Sunday’s Maccabiah round-up

Sunday’s Maccabiah round-up

Fencer Guy Cohen with his bronze medal – Team GB’s first at the 2013 Maccabiah

Team GB claimed their first medal of the Maccabiah Games on Sunday afternoon – hopefully the first of many!


Guy Cohen won bronze in the men’s Epee tournament in Jerusalem. FULL STORY
Mary Cohen lost in Women’s Epee Knockout

Richard Bernstein (lost in Boys Sabre Quarter Final)
Joel Crowne (lost in Boys Sabre Quarter Final)
Leo Gundle (lost in Boys Sabre Quarter Final)


Maccabi GB 3 Columbia 0
Goals from Daniel Stanton, Josh Kennet and James Gershfield saw the side claim their second win of the campaign.
Coach Darren Yarlett said: “We won 3-0 without really playing well, scored good goals and kept a clean sheet. Will need to play better vs South Africa.”

Maccabi GB 1 Israel 3
Trailing 3-0 within the first 15 minutes of the game, GB did salvage some pride in the second half, Mark Kingston’s free-kick seeing them get on the scoresheet with 20 minutes remaining. Assistant manager Daniel Collins said: “We lost three attacking players from our first game which meant we had to change things going into this game.

“I also think we were in awe of them early, they’re a good team, full of ex-pros but we played much better in the second half.”

Maccabi GB 1 Brazil 3
Paul Lenchner had levelled for GB, scoring his second goal of the tournament, but two goals in a five-minute spell, saw them fall to their first defeat.

Maccabi GB 4 Germany 0
Joel Nathan’s side made it two wins from two thanks to a hat-trick from Michael Kenley, along with a strike from Scott Kashket.


Maccabi GB 2 Israel 5
Adam Lustigman’s side lost their second game as they were beaten 5-2 by Russia. Mark Wagman had put them in front, before Russia took control to go 3-1 up. Daryl Phillips netted again before the Russians score two further strikes.

Maccabi GB 4 Holland 2
Two goals each from Russell Goldstein and Charles Rubin ensured Adam Landesberg’s side remain on course to quailfy.

Italy 3 Maccabi GB 2

Maccabi GB 2 Mexico 2

Edward Lister suffered a first-round exit in the u67kg catergory. He said: “It was quote a close fight, but I was up against an Israeli and he was of a very high standard.”

Canada 52 Maccabi GB 39
Having won their first ever Maccabiah match against Turkey on Friday, Team GB fell to defeat against the Canadians. Rafi Saipe once again top-scored as he claimed 18 points, Joseph Curtis scored 12 points.


South Africa 148-7
Maccabi GB 84
South Africa won by 64 runs

GB fell to their first defeat of the campaign


Maccabi GB 41 Israel 30
GB got their campaign off to a terrific start as they claimed a fine victory over the hosts.

Player-manager Sophie Lovat said: “Things didn’t go our way in the first half, but the girls showed ridiculously incredible determination just to carry on, to keep perservering, and in the end, what we have practised, and what we know we can do came through – and I’m so proud of them.

“This was the first time we have all played together – played on the same court – and a result like this can give us tremendous confidence and set us up for the remainder of the tournament. So, it’s onwards and upwards.


Richard Moss beat Joshua Schneirov



Maccabi Brazil 0 – 3 MACCABI GB
Zoe Waxhirsh beat Lydia Levy 11-4, 11-2, 11-1
Sharon Bamberg beat Denise Sarve 11-9, 11-4, 11-8
Zoe Waxhirsh & Sharon Bumberg beat Denise Sarve & Lydia Levy 11-5, 11-5, 11-2


MACCABI GB 3 – 2 Maccabi Belgium
John Gee-Grant won 11-7, 12-10, 11-7
Michael Gerrard lost 9-11, 18-6, 2-11, 5-11
John Gee-Grant & Michael Gerrard won  11-6, 11-7, 11-9
John Gee-Grant lost 3-11, 4-11, 3-11
Michael Gerrard won 11-5, 11-9, 11-6


Maccabi Germany 0 – 3 MACCABI GB
Ashley Stokes won 2-11, 11-8, 11-4, 9-11, 9-11
Guy Ben -Aroa won 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 13-11
Rafi Marom won 7-11, 12-10, 11-1, 11-4


MACCABI GB 2 – 3 Maccabi USA
Jack Josephs lost 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-13
Sasha Somers lost 11-4, 11-6, 4-11, 10-12, 11-13
Sasha Somers & Jack Josephs won 11-8, 11-4, 11-9
Jack Josephs won 13-11, 11-7, 11-7
Sasha Somers won 7-11, 3-11, 11-6, 11-6, 13-11


Men’ singles (number in brackets represents final positioning)

Adam Michaels (7)
Jack Nesbit (13)
Russell Snipper (25)
Paul Loberman (32)
Michael Loberman (34)
Gary Ellis (36)

Rachel Ayrton – 2nd in Girls 100m Freestyle Heat 2
Rachel Ayrton – 2nd in Girls 100m Freestyle Heat 3
Daniel Schindler – 7th in Boys 100m Freestyle Heat 4
Naomi Ayrton – 7th in Womens 100m Freestyle Heat 2
Rachel Ayrton – 2nd in Girls 200m Breaststroke Heat 2
Hollie Fisher – 6th in Girls 200m Breaststroke Heat 2

* GOLF (Junior Medal Competition):
Jack Myers (Team Competition) – 75 (TOTAL: 236)
Ben Mesrie (Team Competition) – 83 (TOTAL: 253)
Zak Talbot (Team Competition) – 91 (TOTAL: 257)
Jake Sugarman (Team Competition) – 88 (TOTAL: 266)
Ben Sciama (Team Competition) – 88 (TOTAL: 274)
Greg Berg (Individual Competition) – 93 (TOTAL: 287)


GB lost their second match of the campaign, as they were beaten 14-10 by Italy. Joshua Brown scored four goals, Jared Baker three, with James Kattan, Yakov Sadovskii and Nikolay Zhukovsky.

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