First, sorry for the late update after the tournament over the weekend. But it was a great weekend and a little cooler! Thank you to our volunteers (Sandra Walker and Kayla Spell) that helped run the tournament smooth and also thank you to our new referees (Lily Kube and Isaac Canady). They did an awesome job and look forward to having them referee our little kids events more!
We didn’t have enough elementary schools fencers this time around since our other partner clubs were still in the midst of coming back from the summer. So we had our 2 elementary school fencers fence in the middle school event. This first event was a pre-season scrimmage since I scheduled this event too early and the other teams hadn’t had an opportunity to recruit for their competitors. Points for the Pisacafe will start next tournament.
Of the elementary school fencers, congrats to Olivia McKinney taking 1st and Maddox Sital taking 2nd. In the middle school fencers, Avery Chapman took 1st, Isabella Lee, once again placing in the top 3, took 2nd, and Walter Davis from Cape Fear Fencing Association tied for 3rd with Scott McRae.
We had a strong showing of homeschool fencers from All-American and Cape Fear. Isaac Canady took first, Thomas Knosky from Cape Fear took second, and Colton Culliton (special guest 🙂 ) and Aiden Yandle tied for third. The remaining varsity team members, Zion Facey took 5th and Lily Kube took 7th. Also we have a new homeschool fencer fencing in the junior varsity team, Mesha Green who took 10th place.
Next Pisacafe and Homeschool Event: October 28, 2023, Greensboro, NC (online registration not yet available).
**Note: The way AskFred.net is now set up, I cannot pre-register fencers for tournaments we are not hosting. If you plan on attending events outside of our club, make sure you register on https://www.askfred.net for your fencer!
Also, if you haven’t yet, it’s been a while since I’ve reminded everyone, but make sure you have renewed or become a USA Fencing Access Member (https://www.usafencing.org/page/show/8044789-individual-membership).
Download our tournament schedule at: https://schedule.allamericanfencing.com
September 30: Peak Open (Apex Fencing Academy)
9AM Senior Women’s Foil
12PM Senior Men’s Foil
October 7: Harry Rulnick (All American Fencing Academy)
8AM Senior Mixed Foil
1PM Senior Div3 Mixed Foil
3:30PM Non-Sanctioned Adult Only Epee
October 14-15: Bull City RYC/RJCC (You will need a Competitive USA Fencing Membership for this event)
Not yet sure if I’ll be in attendance. But if you’re able to go, this is a good event to get started in National and Regional events.
8AM Junior Men’s Foil
12PM Junior Women’s Foil
12:30PM Y10 Men’s and Women’s Foil
2:30PM Y14 Men’s Foil
4PM Y14 Women’s Foil
8AM Cadet Women’s Foil
10AM Y18 Men’s and Women’s Foil
12PM Cadet Men’s Foil
1PM Y12 Women’s Foil
3PM Y12 Men’s Foil
October 21: CFFA Season Opener (Cape Fear Fencing Association, Wilmington, NC)
9:30AM Senior Mixed Foil
12:30PM DIV3 Mixed Foil
3:30PM Senior Mixed Epee