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Épée, Masters, Individual, Men

Date11 – 14 June 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationJardin des Tuileries, Paris
Participants42 from 4 countries

Fencing masters events were contested among teaching professionals, and fencing was the only sport that allowed professionals in the early days of the Olympics. This event was only on the Olympic Program in 1900 and 1906. There are 42 known competitors, out of the 90 entries, but 12 fencers’ names cannot be found in 1900 sources. There were four nations represented, but most of the fencers were French. However, there was one fencer from Haiti, Léon Thiércelin. There were nine round-robin pools in the first round, with the top two in each pool moving onto the three semi-finals pools. The top three in each semi-final qualified for the final, which was a round-robin of nine fencers. Details of the final matches are not available but the medals were swept by France, with Albert Ayat winning the gold medal, Gilbert Bougnol the silver, and Henri Laurent bronze. The top four competitors in this event were eligible for an épée event among masters and amateurs, also including the top four in the amateur épée. Ayat would also win that event.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Albert AyatFRAGold
2Gilbert BougnolFRASilver
3Henri LaurentFRABronze
4Hippolyte-Jacques HyvernaudFRA
5Marie-Louis DamotteFRA
6J. BrassardFRA
7Sylvain LézardFRA
8Georges JourdanFRA
9Georges-Louis BézyFRA
AC p1 r2/3Henri PantinFRA
AC p1 r2/3Jean JeanvoixFRA
AC p1 r2/3 AufortFRA
AC p2 r2/3Félix AyatFRA
AC p2 r2/3Jean MichelFRA
AC p2 r2/3Louis HallerFRA
AC p3 r2/3Charles ClappierFRA
AC p3 r2/3 LézardFRA
AC p3 r2/3Henri YvonFRA
AC p1 r1/3 DesprésFRA
AC p1 r1/3Alfred NauFRA
AC p1 r1/3 DebrinayFRA
AC p1 r1/3Antonius van NieuwenhuizenNED
AC p2 r1/3 AsséFRA
AC p2 r1/3Francis SabourinFRA
AC p2 r1/3Joseph-Auguste MétaisFRA
AC p2 r1/3 FlahautFRA
AC p3 r1/3Léon ThiércelinHAI
AC p3 r1/3 RoquaisFRA
AC p3 r1/3 SurzerFRA
AC p3 r1/3 BormelFRA
AC p4 r1/3Charles MartyFRA
AC p4 r1/3 CéréFRA
AC p4 r1/3Élie DufraisseFRA
AC p4 r1/3Louis GarnotyFRA
AC p5 r1/3Jean LafoucrièreFRA
AC p5 r1/3Louis NégrouFRA
AC p5 r1/3Charles CléryFRA
AC p5 r1/3Constant DulauFRA
AC p6 r1/3Emmanuel AndrieuFRA
AC p6 r1/3Xavier AnchettiFRA
AC p6 r1/3 LaunayFRA
AC p6 r1/3Márton EndrédyHUN

Round One (11 – 12 June 1900)

Top two fencers in each pool advance to the semi-finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1 AufortFRAQ
2 LézardFRAQ
AC DesprésFRA
ACAlfred NauFRA
AC DebrinayFRA
ACAntonius van NieuwenhuizenNED

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Henri PantinFRAQ
2Louis HallerFRAQ
AC AsséFRA
ACFrancis SabourinFRA
ACJoseph-Auguste MétaisFRA
AC FlahautFRA

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Georges JourdanFRAQ
2Jean JeanvoixFRAQ
ACLéon ThiércelinHAI
AC RoquaisFRA
AC SurzerFRA
AC BormelFRA

Pool Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1J. BrassardFRAQ
2Sylvain LézardFRAQ
ACCharles MartyFRA
AC CéréFRA
ACÉlie DufraisseFRA
ACLouis GarnotyFRA

Pool Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Gilbert BougnolFRAQ
2Hippolyte-Jacques HyvernaudFRAQ
ACJean LafoucrièreFRA
ACLouis NégrouFRA
ACCharles CléryFRA
ACConstant DulauFRA

Pool Six

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Jean MichelFRAQ
2Félix AyatFRAQ
ACEmmanuel AndrieuFRA
ACXavier AnchettiFRA
AC LaunayFRA
ACMárton EndrédyHUN

Pool Seven

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Albert AyatFRAQ
2Henri LaurentFRAQ

Pool Eight

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Marie-Louis DamotteFRAQ
2Henri YvonFRAQ

Pool Nine

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Georges-Louis BézyFRAQ
2Charles ClappierFRAQ

Semi-Finals (13 June 1900)

Top three fencers in each pool advance to the finals.

Pool One

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Georges JourdanFRAQ
2 LézardFRAQ
3Marie-Louis DamotteFRAQ
ACHenri PantinFRA
ACJean JeanvoixFRA
AC AufortFRA

Pool Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Gilbert BougnolFRAQ
2J. BrassardFRAQ
3Hippolyte-Jacques HyvernaudFRAQ
ACFélix AyatFRA
ACJean MichelFRA
ACLouis HallerFRA

Pool Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Albert AyatFRAQ
2Henri LaurentFRAQ
3Georges-Louis BézyFRAQ
ACCharles ClappierFRA
AC LézardFRA
ACHenri YvonFRA

Final Pool (14 June 1900)

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Albert AyatFRA
2Gilbert BougnolFRA
3Henri LaurentFRA
4Hippolyte-Jacques HyvernaudFRA
5Marie-Louis DamotteFRA
6J. BrassardFRA
7 LézardFRA
8Georges JourdanFRA
9Georges-Louis BézyFRA