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Davis Carvey Places Seventh at Veteran Worlds

10/20/2015, 4:15pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Seventh-place finisher Davis Carvey.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Seventy-three-year-old Davis Carvey (Seattle, Wash.) earned his best career result at the Veteran World Championships on Tuesday in Limoges, France.

Fencing in the +70 men’s foil event, Carvey finished the pools with a 3-2 record. Seeded 15th, Carvey earned a bye into the table of 32 where he defeated Michihiro Okudera (JPN), 15-8. Carvey won his next bout against 2012 Veteran World Champion Reinhard Munster (DEN), 8-7, to advance to the quarters.

In the next bout, Carvey lost to Gari Aftandilov (RUS), 10-6, who went on to win his 12th Veteran World title.

Carvey’s teammates, James Bricker (Ewing, N.J.) and John Rea (Wilmington, N.C.), each earned top-16 results.

Bricker defeated Brian Millo (GBR), 10-5, in the table of 32, but lost to 2001 Veteran World Champion Hans Visser (GER), 10-5, in the 16.  

Rea controlled his opening bout against 2006 Veteran World medalist Andras Bornemisza (GBR), winning the table of 32 by a 10-2 score. Rea lost his next bout, 10-4, to Aleksandr Anastasov (MKD) who went on to win bronze.

Joseph Cohen (Cape May Court House, N.J.) also competed, but was eliminated in the table of 32 after a 10-2 loss to Brian Causton (GBR).

In the 60-69 men’s foil competition, three members of Team USA earned top-16 finishes.

Joseph Streb (Columbus, Ohio) won his first bout against Paal Ramberg (DEN), 10-2, in the table of 32, but his bid for a third individual Vet World medal ended when he lost to eventual silver medalist Anthony Bartlett (GBR), 10-6. Bartlett also defeated U.S. Team member Thomas Lutton (Cupertino, Calif.), 10-2, in the 32.

Three-time Vet World Team member Philippe Bennett (New York City, N.Y.) opened with a strong win over five-time Vet World medalist Eiichi Ide (JPN), 8-3. In the table of 16, Bennett lost to six-time Vet World Champion Graham Paul (GBR), 10-6.

First-time Vet World Team member Henri Darricau (Littleton, Colo.) also advanced to the 16. Darricau defeated Socrate Abdoukadyrov (FRA), 10-5, in the 32, but lost to eventual champion Paul Wedge (GBR), 10-4.

In the women’s 50-59 epee competition, three members of Team USA advanced to the table of 16.

Three-time Veteran World Team member Cristina Ford (Salem, Ore.) was the only U.S. athlete to go undefeated in pools and earned the No. 3 seed in the table of 64 as well as a bye into the 32 where she defeated Karen Grant (GBR), 10-7. Ford’s next bout came down to the final touch with Myriam Malucelli (FRA) taking the win, 10-9.

Valerie Asher (Bethesda, Md.) returned to the Veteran Worlds for the first time since winning bronze in 2012 and opened the table of 32 with a 10-4 win against three-time Vet World Champion Jane Hutchinson (GBR). Asher narrowly missed the quarter-finals when she lost in the table of 16 by a 10-9 score to Sarah Osvath (AUS) who would go on to win gold.

Cristina Gordet (Somerville, Mass.), a bronze medalist at her first Vet Worlds in 2013, defeated Paula Soitiala (FIN), 10-7, in the 32, but lost to Franke Hohlbein (GER), 10-3.

Competing on her second Vet World Team, Ellen Finnegan (West Roxbury, Mass.) won her first bout in the table of 64 against Marina Trofimova (RUS) by a 10-4 score. In the table of 32, Finnegan lost to eventual bronze medalist Lena Tallroth-Kock (FIN), 10-3.

Click here to view complete results.

Competition continues on Wednesday with the following events:

  • Men’s 50-59 Foil
  • Women’s 60-69 Epee
  • Women’s +70 Epee
  • Men’s +70 Saber

Top eight and U.S. results are as follows:

Veteran World Championships Men’s 60-69 Foil
1. Paul Wedge (GBR)
2. Anthony Bartlett (GBR)
3. Thierry Soumagne (BEL)
3. Francesco Tiberi (ITA)
5. Graham Paul (GBR)
6. Maurizio Galvan (ITA)
7. Koichi Hirukawa (JPN)
8. Stephen Fox (GBR)

11. Joseph Streb (Columbus, Ohio)
13. Philippe Bennett (New York City, N.Y.)
14. Henri Darricau (Littleton, Colo.)
24. Thomas Lutton (Cupertino, Calif.)

Veteran World Championships Men’s +70 Foil
1. Gari Aftandilov (RUS)
2. Hanns Prechtl (GER)
3. Giovanni Abati (ITA)
3. Aleksandr Anastasov (MKD)
5. Hans Visser (GER)
6. Brian Causton (GBR)
7. Davis Carvey (Seattle, Wash.)
8. Malcolm Fare (GBR)

12. James Bricker (Ewing, N.J.)
14. John Rea (Wilmington, N.C.)
26. Joseph Cohen (Cape May Court House, N.J.)

Veteran World Championships Women’s 50-59 Epee
1. Sarah Osvath (AUS)
2. Ewa Borowa (ITA)
3. Pia Albertsson (SWE)
3. Lena Tallroth-Kock (FIN)
5. Franke Hohlbein (GER)
6. Judit Gyiurkan (HUN)
7. Myriam Malucelli (FRA)
8. Nathalie Beaumes (FRA)

9. Cristina Ford (Salem, Ore.)
14. Valerie Asher (Bethesda, Md.)
15. Cristina Gordet (Somerville, Mass.)
23. Ellen Finnegan (West Roxbury, Mass.)


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