Club Competitions

Sean Slootweg Memorial Sabre 2019

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 16/05/2019 - 19:15 to 21:45

Sean Slootweg has a connection to the club that goes back through the years, but also continues today, as his father is a current member. His sister and two brothers have also been members. Sean was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2004 at the age of 18, just before leaving for university in Swansea. Although that put an end to his aspirations to join the RAF, he dreamt of designing aircraft which future RAF pilots would fly, and that became the driving force behind his decision to study aerospace engineering. Sean Slootweg demonstrating a lunge with the sabre. His epilepsy medication had some weight gain associated with it, so Sean took up fencing as a way to keep fit. He embraced all 3 weapons, but eventually decided to concentrate on Sabre, particularly as a member of the university men's team. He was the men's team captain (and club armourer) and also an enthusiastic coach of freshers new to the sport. In March 2008, Sean passed away unexpectedly, but his family was supported by the knowledge that he was highly respected and well-loved by his many friends and family. Subsequently, the club decided to establish the Sean Slootweg Memorial Sabre Competition to be held from 2009.

The family's first source of information and support for epilepsy came from the charity Epilepsy Action, so the proceeds of the competition will go to that charity.

The Bob Grange Cup

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:00

bob-grange.pngRobert ('Bob') Grange took up fencing in his early seventies, attending one of the Northampton Fencing Club beginner's courses. He took to the sport immediately and quickly became proficient at all three weapons, although Epee was his favourite. His enthusiasm was boundless and he always had a smile on his face. In no time at all, he became a fixture at the club. The cadets referred to him affectionately as 'Mister Bob'. He was a true old-school Gentleman and everyone loved him. So, he was the obvious choice when the post of Club President became available. He took the post on, considering it a privilege and made it his own. He held the post until his sudden passing in March 2018. The Committee decided that the Club should run an annual memorial competition in memory of Bob. Given Bob's love of all three weapons, it seemed fitting that it should be a team competition, covering all three disciplines and so The Bob Grange Cup was created.

Gary Baker Memorial Epee 2019 (DE Rounds)

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 14/03/2019 - 19:15

Gary Baker became a member of Northampton Fencing Club in 1986 and fenced regularly at the club until he passed away in 1996. He was a keen swordsman especially with his weapon of choice the epee, and it seemed only fitting that the club should hold a competition in his memory.

Gary was also an active supporter of Leukaemia Research after losing his brother to the illness when they were both young, so the club thought it only fitting that the proceeds of the competition should go to such a worthy cause.

Gary Baker Memorial Epee 2019 (Poule Rounds)

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 07/03/2019 - 19:15 to 21:45

Gary Baker became a member of Northampton Fencing Club in 1986 and fenced regularly at the club until he passed away in 1996. He was a keen swordsman especially with his weapon of choice the epee, and it seemed only fitting that the club should hold a competition in his memory.

Gary was also an active supporter of Leukaemia Research after losing his brother to the illness when they were both young, so the club thought it only fitting that the proceeds of the competition should go to such a worthy cause.

Christmas Competitions

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 13/12/2018 - 19:15 to 22:00

Junior & Senior Foil & Epee competitions  

 

No entry fee and no online entry. Just turn up on the night & bring a Christmas gift to enter!

Every entrant gets a prize. Winners get to pick their prize first.

 

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Sabre Challenge Shield 2018

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 22/11/2018 - 19:15

An annual sabre competition, run to encourage fencers to try out their skills - and have a good chance of winning something too!

Foil Challenge Shield 2018

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 15/11/2018 - 19:15

A foil challenge to encourage fencers to try out their skills - and have a good chance of winning something too!

Northamptonshire County Championships - Junior Foil

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 08/11/2018 - 19:15 to 22:00

An annual competition in all weapons, men and women, juniors and adults, to decide the title of Northamptonshire County Champion.

Epee Challenge Shield 2018

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:15

An annual Epee competition, run to encourage fencers to try out their skills - and have a good chance of winning something too!

Northamptonshire County Championships - Senior Sabre and Senior Foil

Event Type:
Club Competitions
Event Date:
Sun, 30/09/2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

An annual competition in all weapons, men and women, juniors and adults, to decide the title of Northamptonshire County Champion.