Tag Archives: epee

Notice of EGM – Mon 16th December

Classic fencing lungeFrom the Committee, Sway Fencing Club: an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held Monday 16th December, Brockenhurst Sports Centre at 8.15 until approx. 8.45, to discuss the future of the Club.

In spite of a hugely successful three seasons at Brockenhurst, the Club finds the challenging current season about to become more difficult with the further loss of key personnel.

It is with great sadness that Vicki Pritchard and Robin Catling have announced their withdrawal from the club with their impending move to Devon. This sudden loss of coaching and admin resource in an already depleted Club only adds to the need to make drastic changes in the way that the Club operates. Continue reading »

Southern Region
Hub Days 2014

Fencing classic lungeThe first three hub dates are now arranged for 2014, so book the dates and join us at St Gabriels in Newbury:

  • January 5th
  • February 23rd
  • March 23rd

January is our ‘competition’ themed day. Continue reading »

Sway Juniors Go Gold!

Sway U13 Gold medal epee team: Arnie Seal, Serena Hogg, Aaron CrickIn a day of high drama, Sway Fencing Club took it’s first team win from the Southern Region Age Groups.

While the U16 Epee team of Jacob Crick, Will Prendergast and David Pugh were narrowly edged out of the medals in fourth, last year’s silver medallists Aaron Crick, Serena Hogg and Arnie Seal went one better in the U13 relay to take the title. Continue reading »

Southern Region Hub Nov. 3rd

Southern Region Hub dayThe next development day takes place this Sunday, 3rd November 2013.

Venue: St. Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9BD

Booking Form:

The theme for the day is ‘Team Work’
As well as training, there will be ideas about working and competing as a team. Continue reading Southern Region Hub Nov. 3rd

Sway Seniors Battle for Hampshire Epee

Hampshire Epee and Team Epee 2013Ringwood hosted this year’s Hampshire Individual and Team Epee fencing competition, with Sway Fencing Club taking six fencers.

With several of the club coaches returning to competition after long lay-offs, it proved a baptism of fire against the county’s strongest, over two seeding rounds and the Direct Elimination.

You can find a gallery of images and some short video clips courtesy of David Wilkins over on Google+. Continue reading Sway Seniors Battle for Hampshire Epee

Sway Medals at Hampshire Open

[Photo: Dawn Townsend and Victoria Pritchard at the Hempshire Open. Photo by Robin CatlingThis year’s Hampshire Open Fencing competition, held over two days at the magnificent modernist Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth, saw New Forest Fencers at all levels of competition in what was a demanding but friendly event.

In the Women’s events, Sway’s Dawn Townsend fought the double of Senior Foil and Veterans Foil, while  Victoria Pritchard made her first foray outside County and Regional events to her first Open, at which a large field of National and International competitors presented her biggest challenge to date. Continue reading Sway Medals at Hampshire Open

Weapons: Epée

The Epée, like the foil, is a point-only weapon. Unlike foil and sabre, the entire body is target in Epée, and there are no right-of-way rules. Whoever hits first scores; if both fencers hit at the same time, both score.

The Epée is the heavier than the foil or sabre, weighing up to 770 grams (1.7 lbs).

The blade is the same length as the foil, but has a V-shaped cross-section. The hand-guard is circular, but larger and deeper than the foil guard, in order to more fully protect the hand.

Target area: for Epée, descended from the duelling weapon where ‘anything goes’ – whole body (shown in red)