Richard Smith Memorial Tournament

Richard Smith Memorial Tournament


The Richard Smith Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winners of our annual Year-End tournament held each spring.

Richard Smith founded the Kanata Fencing Club and was our first Head Coach. He was known for his "take no prisoners" style of aggressive fencing. Richard was a naturally gifted coach who sent above and beyond for his students. Among his personal successes are many Canadian Open and Provincial Medals, culminating in a Men's Foil Team Gold at the 2007 Commonwealth Championships.

Trophy Winners


Kid's Foil - Sam Leeson

Adult Foil - Evan McLean

Adult Sabre - Taner Gunesli


Kid's Foil - Jaden Bennett

Adult Foil - Adam Vantellingen

Adult Sabre - Kuzey Gunesli


Kid's Foil - Jonatan Mercier

Adult Foil - Meia Copeland

Adult Epée - Marty DiFruscio

Adult Sabre - Kuzey Gunesli

 Richard Smith - Founder of Kanata Fencing Club

Richard Smith - Founder of the Kanata Fencing Club 
1951 - 2010