I am going to be away to the Junior Olympics in Memphis
the President’s Day weekend. On Saturday the 17th, Donny Zelinski is
coming down to
run a youth event. We will compress our normal schedule so foil will
start at 10 am, sabre AND epee will both start at 1:30 pm. We will
award the medals and sword points for events per usual. It looks like, particularly the foil, may be a large event. Besides our evening, afterschool, homeschool, Topsail, and possibly Jacksonville fencers; there will be fencers from the Wilmington Fencing Club and New Bern, possibly even Raleigh. Anything that
parents or older siblings can do to help such as hooking up fencers,
refereeing, and dressing fencers will be appreciated.
of my travel times, etc., there will be no Thursday, February 15
afterschool or evening class (there will probably be a standard
practice starting about 7:30 pm). No Topsail or Camp Lejeune classes on Friday. No
afterschool on Monday, the 19th as St. Mary is off for President’s Day. I may not make it to UNCW practice Monday, depending on when I get back.
weekend of March 10th is a Youth NAC in Baltimore. If anyone besides
Nicole is signed up, please let me know. It will cause some changes in
17-18 is the Y-14, Div II, and Div III qualifiers in Greensboro. These
will qualify you (if you do well enough) for the National Championships
in St. Louis. Otherwise they may be good events just for the
practice. Check askfred for more details.
Memorial Iron Maiden is March 24. This is still the only 3 weapon
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 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.
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