HSS Fencers Medal at the 2017 Laffite – Results, Photos and More

2017 Laffite Results

One of two group pictures –  we had too many fencers to fit them all in one group shot!

On Saturday, October 21, thirteen Houston Sword Sports fencers traveled to Galveston to compete in the 2017 Jean Laffite Classic. This tournament is only open to unrated fencers – that is, fencers without previous competitive results. It also included novice foil events, limited to fencers with less than a year of experience. Coach Liz went, too, to provide advice and strip coaching for our fencers.

The day started early with mixed foil and ended late with youth novice foil. Throughout the day, our members represented our club well. The tournament was small, and some events had only HSS fencers in them. Every women’s epeeist, and every youth saberist, represented our club. We also had half of the (four) adult saber fencers and half of the (two) Y12 epee fencers. At the end of the day, we took home nine medals.

Check out the gallery below to see pictures from our day at the Laffite. Below that you’ll find all our results!


Unrated Senior Mixed Foil
9. Liv Rubenstein
11. Braden Carter
13. Jeffrey English

Unrated Y12 Mixed Epee
2. Christopher Barr

Unrated Senior Mixed Epee
3T. Nolan Parisi
6. Braden Carter
7. Olivia Rubenstein
8. Tiffany Tran
9. John Machol

Unrated Senior Mixed Saber
1. Shawn Pham
3T. Nolan Parisi

Unrated Y12 Mixed Foil
6. Bryce Butler

Unrated Senior Women’s Epee
1. Olivia Rubenstein
2. Tiffany Tran
3. Katherine Machol

Y12 Mixed Saber
1. Victor Kewei Hou
2. Bryce Butler

Novice Foil
7. Jeffrey English
8. Josiah Howard

Y12 Novice Foil
3T. Merrick Martinez
5. Paolo Howard