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AGM dinner and Ranelagh Cup

30 Jun 2019

A busy weekend!  Saturday saw our AGM and Dinner which saw us return to the Oriental Club after a number of years.  We were 18 in number and were joined by Hilary Philbin, President of British Fencing.
 
Pat Casey, Brian Hill and Steve Lennox were elected to the committee, with Lawrence Burr providing an update on the CIO
 
After the meeting concluded we moved next door to the Library, which was a lovely setting for what was a most enjoyable (and tasty) meal.
 
Today the temperature dial had been mercifully set lower than Saturday’s, with a great turnout on the lawns of the Hurlingham Club which was celebrating its 150th year.
 
Before the pools started we ran a couple of taster sessions for Hurlingham the Hurlingham’s members, using plastic MiniFence kit.  Malcolm Fare was also on hand, too, with a great selection of memorabilia – including a great range of weapons – from the National Fencing Museum.
 
The Ranelagh Cup started at 2:30pm, and with 10 fencers in all we split into two pools which ran concurrently.  In Pool A we had Greg Allen, Andrew Brannon, Rob Brooks, David Partridge and guest Laurie Laschetti; Pool B comprised of Phil Barbasiewicz, Sue Brooks, Lawrence Burr, guest Tim Richardson and myself.
 
Greg and Phil won their semi-final fights against myself and Andrew respectively, before Greg went on to claim the trophy in spectacular fashion.
 
Thanks also to Pat Casey for refereeing, Steve Lennox for his fantastic compèring, and the great number of other members and their guests who lent their support throughout.
 
Al