Archive for August, 2016

Victor Bianchini & Lucas Dobrzanski Medal at 2016 Summer Nationals

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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.