CFFA update for January 28

Wrightsville Beach Magazine has done a nice article about fencing in Wilmington.  You can access it through the link:
I have a few hard copies at the club for those who want one for a scrapbook.
Herman is looking to put together an order this week, so get us what you need.  Additionally, 6 month dues are due on Feb 1 or thereabouts.
Yesterday, Robert Thomas went out to the epee event in Charlotte.  He went 3-3 in his pool and won his first DE.  He then succumbed to Lars Hansen, the A from Fayetteville.
I went up to Chapel Hill and refereed the NCFL team event.  For the men, it was Research Triangle 1st, Bishop 2nd, and Chapel Hill 3rd.  For the women, it was Chapel Hill 1st, Orange 2nd, and Salem 3rd.
Practice will be getting more toward normal this week as UNCW will start coming down on Wednesday nights.  Friday is a new class at Camp Lejeune.

February 3rd is a homeschool meet at Oak Ridge which will start at 1:30 pm.

3rd and 4th is a foil and epee RYC at Apex.  The events are split by
gender and are Y10, Y12, and Y14 events.  More information is up on
askfred.  The first entry deadline has passed so entering will be a bit expensive.

Our next beginner class starts Monday, February 5th, at 6:30 pm.

February 10 is the NCFL individual conference qualifiers at Apex, I believe.

weekend is also Mid-South’s Annual Grand Open.  They will have events
in all three weapons split by gender.  See askfred for the schedule.

on Saturday the 10th is a foil and epee event in Charleston, South
Carolina.  At the moment, a number of our fencers are planning to attend
and the epee looks to be at least a B event.

I am currently planning to be away to the Junior Olympics in Memphis over
the President’s Day weekend. I believe Donny Zelinski is coming down to run a youth event.  I will let everyone know for certain once we can confirm that and determine start times.

Because of my travel times, etc., there will be no Thursday, February 15 afterschool or evening class (there will probably be a standard practice).  No Topsail or Camp Lejeune classes on Friday.  No afterschool on Monday, the 19th as St. Mary is off for President’s day.  There should be the Monday evening class.

The Lynn Krupey
Memorial Iron Maiden is March 24.  This is still the only 3 weapon event

exclusively for women in the state, so it would be good to get our
people signed up
soon to draw other women.  There hasn’t really been anyone signing up from our club except for Taylor in the last couple of weeks.  We can make this a really excellent competition, but our women need to show they are interested.  I realize it is still almost two months out, but we need to pump up the numbers now to attract rated fencers.

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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