This is a first for Sutton, three members of the club entered their first Vets open. Being a Vets competition, you might think it would be easier than a seniors open, but that’s not the case as Charles Benke found out, coming 7th in the men’s foil, although he was unlucky as he ended up fencing the eventual winner in his second DE. For Mervyn Shine, this was his first competition. He entered the Sabre and was really pleased he didn’t come last and said he enjoyed himself. He now realises that fencing sabre in the club is a bit different to fencing sabre in a competition – a ‘bit quicker’
Gongs: Julie Foster, foil. She was very happy to come away with a silver medal particularly as she hadn’t read the paperwork properly and thought it was a local regional event, a bit of friendly fencing on a dull Saturday.