Simon and George shine in Bude tournament

PUBLISHED: 18:18 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 15 June 2010

Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club: Local fencer Simon Ames (12), who fences at the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club, took part in the Leon Paul Cornwall competition held in Bude.

Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club: Local fencer Simon Ames (12), who fences at the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club, took part in the Leon Paul Cornwall competition held in Bude.

In the under-13 boys' foil event, Simon fenced well during the poules, earning a seeding of 5th.

In the quarter-final, he faced the number 4 seed, and won the fight with a mixture of good technique and fast footwork.

In a tough semi-final, he was knocked out by the number 1 seed, gaining a well-deserved bronze medal.

Also fencing in his first competition was George Evans (14), who showed great enthusiasm and competitive spirit, coming 8th in the under-15 event.

By Carole Giles

Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club

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