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.

 

San Bernardino Division 2016-2017 Fencing Schedule

July 11th, 2016

Hi to All,

I am currently working on the 2016-2017 fencing schedule for the San Bernardino Divison.
The first tournament will be held at College of the Desert on Saturday, September 16, 2016, 3-weapon open, then Saturday, October 15, 2016, at College of the Desert, 3-weapon open.

I am interested to know if the lady epee fencers would like to have their own epee competition.  Instead of competing with the men, we can hold a ladies epee competition.  We would need at least six women to make a pool.  Of course, more ladies are welcome!

I’d like to know if there is any interest.  If there is interest, we’d schedule close of check-in for the women’s epee competition at 11:00 a.m., with fencing to commence at 11:30 a.m.

One item, there would be no cross-over to fence in the Mixed Epee event.  If a woman does want to compete in the Mixed Epee event, she may, but only that event, no cross-over.

If there is interest, let me know.  Email me at guplet1@gmail.com.  And I will post the event on AskFred.net when I get ready to post the schedule for the season.

- Leslie Taft
Division Secretary-Treasurer.

2015-2016 Points for the San Bernardino Division

April 17th, 2016

The 3-weapon end-of-season open and awards ceremony will be on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at College of the Desert.
Close of check-in times 9:00 a.m. for saber, 10:00 a.m. for foil and 12 noon for epee.  Please pre-register on AskFred.net.

Men’s & Women’s Saber:

1st place, 99 points, Ken Calderone, Swashbucklers
2nd place, 98 points, Arturo Perez-Hunt, DFA
3rd place, 86 points, Scott Gillespie, DFA

1st place, 65 points, Leslie Taft, DFA
2nd place, 54 points, Maddie Wales, DFA
3rd place, 24 points, Venice Whitaker, HHS

Club Saber Points:
Men’s Saber:
1st place,  300 points, Hemet High School
2nd place, 262 points, Desert Fencing Academy
3rd place,   99 points, Swashbucklers
4th place,   80 points, Arrowhead
5th place,   39 points, Victor Valley High School

Women’s Saber:
1st place,  134 points, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place,  24 points, Hemet High School

Total Club Saber Points (men & women combined):
1st place,  397 points, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place, 324 points, Hemet High School
3rd place,   99 points, Swashbucklers
4th place,   80 points, Arrowhead
5th place,   39 points, Victor Valley High School

Men’s & Women’s Epee:
Men’s Epee:
1st place,  120 points, Arturo Perez-Hunt, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place, 103 points, William McCloud, Desert Fencing Academy
3rd place,   82 points, Glenn King, Desert Fencing Academy

Women’s Epee:
1st place,  89 points, Ariana Dorticos, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place, 76 points, Leslie Taft, Desert Fencing Academy
3rd place, 25 points, Felicia Beardsley, Swashbucklers

CLUB EPEE POINTS:
Men’s Epee:
1st place,    494 points, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place,  113 points, Arrowhead
3rd place,  42 points, Hemet High School
3rd place,  42 points, Victor Valley High School
5th place,   35 points, Swashbucklers

Women’s Epee:
1st place,  165 points, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place,  25 points, Swashbucklers
3rd place,    7 points, Victor Valley High School

TOTAL CLUB EPEE POINTS (men & women combined):
1st place,  659 points, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place, 113 points, Arrowhead
3rd place,   63 points, Swashbucklers
4th place,   49 points, Victor Valley High School
5th place,   42 points, Hemet High School

Men’s & Women’s Foil:
Men’s Foil:
1st place,  91 points, Ruben Quiroz, Arrowhead
2nd place, 68 points, Mark Johnson, Desert Fencing Academy
3rd place, 51 points, Robert Gallegos, Swashbucklers

Women’s Foil:
1st place,   32 points, Deanna Oei, Swashbucklers
2nd place, 18 points, Leslie Taft, Desert Fencing Academy
3rd place,   8 points, Carol Chui, Hemet High School
3rd place,   8 points, K’lema Burleson, Victor Valley High School

CLUB FOIL POINTS:
Men’s Foil:
1st place,   117 points, Swashbucklers
2nd place,  91 points, Arrowhead
3rd place,  68 points, Desert Fencing Academy
4th place,   63 points, Hemet High School
5th place,   40 points, Victor Valley High School

 Women’s Foil:
1st place,  39 points, Swashbucklers
2nd place, 18 points, Desert Fencing Academy
3rd place, 14 points, Victor Valley High School
4th place,   8 points, Hemet High School

TOTAL CLUB FOIL POINTS (men & women combined):
1st place,  156 points, Swashbucklers
2nd place,  91 points, Arrowhead
3rd place,  86 points, Desert Fencing Academy
4th place,  71 points, Hemet High School
5th place,  54 points, Victor Valley High School

OVERALL ALL CLUB POINTS (men & women combined):
1st place,  1,142 points, Desert Fencing Academy
2nd place,  437 points, Hemet High School
3rd place,   318 points, Swashbucklers
4th place,   284 points, Arrowhead
5th place,  142 points, Victor Valley High School

3-Weapon Trophy (make and female fencer):
1st place, 159 points, Leslie Taft, Desert Fencing Academy

1st place,  175 points, Ruben Quiroz, Arrowhead
2nd place, 85 points, Jade Abbott, Hemet High School

 

36th Annual Haake und Slasche, Men’s Epee

April 11th, 2016

Men's Epee, Isaiah Muratalla, Danny King, Sean Lauron, Ethan Remez-Cott, Maki Potes, Arturo Perez-Hunt, Brandon Chien, Jim Beihold

36th Annual Haake und Slasche, Women’s Epee

April 11th, 2016

Women's Epee, Emily Beihold, Ariana Dorticos, K'lema Burleson, Leslie Taft

36th Annual Haake und Slasche, Saber Photo

April 11th, 2016

Mixed Saber, Matthew Mizell, Emily Goldstone, Ruben Quiroz, Ken Calderone, Jade Abbott, Samuel Weinger, Scott Gillespie, Leslie Taft