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Gold and Bronze for our Coach Samson and Tyler in the Singapore Senior (Open) Championships 2022!

Representing SGF we have Coach Samson (Gold), Tyler Chan (Bronze), Mark Dembitz (11th), Jonas Chan Ze Xian (18th), Timothy Sim (25th), David Leow (28th), Elson Tan (30th), Olivier Lo (32nd), Matthew Pang (34th), Rusev Edgar (35th), Emmet Wong (38th) and Javian Choong (39th).

Coach Samson and 17 year old Ze Xian dominated their pools with all victories. Great work from Ze Xian as this is a Senior competition! Mark finished pools with 4 victories. David, Tyler and Timothy with 3 victories. Olivier, Matthew and Elson with 2 victories, Javian, Edgar and Emmett with 1 victory.

In the Table of 64, Matthew and Edgar bowed out 6-15 and 3-15 respectively. Olivier won his Table of 64: 15-11 to progress into the Table of 16, where he finished 32 overall.

In the Table of 32, Coach Samson won his opponent with 15-5 to move into the 16. David finished 28th after a loss to is opponent 8-15. Elson was placed 30th overall after finishing in the Table of 32: 11-15, and Timothy 25th after finishing 8-15 with his opponent. Ze Xian unfortunately finished 18th in the Table of 32.

Tyler and Mark won their Table of 32 opponents in tightly fought bouts, 15-14 and 14-13 respectively to progress into the Table of 16. Tyler continued his good form, emerging victorious in his Top 16 bout, 15-12, qualifying for the Quarter-Finals. He sealed his place in the Top 4, with a beautifully fenced bout, winning 15-11. Winning a Bronze Medal!

Coach Samson won his Semi Final bout in an intense 12-7, and kept his focus throughout, clear on what he needed to do, he won the Gold Medal after finishing his Finals 13-11!

What a great feeling, to be sharing the podium with your student. We are all very proud of all of you!

Results can be found here.


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