News Archive, Tag: Chris Hay

Tom Edwards (left) and Chris Hay (right) won epee silver and bronze respectively at the 2016 British Fencing Championships

Silver and bronze for University of Bath fencers at British Championships

22 April 2016

University of Bath-based fencers Tom Edwards and Chris Hay both finished on the podium at the British Fencing Championships in London Docklands. Only a narrow 15-14 defeat for Biology graduate Hay to Calum Johnston in the semi-finals prevented an all-Bath epee final. Edinburgh’s Johnston went on to edge out defending champion Edwards 13-12 to take gold, with Hay sharing the bronze medal with Aberdeen City’s Neill Tannock. Sports & Exercise Science Masters student Edwards was...

Bath Sword Club's Ben Bates on the attack during his successful U23 British Championships, March 2016

Young fencer wins national title as Bath Sword Club take on the best of British

10 March 2016

Fencers who train with Bath Sword Club at the University of Bath are celebrating a weekend of British Championships success and national call-ups. Seventeen-year-old Ben Bates led the way as he won foil gold at the U23 Championships, an age group in which he still has another five years. He got off to a rocky start in the first round, losing two of his preliminary fights, but rallied and progressed smoothly through the tournament to...

Chris Hay and Tom Edwards

Sporting scholars earn GB call for fencing Olympic qualifier in Switzerland

24 September 2015

University of Bath students Tom Edwards and Chris Hay have been selected by British Fencing for an Olympic qualifying competition in Switzerland next month. The 52nd Tissot Grand Prix of Bern – a World Cup event – will feature a world-class field as the Rio 2016 Games draw ever closer. Biology student Hay (left in the picture) will be making his second senior international appearance, having represented Britain at the Challenge RFF-Trophée Monal in Paris in...

Chris Hay

Paris pistes await as fencer Chris Hay gets first Great Britain World Cup call

28 April 2015

University of Bath fencer Chris Hay will make his senior World Cup debut for Great Britain in Paris this weekend. The Biology student, who helped Bath Sword Club win team bronze at the Beazley British Championships last week, will compete in the epee discipline at the Challenge RFF-Trophée Monal. “I’m looking forward to it,” said Hay, who receives a Santander Sports Scholarship and is supported by the university’s Dual Career programme. “It will be a...

Tom Edwards celebrates after winning the 2015 Beazley British Championships epee fencing title

Golden British Championships for University of Bath fencing captain Tom Edwards

21 April 2015

University of Bath student Tom Edwards is celebrating the biggest success of his fencing career after striking gold at the Beazley British Championships. The Sport & Exercise Science student, who captains the University of Bath Fencing Team, was ranked 20th going into the epee competition at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Saturday. However, he won all of his first-round fights and then progressed through the elimination stages, beating number-one seed Tomas Curran-Jones...

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