Archive for September, 2017

September 16, 2017 Tournament at College of the Desert

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Sunday, 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.