Bryn Miles' Fencing Achievement
Bryn Miles in 8R competed in the South West Regional Fencing Championships in the U14 Boys category. The competition format was two rounds of pools, followed by Direct Elimination (DE). Bryn had a very good start to the competition, and after both rounds was seeded fourth in the competition. This put him in a strong position for the direct elimination rounds. He won his first DE 15 – 1, his second was harder and after being 12 – 6 up after the first period, narrowly won the match 15 – 14. His semi-final was also a hard won match, plagued with equipment problems (his opponent), and then Bryn had to retire one of his blades, and broke his spare. He borrowed a blade, and eventually won 15 – 13. He then had a long wait for the final, which was another nail biting match, but unfortunately he narrowly lost. Bryn displayed good performance and excellent sportsmanship during the day. Finishing in second place was a good result and means that he has qualified for the British Youth Fencing Championships (BYC), which take place in Sheffield on Sunday 6th May. Well done Bryn.