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A successful end to 2018

Over the last quarter of 2018, ZFW produced some remarkable performances and notable successes.

As well as Richard Kruse being crowned 'Lion of Bonn' in November (see article here) and no less than 11 club fencers being asked to represent England at U13 and U15 level (more details here), the following are highlights:

Senior Turkish Nationals 29 Dec 2018 Congratulations to Tevfik Burak Babaoğlu for SILVER at the Turkish National Championships!

Hall of Fame | Czech Fencing Federation 21 Dec 2018 Maestro Ziemek is awarded the honour of becoming a member of the Hall of Fame of Coaches in the Czech Fencing Federation together with Jaroslaw Jurka. Alexander Choupenitch has been also recognised for his BRONZE medal in European Championships!


European Cadet Championships 18 Dec 2018 Congratulations to our cadets Cameron Evans and Joe Donaghue for selection in the Cadet Squad for the upcoming Cadet and European Championships in Foggia, Italy from 21st to 26th February 2019

U20 FIE Havana Junior World Cup 16 Dec 2018 Matthew Abrahams come 13th at the Havana World Cup 2018 and is now 49th (top 50!) in the junior world rankings! Rock on, Matt!​​

U23 British Championships 15 Dec 2018 "Dragon of Brno" Dominic de Almeida strikes again!!! This time U23 British Champion !!! Also congratulations to "Field Marshal" Edmund (Ed) Howlett for U23 BRONZE!

Zagreb Senior & Cadets 9 Dec 2018 Double GOLD in Zagreb! Alexander Choupenitch for senior GOLD and Marek Totušek for cadet GOLD!

FIE Junior World Cup | Bankgkok, Thailand 1 Dec 2018 Congratulations to ZFW warriors Matthew Abrahams (best British result) and Dominic de Almeida for top 16 and top 32 respectively in this strong Junior World Cup.

GB Junior Mens Foil Selections

30 Nov 2018

Selections for the The GB Junior Foil squad for the competitions in Aix-en-Provence and Udine in January 2019 have been made and include ZFW's Dominic De Almeida, Edmund Howlett and Matthew Abrahams.

LPJS Fencers Club London

25 Nov 2018

U15s GOLD for still just 12-year-old Amelie Tsang, Breakthrough U11s BRONZE to Claire Sosnov & another BRONZE to David Sosnov in the U13s. Thanks to Peter Barwell Richard Johnson & Jai Birch for their guidance and support.

Leon Paul BRC Men's Junior Foil 25 Nov 2018 Congratulations to Dominic de Almeida and Cameron Evans for SILVER & BRONZE respectively in U20 British Ranking Junior competitions at the Leon Paul Centre! Many thanks to Tevfik Burak Babaoğlu for excellent strip coaching!

LPJS Newham Swords 18 Nov 2018 Victoria Amore U11 SILVER Francois de Robert Hautequere U13 BRONZE Luca Businaro U11 BRONZE A first podium performance to Luca - keep up the good work! Thank you to our brilliant coaching team - Nikita Kuznetsov, Peter Barwell, Richard Johnson and Ed Howlett.

EFC Cadet Men's Foil 11 Nov 2018 A brilliant BRONZE to Cameron Evans (above, left) and fellow GBR team mates in Budapest, Hungary.

Junior World Cup - Eden Cup 3 Nov 2018 Congratulations to Dominic de Almeida for top 8 result! The "Dragon of Brno" gave a truly great performance which was also the best British result. ZFW family is very proud of you and Lt. Colombo (in Ziemek-speak, that must be Ed Howlett!)

And some highlights from October....

Paul Abrahams, father of ZFW's Matt, wins silver at the Commonwealth Games in Australia as part of the England Veterans' Foil team, narrowly losing to Scotland in the final 45-43.

Nottingham Cadets BRC

Congratulations to Cameron Evans for GOLD and to Edmund Howlett for BRONZE at the Nottingham Junior BRC. Good results from Dylan Daniel and Joe Donoghue for reaching top 8 in the cadet competition and from Matthew Abrahams for top 8 in the Junior BRC.

Further congratulations to Cameron for SILVER in the North America Cup Cadet - a strong competition with 200+ participants! Awesome, Cameron!!!

Leon Paul FIE satellite

Bravissimo Alexander Choupenitch for GOLD in Leon Paul FIE satellite tournament today. It was the hardest from all satellites competition with well over hundred participants. Congratulations to Dominic de Almeida for breaking ice result in finishing 10th.

More congratulations to Dominic for SILVER in the U-20 British Ranking tournament in Newcastle on 7th October. Nice hoodie Dom!!

Camden LPJS

Bravissimo Carlo Tarni and Iggy Zazo for GOLD and BRONZE respectively in U-15 competition. Congratulations to Iman El-Saie for BRONZE in U-9 Camden LPJS today.

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