Bexley Open – Gravesham Fencers Victorious!

Gravesham Fencing Club members Holly Snellin and Joe Joyner competed at the 2018 Bexley Open, both winning 1st place in their respective competitions!! Here is Holly’s story of the day:

On 2nd June I competed at the Bexley Open. I had won the last Bexley Open in 2016 so was fencing to try to retain the cup.

There were 2 rounds of poules with 5 matches in each. In each poule I won 4 out of 5 fights which put me in a good position for the DE’s.
I had a bye for the first round of DE’s putting me in the last 8 & fighting for a place in the last 4.

I won my first fight comfortably & then had a challenging 2nd fight to get in the final. It was a close fight with me eventually winning 15-13.
The final was another close match. In the third period it was 14-14 with a very tense final point. I eventually won 15-14 after a very tough fight.

Joe also had a good day. He hadn’t done much fencing in the last 6 months as he had been travelling overseas but thus didn’t seem to have done him any harm – winning the men’s competition without breaking into a sweat.

A great day for Gravesham Fencing Club!

Congratulations to Holly and Joe, 2018 Bexley Open Champions.