WEEKEND TOURNAMENT RESULTS!
Some students competed this weekend at the 2nd circuit event of Pisacafe Circuit Event. Congrats to Callaghan Young and Daniel Wisniewski who took 2nd in the Elementary and Middle School events, respectively. Isaac Canady took 1st in the individual homeschool event. And the homeschool team (Caleb Bruno, Isaac Canady, and Elinor Morkos) took 1st in the homeschool team event.
TOURNAMENTS AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES
December 3, 2022 (Deadline to register is November 26, 2022)
Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrhder: Epee and Foil Events
Cape Fear Fencing Association
5th and Ann streets, Wilmington, NC 28401 Wilmington, NC 28401
Event fee: $30
Registration after November 26: $50
Events are capped at 28 fencers, epee is full, foil events are nearing 20 fencers.
Register at: https://askfred.net/Events/whoIsComing.php?tournament_id=51071
The two foil events explained:
Senior Mixed Foil: (Born 2009 or earlier) All fencers, all ratings are fencing. May be more difficult with higher rated fencers. Coach, Gabe, Isabelle, and Andrew Iford are currently registered for this one.
Div3 Senior Mixed Foil: (Born 2009 or earlier) All fencers, only fencers with D, E or Unrated are fencing.
December 16-18, 2022 (Deadline to register is November 28, 2022)
The Southern Regional Circuit (Must have competitive membership)
John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center
2115 Sports Center Way Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Event fee: $55, Tournament fee: $35
Registration, tournament information, and schedule of events: https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/6139
DEADLINE: November 28, 2022 (Late/Triple Fees November 29-Decmeber 14)
Absolute Fencing Gear will be on site as an equipment vendor.
Coach will only be there on Saturday and Sunday
Events available (all weapons) and age eligibility:
Y10: 2012 – 2015
Y12: 2010 – 2013
Y14: 2008 – 2011
Cadet: 2006 – 2009
Junior: 2003 – 2009
Div2: 2009 or Earlier
Div1A: 2009 or Earlier
VET: 1983 or Earlier
Which event should you do if you meet the age requirements of several events? First, experience is experience, and a challenge is a challenge. If you think challenging yourself against really tough fencers, then it’s always good to fence tough fencers. That being said, the Junior age level event will probably be the most difficult event. If this is your first National/Regional event, I would consider doing the Div2 event. Gabe will be doing the Div2 men’s foil event.
Here is the schedule of the events and which events our fencers we know that will be registering for:
Y14 Men’s Foil (2008-2011): Friday, December 16, 2022
Div2 Women’s Foil (2009 or Earlier): Friday, December 16, 2022
Div2 Men’s Foil (2009 or Earlier): Saturday, December 17, 2022 (Gabe will fence this one)
Cadet Women’s Foil (2006-2009): Saturday, December 17, 2022 (Isbelle is fencing this one)
Junior Men’s Foil (2003-2009): Saturday, December 17, 2022
Div2 Men’s Epee (2009 or Earlier): Sunday, December 18, 2022 (Andrew Iford is fencing this one)
Junior Women’s Foil (2003-2009): Sunday, December 18, 2022
Cadet Men’s Foil (2006-2009): Sunday, December 18, 2022
Y14 Women’s Foil (2008-2011): Sunday, December 18, 2022
Vet Men’s Foil (1983 or Earlier): Sunday, December 18, 2022 (Coach Gerhard is fencing this one)
There will be no classes on November 24. During that week, here is when Thursday classes can come in:
-Thursday Youth can come to class on Tuesday, November 22, 6PM.
-Thursday Adult epee can come to class on Wednesday, November 23, 6:15PM
December/Christmas Class Schedule
There will be no classes between the week of Christmas and New Years. We will do open fencing for all ages and weapons on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
I know everyone has been asking about it. Our annual Christmas party will be on Friday, December 9, 2022, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
As always, it’s a potluck!
Sign up for the potluck at: http://www.luckypotluck.com/potluck/2022AAFAChristmasParty