WREXHAM Fencing Club members cleaned up at their annual open event.
Six of the medals on offer went to fencers from the host club while Wrexham also achieved two of the Under 18s awards.
Lydia Johnson warmed up for her appearance at the national championships by beating younger clubmate Stephanie Collister in the final of the women’s foil. Collister, who could console herself with the U18s prize, had edged another all-Wrexham clash in the quarter-finals against Sarah Vandewalle, who finished fifth. Sarah Dolan and Adele Thackray did not progress through to the last 16.
Ben Roberts won bronze in the men’s foil, a category in which Mark Robertson, Luke Potts, Ben Hughes, Dennis Callahan, Paul Butler and Peter Morris also competed.
Daniel Lumb just missed out on a medal in the men’s sabre, but his display ensured he was named the U18s winner. Wrexham’s 70-year-old head coach Mike Norfolk, Josh Wiffen, chairman Andy Roberts and Jamie Morris also fought in this category
Vandewalle, using her favoured weapon, performed superbly to win the women’s epee.
David Roberts and Hughes claimed bronze in the men’s epee, a feat which Julian Jones, Andrew Stanton, Callahan, Jon Lambert, Robertson, Jamie Morris and Sean Flanaghan could not replicate.