David Cook (davidcook) wrote,
David Cook

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Fencing year in review ...

So, fencing is done for the year (competition-wise, at least).
Here's how the year went :

Competition Date No. entriesPlace
Scottish Open Jan 07 59 1
Slough Feb 07 122 15
Stockholm Feb 07 100 71
Edinburgh International Mar 07 38 22
Birmingham Apr 07 152 51
Glasgow Apr 07 55 12
Scottish Champs Jun 07 16 5
Doric Open Jul 07 34 3
Highland Open Sep 07 29 16
Welsh Open Nov 07 188 72
Miller-Hallett Open Nov 07 122 41
Irish Open Dec 07 41 3

Notable high points being the Scottish Open, of course - my first "proper" competition win (the previous was a B grade in Victoria many years ago), and the Irish Open last weekend (would have been really cool to start and finish the year with wins, but it wasn't quite to be).
Apart from that, a couple of "blah" performances, a few reasonable ones, and a couple of unlucky draws (e.g. at Stockholm, I was 68th seed into the DE - meaning I was facing the 61st seed. Normally, you'd expect someone around the same level with those seedings, but I got the second-highest-ranked fencer in the tournament, who'd apparently been having a slow start to the day).
I'm now waiting to see if the last couple of results will give me enough points to move into the top 50 in the British rankings for the first time (I've been as high as 51st (well, technically 50.5th, because overseas fencers don't actually get a ranking position, even though we get included in the ranking list based on points attained)).
Roll on 2008 !

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