfencing@googlemail.com
  08-09/11/2008 Welsh Open: Oliver MF & ME.
  26/10/2008 Wellesbourne Team Trophy: Oliver & civil service team won!
  25/10/2008 Epee Club Cup: Oliver
  11-12/10/2008 Welsh Veteran Championships: Rob, Harry & Alun.
  02/10/2008 Coaching: From tonight group coaching will take place for all club members 19:45-20:30
  01/10/2008 AGM: 7:00 a class room in Penweddig
  29/09/2008 Civil Service Championships: OM MF bronze & Master of Arms
  27-28/09/2008 Shropshire Open: Oliver MF 25 ME 9.
  31/07/2008 5 Week Childrens Beginners Course: 19:30-20:30 Penweddig School.
  14-15/06/2008 Wrexham Open: Oliver MF 8 ME 13.
  05/06/2008 Meeting 18:30 Penweddig School: Please make every effort to attend.
  20/04/2008 Northern Region Open Foil - Welshpool: Well done to Harry, Matthew, Daniel, Josh & town club regular Stephen Morris who won!
  09-10/02/2008 Merseyside Open: Oliver MF 5 ME 21.
  02-03/02/2008 Slough Open: Oliver MF 42 ME 15.
  10/01/2008 NEW 10 WEEK BEGINNERS SESSION. Please contact the club to reserve your place on this course.
  01/12/2007 Triangular 07: A very close competition this year, with each team winning a weapon each, the town won sabre, old boys foil and university epee. Counting up the points the university were triumphant. They also beat the town B team to win the town-gown.

2007

  10/01/2008 NEW 10 WEEK BEGINNERS SESSION. Please contact the club to reserve your place on this course.
  01/12/2007 Triangular 07: Check in 9:30-10:00 Aberystwyth University Sports Cage. Entry 5 payable on the day.
  22/11/2007 Our club on the BBC web site
  10-11/11/2007 Welsh Open: Oliver MF 81, ME 28. Emyr ME 182. Shaun 155.
  13/10/2007 Welsh Veterans Championships: Harry MF Bronze, MS Bronze.
  06/10/2007 Wrexham and Cheshire Schools: Daniel & Mathew Bronze
  29/09/2007 RAF Epee Competition: Oliver, one hit epee individual & (civil service) team gold. Epee competition against armed forces & vets gold
  15-16/09/2007 Bristol Open
  24/06/2007 Commonwealth Veterans Championships, Toronto: Harry MF 7, MF (team) Silver, ME 20, MS 5, MS (team) Bronze. Alun ME 16. More to follow.
  09-10/06/2007 Wrexham Open: Oliver MF 29 & ME 5
  19-20/04/2007 CSSC Games: Oliver MF Gold, ME Silver, MS Bronze & Master of Arms
  26/03/2007 NEW 10 WEEK BEGINNERS SESSION (15 years old+)
  03-04/02/2007 Slough Open: Oliver ME 25
  02/02/2007 Uned 5 S4C 18:30-19:30. See Alun's TV debut.
  27-28/01/2007 Vetrans 4 Nations: Congratulations to Alun and Paul who represented Aber Town in the Team Epee and won!
  25/01/2007 NEW 10 WEEK BEGINNERS SESSION
  18/01/2007 Closed
  11/01/2007 Open
  04/01/2007 Closed
  28/12/2006 Closed
  02/12/2006 Triangular: Check-in at the university Sports Cage 9:45-10:00. Another close competition but the town eventually won! See Jason's excellent photos here.

2006

  02/12/2006 Triangular: Check-in at the university Sports Cage 9:45-10:00. Another close competition but the town eventually won! See Jason's excellent photos here.
  30/11/2006 Triangular Team Selection: Tonight
  23/11/2006 S4C Filming
  19/11/2006 West Wales Foil: Lampeter
  21/11/2006 AGM Part II: 19:30 Weatherspoons
  11-12/11/2006 Welsh Open: Emyr MF 138. Oliver MF 71 ME 50.
  02/11/2006 AGM: 19:00 at Penweddig please make every effort to attend.
  14-15/10/2006 Welsh Veterans Championship Wrexham: Harry Master of Arms Gold, Silver, Bronze. Alun Silver. Paul 2 Bronzes.
  16-17/09/2006 Bristol Open: Oliver MF plate winner. ME 57.
  07/09/2006 10 Week Beginners Course: This will run 19:30-20:45 in the main hall at Penweddig. The course is available to those 13 years and older. There will be 12 places - please e-mail the club or call Phil on 01970 828039 to reserve a place. Please see "about the club" section for details on cost and what to bring.
  03/08/2006 NEW TIME & VENUE: We will now be meeting at 19:30-22:00 (still on Thursdays) in Penweddig School (next door to Plas Crug!). We will be moving all the kit to the new venue this evening so please come along to help.
  10-11/06/2006 Wrexhan Open. Attended by Alun 50 ME. Oliver Silver ME & 26 MF.
  27/05/2006 Training session with Peter Stewart (Welsh National Coach). 10am Plas Crug leisure centre. A successful day with a record turn out.
  14/05/2006
Welsh Team Epee. Aber A (Harry, Paul & Oliver) silver. Aber B (Shaun, Emyr & Mark) 14. Excellent fencing from all!
  23/04/2006 North Wales Regional Foil. Harry 6 & Emyr 14.
  20/04/2006
Committee Meeting - Recruitment. 19:00 Plas Crug (before fencing)
  06/04/2006
Committee Meeting. 19:00 Plas Crug (before fencing)
  01/04/2006
Membership Renewals. That time of year again.
  11/03/2006
NVA National Championships. Harry 12 MS & 29 ME.
  26/02/2006
Turner Cup. Harry Bronze & Paul 7.
 
18-19/02/2006
Merseyside Open. Attended by Oliver 9 MF & 5 ME. Oliver also awarded BFA Diamond Jubilee Fair Play Cup.
 
11-12/02/2006
Slough Open. Attended by Oliver 41 MS (yes sabre!) &75 ME.

 

2005

  03/12/2005 West Wales Area Coaching Visit.
  10/12/2005 Trainagular. Another nail biting competition won by... US. Well done to all involved!
  12-13/10/2005 Welsh Vets National Championships. (Paul S/11/12, F/5/11, E/3/10), (Alun E/8/10) and (Harry S/2/12, F/2/11, E/1/10, also Harry wins the Master at Arms trophy for 05-06.
  09/10/2005 Club Competition. 10:15 Main Sports Hall Plas Crug. Foil: Oliver, Phil, Paul. Epee: Oliver, Harry, Paul. Sabre: Jez, Oliver, Harry. Master Of Arms: Oliver. U18: Mark
  24/09/2005 Shropshire Open. Jason MF
  22/09/2005 Civil Service Sports and Social Club Fencing Championship. Jez 3 MS. Rebecca 2 WS, 1 WE. Kim 3 WS, 3 WE & 3 WF.
  17/09/2005 Bristol Open. Oliver 65 MF, 78 ME.
  25/08/2005 AGM. Plas Crug meeting room 20:00-22:00.
  06-07/08/2005 The VI Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships. Paul 18 MF 15 ME. MF & ME team bronze.
  08/07/2005 Committee Meeting. 19:30 in Brynamlwg
  11-12/06/2005 Wrexham Open. Emyr 40 MF. Alun 33 ME. Oliver 12 MF & 13 ME. Rebecca 7 WE. Kim 21 WE.
  15/05/2005 Welsh Team Epee. Aber A Silver medal. Aber B 4th. Aber C ?. Aber Ladies 4th.
  10/04/2005
Sabre & Epee Coaching with Nigel Gregory. An excellent day of expert coaching.
   
Congratulations. Paul has now passed his grueling British Academy of Fencing exams joining Jez, Rebecca & Oliver as a professional coach.
  01/04/2005
Membership Renewals. That time of year again.
  06/03/2005
Welsh Closed Foil. Harry 12 MF
  12/03/2005
Area Visit by Prof Peter Stewart. Top coaching 12 noon to 5pm at Plascrug Leisure Centre cost 5.00
  05-06/02/2005
Nottingham Open. Attended by Oliver. 8 MF & 10 ME.
 
20/02/2005
Welsh Closed Sabre. Rescheduled until 22/05/2005.
 
13/02/2005
Welsh Closed Team Foil. Attended by Harry, Paul & James. The guys only just missed out on the medals by one place by coming 4th.
 
12-13/02/2005
Merseyside Open. Attended by Oliver 12 MF & 15 ME.
 
06/02/2005
Youth Foil. An excellent 5th place for Emyr.
 
05-06/02/2005
Slough Open. Attended by Oliver 24 MS (yes sabre!) & 89 ME.
 
06/01/2005
Welsh Closed Epee. Attended by Alun, Kim & Rebecca. A tough event with a disproportionate number of top fencers. Rebecca secured a well deserved 8th place in the women's event.

2004

  16/12/2004
Fancy-Dress Fencing Spectacular! Fun Christmassy session where the Master of Arms trophy was handed over. The winner of this year's Master of Arms is James, followed closely by Emyr & Tall Paul. Many thanks to all who took part of the year. Next year's devious competition calendar will be posted early 2005! Further thanks to those who dressed-up for the occasion - pirates, alien, dalmatian, karate-kid, naked - you name it we've fenced it! See the photos!
  02/12/2004
Change to Monthly Comp. November's Team Epee will be held this week.
  27/11/04
Triangular & Meal. Old boys Vs Town Vs Gown fighting for the new Munro Taylor Trophy & the Town-Gown Trophy. An excellent day of fencing with around 70 participants in action. The Old Boys were victorious in the Triangular competition, but only beat the Town by 246 points to 240. In the Town Vs Gown, we were triumphant, wrestling the trophy from the university. Many thanks to all who attended and especially the Old Boys who traveled so far (particularly those who bought pistes!). Photos.
  21/11/04
Lampeter Open. An excellent competition for novices.
  06-07/11/04
Welsh Open. A huge competition and great turn out for Aber fencers. Harry MF 113 MS 68. Paul MF 114 ME 119. Alun ME 121. Oliver MF 62 ME 28.
  01/11/04
Sports Development Classes Begin.
  16-17/10/04
Welsh Veterans. Congratulations to Paul who got a silver and a bronze in foil and epee and in doing so a place on the Commonwealth Vets team!
  07/10/04
Earring found.
  25-26/09/04
Shropshire Open. Attended by Alun, Oliver & Rebecca. Oliver last 16 foil. Alun an excellent last 32 in epee at his first Open competition, Oliver quarter finals & Rebecca last 64.
  18-19/09/04
Bristol Open. Attended by Oliver. A huge competition, last 64 foil, last 128 epee.
  05/09/04
BAF Course. Prof Lance Larsen provided hosted an excellent course improving the skills of the club coaches.
  06/09/04
Sports Development Classes Begin. Please note the classes have moved to a Monday evening.
  02/09/04
10 Week Beginners Session.
  29/08/04
Taylor Trophy Hand Over. A trophy has been made in honour of Munro Taylor and will become the prize for the annual triangular held between old boys, town & university. We are providing a fencing demonstration & recruitment-drive at the castle 14:00 - 16:00, please make every effort to attend.
  09/08/04
AGM. Please make every effort to attend this year's AGM at Brynamlwg 20:00
  01/06/04
Change to Monthly Comp. June's competition (team foil) is being held this week, please arrive at 8 prompt.
  19/06/04
Area Visit. Peter Stewart (Wales National Coach) provided excellent hints and tips to all who attended.
  17/06/04
10 Week Beginners Session.
  12/06/04
Aberystwyth Show. A successful day, with foam sabres being sold to everyone in Aberystwyth! Photos on the photo page.
  12/06/04
Wrexham Open. Congratulations to Emyr in his first Open competition.
  07/06/04
Committee Meeting. Brynamlwg 7:30 all members welcome.
  22/05/04
Children's Fencing Taster with Welsh National Coach Peter Stewart. Contact Paul 01970 625519 for details.
  20/05/04
Raffle Prize Draw.
  15-16/05/04
Isle of Wight Open. Attended by Oliver & Rebecca last 32 in foil & epee.
  06/05/04
BAF One Star. Congratulations to Emyr, Nick, Beth & Lisa who have gained the award.
  29/04/04
First Monthly Competition. The first of our last-Thursday-of-the-month competitions this week - see above link for a list of all the competitions. Please turn up 8 pm prompt.
  25/04/04
Welshpool Foil Competition. Paul silver, Simon bronze!
  14/04/04
Kit Repairing Session. 7:30 at Harry's shed.
  05/04/04
Committee Meeting. Brynamlwg 7:30 all members welcome.
  25/02/04
Scout Demo. Fencing demonstration carried out to local scout group.
  21-22/02/04
Merseyside Open. Attended by Oliver foil 15th epee 5th.
  07-08/02/04
Slough Open. Attended by Oliver sabre last 32 epee last 128.
  01/02/04
Coaching Day. A valuable day being coached by P Stewart attended by Rebecca, Harry & Paul.
  29/01/04
10 Week Beginners Course
   

2003

  09/01/03
First session of the year.
  16/01/03
First session for beginners. Congratulations Kim, Elin, Seiriol & Bethan on achieving their BAF One Star Award.
   01-02/02/03
Slough Open. Attended by Oliver. Men's sabre: knocked out 14-15 in the first round of DE. Men's epee: 39th out of 129. Knocked out by French chap who eventually came 2nd.
  13/02/03 Equipment order from Blades has arrived and will be available for collection tonight.
 
16/02/03
Welsh Closed Individual & Team Sabre. After a brief brush with the boys-in-blue the butchers from Aber set off to carve a name for themselves in Cardiff. In the individual event Harry & Paul went out in the first round of DE, whilst Oliver went out in the second. In an exciting team event Aber came fourth, piped to the medals by a mere 2 points! Paul's sabre was characterised by a unique epee-esqe style, the effect of which varied with the opposition - his physical and psychological presence also ruffled the odd opponent. Harry gave a solid performance, taking hits off all fencers and his shrewd tactics can be directly attributed to the team performance. Oliver's 'unorthodox ' sabre technique proved successful and at one point he managed to acquire 19 consecutive hits against an increasingly irritated opponent.
  20/02/03
Your money or your life. Those of you who ordered stuff from the recent Blades order need to pay.
  22-23/02/03
Merseyside Open. Attended by Oliver. Men's foil 23rd. Men's epee last 64.
  23/02/03
Welsh Closed Team Foil. Aber A, consisting of Lawrence, Harry & Paul had a good start to the competition, but met stiffer competition as the day progressed, eventually they finished a creditable 5th. Aber B, consisting of Rebecca, Kim and someone poached for another team, finished 8th.
  02/03/03
Welsh Closed Foil Championships. Both Paul and Harry fenced well in their pools wining several fights each. Unfortunately they promptly met each other in the DE. As could be expected an 'aggressive' battle ensued, with Paul the ultimate victor. Paul then met David Mansour and was defeated. Kim fenced well in the pools but due to some dubious ceding didn't progress far in the DE
  16/03/03
Novice Foil Championships. Seiriol fenced well in a fairly large field of competitors, finishing a well deserved mid-table. Bethan WON, need I say more! So far Bethan has attended two competitions and has walked away from both with medals.
  03/04/03 Committee Meeting.
  14-19/04/03
British Academy of Fencing Coaching Course. Oliver & Rebecca passed their grueling exams and are now professional coaches.
  27/04/03
North Wales Regional Championships - Welshpool. Harry & Paul came an excellent 2nd & 3rd respectively.
  01/05/03 Epee Pool competition. Team selection for Welsh Epee cometition.
  10/05/03
Welsh Closed Epee. The A-Team of Harry, Paul and Phil came fifth against a strong field and the B-Team of Lawrence, Alun and Marc also fenced well.
 
17-18/05/03
Isle of White Open. Attended by Oliver. Men's foil 20th. Men's epee 7th. Team RPFHFC 2nd.
  29/05/03 Start of 8 Week Beginners Course.
  05/06/03 Ladder Redrawn.
  14/06/03
Aberystwyth Show. The Club has a stall - see Rebecca & Alun on Thursday for how you can help!
  04/09/03
Price Increase. New weekly subscriptions apply from this session onwards (see about the club page).
  13-14/09/03 Bristol Open. Attended by Oliver. Men's epee last 64.
  20-21/09/03 Emyr Lloyd Intermediate Foil. Attended by Harry & Paul. Harry fenced excellently to get the bronze medal.
  27-28/09/03 Shropshire Open. Attended by Oliver and Rebecca. Men's foil 11th. Men's epee last 64. Woman's epee last 64.
  23-27/10/03
Trip to France. The Club is heading to Aberystwyth's twin-town of Saint Brieuc, France to fence the Circle de L'Epee. An excellent time was had by all with a stunning display of hospitality from our hosts. We ate and drank superbly as well as visiting many of the local sites. The fencing competition was very friendly and the foil and sabre were won by St Brieuc whilst Aberystwyth came home with the epee trophy. All participants, from both clubs, enjoyed the challenge of fencing new people and we look forward to a visit from Circle de L'Epee next year! Pictures here.
  23/10/03 to 06/11/03 NO FENCING, as the sports hall is closed for the fitment of new heating.
  30/10/03 Social. All welcome at the Coopers 20:00.
  06/11/03 Committee Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend Brynamlwg, 20:00
  8-9/11/03 Welsh Open. Attended by Oliver.
  13/11/03 FENCING RESUMES.
  23/11/03 West Wales Regional in Lampeter. A strong Aber turn out (uni and town). Congratulations to Harry who came 3rd.
  29/11/03
Town Vs Gown Vs Old Boys & Christmas Meal. Competition 10:00 to 16:00 Penglais School, entry of 5.00. Joint Christmas meal, black-tie (or neat) Llety Parc. A full day of fencing, with foil, epee, sabre and novice teams battling for supremacy. Sabre: town, old boys, gown. Epee: old boys, gown, town. Foil: old boys, gown, town. Novices: gown, town. Congratulations to the old boys who are the first winners of the Taylor Triangular Trophy and the gown who now have wrestled possession of the town-gown trophy from us! The Christmas party was superb, with over 70 fencers eating and drinking the night away. Pictures here.

Taylor Trophy. Former members of the UWA fencing team would like to establish an annual competition to be held in memory of Munro Taylor, coach and mentor to UWA, Aberystwyth and Mid-Wales fencing for nearly 35 years, who died recently. This competition will be between the UWA, Aberystwyth town team and former members of those clubs for a trophy in Munro's honour. Any current or former UWA fencers who may wish to donate to the Taylor Trophy fund should contact Ceridwen Davies for details.

  03/11/03 Twinning Meeting. A report was given to the Twinning Committee on our trip to France. Subsequently an article has appeared on the twinning web site.
  06-07/12/03 Hereford and Worcester Open. Attended by Oliver last 64 foil.
   
 

2002

 
03/10/02
First 10 week beginners session.
 
24/11/02
West Wales Champs: Lampeter. Paul 2nd, Mike 3rd. Bethan 3rd.
 
30/11/02
Second Annual Town Vs Gown. Town victorious! See photos here.
 
12/12/02
Cambrian News publish article on the Town Gown.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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