St. Patrick’s Day Tournament at College of the Desert

March 20th, 2018

There was a “pot o’ gold” for the fencers competing Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the 3-weapon open and “D” and Under held at College of the Desert.

Saber (l-r): 1st place, Leslie Taft (DFA), 2nd place, Costa Nichols  (DFA), 3rd place, Victor Bianchini (Golden Saber Academy), 3rd, Gabriel Lira (Arrowhead Fencing). Leslie earned her E2018 saber rating!










Div 3 Saber: (l-r): 3rd place, Samuel Weinger, 3rd place, Victor Bianchini (Golden Saber Academy), 2nd place, Arnav Raja (Gryphon Fencing), 1st place, Lucas Dobrzanski ( Kern Athletic Fencing). Lucas earned his E2018 rating in saber!




Div 3 Foil (l-r): 3rd place, Braden Wiegand-Shahani (Salle d’Escrime of Prescott), 3rd place, Paul Zappia (DFA), 2nd place, Mark Johnson (DFA), 1st place, Leann Labra (UCR).










Foil (l-r): 3rd place, Emily Coward (Anaheim Hills Fencers Club), 3rd place, Paul Zappia (DFA), 2nd place Mark Johnson (DFA), 1st place, Christine Wang (Gryphon Fencing).










Epee (l-r): 3rd, place Charles Munoz (Wildcat Fencing), 3rd place, Caelan Creekmur (Southwest Fencing Club), 2nd place, James Fowler (Wildcat Fencing), 1st place, Austin Carter (Phoenix Falcons Fencing Club). Caelan earned his C2018 and Austin earned his B2018 in epee!











Div 3 Epee (l-r): 3rd place, Ashton Arrington (DFA), 2nd place, William McCloud (DFA), 1st place, Caelan Creekmur (Southwest Fencing Club).

Saturday, February 10, 2018 Tournament at College of the Desert

February 15th, 2018

The February San Bernardino Division 3-weapon tournament was held at College of the Desert.

We had fencers from Colorado and Nevada with us!

Epee, (l-r) 1st place, Chuck Alexander, No Fear, 3rd place Frank Hewitt, Cabrillo, 3rd place Mark Segal, No Fear, 2nd place, Daniel Rees, Rocky Mountain Fencing Academy. Chuck earned his A2018 epee rating!










Foil, (l-r) 3rd place, Banseok Kim, Anaheim Hills Fencing Club, 3rd place, Luke Goldade, South Coast Fencing Center, 2nd place, David Moran, South Coast Fencing Center, 1st place and earning his E2018, foil rating, Jason Zhicheng Cai, Golubitsky Fencing Center.











Saber, (l-r) 3rd place, Dennis Stephen, DFA, 2nd place, David Moran, South Coast Fencing Center, 1st place and earning his E2018 rating in saber, Costa Nichols, DFA.


















Our next San Bernardino Division tournament will be Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day!) This is a combination 3-weapon open event and a “D” & Under events in mixed saber, foil and epee.

The three weapon events will be first, close of check in for saber is 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. for foil and 12 noon for epee.

D & Under events, close of check in for saber is 11:00 a.m., 12 noon for foil and 2:00 p.m. for epee.

Event fee for the 3-weapon open is $10 per weapon and $25 per weapon for the “D” and Under events.

Please pre-register on



Upcoming San Bernardino Division Fencing Tournaments

February 2nd, 2018

Hi to All,

College of the Desert will host the Saturday, February 10, 2018, San Bernardio Division 3-weapon fencing tournament.  Pre-registration and close of check-in times are all posted on

Saturday, March 17, 2018, San Bernardino Division 3-weapon and “D” & Under fencing tournament will also be hosted at College of the Desert.  Pre-registration and close of check-in times are posted on

Saturday, December 9, 2017 3-Weapon and “D” & Under at College of the Desert

December 11th, 2017

Saturday’s December 9 tournament at College of the Desert was simply stellar!
We hosted the 3-weapon open and a “D” and Under in foil, saber and epee.

Many of the fencers competing in the 3-weapon also participated in the “D” and under and ratings were given out in both tournaments!

Earning his E17 in Mixed Foil , Jesus Campos, Beverly Hills Fencer’s Club.
Earning his E17 in Div 3 Foil, Luke Goldade, South Coast Fencing Center.

Earning his E17 in both the Mixed and Div 3 Epee, Aaron Liang, Swords.

Earning her E17 in Mixed Saber, Leslie Taft, Desert Fencing Academy.
Earning his E17 in Div 3 Saber, Simeon Miller, Desert Fencing Academy.

Mixed Saber (l-r) 1st, Leslie Taft, 2nd, Simeon Miller, 3rd, Gabriel Rivkin, 3rd, Ian Maskiewicz, all DFA.
Leslie & Simeon both earned their E17 rating in saber.










Mixed Foil (l-r)3rd, Luke Goldade, SCFC, 3rd, Julie Gaeta, Precision Fencing Club, 2nd, Leann Labra, UCR, Jesus Campos, BHFC and earning his E17.










Div 3 Foil (l-r) 3rd, Julie Gaeta, Precision, 1st, Luke Goldade, SCFC, 3rd Banseok Kim, AHFC, 2nd, Emily Coward, AHFC. Luke earned his E17 rating.










Mixed Epee (l-r) 2nd, Austin Carter, Phoenix Falcons, 1st, Maki Potes,









Div 3 Epee (l-r), 3rd, Qingtao Meng, UCR, 3rd, Ashton Arrington, DFA, 2nd, Kamin Morrelli, DFA, 1st, Aaron Liang, Swords and earning his E17.










Some fencers had to leave the tournament before finals, but still earned medals.  Here are their photos.

Mixed Epee, 3rd place, Stafford Moosekian, Swords, with mom.









Mixed Epee, 3rd, Alec Zhou, LAIFC, with DFA fencing coach, Leslie Taft.









Div 3 & Mixed Epee, Aaron Liang, Swords, earning his E17, with mom.









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

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 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 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!