School Championships, December 2018: Results and Pictures

Y8 Fencers fighting their way through pools.

Our semi-annual School Championship is becoming a really fun tradition, and the December tournament was no exception! Students from our afterschool programs, plus a few from our evening and Saturday classes, got together to compete for individual medals and for the school trophy – the Golden Mask.

The Format

We opened the day with the Y8 event, for kids aged six, seven, and eight, with twenty-three participants. The second event, Y10 for nine and ten year olds had fourteen kids in it. The final event of the day was Y14, with two fencers ages 11 to 14.

In the first round, the kids were divided into two pools, or groups of 5-6 fencers. They fenced non-electric bouts with each person in the pool. We used the results of that round to rank everyone, and then we took a top cut of fencers—top 8 for Y8, top 4 for Y10—through a single-elimination bracket.

The Golden Mask

Lycée International de Houston once again pulled ahead, and has taken home the Golden Maks for their third semester in a row! Each fencer earned their school one point. They earned more points for placing in the top four: Third place earned two, second place earned three, and first place earned four. The results were as follows:

1. Lycée International de Houston
2. The Kipling School
3. Presbyterian School
4. Homeschooled fencers

The LIH fencers defending their trophy

Results and Photos

Scroll down to see some great photos from the event, and the results!

1Aramis AhmadiLycée International de Houston
2Lucas ZimmerLycée International de Houston
3TMaxime HarangerLycée International de Houston
3TTristan MauborgneLycée International de Houston
5William CherryPresbyterian School
6Townsend JoyceThe Fay School
7TSeif HalimThe Kipling School
7TEthan Cahil-PalischPresbyterian School
9Nolan TangThe Fay School
10Clara WallsPost Oak School
11Oliver DuncanHerod Elementary School
12Matthew HillSt. Cecilia Catholic School
13TEwan CraikThe Fay School
13TKyle DandySt. Mary’s Catholic School
15Sierra BarteePost Oak School
16Matthew GochnourSt. Cecilia Catholic School
17Sammy de LlanoThe Fay School
18Rafer MacphersonPresbyterian School
19Mathieu HassounLycée International de Houston
20Kieran McKeelSt. Cecilia Catholic School
21Farman GhodsianThe Kipling School
22Griffin MorganSt. Mary’s Catholic School
23Niccolo BallThe Fay School
1Isaiah WalkerThe Kipling School
2Pierre-Olivier HassounLycée International de Houston
3TCharlie HughesPresbyterian School
3TGiorgio FratoniLycée International de Houston
5GianLucas AlvarezWestbury Christian School
6Clarke SchlesingerSt. Cecilia Catholic School
7Albane PoeymarieLycée International de Houston
8Helen ZamoranoPresbyterian School
9Vivienne SongyHomeschool
10Clara ZamoranoPresbyterian School
11Austin JeansThe Kipling School
12Joseph LucasSt. Cecilia Catholic School
13Ninon DelloyeLycée International de Houston
14Michael BonderoverThe Kipling School
1Brooklyn SongyHomeschool
2Jalen St. ClairHerod Elementary School