Month: April 2017

Rory Wins In Barcelona

Rory McLellan has won the Trofeu Sant Jordi, one of the largest competitions on the u14 international circuit.  On Saturday he was faultless with a 6-0 win-loss in the first round of poules and a 6-0 in the seeding round, meaning he went in to the direct elimination round on Sunday seeded no.2. 

He got a bye in to the Last 32 round which he won with an impressive 15-6. His dominance continued into the semi final with wins of 15-11 and 15-9. However his semi final fight looked in jepordy as he went 6-8 down and took a blow to his fencing hand causing considerable pain and swelling. He opted to continue and won in courageous style as he did in the final, dominating in a 15-9 win. 

Rory is pictured above with his very proud dad Steve. 

Kate Daykin wins the 2017 Glasgow Open


Many congratulations to Kate Daykin continuing her terrific form in 2017 by winning the Glasgow Open.  She won 10 preliminary bouts and all her direct elimination bouts, culminating in a tense and dramatic 15-13 win over club-mate SJ Hampson.  In third place, Lucy Higham demonstrated how much progress she has made in the last 6 months.   In the senior men’s event, 14 yr old Sam Freeman surprised everyone by winning the bronze medal, with Ewan Robertson making it in the the last 8 by beating team mate Paul Vaughan 15-13 in the last 16 round.

Despite a busy academic programme at Herriot Watt University, Kate is now ranking no.2 on the Great Britain national rankings and is currently the top ranked GB fencer in the world.