October 31, 2009

Spring Cleaning Tournament - April 18, 2010

The UBC Fencing Club is hosting a CFF sanctioned Spring Cleaning Tournament on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

Events will include senior foil and sabre.

Fees: $20 per event

Pre-registration deadline: April 17, 2010, at 6:00 pm PST

More information can be found here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=9442

Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament - March 27, 2010

The UBC Fencing Club is hosting its annual Stephen Lazar Memorial on Saturday, March 27, 2010. The tournament is CFF sanctioned and will include events (both men's and women's) in senior foil, epee, sabre and junior sabre.

Events (times are close of registration):
- Junior sabre: 8:30 am
- Senior Men's & Women's Foil: 9:00 am
- Senior Men's & Women's Epee: 10:30 am
- Senior Men's & Women's Sabre: 12:30 pm

Fee: $25 CAD per event

Pre-registration deadline: March 26, 2010, at 6:00 pm PST

More information can be found here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=9436

The Battle in Seattle - January 29-31, 2010

The USFA Western Washington Division is hosting The Battle in Seattle from January 29 to 31, 2010, in Rain City Fencing Center (Bellevue, WA).

More information can be found here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=9168

Failed Resolutions Tournament - January 24, 2010

The UBC Fencing Club is hosting a CFF sanctioned senior foil and epee tournament on Sunday, January 24, 2010.

More information can be found here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=9441

Registration fee: $20 per event

Events: Senior Men's Foil, Senior Women's Foil, Senior Men's Epee, Senior Women's Epee

Pre-registration deadline is on January 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm PST.

Duel in the Desert - January 8-10, 2010

Duel in the Desert is hosted by Southern Nevada Fencing and will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8 to 10, 2010. This big competition attracts world-class fencers from all over.

For more information: http://www.duelinthedesert.com

Vancouver Open - January 2-3, 2010

LaSalle Fencing Club is hosting a CFF sanctioned tournament of all weapons and ages on January 2 and 3, 2010 in Vancouver.

More information can be found here: http://lasallestudio.com/Vancouver_Open.html

Santa Open - December 12, 2009

The North Vancouver Fencing Club is hosting a CFF sanctioned cadet and junior sabre tournament on December 12, 2009.

Details and pre-registration can be found here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=10326

Pre-registration closes: December 10, 2009

October 26, 2009

Halloween Slash and Stab Results

Here are the results for the Halloween Slash and Stab tournament, held on October 24, 2009. Events include Women's Epee and Men's Epee.


October 18, 2009

Dinner social at Red Robin - Saturday, October 24, 2009

We are having the Halloween Slash and Stab Tournament on Saturday, October 24, 2009. After the tournament, everyone is invited to dinner at Red Robin (1001 West Broadway, or WestBroadway and Oak). We will be meeting there at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP Rebeca (fencingubc@gmail.com) by Wednesday so she can make a reservation.

Volunteers needed for Halloween Slash and Stab Tournament

For those who are interested in volunteering their time to help us set-up for our CFF-sanctioned Halloween Slash and Stab Tournament on Saturday, October 24th, tournament set-up will be from 8:00-10:00 am in the SUB Ballroom. You can stop by anytime between those times to help with set-up (preferably before 9:00 am). Set-up will include machine and piste set-up, nothing too complicated.

Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and watch the fencing tournament. We're also looking for volunteers to help us with packing up and clean-up after the tournament is over. Depending on how long the tournament will last, clean-up should start around 3:00 pm and should last no more than 1.5 hours. Let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in helping out. After the tournament is over, we'll be heading to Red Robin for dinner. You are welcome to join us but you must RSVP Rebeca via fencingubc@gmail.com

October 17, 2009

No fencing on October 19 and 22nd

Hi everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that there will be NO FENCING on Monday, October 19 and Thursday, October 22, 2009. We apologize for the inconvenience. Fencing will resume on Monday, October 26th.

October 13, 2009

Term 1 Club Equipment Order

Hi everyone,

We are in the process of taking in individual orders for our term 1 club equipment order starting now to
Monday, October 26, 2009. We will do another club order in early January. We will be ordering from a company called Absolute Fencing because we get a 20% club discount.

Last day to submit your order and deposit is Monday, October 26th!

Here is the website: http://www.absolutefencinggear.com

If you would like to order fencing equipment, please email us at
fencingubc@gmail.com since it would be easier for us to manage everyone's order.

We require you to pay a
non-refundable 80% deposit. E.g. -- if you are buying something that is $100 USD, then you would need to pay $80 CAD to us before the club order deadline. You can pay by cash or cheque (payable to "UBC Fencing Club"). You can pay during our fencing practices or arrange to meet up with one of the club executives during the daytime. You will need to email and let us know if you cannot pay the deposit in time. We will make note of the amount you paid us already, and deduct that on the overall cost you owe us when the shipment arrives. We are not sure how much shipping and duty will cost since the shipment will be converted from USD to CAD dollars when it goes through Customs. There is also the USD to CAD conversion we will calculate once Canadian Customs sends us the bill.

Anyway, just know that when the equipment arrives, we will email you and let you know the remaining amount you owe us in CAD dollars (this includes taxes, shipping and duty).

Note that the USD:CAD exchange rate is almost on par, so just assume $1 USD = $1 CAD when you pay the deposit.

In your email, please include the following information:
- Your name and email address (so we can contact you when the order arrives)
- Name of items you wish to order
- Price of each item (in USD)
- Catalog number of each item
- Details of each item (colour, size, hand like right-handed/left-handed, and other information that would help us determine what you want)

Discount details:
We get
20% off Absolute Fencing equipment. This only applies to AF-brand items. AF kits get 5% discount mainly because you already save a lot of money by ordering the kit so the best discount they can give us is 5% off. Despite that, you get a smaller discount on brands such as Negrini, Leon Paul and Uhlmann.

Breakdown of discounts:
- AF-brand items -- 20% discount
- AF-brand kits -- 5% discount
- Uhlmann & Negrini, all FIE blades, and French & German parts -- 15% discount
- Leon Paul products -- 10% discount

There seems to be some confusion on how to measure yourself to figure out which size fits you best. Here are some helpful tips on how to measure yourself properly so that you'll be able to order the right size.

For chest protectors, they come in sizes XS to SL. Here is a breakdown of the sizes in detail:
XS = for girls who are under 12, or under 30A
S = is 32 ABC cup
M = is 34 BCD cup
L = is 36 BCD
XL = 38 and higher

Here's the Absolute Fencing sizing chart, for your convenience -- http://www.absolutefencinggear.com/shopping/pdf/sizing_help.pdf?osCsid=ca7a40c722302ab5723f8e25a990fff7

Note that for AF cotton jackets, measure your chest and THEN add an additional 6 inches. For AF nylon jackets, add an additional 4 inches. E.g. if you measured yourself to be 34 inches, add 6 inches -- so you would order a size 40 cotton jacket.

Here's a better diagram to better measure yourself -- http://www.fencepbt.com/pbthome3.nsf/70C93D082F9947218525704D006E70DB/346370E6002776BA8525707A0067FF4A?OpenDocument

For breeches/pants, you measure your waist. If you are a 32", then order 32". If you are slightly over 32" and prefer something a little more roomier, then I would suggest 34".

If you have a 38" chest, then I would suggest that you order 38" or 40". It really depends on the stretch of the material and the brand name. Uhlmann and Leon Paul brands, for example, have different sizing charts.

Here is some information grips and sizing information -- http://www.amfence.com/html/grip_pics.html

If you're a beginner, I would recommend that you get yourself a french grip so you won't pick up any bad habits, plus your point control would be much better. French handles/grips come in one size so there's no need to fret over which "size" is right for you, unlike pistol grips.

However, if you want to get a pistol grip, here are some useful information. Pistol grips all vary in size and style. There are many different types such as Visconti, Belgium, Russian, Rambeau, etc. People usually go for Visconti, it's more of a preference thing. It's best to physically try out a pistol grip before ordering one. The best way to do so is if you see a club member with one, politely ask him/her if you could hold onto it for a second. You'll either like it or you don't.

Glove size: 6 or 7 = Visconti extra-small, SchermaSport small
Glove size 7 or 8 = Visconti small, Belgian Standard, SchermaSport medium
Glove size 8 or 9 = Visconti small, Belgian Standard
Glove size 9 or 10 = Visconti medium, Belgian Modern, SchermaSport medium, German, Rambeau
Glove size 10 or 11 = Visconti large, Russian, Belgian Large, SchermaSport large

For glove size, you should measure around the palm of your hand excluding the thumb, and then add 0.5" - take a look at this diagram -- http://www.fencepbt.com/pbthome3.nsf/70C93D082F9947218525704D006E70DB/6B8DB481F46951648525707A0068442D?OpenDocument

For example, if your hand palm size is a size 7", then add 0.5" - you should order a size 7.5" glove.

Good luck!

October 11, 2009

Icebreaker event on Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hello everyone!

On Thursday, October 15th, we will be running a couple of icebreaker events after practice at 8:30 pm, so everyone in the club can get to know each other better and put a face to the person you've been poking for the past few practices! (It's good to know who's behind the mask). We might have a tasty surprise waiting for you, too. After all, food always bring people together!

October 07, 2009

Thursday, October 8 practice starts at 8:00 pm

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow's fencing practice will start at 8:00 pm in SUB 214/216. We usually have fencing at 7:00 pm in the SUB Ballroom on Thursdays BUT there are 3 practices this semester which start at 8:00 pm instead. Sorry for the inconvenience.