Congratulations to Michael Schwiebert, who took the gold at the season's second Junior Men's Foil Bay Cup in San Jose this weekend with a dominating performance. Henry Walter finished in the top 8 after his furious comeback bid from 11-5 down ran short of time at 12-14.
Also congratulations to Michael Li and Sidarth Kumbla, who worked through a tough field in the Y14 Bay Cup to take silver and bronze, respectively. Sidarth overcame a 0-5 start to his quarterfinal bout to post a 13-10 victory. Rafael Vinluan also finished in the top 8. Nice job, guys!
Pictured: Sidarth and Michael with their medals, and Aleksei. Full results below.
Junior Men's Foil (22 fencers):
1. Michael Schwiebert - GOLD
5. Henry Walter
14. Rafael Vinluan
19. Jonathan Hong
SVF fencers Jeffrey Chen and Taylor Chin competed in the season's first designated event on the European Cadet Circuit, in Budapest, Hungary!
In the men's foil event, Jeffrey finished 52nd out of 196 fencers. After winning four of his six pool bouts and seeding 65th, Jeffrey won his first direct elimination bout before bowing out to top-seeded fellow American Axel Kiefer (Lexington, KY).
Taylor placed 47th out of 131 women's foilists, likewise winning four of her six pool bouts. Taylor won her first DE before losing a close bout in the round of 64 to American Bryce Koester (Dallas, TX).
Well done to Taylor and Jeffrey, and welcome home.
The regular-fee entry deadline for NAC B in Austin, Texas is today, September 26! Be sure to complete your entry by midnight tonight if you plan on fencing in the Y14, Cadet, or Junior national events in November (11/11/11).
A busy weekend for SVF fencers in the local Bay Cup circuit competitions, with a total of five medals! Geoffrey Tourette and Michael Li took silver and gold in the boys' Y12 events in Mountain View, while Ashton Daniel and Gabriel Li won silver and brozne in the boys' Y10 event. In Concord, Taylor Chin won bronze in the senior women's foil. Congratulations, everybody! Great job to all of our fencers who competed this weekend.
Y12 Boys' Foil #1 (30 fencers):
1. Geoffrey Tourette - Gold
2. Michael Li - Silver
10. Ashton Daniel
12. Drew Wadsworth
13. Andrew Tran
20. Eric Wei
21. Cole Johnson
25. Gabriel Li
30. Ethan Knight
Y10 Boys' Foil #1 (14 fencers):
2. Ashton Daniel - Silver
3T. Gabriel Li - Bronze
7. Cole Johnson
8. Ethan Knight
SVF hosted its first competition this weekend, and Paloma Mitra and Andrea Daniel did a great job of representing our home club! Andrea was SVF's lone representative in the girls' Y14 event and finished 6th. Paloma was likewise SVF's lone representative in both the Y10 and Y12 events, winning gold in Y10, and silver in Y12!
Thanks to Aleksei and Yuliya for a smoothly-run tournament, and to SVF fencer Taylor Chin for stepping up to referee for her home club. And congratulations, Paloma! Great job to you and Andrea both.
Bay Cup Y10 Girls' Foil (10 fencers):
1. Paloma Mitra (gold)
Bay Cup Y12 Girls' Foil (5 fencers):
2. Paloma Mitra (silver)
Bay Cup Y14 Girls' Foil (7 fencers):
6. Andrea Daniel
SVF fencers, from the youth to senior level, competed around the US on Labor Day weekend and brought home three medals!
At the Badawi Challenge SYC in Plano, Texas, Geoffrey Tourette and Blake Brozsus fenced in the Y12 and Y14 boys' foil events. Geoffrey won the Y12 event and earned a silver in Y14! Blake achieved a top-32 finish in Y12, winning his first DE before bowing out to the eventual bronze medalist. Congratulations, Geoffrey, and nice job to both our boys!
In Los Angeles, five SVF fencers made the trip to the LAIFC Labor Day Invitational competition. Jeffrey Chen led SVF's results with a bronze medal finish in the Senior Mixed Foil, featuring successive overtime victories in the L16 and quarterfinals. Congratulations, Jeffrey! Three other SVF fencers finished in the L16. Overall, the results were marred by a bit of bad luck with four SVF fencers meeting in the early rounds (Desai/Madan in the L32, and Schwiebert/Chen in the L16).