After waiting for nearly two years, Canlas Fencing finally had its first tournament.
With strict implementation of COVID-19 health protocols, 11 young fencers participated in the Canlas Fencing home yearend competition held Thursday, Dec. 30 in Quezon City.
Lucas Palafox led all winners as he bagged the gold medal, while Ashvin Chandnani earned silver medal, and Jaden Shoemaker and Willa Liana Galvez both finished with bronze medals.
After the preliminary round, Chandnani and Palafox both earned a bye in the semifinal round as the top two seeds. Galvez ousted Roldan, 8-2, and Shoemaker eliminated Jehtro Chan, 8-7, in the knockout round to advance in the Final Four.
In the semis, Galvez failed to follow up a stunning 4-3 win against Palafox in the preliminary stage as the latter rebounded with a 7-2 win to clinch a finals spot, while Chandnani downed Shoemaker, 8-7, for the second finals berth. Palafox bested Chandnani, 8-2, for the gold medal.
Other winners were Matteo Canlas (gold), Rylie Maravilla (silver), Nicole Garcia (bronze) and Yuri Canlas (bronze).