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by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:22 AM

The Burnside Fencing Club competed in the Mid South Secondary Schools Fencing Tournament.  This event included all three weapons - Sabre, Epee and Foil.

Liam James won the Sabre.  Liam along with, Charlotte James and Brittany Wyatt competed in the individual mixed epee competition, with Liam placing first overall and first boy. Charlotte was second girl and 7th overall.  Brittany came 9th overall.  Matt Robb competed in the Epee team event with Liam and Charlotte and they placed 1st.

In the foil competition Liam placed 1st, Matt Robb 2nd,   Charlotte came 2nd in the girls’ competition.

A teams event was also held with 3 teams from Burnside, 1 each from Cashmere and Waimate and 1 composite team.  Burnside A won the team event with Burnside C coming third.

Liam was also presented with the Master of Arms trophy. This was because he won all three weapons disciplines for this competition.

This was an awesome event with the majority of the Burnside team competing in their first competition.  A great time was had and all Burnside competitors had great sporting attitudes.