Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's masters sabre

The professional sabre competition at the 1900 Summer Olympics involved 27 fencers from 7 nations.[1] It was held from 23 to 27 June at the Tuileries Garden. The event was won by Antonio Conte of Italy, with that nation also receiving second place with Italo Santelli. Austria's Milan Neralić finished third.

Men's masters sabre
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Antonio Conte, vainqueur du tournoi de sabre maitres d'armes aux JO de Paris 1900.jpg
Gold medalist Antonio Conte
VenueTuileries Garden
Dates23–27 June
Competitors27 from 7 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Antonio Conte
 Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Italo Santelli
 Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Milan Neralić
 Austria

BackgroundEdit

Fencing was the only sport that had professional competitions at the Olympics in 1900 and 1904. A professional foil event was held in 1900, with épée and sabre joining in 1904. The professional events were not held again afterwards (excepting the 1906 Intercalated Games, so this was the only time that masters sabre was contested.[2]

Competition formatEdit

The event used a three-round format: quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final. Each round consisted of pool play. For the quarterfinals, the fencers were divided into 4 pools of 6 of 7 fencers each; the top four fencers in each pool advanced to the semifinals. The semifinals had the 16 men compete in 2 pools of 8, with the top 4 in each pool advancing to an 8-man final.

The actual competition format within pools is not entirely clear. The pool composition in the quarterfinals is unknown.[2]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Saturday, 23 June 1900 Quarterfinals
Monday, 25 June 1900 Semifinals
Wednesday, 27 June 1900 13:30 Final

ResultsEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

The first round was held on 23 June. There were four pools, with the top four fencers advancing to the semifinals from each pool.

Fencer Nation Notes
Xavier Anchetti   France Q
François Brun-Buisson   France Q
Camier   France Q
Alexandre Chantelat   France Q
Charles Clappier   France Q
Antonio Conte   Italy Q
François Delibes   France Q
Hébrant   Belgium Q
Lajos Horváth   Hungary Q
Julian Michaux   Russian Empire Q
Louis Midelair   France Q
Milan Neralić   Austria Q
Georges Pinault   France Q
Italo Santelli   Italy Q
Orazio Santelli   Italy Q
Petro Zakovorot   Russian Empire Q
Aufort   France
Charles Bersin   France
Henri Coquelin   France
Dambremat   France
Vincent Dargein   France
Henri Delamaide   France
Márton Endrédy   Hungary
Flahaut   France
Marie-Joseph Gabriel   France
Otto Schoenfeld   United States
Schoenfeld   France

SemifinalsEdit

The 16 fencers were divided into 2 pools of 8 each, playing round-robin tournaments on 25 and 26 June. The top four in each pool advanced to the final.

Semifinal AEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Antonio Conte   Italy 6 1 Q
2 Hébrant   Belgium 5 2 Q
3 François Delibes   France 5 2 Q
4 Milan Neralić   Austria 5 2 Q
5 Lajos Horváth   Hungary 3 4
6 François Brun-Buisson   France 1 6
7 Charles Clappier   France 0 7
8 Orazio Santelli   Italy 3 4

Semifinal BEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses Notes
1 Italo Santelli   Italy 6 1 Q
2 Julian Michaux   Russian Empire 6 1 Q
3 Petro Zakovorot   Russian Empire 5 2 Q
4 Xavier Anchetti   France 4 3 Q
5 Alexandre Chantelat   France 3 4
6 Georges Pinault   France 2 5
7 Camier   France 2 5
8 Louis Midelair   France 0 7

FinalEdit

The final was held on 27 June, with a round-robin among the final 8 fencers. Ties were broken by an extra bout.

Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses
  Antonio Conte   Italy 7 0
  Italo Santelli   Italy 6 1
  Milan Neralić   Austria 4 3
4 François Delibes   France 3 4
Julian Michaux   Russian Empire 3 4
6 Xavier Anchetti   France 2 5
Petro Zakovorot   Russian Empire 2 5
8 Hébrant   Belgium 1 6
Barrage for 4th place
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses
4 François Delibes   France 1 0
5 Julian Michaux   Russian Empire 0 1
Barrage for 6th place
Rank Fencer Nation Wins Losses
6 Xavier Anchetti   France 1 0
7 Petro Zakovorot   Russian Empire 0 1

Results summaryEdit

Rank Fencer Nation Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Wins Losses Rank Wins Losses
  Antonio Conte   Italy 1st–4th 6 1 1st 7 0
  Italo Santelli   Italy 1st–4th 6 1 1st 6 1
  Milan Neralić   Austria 1st–4th 5 2 4th 4 3
4 François Delibes   France 1st–4th 5 2 3rd 3+1 4+0
5 Julian Michaux   Russian Empire 1st–4th 6 1 2nd 3+0 4+1
6 Xavier Anchetti   France 1st–4th 4 3 4th 2+1 5+0
7 Petro Zakovorot   Russian Empire 1st–4th 5 2 3rd 2+0 5+1
8 Hébrant   Belgium 1st–4th 5 2 2nd 1 6
9 Alexandre Chantelat   France 1st–4th 3 4 5th Did not advance
Lajos Horváth   Hungary 1st–4th 3 4 5th
11 François Brun-Buisson   France 1st–4th 1 6 6th
Georges Pinault   France 1st–4th 2 5 6th
13 Camier   France 1st–4th 2 5 7th
Charles Clappier   France 1st–4th 0 7 7th
15 Louis Midelair   France 1st–4th 0 7 8th
Orazio Santelli   Italy 1st–4th 3 4 8th
17–27 Aufort   France 5th–7th Did not advance
Charles Bersin   France 5th–7th
Henri Coquelin   France 5th–7th
Dambremat   France 5th–7th
Vincent Dargein   France 5th–7th
Henri Delamaide   France 5th–7th
Márton Endrédy   Hungary 5th–7th
Flahaut   France 5th–7th
Marie-Joseph Gabriel   France 5th–7th
Otto Schoenfeld   United States 5th–7th
Schoenfeld   France 5th–7th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics: Sabre, Masters, Individual, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics: Sabre, Masters, Individual, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 29 March 2021.