thank you to everyone who attended our “ballistic missile foil tournament” saturday jan 13.
please visit our facebook page for the event.
thank you to gabriel for coming on time.
thank you finnley’s parents for refreshments.
congratulations aaron on gold.
thank you to the scorekeepers, referees, and judges, including parents of piper and micah.
thank you to those who helped set up and break down.
thank you to micah for collecting registration.
thank you to the competitors: piper, katelyn, micah, finnley, ian, gabriel, keith m, and aaron.
spectators and prospective new fencers in attendance: sam, kingston, preston, and aidan. thank you finnley and gabriel for helping teach them.
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summary of the afternoon:
those who were on time (gabriel) and mostly on time got a short lesson on refereeing and judging.
two pools of four.
after the pools, keith dropped out to attend a previous engagement so we had a direct elimination with seven, matches to five points.
micah’s opponent would have been keith, so micah had a bye into the final four.
finnley bested katelyn, five to two, to make the four.
in the semi-final, top seed ian beat micah, five to three, to make the final while in the other bout, second seed aaron edged finnley, five to four.
finnley beat micah, five to three, for the bronze.
the finalists, ian and aaron, asked if they could fence rapier instead of foil in the final, and the bout committee said okay.
rapier rules for the gold medal match: fenced on the strip (not in the round); cuts allowed; blocking with the non-weapon hand allowed; doubles mean one point to each fencer.
aaron beat ian, five to three.
thank you to everyone who attended our epee tournament saturday jan 6.
remember that we’re doing it again this coming saturday, except this time we’re fencing foil. competitors please rsvp and come early.
thank you finnley’s parents for the refreshments.
thank you roeland for repairing the club gear.
thank you katelyn’s parents for the spectator chairs.
thank you to those who showed up early: rebecca, sarah, and katelyn.
congratulations rebecca for winning.
congratulations sarah for winning the kids division.
thank you sarah, katelyn, and phaelen’s husband mike for scorekeeping.
thank you everyone who stepped up to referee.
thank you finnley and piper’s sister hailey for presenting the awards.
thank you katelyn, sarah, and others who helped set up.
thank you roeland, phaelen, and others who helped break down.
thank you to the competitors: piper, katelyn, sarah, micah (first time fencing epee), finnley (back in town for christmas break), owen (about to be awarded eagle scout), phaelen, rebecca, john (visiting from the east coast), and roeland.
young spectators and prospective new fencers in attendance: sam, kingston, and preston.
not able to make it due to surgery on his shoulder friday: Keith L.
get well soon.
those who were on time and mostly on time got a short lesson on scorekeeping and refereeing.
we combined adults and kids, males and females.
two pools, a large one for the fencers on time and mostly on time, and a small one for the fencers who were late.
two fencers dropped out so we had a final table (tableau) of eight.
we fenced off for third