The Alice Ruggles Memorial Open Epee Competition, hosted by the University of Leicester Fencing Club, took place on 16-17 December.
The event, held at the Danielle Brown Sports Centre, attracted 85 entrants from all over the country and several other countries besides, with men's and women's individual competitions on the Saturday and a mixed team competition on the Sunday. Proceeds for the Trust are expected to exceed £3500 — a truly staggering amount. Huge thanks are due to all of the organisers who put in so much hard work to make this event such an overwhelming success.
Looking back: Alice was a keen epeeist and fenced in the East Midlands squad before joining Northumbria University, where she became club captain in her third year. The pictures show her in action at the Leeds Open in 2012, and winning 1st place in the Women's Epee.
Upper pictures (top to bottom): Action from the Sunday team event; Men's individual winners; Women's individual winners; The team event in full swing; The May brothers from Newcastle; The (Former!) East Midlands Cadets team; The Mays fight the “East Midlands Cadets”; The team winners; Turtle biscuits and other refreshments.