Happy New Year 2017!!!

January 2nd, 2017

Happy New Year to all our San Bernardino Division fencers, and fencers who participate in our tournaments from neighboring Divisions!  Wishing you all the best in 2017 and a blissful fencing season!

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

January 14, 2017, 3-weapon open at Hemet High School
Close of check-in times:
  9:00 a.m., Mixed Saber   10:00 a.m., Mixed Foil,   12 noon Mixed Epee
Please pre-register on AskFred.net

February 11, 2017, Div 2/3 & Y14 Qualifier at Hemet High School
Schedule is posted on AskFred.  Please pre-register on AskFred.

Remember, only fencers who are members of the San Bernardino Division are eligible to fence in the San Bernardino Division qualifier for Summer Nationals.  Fencers outside our Division, please check with your Division as to your tournament date.

December 10, 2016 Tournament at College of the Desert

December 20th, 2016

The December 10th tournament at College of the Desert provided early Christmas gifts of ratings changes to participating fencers.

Matthew Mizell, Desert Fencing Academy, took 1st place, won the gold medal and earned his E16 rating in saber.

In epee, Sean Lauron, Fortune Fencing, took 1st place, won the gold medal and earned his A16 rating.  Warren Chao, LAIFC, took 6th place and earned his D16.

The next tournament will be January 14, 2017 at Hemet High School.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Epee, 6th, Warren Chao (LAIFC) earned his D16, 3rd, Creston Bailey (No Fear), 3rd, Justin Smith (No Fear), 2nd, Benjamin Yeh (Fortune), 1st, Sean Lauron (Fortune) earned his A16

 

 

 

 

Saber, 3rd, Simeon Miller (DFA), 2nd Kle'Jon Louis (VVHS), 1st, Matthew Mizell (DFA) earning his E16

December 3-weapon Fencing Tournament

November 11th, 2016

Hi to All,

Due to circumstances, the Saturday, December 17 tournament that was going to be held at UC Riverside has had to be changed to Saturday, December 10 at College of the Desert.

Sorry for this change, out of everyone’s control, but we do have a December tournament!

- Leslie

Junior Olympics Qualifier, November 19, 2016

November 3rd, 2016

Hi to All,

The date for the San Bernardino Division’s Junior Olympics Qualifier is Saturday, November 19, 2016.

The venue has been changed from UC Riverside to University Heights Middle School.
The address is 1155 Massachusetts Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92507 .

You may, and please do, pre-register on AskFred.net.
All close of check-in times are posted on AskFred.net.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 Tournament at College of the Desert

October 17th, 2016

College of the Desert was the host venue for the October 15th tournament.  We had a good turnout with lots of good fencing!  And two ratings awarded!

Mixed Epee: 1st, Eric Speicher (Conejo and earning his E16), 2nd, Khanyon Garey (DFA), tied for 3rd William McCloud (DFA), Jesus Campos (BHFC)

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Foil: 1st, Carl Nicholson (SCFC and earning his D16), 2nd, Austin Carter (ASUFC), tied for 3rd, Christine Wang (Massialas and earning her E16) and Mark Xu (Polytechnic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Saber: 3rd place Jade Abbott (Hemet High School) & Nick Richardson (DFA), 2nd, Leslie Taft (DFA), 1st, Costa Nichols (DFA)

September 17, 2016 Tournament at College of the Desert

September 20th, 2016

Saber: Costa Nichols, DFA, 2nd place, Samuel Weinger, 1st place, Matthew Mizell & Nick Richardson, DFA, tied for 3rd place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foil: Michael Perry, Team Touche, 1st place, Matthew Chan, Precision, 3rd place, Annette Lee, Swords, 3rd place & Carl Nicholson, SCFC, 2nd place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epee: Ariana Dorticos & Glenn King, DFA, tied for 3rd place, Frank Hewitt, Cabrillo, 1st place, William McCloud, DFA, 2nd place

USFA Membership Renewal & New Saber En Garde Line

September 15th, 2016

It is that time to renew your USFA membership for the 2016-2017 season.

The USFA is striving to streamline the membership application process by having you create a profile and then complete your USFA membership application online.

You can still print out, fill out and mail in a paper membership application, but you’ll have to add $10 to cover the paper handling fee.

So, if you are planning on competing in your first tournament of the season and filling out a paper membership application at the event, you may do so, but that $10 paper fee will apply.  So, try to get that done before you come online.

And please bring proof of your membership.  Either a receipt or a membership card.

In addition, and even though it is not yet official, we will be using the new saber en garde line at all our Division tournaments.  Remember to bring your 800 Newton saber glove with you!

Also, for all our San Bernardino Division tournaments, you may pre-register on AskFred.net.  That gives the organizers an idea as to how many fencers are coming and how many strips to set up.  You pay at the event.

Close of online AskFred pre- registration is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday night.  Of course, anyone may come and register at the door.

Victor Bianchini & Lucas Dobrzanski Medal at 2016 Summer Nationals

August 22nd, 2016

Victor Bianchini, 3rd place, Vet70 Men's Saber, 2016 Summer Nationals

 

 

 

 

Lucas Dobrzanski, 7th place, Vet70 Men's Saber, 2016 Summer Nationals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our fencing friends, Victor Bianchini from San Diego and Lucas Dobrzanski from Bakersfield, are our out-of-division fencers who regularly come and compete in our San Bernardino Division fencing tournaments.

Congrats to both of them for their 3rd and 7th place finishes in Vet70 Men’s Saber at Summer Nationals!  They also qualified and will be on the US Vet70 Men’s Saber team.  Good going you two!  Congrats!

2016-2017 USFA Membership

August 3rd, 2016

Hi to All,

There is a new rule in effect.  To streamline the membership process, the USFA would like all its members to complete their membership application online.

If you come to our Division tournament, and have not yet filled out a membership application, and you want to fill out a paper membership application, you may, however, there will be a $10 paper application fee.  It is printed on the front of the application.

You can fill out a paper membership application at the tournament, and I will mail it to the USFA, but the total amount will be $80. If you have a smartphone or laptop and fill out the membership application online, then the membership fee is $70 and your application is done online.

Also, to start next season, 2017-2018, all Division tournaments (in all Divisions) will have to provide at least one rated Referee (ratings from 10 to 1).  If any of our San Bernardino Division fencers would be interested in getting their Referee rating, even the beginning ratings of 10, 9, or 8 will be sufficient, now would be the time to consider and work toward that goal.

If there is not at least one rated Referee at a Division tournament, then, the tournament will not be a sanctioned tournament which means no ratings will be awarded.

This is just a head’s up as to what will be required for the 2017-2018 season.

Time To Renew USFA 2016-2017 Membership

July 18th, 2016

Greetings to all San Bernardino Division fencers, and fencers visiting our website.

It’s time to renew your USFA 2016-2017 membership.  This is just a reminder.

I would suggest you renew online.  Just go to the USFA website, click on Membership, create a profile and your own password, fill out the membership form, pay for it, make a photo copy and print out your own membership card.  Voila, you are done!

Of course, the bout committee will take membership forms at our Division tournaments.  But, it is a good idea to create your profile and password and print out your membership card.

The first tournament will be held at College of the Desert, Saturday, September 17, 3-weapon open.