CFFA November 5 update

Yesterday we held the 1st NCFL meet of the season.  We had teams from Hoggard, Chapel Hill, Orange, and Research Triangle High Schools fence in the A division.  Epiphany Brought a number of B Division foil and epee teams who unfortunately had very few people to fence.  Hoggard did well, the men went undefeated.  Will Golder was undefeated individually.  The Hoggard women also did well going 2-1.  Thanks to Herman Smith for armoring the event.  Also thanks to Ryan Hightower for the refereeing help.
Monday,
November 6th will mark the start of the next evening beginner class at
6:30 pm.  The next afterschool beginner class will start on that Monday
and Tuesday.  A homeschool beginner class will start on Wednesday,
November 8th at 1:30 pm.

On
Thursday, November 9, at 4 pm at CFCC’s Union Station, Cuccalorus will
be screening “Under the Mask,” Alex
Hoelscher’s film about Erica Julien’s journey to last year’s World
Veteran Championships.  Tickets are $10.  Afterschool is cancelled for
that day as I would like to go and see the film and support Alex and
Erica.  It would be great to have a large contingent of fencers there. 
Afterwards there is a gathering for the film makers and film goers at
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.  Therefore, evening practices will also be
cancelled.

Topsail
has no school on Friday, November 10th, so no practice.  Most of the
Camp Lejeune fencers also have plans for that date, so no practice on
board the base this Friday either.

Our
next event will be on Veteran’s Day, November 11th.  Current numbers
are 16 in the open epee which is a B1 event.  It needs two more As or Bs to become an A event.  Foil has 5 in the open foil, and 7 in the E and under foil.  The E and under needs 8 bodies, with 2 being Es to give it a shot to give away a D.  We have at least 4-5 foilists who could bring the numbers up to the point where it would be close enough to draw in the other fencers need, but it needs to happen soon.

The
JO qualifiers are November 18-19 at Research Triangle.  More info is on
askfrred.  The actual JOs are in Memphis over President’s Day weekend.  Only 2 CFFA fencers are currently signed up.
 
pax vobiscum,
 
Greg Spahr
Head Coach
Cape Fear Fencing Association

“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” Damon Runyon

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