West Midland BYC’s 2017

Another fantastic turn out for Sutton fencers and the two girls go through to the National Championships in May.


U10 mixed
Rivan Mitra (11)

U12 boys
Ben Crowley (6)
Will Hardcastle (11)
Alex Francis (10)
Liam Reed (13)

U12 girls
Phoebe Yates (3)
Dinah Tartaglia (5)

U14 boys
Matt McLaughlan (7)
Luke Crowley (14)
Ishan Mitra (17)

U16 boys
Kieran Meakin (11)

Tomasz Losinki

West Midland Foil BYC 2016

It’s that time of year again, the West Midland regional British Youth Championships and we broke last year’s record for the number of fencers who entered. Can we possibly enter more than 10 fencers next year? Everyone fenced really well, in fact it’s fair to say that it’s the best of them have ever fenced and once again some of the results don’t reflect how well they did. Plenty of gongs though:-


Imogen Blakeley (U18 girls)

Oliver Nash (U16 boys)

Ben Crowley (U10 boys)

Liam Reid (U10 boys)

Dinah Tartaglia (U10 girls)

Other results

U14 boys
Matt McLaughlan came 9th, he was 7th after the Poules but started off badly in his DE and whilst he made a brilliant recovery, he just ran out of time.
Tom Losinski came 14th in his first competition and he hasn’t been fencing very long so it’s impressive that he entered at all.
Kieron Verschoyle came 13th.

U12 boys
Xander Heeks came 9th. This was an excellent result as it was his first competition and in fact, he was 6th after the poules.
Luke Crowley came 10th in the U14 boys, dropping from 8th position in the poules.



British Youth Championship Qualifiers 31st January 2015

Sutton entered a record number of fencers this year, and for many it was their first competition. It was a very good day and the results don’t really reflect how well they did as many narrowly lost their DE by one or two points. Imogen and Olly did especially well coming 1st and 3rd in their age groups.



Imogen Blakeley

Oliver Nash

Danielle Birch

Boys U10
Benjamin Crowley (5th)

Boys U12
Jack Gaunt (10th), Matt McLaughlan (11th), Luke Crowley (12th), Ben Wharton (18th)

Boys U14
Olly Nash (Joint 3rd), Kieran Meakin (8th)

Boys U18
Archie Bunney (8th)

Girls U16
Imogen Blakeley (1st)

Girls U18
Danielle Birch (3rd)