Eve Sauer is leaving us for a new coaching challenge at Sydney Sabre Centre. She is an amazing coach and we couldn’t have achieved half of what we have done without her. We love her, will miss her and wish her all the very best.
Toby Carter and Sam McLellan, both just 13, had an eventful first outing at a senior open. They did very well in the individual event to make the last 8 along with their club mate Kate Daykin. But in the mixed team event they grew in stature in 5 successive team matches to take the gold medal.
Congratulations are in order for our newest international sabreurs. Well done Sam McLellan and Toby Carter on being picked to represent Scotland at the forthcoming under 15 international in Poland. And also to Kate Daykin on confirmation of her place on the GB under 20 team going to European Junior Championships in Jerusalem next month. Make Scotland proud!
Kate Daykin and SJ Hampson dominated the Scottish Open this year. The final tableau of 8 included fencers from the USA, Holland, France and England. But it was an all Salle Ossian final, the gold going to Kate and SJ taking silver. All the action was captured by live tv streaming and you can watch Kate and SJ in action from 1 hour 3 minutes on the following link.
After weeks of preparation and hard work, Kate Daykin has made her dream come true of qualifying for the GB Junior squad. Kate had a great days fencing in Udine, Italy at the weekend and carved her way through to finish 25th out of 114 fencers in a world class field. In her final match, Kate narrowly lost 12-15 to the top Russian and eventual silver medallist. Kate is now ranked no.1 in the GB under 20 rankings and is looking forward to confirmation of her place at the European Junior Championships to be held in Jerusalem in March.