The Alice Ruggles Memorial Open Epee Competition, hosted by the University of Leicester Fencing Club, took place on 16-17 December 2017.
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.
The team event in full swing
The May brothers team from Newcastle
The (former!) East Midlands Cadets team
The two teams fight it out
The overall team winners
Turtle biscuits and other refreshments
Meanwhile, back in 2012…
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.