British Uni's Teams

British Uni's Teams

Post by Cameron Hal » Fri, 23 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Well Strathclyde Uni is through to to the L8
of the Mens Event, (we beat Sheffield 15-12).

Does anyone know any other results?  Not that
I am suggesting the BUSA organisation may not
be as organised as they may be (honest), its
just that this might be quicker way of finding
out.

Yours,

     Cameron Hall


http://www.strath.ac.uk/~clkp10/SUFC.html

 
 
 

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Post by Simon Thompso » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Well done Cameron!!!

We (Portsmouth) got knocked out by Manchester in the L16 last week -
15-12 also but unfortunately the wrong way round.

Still they deserved it, for being nice blokes.

We beat City (21-6)(I think) and Bangor (18-9) in previous rounds.

I hear that Imperial are the fancied team this year... But I suspect
Oxford (are they still in? ) have some fencers that might give even
Imperial a run for it...

See ya round.

        Si.

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Golbe » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00

: Well done Cameron!!!

: We (Portsmouth) got knocked out by Manchester in the L16 last week -
: 15-12 also but unfortunately the wrong way round.

: Still they deserved it, for being nice blokes.

Well done on taking them that close.  We (Keele) got absolutely stuffed by
them in qualifying, but then we're not very good. :-(

I'll never forget a hit that one of their foilists (the leftie) got on one
of our lads.  The president said "fence", he just stood up, walked over and
hit him.  Dom was too surprised to move!

They certainly are a good bunch of people.  They're the best team we've come
across, although Lancaster were pretty good too.

: I hear that Imperial are the fancied team this year... But I suspect
: Oxford (are they still in? ) have some fencers that might give even
: Imperial a run for it...

I suppose Nick Manton could tell us how Imperial are doing.
Let's keep this thread going.  I want to know how people are doing.
If anyone wants to know anything about Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester (or
Leeds in the ladies comp) then let me know.

Best wishes, and may we all meet in the final next year!

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                back again, became 'invisible maniac'" Arthur                
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Post by Nick Manto » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well done Cameron!!!

> We (Portsmouth) got knocked out by Manchester in the L16 last week -
> 15-12 also but unfortunately the wrong way round.

> Still they deserved it, for being nice blokes.

> We beat City (21-6)(I think) and Bangor (18-9) in previous rounds.

> I hear that Imperial are the fancied team this year... But I suspect
> Oxford (are they still in? ) have some fencers that might give even
> Imperial a run for it...

> See ya round.

>         Si.

Yes, we were the fancied team this year.  Unfortunately we drew Bristol on the one day we
couldn't get out strongest team out, and lost 14-11.  Bristol have been the BUSA champs for
the last five years, as well.  Bastards.  I'd guess it will now be down to them or Oxford
for the title.  Queen Mary and Westfield are also still in the L8, but they've only had two
fencers for the last few matches.

Nick Manton
IC Fencing Captain

PS We would have beaten Oxford though :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Golbe » Thu, 29 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Oh yeah, anyone going to Reading this Sunday?

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"'Out of sight, out of mind' when translated into Russian [by computer] then
                back again, became 'invisible maniac'" Arthur                
                              Calder-Marshall.                              
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Post by Adam Golbe » Thu, 29 Feb 1996 04:00:00


: > They certainly are a good bunch of people.  They're the best team we've come
: > across, although Lancaster were pretty good too.
: >

: This is not good news for us in the roses (York vs Lancaster) as we have
: not been going too well of late.  Oh well more bruses to show off!

:      Orde            

It was quite ironic in many ways.  On the bus on the way to Lancaster, we
realized that our entire "lass's" team were from Yorkshire.  We thought we
better not mention it, just in case.

I heard that York fenced Staffs Unipoly at some point.  We've agreed to
arrange a friendly at some point.  I've been over to their club once (it's
half an hour away) and they seemed hard and fast.  Any advice you could
offer us? It would not be good to be beaten by our local rivals!

Oh yeah, I've got various ladies who want to fence electric sabre at some
point.  They haven't been fencing sabre long, but are quite safe.  Anyone
fancy a match?

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"'Out of sight, out of mind' when translated into Russian [by computer] then
                back again, became 'invisible maniac'" Arthur                
                              Calder-Marshall.                              
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Post by Bernard Hu » Thu, 29 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>Well done on taking them that close.  We (Keele) got absolutely stuffed by
>them in qualifying, but then we're not very good. :-(

Don't worry - that's what happened to us (Lancaster) the last couple of
years ! It was great to see that you'd managed to get a team together.

Quote:
>across, although Lancaster were pretty good too.

Thanks 8-) Although not so good now we've lost our Belgian, despite having
our German back to replace him.

Quote:
>Let's keep this thread going.  I want to know how people are doing.

Both our mens and womens teams made last 32 (2nd knockout) before going out
to Warwick (M) and Birmingham (W).

However, given the way that the BUSA system works (or doesn't work) this
doesn't actually mean a lot.
Last year we failed to win a single match in our area pool, but qualified
as the best three went through, and only 3 universities fielded fencing
teams. Then _we_ were given a bye through the first round straight into the
last 32, although the two teams who had finished above us in our pool had
to fence in the last 64 first !
So we got as far last year, without winning a single match, as we did this
year when we only lost two (Manchester and Warwick) !

Bernie

 
 
 

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Post by Orde » Sat, 02 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> <snip>

> : Is anyone fencing sabre safe?

> :      Orde            

> At the risk of sounding militant:
> yes, if they know what they're doing and do not subscribe to the unfortunate
> prevalence of silly brutality and shouting that has come to be called sabre.

> hmmpf.

> dom


This is one of the reasons I stopped doing sabre in favour of epee,
_some_ (i.e. not all so please don't take offence if you do sabre)
sabreurs were strutting around with egos larger than their 'knowledge' of
all the rules and how they 'knew' they should be interpreted depending on
wether they were being applied to them or their opponant!  

Anyway, back to the subject:  We (York) have switched to a merit group
for the first round next year to try and make things more interesting
since this year we were in a pool of one (well,two; Rippon & st Johns have
one fencer who comes to our club so that doesn't really count) and two
were to be promoted, so we formed a composite 'pool' with Hull. I believe
the merit system has been tried before, does anyone have any experience?

     Orde            

 
 
 

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Post by Cameron Hal » Thu, 07 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Nick, I look forward to reading a report of the finals in
rec.sport.fencing.


to work. Anyone else find that you sometimes can't read some items?

   To Edinburgh Uni F.C.  
                     I look forward to Strathclyde's run in next
   years competition.  And before that the Scottish Uni Teams
   next November....   (oooooh, a challege)  (well done on the
   3rd place last year.  Why didn't the rest of us hear about it?)

Next compeition then, who's up for the British Sabre Championships?

Cameron Hall
STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY F.C.

http://www.strath.ac.uk/~clkp10/SUFC.html