QCF fencers traveled to Durham on Saturday to compete in the 10th Annual Grand Open at Mid-South Fencers Club. Claire tied for 3rd in the Women's Open Sabre event and Andrew edged out Sean in the Men's Open Sabre finals 15-13 to win gold, Special congrats to Andrew for earning his A18!
Noah Matricciani (GBR), Beni Rabinowitz (HUN) and Andrew Richardson (PUR) traveled to Phoenix this past weekend to fence in the Junior Men's Sabre World Cup event. Andrew and Beni both made the cut to Direct Elimination and both earned international points with Andrew placing 31st and Beni placing 53rd out of a field of 84.
This past weekend, Andrew Richardson placed 1st in the Junior Men's Sabre event and 3rd in Senior Men's Sabre in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is a huge accomplishment for Andrew and allows him to represent Puerto Rico on the international level.
This weekend, some of our fencers traveled to Columbus, OH to compete in the OSU Open and to Chapel Hill, NC to compete in the Tarheel Open. Coach Sean Bates placed 3rd in the Open Sabre competition at OSU on Saturday. Also competing were Schuyler Rainville-Pond (9th) and Andrew Richardson (11th). On Sunday, Coach Sean defeated Schuyler Rainville-Pond in the Open Sabre finals at the Tarheel Open, renewing his "A" rating. He also placed 1st in Vet Sabre. Rounding out the top 8, Andrew Richardson placed 5th. Other QCF fencers included Claire Chadwick (27th), and Gep Pond (32nd).
Coach Sean Bates traveled to Ponce, Puerto Rico last week to compete in the Pan Am Championships. While there, he won gold in the Pre-Veteran's Sabre event and representing Team USA in the Veteran's Sabre event.
Six of our fencers traveled to Richmond this past weekend for the April NAC. Competing were Coach Sean Bates, Claire Chadwick, Emily Dillon, Roan Imson, Alex Matthew, Gep Pond, and Andrew Richardson. Results are as follows (*denotes medal) :