October 26, 2008

Club Clothing Design Contest

We are currently taking in designs for the 2008-2009 club clothing! We have a t-shirt contest AND a hoody contest! The deadline for both contests will be on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm. You'll have more than enough time (plus the winter break) to design the logo. We will be ordering t-shirts, hoodies and pants but will need new designs for our t-shirts (on the front) and hoodies (on the back)! You can enter either contest or both.

The winners will have his/her logo plastered on the 2008-09 club t-shirt or hoodies PLUS he/she will receive a club t-shirt free of charge! All entries will be displayed sometime during fencing practice in January (date to be announced later). It will be voted on by the general membership! Yay! Voting will be done anonymously and will be done one week after the deadline.

Here are the rules and criteria for the contest:
1. It may either be a black and white logo OR a colour logo (2 colours maximum can be used -- black ink on white coloured t-shirt counts as 1 colour).
2. It must be a fencing-related logo for the club.
3. It must be an original design. No plagiarism please!
4. It must say somewhere on the design, "UBC Fencing Club 2008-2009" or "UBC Fencing Club 2008/2009".
5. No profanity, offensive remarks or inappropriate content are allowed.
6. The logo may have a combination of words, images or both. It is up to the artist to decide what they want in the logo.
7. Corel (.cdr), Illustrator (.ai) or Photoshop (.eps) files will only be allowed (all files should also be vectored). An additional jpeg or pdf file version of the original design must also be sent, for viewing and voting purposes. We would need a high resolution file so that it would not be blurry when enlarged.
8. Please make the logo at a considerable size so it may be enlarged for the t-shirt (if necessary). We will most likely be printing them off on 8.5 x 11 inch paper for voting purposes so try to make it as big and clear as possible. The logo will be printed on the front centre chest area of the shirt at a dimension no larger than 7 inches by 7 inches (logo can be smaller than 7 by 7 if the artist requests it). The image design for the hooded shirt will be located at the back centre area with a similar dimension no larger than 7 inches by 7 inches.
9. One entry per person. You can enter both the t-shirt and hooded shirt design contest, as long as it is ONE design per contest. No multiple entries allowed.
10. Winning submissions will become property of the UBC Fencing Club.

I suppose that is it for rules. Pretty much anything goes (just nothing offensive, please!) :) Please send us your logo design to our club email address.

Note that this logo design contest is not intended to replace our fencing club's crest logo (the one with the UBC crest with 3 swords). That is our official club logo. This contest is merely for designing an image for club clothing.

If you have any other questions, please drop us an email. :) Good luck to all who enter!!

Fall Tournament

Hi everyone,

We are organizing a Fall Tournament coming up on Saturday, November 15, 2008, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, in the SUB Ballroom. Note that it is a members only event!

Entry fee per event: $5 (pay at the door).

Registration is from 10:00-11:00 am, and events begin right at 11:00 am sharp! Don't be late!

If you are interested in entering this tournament, please RSVP and pre-register by Friday, November 14th via email or you can come talk to Steph during fencing practice so she can sign you up!

Events will include a beginner dry foil, electric epee and electric sabre. They will all be mixed events (both genders competing in the same event). If we get our electric sabre kits in time, it will be an electric event, otherwise we will do it as a dry sabre event. For epee and sabre, fencers of all levels are welcome to enter. Beginner foil will require you to be an actual beginner to enter.
The foil event will include some electric fencing, especially during semi-finals and the finals (and possibly quarter-finals) to make it easier to judge.

The criteria to be able to fence as a "beginner" in the beginner foil event are as follow:

  • You MUST have started fencing either during the beginning of the school year (in September 2008) or have started fencing over the summer (May 2008 onwards)
  • You MUST have started fencing within the last 6 months
  • To enter the tournament, you must be a UBC Fencing Club member and have already paid the necessary session and membership fees (we will confirm this on the day of the tournament)
All bouts and pools will be self-judged but we will have experienced judges in each piste to help with the judging.

First place winners of each event will win prizes!! Prizes include:
  • Beginner foil: a brand spankin' new dry foil (your choice of getting a right-handed or left-handed foil)
  • Epee: 2 movie tickets (valid at Cineplex Entertainment LP theatres, including Famous Players, Cineplex Odeon and Galaxy Cinemas, expires 12/15/2009)
  • Sabre: 2 movie tickets (valid at Cineplex Entertainment LP theatres, including Famous Players, Cineplex Odeon and Galaxy Cinemas, expires 12/15/2009)
If you have any questions about this tournament, feel free to email us.

October 17, 2008

Dynamo Duel Senior Tournament

Hi guys,

Thought I'd pass along this to some of you who already plan on entering competitive tournaments this year. You'll need a fencing passport for this so remember to first renew/purchase your CFF licence for $10 directly on the CFF website, followed by going to the BC Fencing Association website and purchasing a BCFA membership for $30.

Details and links on how to do this is on our website -- http://ubcfencing.blogspot.com/2008/09/bc-fencing-association-membership-for.html

There is the Dynamo Duel Senior Tournament coming up on December 13-14, 2008. The Dynamo Fencing Club is hosting this event at their club (Unit 3122 - 12811 Rowan Place, Richmond, BC).

Events include:
- Senior Men's Foil - Saturday December 13 - 9:00 am
- Senior Women's Epee - Saturday December 13 - 12:00 pm*
- Senior Mixed Sabre - Saturday December 13 - 2:00 pm*
- Senior Men's Epee - Sunday December 14 - 9:00 am
- Senior Women's Foil - Sunday December 14 - 12:00 pm
- Senior Women's Sabre - Sunday December 14 - 12:00 pm

*There seems to be a typo on askfred, the Senior Women's Epee and Mixed Sabre says "November 22" but I'm sure the tournament organizers really meant December 13...

Each event will cost $25. If you are interested, you should pre-register by December 12, 2008 at 10:00 pm, to avoid late fees (or else fees will double).

More information can be found here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=7106

To pre-register, you must do it here via askfred.

October 14, 2008

Halloween Tournament

Hey guys,

We are organizing a Halloween tournament on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Note that it is member-only. It will be informal so there won't be any poules or bouts during the tournament. It will be comprised of fun fencing-related games. And yes, tons of candy and chocolate will be, of course, provided. :)

The tournament will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the SUB Partyroom. I am hoping it will end before 1:30 pm.

So just to sum it up:
WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2008
TIME: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHERE: SUB Partyroom
WHY: Because there's fencing games and free candy!!!

I thought I'd provide some details on what these "games" will be. You guys will have a sneak peak of the games next Monday and Thursday (the week of the tournament). We'll be playing some fencing games in the beginning of class.

Games will include the rectangle game, pirates vs. navy, wall-to-wall game, 2 vs. 2 bout, line game, catch and toss, circle game, and side fencing. Fencers will be placed in to teams. You'll understand what these mean if you come next week...

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP Steph and let her know (either in person or by email) so we have a rough estimate of how much equipment to use and how much candy to bring. You can email our club email to RSVP too.

See you there!!! :)

October 02, 2008

Ice-breaker event

For those of you that I haven't had a chance to talk to yet, I'm the Social Co-ordinator for the fencing club (blond/blue hair, often seen wandering around lost until I find an epeeist to mock)

Our - kinda late - icebreaker will be this Saturday in the Party Room of the SUB from 12:30-4, where we'll play some fencing games, win a few prizes, and hopefully get to know each other behind the masks. It's always nice to be able to put a name on someone you've been stabbing repeatedly for the past half hour... Afterwards, we'll be going to cool down with beer and food at one of the campus pubs - which one depends on how many people are going to stay :)

Sorry about the last minute info - if you can't make this one, we'll do another social event when halloween hits.

Cheers; hope to see you out there!


New Saturday team practice times

Hi everyone,

There seems to be a preference for Saturday afternoon team practices than in the morning so I went and changed the times and rooms. Saturday team practices will now be in the afternoon, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, in the SUB Partyroom.

Those with their own gear are welcome to drop by anytime.