New British Cadet Champion – Alessandro

Posted on July 2, 2017

Congratulations to Alessandro Gill, the new British Cadet Champion! Great fencing over the weekend of 1st/2nd July 2017 from all our fencers and very good to see Ale come away from Nottingham with the Champion’s Trophy. Brij Gautam, who was the Cadet Champion last year, was 9th and young Oliver Strange also performed brilliantly coming into the last 16 with his overall 14th position.

Alex Culkin, competing in his first Cadet season, was 40th, Dawood Khan was 53rd, Shalang Kolas was 55th (also his first Cadet season) and Finlay Graham 66th. This is a very tough event and a great experience at this level for our younger Cadets.

Congratulations also to Isabella Gill, who won Bronze in the Junior (U20) British Championships and to Charlotte Macey and Amelia Middleton who were 31st and 37th respectively in the British Cadet Champions. Big thanks and congrats to our Head Coach, Maciej for the medal-winning success of his fencers and thanks to Tony Conyard, who supported all our fencers brilliantly through the weekend.

These great results mean that Brij Gautam starts the new 2017/18 Cadet season as the British Number 1 ranked fencer with Alessandro 3rd in the ranking after his Championship performance. Isabella Gill also starts the new season ranked British Number 1 in the Junior rankings after an excellent season, including coming in the top 8 at the European Championships this year.

Full results from the British Championships 2017 are:

Cadets (Under 17)
Alessandro Gill – GOLD
Brij Gautam – 9th (also 40th in Juniors)
Oliver Strange – 14th (also 53rd in Juniors)
Alex Culkin – 40th
Dawood Khan – 53rd (member of Salle Paul but competes under The Fencing School)
Shalang Kolas – 55th
Finlay Graham – 66th

Cadet Ladies
Charlotte Macey – 31st
Amelia Middleton – 37th

Juniors (Under 20)
Isabella Gill – BRONZE


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