Robert ('Bob') Grange took up fencing in his early seventies, attending one of the Northampton Fencing Club beginner's courses. He took to the sport immediately and quickly became proficient at all three weapons, although Epee was his favourite. His enthusiasm was boundless and he always had a smile on his face. In no time at all, he became a fixture at the club. The cadets referred to him affectionately as 'Mister Bob'. He was a true old-school Gentleman and everyone loved him. So, he was the obvious choice when the post of Club President became available. He took the post on, considering it a privilege and made it his own. He held the post until his sudden passing in March 2018. The Committee decided that the Club should run an annual memorial competition in memory of Bob. Given Bob's love of all three weapons, it seemed fitting that it should be a team competition, covering all three disciplines and so The Bob Grange Cup was created.
The Bob Grange Cup
Date:Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:00
Event Type:Club Competitions
Cost:£30 per team
A three weapon, mixed team event. Teams consist of one foilist, one sabreur and one epeeist.
Each team must consist of male AND female fencers. Single sex teams are not allowed.
Italian relay style matches to thirty hits. 10 hits or four minute bouts per weapon. Weapon order will be chosen at random before each match.
The competition will consist of one or more (decided on the day) Poule rounds followed by direct elimination. There will be medals for the top four teams.
There will be a cap of a maximum 12 teams for the competition, and we require at least 6 teams for the event to take place.
Closing date for the competition is 5pm on Sunday 28th April 2019.
Late entries will be accepted at the organiser's discretion and will cost £39 per team.
All fencers must be aged 13 or over.
All fencers must hold a current, valid British Fencing (or equivalent) membership which allows competing in this level of competition.
Pitsford Road Site Sports Hall (Gate 4)
Use the map above to navigate to Gate 4. The photo below shows you what you will see when you get there.
From there, follow these directions to get to the venue:
- Go through Gate 4.
- At the T-junction, turn left.
- Take the next left, then the second right. Head to the far end of the large car park.
- The venue is in the building opposite.