This weekend saw the final leg of the highly popular Wessex League 2018, where no less than 13 SotS members competed and several more admirably volunteered to staff the event. Hosted by Southampton Historical Fencing, the weekend included six competitions. The performance and quality of fencing all round was very high indeed. Congratulations to the following people:
Adrian Faulkner: Open Rapier & Dagger – Silver
Emilia Skirmuntt: Women’s Longsword – Bronze
Fran Terminiello: Women’s Sword & Buckler – Bronze
Matthew Crane: Open Rapier & Dagger – Gold
Mikolaj Krukowski: Open Sword & Buckler – Bronze
Particularly impressive is Matt’s win, which makes it his 3rd gold medal in a row in this series for rapier & dagger.
In addition the league winners were announced, and once again The School of the Sword holds the team trophy for another year. Well done to all the finalists:
Adrian Faulkner: Open Rapier & Dagger League – Silver
Emilia Skirmuntt: Women’s Longsword League – Bronze
Fran Terminiello: Women’s Longsword League – Silver
Matthew Crane: Open Rapier & Dagger League – Gold
Stewart Hotston: Open Sword & Buckler League – Silver, Open Rapier & Dagger League – Bronze
The School hosted a leg in Reading in 2017, and we hope to host future events for the league. Several members of the School are also main organisers. We look forward to seeing more SotS members participate, whether staffing or competing, in 2019.