British School Team Championships – Rickmansworth – 3rd March 2019
Some great results for local schools at the 2019 School team championships.
Under 12 Boys – Stamford Junior School stole the show with an incredible 2nd place. Considering the school only started fencing in September the team did so well winning all the 1st Round matches, just losing in the Final to Wetherby prep. Oundle Primary also fenced really well win all but one match in the first round, losing only to eventual winners Wetherby. In the semi finals they again were matched against Wetherby and unfortunately lost out again to finish Bronze Medallists.
Under 12 Girls – Stamford School’s girls team fought well but were beaten in their first two matches, however a great performance in their final match, with a win over Queensgate took them o a final place of 5th. Oundle Primary Girls secured a win and a loss in round 1 to make the Semi-finals, however a loss there left them in 3rd place and a great Bronze.
Under 18 Boys – The boys team from Kings had a tough first round losing both of their matches, however in the round of 32, they were leading much of the match and just lost out 45-44 to Lycee Internation London. With Kings being a very young team and pretty inexperienced, there is real potential for the future.
Under 18 Girls – Prince William School’s girls Under 18 team went into the event with some confidence, having had strong Individual performances at recent events. The first round was tough with a win against Millfield, but losses to Guildford High and Queensgate, leaving them in 3rd going into the semi-finals. A great turn around win against Guildford High took the team into the Final, but again lost to finish with a team Silver.
Well done to all the local teams who competed at the event.