Meyrick Simmonds increased his lead to 4 points when he won the December Mixed Foil League after three of the seven competitions were completed. Martin Corbet is second on 295, and in a reversal of fortune Kees Zandvliet came last in the top division but holds on to third place with 293 points. The first woman is Clair Le Poidevin on 289 well ahead of Julie Dyer on 277, with Carol Wood third on 246.
No one remained unbeaten in the first division, but Meyrick Simmonds took first place with 4 wins having lost by the surprising score of 5-0 to Ross Martel. The next four places were only separated by a single victory. Michael Beausire & Martin Corbet both won 3 fights, but a superior hits indicator gave Beausire second spot, with Corbet in third. Clair Le Poidevin & Ross Martel tied on 2 wins with Martel well ahead on hits. Relegated are Clair Le Poidevin and Kees Zandvliet who won 1 fight & was perhaps a little unlucky to lose two by the narrowest of margins.
Alan Bushby won the second division winning all his fights but one, against second placed Michael Wright. They are both promoted. Geoffrey Sloan & Julie Dyer remain in the division with 4 wins each, and Adam Bonner with 3 wins scraped into 5th place & safety. Daniel Nield & Mark Childs were relegated.
Jonathan Brehaut dominated division three & won all his fights with an impressive 24-2 score line. Sam Parish is fighting well and rightly took second place and the promotion that goes with it with 5 wins. Rupert Seward, Carol Wood and Robert Muir finished in that order and remain in the division, with Chris Collier & Linda Jones suffering relegation.
Mita Rahman was the winner of division four with a straight 6 wins & is promoted along with Adam Crittell the only man in the pool. Gail Childs, Wendy Batiste & Elaine Ellington remain in the division with Sue Martel & Dorothy Nash destined to fight in a lower division next month.
Glen Ashworth won division five with 5 straight wins & is promoted along with John Breslin. In a hard fought pool Peter Hughes, Cathy Belcher, Richard Pratt & Jenny Harding finished in that order
- David Redhead writing as Epeeist
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