KIT Fencer Second at Challenge d`escrime in Paris

  • Datum: 22.03.2011
The international tournament attracted this year over 200
fencers of all weapons to Palaiseau ( near
Paris). The KIT team competed with the fencers Jaakob deVries, Sylvio Worg
and Vu Hoang in the discipline men's foil team.

Thirteen teams fought for the victory in this division. The long tournament
the long tournament weekend by the fencing of the seeded rounds for the direct
direct elimination (KO system). The KIT team ended up with Münster,
Leichester, St. Andrews and King's College in one pool. After
initial difficulties (defeat against St. Andrews) the team succeeded in
team still managed to finish first in the round, which was rewarded with a free
This was rewarded with a bye for the first round of the knockout system. The
following opponents on the way to the final were the teams from
Münster and the team from the competition organizer, Ecole Polytechnique I. In the
quarterfinal fencing against the home team, the fencing was a bit harder.
fencing. In the end, the KIT team succeeded in a clear victory against the
against the French team and thus entered the final against London Union.
London Union.

Following the tradition, the finals were held in the amphitheater of the Ecole
Polytechnique on an elevated track.

To call the men's foil final a thriller is certainly not an understatement.
certainly not an understatement. After a moderate middle part in the
which led to a clear deficit for the Karlsruhe team, the final fencer
team, the last fencer (Jaakob de Vries) started a furious catching up
furious race to catch up. Some of the hits were scored every second,
drove the opponent to despair and the audience to applause.
Unfortunately, the time was not enough and the KIT team was defeated 42:45.
had to admit defeat 42:45. The third place went to the
fencers from St. Andrews.

The competitions were framed by a number of nice events, such as
a "Cheese and Wine" party, the closing ceremony and a cocktail party.
cocktail party. All in all, a successful, well-rounded weekend.