Space City Fencing Fencers – Van Buskirk Memorial Tournament.

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Space City Fencing – Van Buskirk Memorial Tournament.

The weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of February, Space City Fencing welcomed the return of the Van Buskirk Memorial tournament. Space City Fencing fencers of all ages flocked to compete against the very best fencers Texas had to offer.

The tournament buzzed with the murmur of anxious parents edging their children on, the distant echoing of tournament officials adjudicating over the young swashbucklers and the swish and clang of the Space City Fencing youth seeking the ever glowing gold of victory.

The tournament was a great success in which we at Space City Fencing have become accustomed too, with a Space City Fencing fencer medalling in every event. Performances of note go to Katina Preostakis for her marvellous display in the Y12 mixed foil final, taking out the talented Leo Holmes in a nail biting 15-14 victory for the young Chilean. Malak Hamza again held up the beacon of talent surging through Space City Fencing with her first victory in the Y8 mixed foil, gracing us with some stupendous parry ripostes. However, the Space City Fencing fencer of the tournament goes to Albert T Chang. His persistence to av

ail in the face of adversity in the Open Foil to win the DIV2 Mixed foil was refreshing for all to see, long may it continue. Finally

a quote from out esteemed fencing coordinator Mauro Hamza “It was not the winning but the smiles I saw on our young fencers which made the Van Buskirk a success for Space City Fencing”

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