November 25, 2017 3-Weapon Tournament at College of the Desert

November 27th, 2017

Well, we were wondering how many fencers would come to a fencing tournament on Thanksgiving Saturday and we found out…83!!! One of our largest tournaments ever!

Fencers came from Alaska, Arizona, Florida, L.A., Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. Thank you to all of you who made our tournament fun and exciting and full of wonderful fencing!

Ratings were awarded in Epee, Foil and Saber:

A2017 to, Pak-Kei Hau, San Diego Fencing Center, Epee

E2017 to Robert Gallegos, UC Riverside, Foil
E2017 to Aaron Kim, Anaheim Hills Fencers Club, Foil

E2017, to William Wun, Cardinal Fencing Club, Saber

Saber, (l-r), 3rd, Costa Nichols, DFA, 3rd, Christopher Reyes, Laguna Fencing Center, 2nd, Ian Kim, Polytechnic, 1st, William Wun, Cardinal, and earned his E17 rating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Foil, (l-r), Nicole Pustilnik, Team Touche, 2nd, Robert Gallegos, UCR, and earned his E2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foil (l-r), Brandon and Aaron Kim, Anaheim Hills Fencers Club, both tied for 3rd and Aaron earning his E2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epee, (l-r), 3rd, Spencer Dingman, Swords, 3rd, Austin Carter, Phoenix Falcons Fencing Club, 2nd, Christopher Kim, Swords, 1st, Pak-Kei Hau, San Diego Fencing Center, and earning his A17 rating.

San Bernardino Division 3-Weapon & UCR “D” and Under Tournament

October 25th, 2017

The December tournament will be held at College of the Desert on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

It will be a Division 3-weapon open, same close of check-in times, and also a “D” and under event sponsored by UCR in conjunction with the San Bernardino Division.  Please visit AskFred.net.

You may pre-register on AskFred, now.  You may participate in the Division event (1 weapon max if also participating in a “D” event) or in the “D” and under events, (2-weapon max).

We will have rated referees and awards for the “D” and under events.  Event fee per weapon is $25.

We’d like for the fencers to pre-register so we know how many strips to set up, but if you decide at the last minute to come, you may register at the door.

Tournament Date and Venue Change for San Bernardino 3-Weapon and D &Under Tournament

October 20th, 2017

Due to events outside the control of the San Bernardino Division and UCR, the December 2, 2017 event that was going to be held at UCR has had to be cancelled.

College of the Desert has been able to host these events, however, the date has been changed to December 9, 2017.

This change is posted on AskFred.net and the new tournament date and venue site posted.

All fencers who have already pre-registered will be informed via email.

J.O. Quals, Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Hemet High School

September 27th, 2017

The San Bernardino Division qualifier for the Junior Olympics will be held at Hemet High School on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

You must be a member of the San Bernardino Division to participate in our J.O. qualifier.

If you are a member of another Division, you cannot participate in our Division qualifier. So, please, check your membership card, make sure you have indicated the correct Division for yourself.

We do ask our Division fencers to pre-register on AskFred.net so we have an idea as to how many fencers, in which weapons, will be participating. That helps us set up strips, etc.

Online pre-registration for AskFred ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday night.
That gives us time to load the tournament, check memberships to make sure they are correct and current, notify fencers of any discrepencies, etc.
If you do not pre-register, you may still register at the door.
You may fence all weapons in which you wish to qualify.

Fee for each weapon in which you wish to qualify is $20.

We will have rated referee, Jessi Milestone.

Close of check in times:
9:00 a.m. for Junior Women’s Saber/ 9:30 a.m. for Junior Men’s Saber
10:00 a.m. for Junior Women’s Foil /10:30 a.m. for Junior Men’s Foil
12:00 noon for Junior Women’s Epee/ 12:30 p.m. for Junior Men’s Epee

1:00 p.m. for Cadet Women’s & Men’s Saber
2:00 p.m. for Cadet Women’s & Men’s Foil
3:00 p.m. for Cadet Women’s & Men’s Epee

Junior events are fenced first. Cadet fencers, if they wish, may compete in the junior events, top three fencers qualifiy (depending on number of entrants).
If a Cadet competes in a Junior event and qualifies in the Junior event, that Cadet also qualifies for the Cadet event.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at our J.O.’s Qualifier.

September 16, 2017 Tournament at College of the Desert

September 19th, 2017

The 2017-2018 San Bernardino Division tournament season started on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at College of the Desert.

We want to thank Laura Holmgren who brought 22 of her Poly Technic High School foil fencers! We had a total of 39 foil fencers for this tournament!

Also want to thank the San Diego Division fencers who come to our tournaments and make the epee fencing so fun, intense and exciting.

And…special thanks to foil fencer and referee extraordinaire, Chris Craig, who directed the majority of the foil bouts and D.E.’s.

l-r: 3rd, Zakaree Simanton, Arizona Fencing Academy, 2nd, Max Engelhardt, Team Touche, 1st, Nick Going, Still Point Fencing, and earning his E17 rating.  Men’s Foil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Epee, l-r: 1st, Thomas Junseo Park, Battle Born Fencing, earning his A17, 2nd, Jesus Campos, Beverly Hills Fencers’ Club, 3rd, Alex Soderberg, Team Touche, 3rd, Charles Alexander, No Fear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saber, l-r: 2nd, Jade Abbott, HHS, 1st, Costa Nichols, Desert Fencing Academy who earned his E17, and 3rd, Vincent Tan, South Pasadena High School

Update on the Saber Glove Update

September 6th, 2017

We have an update to the Noor electric saber gloves.

Counterfeit  Noor electric saber gloves were made and sold with the 2cm turnunder.
Most of these counterfeit gloves have been removed from the marketplace, but a few may still be floating around.

The knock-off gloves have only a 2cm turnunder on the electric cuff and around the wrist is blue piping.

The legit Noor electric saber gloves have the 5cm turnunder and the piping around the wrist is white. And, of course, the FIE and 800N labels.

I want to thank Sam Signorelli for bringing this item to our attention and informing us that most of the fake gloves have been removed, but just be on the lookout to be safe.

Sam worked on the development of these gloves with Noor, so he knows the real deal.

Thanks, Sam, for looking out for us saber fencers!

Up Date On Tournament Schedule

September 5th, 2017

November and February 3-weapon tournament dates have been posted to AskFred.net.

Saturday, November 25, 2017, at College of the Desert
Saturday, February 10, 2018,   at College of the Desert

We are waiting to hear from UCR on the possibility they can host tournaments in December and March.
If unable, College of the Desert will be the backup venue.

Current San Bernardino Division Tournament Dates Are:
September 16, 2017, at College of the Desert
October 7, 2017, at Hemet High School, J.O. Quals
November 25, 2017, at College of the Desert
December, 2017, TBD
January, 27, 2018, at Hemet High School, Div Quals
February, 10, 2018,  at College of the Desert
March, 2018, TBD
April 14, 2018, at Hemet High School
May 12, 2018, at College of the Desert

Electric Saber Glove Alert

September 3rd, 2017

This information was communicated to me recently by Sam Signorelli, HOM Fencing and San Bernardino Division Armorer, September 3, 2017.

There are some electrical saber gloves on the market by Noor Plaything.  When you check inside the glove for the official labels, they do have FIE and 800 Newton labels, however, the turn-under (or inside hem) of the cuff is only 2cm, not the regulation 5cm turn-under.  These saber gloves are not legal.

Please know, that when we do saber glove checks at our SBD tournaments, we are checking for the FIE label, 800 Newton label and the 5cm turn-under inside the manchette cuff.  (We also look for holes and tears).

If your electric saber glove is missing any, or all, of these items, we cannot pass your glove at our Division tournaments.

We don’t want you to come all the way to our tournaments and not be able to fence because of this turn-under issue on the electric saber cuff.  So, please check your saber glove.

August 2017 UpDate

August 27th, 2017

Hi to All,
We are closing in on getting our November, December, February and March tournament dates approved and confirmed by the host venues.

The first tournament of the season will be Saturday, September 16, 2017 at College of the Desert. You may pre-register on AskFred.net. All confirmed tournaments for our San Bernardino Division have already been posted to AskFred. You may pre-register for all of them.

Please remember to fill out your USFA membership form online and bring proof of membership to our tournaments.

If anyone, coach, fencer, parent, coming to our San Bernardino Division tournaments also happens to be a certified referee, with a rating of 10 to 1, would you please let us know when you present yourself at the Bout Committee table when you check in.

Due to the new USFA rule, all Division tournaments must have at least one rated referee and any rating, from 1 to 10, is acceptable.

You will not be called upon to referee every single bout!!! But just let us know you are fencing, your rating and in which weapon. This sanctions the tournament in case there is a rating to be awarded.

We really appreciate this. We know that many of our Division fencers, and out-of-division fencers, have been working on this.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in September!

San Bernardino Division 2017-2018 Tounament Schedule

June 15th, 2017

Hi to all the fencers, happy summertime and I’m sure I’ll see many of you in Salt Lake for Summer Nationals.

Our 2017-2018 Division Tournament Schedule has been posted to AskFred.net.  You may pre-register now.

Sept. 16, 2017 at College of the Desert, 3-weapon
Oct.    7, 2017, at Hemet High School, J.O. Quals
Jan.  27, 2018, at Hemet High School, Division Qualifier for Summer Nationals
Apr.  14, 2018, at Hemet High School, 3-weapon
May 12, 2018, at College of the Desert, 3-weapon

We are waiting on dates for our November, December, February and March tournaments.  As soon as those tournament dates are confirmed, they will be posted on AskFred.net and to the Division website.

Happy Summer and Blissful Fencing!