November 29, 2011

UBC Beginners Foil Tournament: Sunday Dec. 4th

Hey everyone,

for those of you who have been fencing for less than a year, we are having the annual UBC Beginners Foil Tournament just for you!

Where: SUB Partyroom (top floor of the SUB)
When: Sunday December 4th @ 11:00am
Cost: $5.00
Registration Deadline: Friday at midnight.

The top four people who win will receive a medal and a T-shirt from the UBC Fencing Club!

The entire tournament will be with the electric equipment, so by participating you will learn how a tournament is run, you will have more experience with the electric equipment, and you could win stuff!

If you are interested, please email me back with your First and Last name.

What to bring:
You just need to bring what you usually wear to fencing! Running shoes, t-shirt, sweat pants, etc., and no license is required.

The tentative schedule is:

10:15am: people can come and help set-up
11:00am: sign-in and warm up
11:30am: start fencing the beginning pools round
12:30pm: start fencing the direct elimination round
1:30 pm: awards
1:45 pm: if you guys want to, we may have a "Boss stage" where people have a chance to fence the more experienced fencers on the electric

If we do not have enough people the event may be cancelled so please let us know by Friday at midnight.

Hopefully you guys can make it!!!!

Jessica Clayton
UBC Fencing Club Secretary

November 20, 2011

Upcoming Tournaments!

Hey fencers,

There are some upcoming tournaments in the Vancouver area that you should sign up for:

1) La Salle: Foil & Epee Challenge, November 27th 2011, Vancouver

2) North Van. Fencing Club: Santa Open Tournament, December 10th 2011, Vancouver

Just a hop, skip and a ferry over to Victoria for this gem,

3) Capital City Fencing Club: Escrime Sundae 2012, January 14th 2011, Victoria

Thanks guys :)

~Jessica Clayton

November 10, 2011

New Executives

Hi everyone!

Today we had our elections for the treasurer and armourer positions on the UBC Fencing Club executive committee. I would like to introduce you all to our newest executives! Yvonne Chang is our new treasurer, and Eloi Mercier is our new armourer! Hurray!!!! Also, special thanks to Karl who now our equipment coordinator!

November 08, 2011

Elections this Thursday!!!

Hi all ya'll,

this Thursday we are having our elections for the Treasurer and Armourer positions. If you plan on running, please let us know (email us at, and meet us 10 minutes before the lesson starts.

Here are the rules:

1) you must be a UBC student
2) you have to make a 1 minute speech --> Make sure to include who you are (so people can write down your name), why you want to do it, why you think you would be good at it, and if you have time maybe a bit about yourself.

There are many perks to being on the fencing exec. The first is that it looks great on your resume to have a leadership role like this. The second that you get lots of organizational experience, and essentially help run a business. The third is that you get to have free fencing lessons starting next semester (not including the summer semesters).

If you are not running, please do come on Thursday so you can vote! You do have a say on who represents you, the club member!

Over and out,

Jessica Clayton
UBC Fencing Club Secretary

October 24, 2011

News Update

Hi everyone,

Here's the skinny,

1) Thursday's class is cancelled this week (AMS scheduling issues).
2) Next Monday is Halloween Games Night. YOU SHOULD GO FOR AN AWESOME FENCING NIGHT OF DOOOOOOOOOM (and candy).
3) An equipment order will be done on Friday. If you want stuff, go to the absolute fencing website ( and email exactly what you want by Thursday. (left handed, right handed, blade size 5, etc.) Check out our blog for more instructions.

K thanks, bye

Jessica Clayton
UBC Fencing Club Secretary

October 10, 2011

Slash and Stab Tournament: Sunday October 23rd, 2011

Hi everyone!

We are having our annual Slash and Stab Halloween tournament. Epee and Sabre people, this means you, on Sunday October 23rd! So far the men and women events are separate.

You will need your up to date CFF and BCFA licence to compete. For those who do not have their CFF and BCFA licenses, or need to renew them, you can get them together here: CFF Licences

You can register on AskFred, and read any additional information or requirements here: Slash and Stab 2011 Ask Fred

*Please note that there is a field that says "USFA Member Number", but please leave it blank.*
**Pre-registration closes: Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM.**

For those unable to compete, or who have never seen a tournament, we encourage you to come by! It is very educational, in that you see how pools work, how the tournament is structured, and you can meet other fencers from around the lower mainland.

Would anyone like to volunteer with the set-up or take-down on Sunday morning? Just email us at if you can :)

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you there!

Heart from Jessica Clayton,
UBC Fencing Club Secretary

September 29, 2011

Schedule Reminder

Hey guys, just a reminder that we are not having our lesson today, but have no fear! We are back on Monday :)

September 18, 2011

Clubs Days

Hi everyone!

This week the AMS clubs are celebrating Clubs Days, so we will have our booth set up all week in the Ballroom, which is on the top floor of the SUB.

Feel free to stop by for a visit, and ask us any questions you may have.

See you then!

~Jessica Clayton

September 11, 2011

First lesson of the season on Monday!

Hi everyone,

Guess what!? Monday the 12th is our first fencing lesson of the season! We are on the top floor of the SUB, so if you have troubles finding us, just listen for sword-ish sounds. Or, you know, go to room 214/216 (of the SUB), at 7:00PM.

Come join in, cuz this month your first lesson is free!

Ta taa :)

--Jessica Clayton

PS. Wear running shoes, shorts/sweat pants, and a comfy t-shirt.

September 08, 2011

Updated fencing term 1 schedule posted

Hi everyone!

We have updated our term 1 schedule!

We have fencing on the following days:
Mondays - 7:00-9:00 pm in SUB 214/216
Thursdays - 8:00-10:00 pm in SUB Ballroom Extension

Our fall schedule is posted here so have a look!

First day of fencing practice will be on Monday, September 12, 2011!

August 20, 2011

UBC Orientations - Main Carnival Event - September 6, 2011

Hi everyone,

We will have a booth at the UBC Orientations Main Carnival Event on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, from 2:00-5:00 pm. We are located in booth B5.

The main event map is now available on the UBC Imagine page.

Learn more about fencing! Come drop by to check us out, bring questions if you have any!!

Hope to see you all there! :)

August 07, 2011

2011-2012 fencing schedule released

Hi everyone,

Our fall schedule has been posted up on our website now.

Note that we will be changing our Thursday schedule so that we can try to start at an earlier time than the current 8:30 pm time. We will be doing some bookings changes in early September so please check our website for the latest fencing schedule when school starts.

We hope to see you all in September! Enjoy the rest of your summer while you can!!

August 06, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - movie social on August 12th

Hi everyone,

We will be doing yet another movie & dinner social in August! We will be watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

When: Friday, August 12th
Time: movie starts at 6:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)

We will meet at 6:00 pm in front of the entrance of the theatre to buy tickets. We have movie coupons selling for $10 each so if you are interested, let us know. If you are arriving late, please let us know so we can buy your ticket for you before it is sold out.

Here is the movie trailer:

This will be the last movie social for the summer so if you want to hang out before school starts, come join us!

If you want to come to either the movie or dinner, please RSVP by Thursday, August 11th at 5:00 pm so I have some time to book reservations in advance for dinner.

We'll be heading to the restaurant Ensemble after the movie.

August 05, 2011

2011-2012 Term 2 Schedule

*Note that fencing lessons are 2 hours long, but on Monday's we have the room booked for longer (until midnight) so you are welcome to stay after the lesson ends. Red indicates time/room changes.

Thursday, January 05 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available
Monday, January 09 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available
Thursday, January 12 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Monday, January 16 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Thursday, January 19 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Monday, January 23 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available
Thursday, January 26 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Monday, January 30 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available

Thursday, February 02 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available
Monday, February 06 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Thursday, February 09 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Monday, February 13 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available
Thursday, February 16 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Monday, February 20 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Thursday, February 23 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Cancelled: Reading Week
Monday, February 27 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom

Thursday, March 01 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Monday, March 05 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Thursday, March 08 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available
Monday, March 12 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Thursday, March 15 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- AMS Cancelled: Rooms Not Available
Monday, March 19 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Thursday, March 22 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Monday, March 26 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom
Thursday, March 29 -- 6:30-9:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom

Monday, April 02 -- 8:00-10:00 pm -- Full SUB Ballroom

August 01, 2011

Lunch social at Tomokazu - August 2, 2011

Hi everyone,

We'll be doing a lunch social at Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant (1128 West Broadway, Vancouver) on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Time: 11:30 am
(yes, we will pig out in the morning)

Why a lunch social instead of dinner? Well...lunch all-you-can-eat will only cost $9.95!!!!

If you would like to join us, please RSVP before Monday so I can book reservations!

July 08, 2011

No fencing week of July 11th

Hi everyone,

Due to a major conference booking up every room in the SUB, fencing will unfortunately be cancelled the week of July 11th. We apologize for the inconvenience. Fencing will resume on July 18th.

Have a great week!

We might do another movie and dinner social during the week of July 11th. We'll keep you posted via email.

June 30, 2011

Transformers movie social - July 5th

Hi everyone,

Since Monday doesn't work for everyone, I have rescheduled the movie social to be on Tuesday instead of Monday!

We'll be watching
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

Tuesday, July 5th

Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
Time: 7:00 pm (we're going to watch the movie in 3D, since I've heard good reviews on the 3D special effects)

We'll be grabbing dinner afterwards! Location to be decided after we watch the movie. :)


If you would like to join us,
please RSVP by Monday, July 4th so we know how many will be coming and we'll wait for you. We'll meet at the entrance of the theatre at 6:00 pm and then buy tickets together (or if we know you'll be coming 100%, we can buy the ticket for you in advance just in case it's sold out, then you can pay us back later).

We ran out of those $9 movie coupons but I'll see if I can get a few to sell to those who show up for the movie.

June 10, 2011

June 05, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean movie social

The Canucks playoff schedule for the finals were released recently so...we will reschedule our movie social to Tuesday, June 7!!

We will be watching Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides which just came out!!!
Here's the movie trailer:

Time: 6:30 pm
Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Vancouver (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)

Please RSVP if you will be joining us. We will probably grab dinner afterward.

We will meet at the entrance of the movie theatre at 6:00 pm to buy tickets.

We also have movie ticket coupons available for sale - $9 each. Movies nowadays cost around $13 so you do save quite a bit of money!

May 17, 2011

BC Provincial Championships - June 11-12, 2011

The BC Provincial Championships is happening from June 11-12, 2011.

Location: BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) (3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC) -- located in Student Recreation Centre Gymnasium, building SE16

Requirements: You must have a current, validated CFF licence (or equivalent, e.g. USFA, FIE) in order to compete any events. Full fencing uniforms, including plastrons, are required in all events. Electric foil bibs are required in sanctioned foil events only (senior, junior, cadet). Non-sanctioned events (Y-12, Y-14, novice, veteran) will not be fenced with electric foil bibs.

Entry fees:
Administration fee: $25 (separate from event fee)

Event fee:
$25 per sanctioned event (senior, junior, cadet)
$15 per unsanctioned event (Y-12, Y-14, novice, veteran)
$30 per team (whole team)

For more details including schedule, registration and fees, please go here:

Pre-registration ends June 8, 2011. Please register early to avoid late fees.

For beginners with a CFF licence - there is a Novice Men's & Women's Foil event! If you would like to compete, you will need a CFF licence to enter!

Note that there are
TEAM EVENTS!!! We are looking for fencers to be a part of the UBC Team! If you are interested, please contact us on which weapon(s) you will be fencing in.

May 02, 2011

Fence-A-Thon - June 4-5, 2011

Capital City Fencers' Club is hosting their annual fencing tournament, Fence-A-Thon, from June 4-5, 2011.

Fence-A-Thon is a charity event, and all money raised goes straight to the BC Cancer Foundation. Last year, the tournament raised over $3000 between about 30 participants. Fencers competing in this tournament are looking for donations (a pledge form available via email upon request, our club has a copy) which can be printed off and filled up by your fencers.

Location: St. Andrew's Regional High School, 880 McKenzie Ave (Victoria, BC)

Men's and Women's Epee
Men's and Women's Foil
Men's and Women's Sabre

Tournament starts at 7:00 pm, followed by a midnight feast and then continued fencing throughout the night until 7:00 am!

Fee: $20 per event

Note that you will need a competitive passport (e.g. CFF or equivalent fencing licence) to compete in this tournament.

Registration deadline is June 3 at midnight.

More details can be found here:

April 19, 2011

Summer session fees

Hi everyone,

We will have fencing over the summer in the SUB! Please be advised that over the summer, the club can only book rooms in the SUB two weeks in advance. Our practice summer schedule will be updated on a weekly basis so please check it out before coming out to fencing in case any practices get cancelled. Note that over the summer, rooms in the SUB will be booked more frequently by commercial events, seminars, conventions and conferences. We may have some days where fencing is cancelled because no rooms are available.

We will try to have fencing twice a week - Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 7:00 pm.

Our schedule can be found here:

Our summer session rates are as follow (May to August, total of 4 months):
$140 for entire summer, twice a week
$70 for entire summer, once a week
$40 per month, twice a week
$20 per month, once a week

2011 Summer Schedule


*Note that fencing lessons are 2 hours long but we have the room booked to midnight so you are welcome to stay longer. Details on our summer schedule and rates can be found here.

Please be advised that over the summer, clubs can only book rooms in the SUB two weeks in advance. Our practice summer schedule will be updated on a weekly basis so please check it out before coming out to fencing in case any practices get cancelled.

Monday, May 2 -- CANCELLED
Thursday, May 5 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Monday, May 9 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, May 12 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 212
Monday, May 16 --
7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 214/216
Thursday, May 19 --
7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, May 23
Thursday, May 26 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 205
Monday, May 30
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom

Thursday, June 2
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, June 6
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 214/216
Thursday, June 9
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 214/216
Monday, June 13
Thursday, June 16
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 212A
Monday, June 20
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 205
Thursday, June 23
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 205
Monday, June 27 --
7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 214/216
Thursday, June 30
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom

Monday, July 4 -- CANCELLED (CANADA DAY WEEKEND, plus no rooms available)
Thursday, July 7 --
CANCELLED (all rooms unavailable due to major conference)
Monday, July 11
-- CANCELLED (all rooms unavailable due to major conference)
Thursday, July 14
-- CANCELLED (all rooms unavailable due to major conference)
Monday, July 18 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, July 21 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 214/216
Monday, July 25 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, July 28 --
7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom

Monday, August 1 -- CANCELLED (BC DAY)
Thursday, August 4
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, August 8
-- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, August 11
Monday, August 15 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, August 18
Monday, August 22
Thursday, August 25 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, August
29 -- 7:00-9:00 pm -- SUB 214/216

April 13, 2011

Year-end party - Saturday, April 30th!!

Hi everyone!

Based on your responses, we have set the year-end social to be on Saturday, April 30, 2011!!

The party starts at 4:00 pm but you're welcome to come later if you want. We'll be sticking around til about 8:00 pm. We're probably going to go grab food at a restaurant or bar afterward.

There will be food, games and other fun stuff! To make it easier for us, we'll do a potluck sort of social. You're welcome to bring food, snacks or drinks since it'll help us a great deal in case we didn't buy enough food! Please let us know what you'll be bringing.

Location: 610 Granville Street - it will be located in the lounge room in an apartment next to Hudson's Bay Company (a.k.a. The Bay) - Granville & West Georgia Street. You'll need to buzz in to get in the building. Please email us for the buzzer number and to RSVP.

Please RSVP us (via email) if you're coming! This will help us figure out what to bring to the party! Also, we'll contact you privately on how to get in the building.

April 04, 2011

Spring Cleaning Tournament Results

The results for Spring Cleaning Tournament on April 3, 2011, is now up on Askfred! You can go here to see the results:

April 03, 2011

Year-end fencing social!

Hi everyone,

We'll be having our very last social of the school year in mid-April! In order to do that, I will need to know when all of you are available!

Details including the date/time/location to be announced later. In the meantime, if you guys are interested in coming to the social (we are thinking of doing a bowling/movie/dinner/werewolf game thing), you could fill this Doodle page out! We need to know when everyone is free before scheduling a date for the social. Note that the social will be held somewhere in downtown Vancouver and will be accessible by transit. We're going to book a lounge room in one of our fencer's apartment building in downtown.

Please fill out the Doodle page by April 7th, thanks!


April 01, 2011

Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament Results

Hi everyone,

The Lazar results are up on Askfred now:

Also, we would like to thank everyone for their support, advice and most of all, their help (especially with set-up and refereeing)! The tournament could not have run that smoothly and quickly without your help! We really appreciate it! :)

March 31, 2011

HPP sabre clinic - April 2, 2011

The BCFA High Perforance Program Sabre Camp will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm.

Location: Seylynn Hall,
605 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

Registration details can be found at:

Open to BCFA members only. Eligible fencers - $25 per day. Non-eligible fencers $45 per day. Non-eligible fencers must be pre-approved in advance by emailing

Eligible fencers are defined as:
-Current members of BCFA and CFF
-Currently ranked at Cadet or Junior levels in CFF Domestic rankings list
-Born 1993 or later
-Attended two of the following competitions in the past 12 months:
BC Provincials
Western Canadian Championships
Canadian National Championships / CSC1 OR CSC2

March 09, 2011

No fencing on March 10th

Just a friendly reminder that fencing is CANCELLED this coming Thursday, March 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience! There are no rooms available for us to actually book fencing practice! :(

Elections results

We would like to thank everyone who showed up to vote for next year's executives!! Your support and presence is much appreciated. :)

The results are in! Next year's executive committee are:

President: Montserrat Arduz
Vice-President: Karlson Leung
Treasurer: Karl Maibauer
Secretary: Jessica Clayton
Social Coordinator: Marie Apaloo
Armourer: Sara King

We wish them the best of luck running the club in September!

March 01, 2011

Foil and Sabre Clinic - March 13, 2011

BC Provincial Foil Coach Theodora Runtova and BC Cadet Sabre Fencer Paul Pietrusinski, will instruct a full days fencing clinic of Foil & Sabre fencing.

The GOAL is to provide fencers on Vancouver Island the opportunity to develop their competitive and recreation skills.

Theodora Runtova recently moved to Canada from Bulgaria, following which she was appointed the position of BC Provincial Foil Coach. She brings with her a wealth of experience as a top level International competitor, coach and judge. She was awarded the title of "Master of Sport" for her contribution to fencing by the Bulgarian Sports Union.

Paul Pietrusinski, is one of the top senior sabre fencers in BC. He achieved 12th place at the recent Canadian Fencing Championships in Richmond.

The Clinic is open to all ages interested in developing their Foil or Sabre fencing.

Location: Si'em Le Lum Gymnasium, 5574 River Rd. V9L 5J1, Duncan, BC

Clinic Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

9:30 am - 12:00 pm -- Foil Clinic lead by Theodora, Sabre Clinic lead by Paul

12:00 - 1:00 pm -- Lunch and/or Free Bouting
(Bring your own lunch and snacks. Some stores in walking distance)

1:00 - 3:30 pm -- Clinics continue with more fencing activities and bouting analysis.

Costs: Adults $45, Children + Youth $35

AskFred registration link:

For more information, registration or directions contact: Georgia Newsome 604-726-4827 (cell)

To Register, email:

Fencing cancelled March 3 and 10th

Hi everyone,

Fencing will be cancelled on the following days in March:
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10

No rooms in the SUB were actually available so we weren't able to book any rooms. We apologize for the inconvenience!

High Performance Program Camp - March 20, 2011

The BC Fencing Association is hosting another HPP camp on March 20, 2011.

Registration is now open at:

Camp will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bring your own lunch.

Open to BCFA members only. Eligible fencers - $25 per day. Non-eligible fencers $45 per day. Non-eligible fencers must be pre-approved in advance by emailing

All fencers must pre-register and attend both days.

Eligible fencers are defined as:
- Current members of BCFA and CFF
- Currently ranked at Cadet or Junior levels in CFF
- Domestic rankings list
- Born 1993 or later
- Attended two of the following competitions in the past 12 months:
BC Provincials
Western Canadian Championships
Canadian National Championships / CSC1 OR CSC2.

This is the next in a series of high performance camps aimed at BCFA athletes trying to qualify for the Canada Summer Games in 2013. Please note that the BCFA HPP Camps are intended to get progressively more challenging with each camp.

Preregistration opens on 02/26/2011.
Preregistration closes on 03/17/2011.

Please note that coach Zbigniew Pietrusinski will not be attending this camp. The BCFA is planning on conducting an additional sabre clinic in North Vancouver in early April. Details to follow. Please note that sabre fencers are still welcome to attend the camp on March 20.

If any coaches are interested in attending to improve their coaching skills please let John French of the BCFA know ASAP.

15th Open European Fencing Championships for health professionals - June 11, 2011

Hi everyone,

If any of you are travelling or vacationing to Germany over the summer and you're studying in a health-related profession, you are welcome to compete in this fencing competition.

Details are below. If you wish to read the original document, feel free to email us and we'll forward you a copy of it.

Patronage: Mrs. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Minister for Labor, Family Affairs, Prevention, Social Affairs and Sport of the Government of Saarland

Date: June 11, 2011

Place: 66763 Dillingen/Saar, Sporthalle West (beside the ice rink)

Organizer: German Fencing Federation (DFB) / Fencing Federation of the Saarland (FBS)

Host: FSG Dillingen 1928 e.V.

Local organizer: Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Deutscher
Illtalstraße 58
66571 Eppelborn-Bubach
phone: +49 - 0 68 81 - 70 26
fax: +49 - 0 68 81 - 89 73 99
e-mail: or

Eligible fencers: all physicians, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, and other members of medical professions, as well as students and apprentices of these professions

Timetable: June 11, 2011
8:30 am: Start Male Epee, Female Foil
11:00 am: Start Male Sabre, Female Sabre
1:00 pm: Start Male Foil, Female Epee
Appel is 30 minutes prior to start

System: dependent on number of participants (separate evaluation for different age groups)

Equipment: according to the DFB

Apply to: see local organizer

Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Entry fee: 20 Euro one weapon,
30 Euro two weapons, students and apprentices pay half of the entry fee, payable by cheque for deposit only with the application

Accommodations: * Hotel Bawelsberger Hof, Dillingerstraße 5a, 66763 Dillingen–Diefflen
phone: +49 -06831 - 769990, fax: +49 – 06831 – 7699976; keyword: Fechten (fencing)
* Hotel Gambrinus, Saarstraße 33, 66763 Dillingen,
phone: +49 -06831 - 71103, fax: +49 – 06831 - 707274; keyword: Fechten (fencing)
* Der kleine Grieche, Weinligstraße 21, 66763 Dillingen,
phone.: +49 -06831 - 76988-0 , fax: +49 – 06831 - 7698819;
e-mail:; keyword: Fechten (fencing)
* It is possible to sleep in the gymnasium “Turnhalle Merziger-Straße” , 66763 Dillingen (different place than competition) for 5 Euro per night; Don't forget to bring a sleeping bag!

Liability: Organizer and host do not assume liability

Note: Details subject to change at organizer's discretion.
All participants will be given certificates; the finalists will receive additional prizes.
Cafeteria and fencing outfitter are available.
After the finals there will be a social evening with performances, buffet and raffle
The entry fee for this evening is 25 Euro incl. buffet.

February 28, 2011

2011 Intercollegiate Tournament Results

The results for the 2011 Intercollegiate Tournament on Sunday, February 27, 2011, is now up on Askfred. Events included Mixed Foil and Mixed Epee.

We would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered their time (set-up, take down, refereeing, etc.). Your help is much appreciated! :)

February 26, 2011

Armoury day - March 17, 2011

Hi everyone,

We will be organizing another Armoury Day on Thursday, March 17, 2011. We will be fixing things during fencing practice at 7:00 pm in SUB 214/216 and showing you how to fix your weapons (so bring your broken weapons and we will have a look!).

Western Canadian Championships - May 6-8, 2011

The BC Fencing Association is hosting the Western Canadian Championships, to be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval from May 6-8, 2011.

The Westerns will be running Y12, Y15, Cadet, Junior, Senior and Veteran events in all weapons.

For more information on fees, registration and equipment requirements, please go here:

Registration fee: $25
Senior event: $30

Deadline: April 25, 2011, at 11:00 pm. After that, there will be a penalty fee for registering late.

Club Elections - Monday, March 7, 2011

Hi everyone,

It's that time of year again. We will be having our club elections on Monday, March 7, 2011, at 8:00 pm in the SUB Ballroom. The elections will happen first so we can get that out of the way before fencing practice starts. We urge you all to come out and vote! We need at least 15 members to count as a quorum (for voting purposes)!!!

These are the executive positions available:
Social Coordinator

We will be accepting nominations until March 6 at 10:00 pm. Please email us as soon as possible if you want to run for a position! :)

Note that you will need to provide a speech on why we should vote for you! :)
Minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes.

Please take the time to think about whether you might be interested in running for an executive position. Note that you can only run for one position BUT you are allowed to be nominated for more than one position in the event you do not get voted and chosen. You can nominate yourself or someone can nominate you for that position. Another thing to note is that you HAVE to be a UBC student next year (both semesters - September 2011 to April 2012) to run for a position, no exceptions...if you are graduating in November 2011, then you obviously cannot run for an executive position. Also, running a club and being an executive is good for your resume! :)

Here is a brief summary of the duties:
President - calls and chairs all meetings, coordinates all business of the club, act as liaison to AMS, Student Administrative Commission (SAC), BC Fencing Association and Canadian Fencing Federation (CFF)
Vice-President - helps President call/chair meetings if President is not present, help act as club liaison, help President with coordinating and running of the club...sort of like a right hand man
Treasurer - handles the finances of the club, and act as one of the two bookings representatives of the club
Secretary - records, keeps and takes minutes of all meetings
Social Coordinator - organizes social (non-tournament) events (e.g. dinners, bowling nights, laser tag, food outings, movie socials)
Armourer - repairs all club equipment

In terms of executive meetings, we usually have it once a month.

If you have any questions regarding elections or if you want to learn more about what an executive does, feel free to approach any of the executives and ask!

February 12, 2011

Dinner and bowling social event - Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hi everyone,

We're planning another social during reading break. It's going to be on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

We're going out for dinner first in downtown Vancouver.
Location: Samba Brazilian Steakhouse (1122 Alberni Street, Vancouver)
Time: 6:30 pm
Google map:,+Vancouver,+British+Columbia&aq=0&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=39.90943,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1122+Alberni+St,+Vancouver,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+District,+British+Columbia+V6E+1A6&ll=49.284303,-123.124444&spn=0.004906,0.009645&z=17

After dinner, we are walking down to Granville Street to do some bowling!
Location: Commodore Lanes (838 Granville Street, Vancouver) - near Granville & Robson Street
Time: after dinner - around 8:00 pm
Google map:,+Vancouver,+British+Columbia&aq=0&sll=49.284303,-123.124444&sspn=0.004906,0.009645&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=838+Granville+St,+Vancouver,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+District,+British+Columbia+V6B+2C9&ll=49.281104,-123.120196&spn=0.004906,0.009645&z=17

There's bowling and billiards we can do! They even have fooseball tables!

Their website does not list how much it costs per person, but I estimate it should be between $7-9 per person.

If you are interested in joining us for dinner, bowling or BOTH, please email and RSVP me so we know how many will be coming!

February 10, 2011

Reading Break

If you don't know already, reading break is from February 14-18!! This means you get a week off from school, yay! And we will have fencing during reading break (February 14 and 17), double yaaay!

Monday, February 14 - 8:00 pm in SUB Ballroom
Thursday, February 17 - 7:00 pm in SUB Ballroom

Note the room change on Thursday - we will fence in the Ballroom.

Also, we are planning a social event sometime during reading break! I'll send out another email when we finalize the plans!

Club clothing has arrived!

The club clothing hoodies and pants are ready for pick-up this Thursday, February 10th. You can come during fencing practice to pick it up and/or pay. Or you can pick it up next Monday.

We also have extra dry-tech (they're basically wick-away material) t-shirts for sale. They cost $42. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing one.

The remaining t-shirt sizes:
- Small (navy)
- Medium (navy)
- Large (navy, black, black/yellow)

- Small (navy, 2 blacks)
- Medium (3 navy)

We will have extra hoodies and pants available for sale - $30 for hoodies, $29 for pants (with touche written on back) and $25 for pants (without touche on back).

- 2 small (navy)
- 2 medium (navy)
- 2 large (navy)
- 1 extra large (navy)

- 3 small (navy with touche)
- 1 medium (navy with touche)
- 3 large (navy without touche)

February 01, 2011

Salle La Fleche Open - February 26, 2011

Salle La Fleche is hosting the Salle La Fleche Open on February 26, 2011, at Si'em Le Lum Gymnasium (5574 River Rd, Duncan, BC).

There will be novice and sanctioned Open events, suitable for fencers 13 years upward (younger by special permission).

The format of the event will depend upon the number of entrants.

Fencers need to arrive about 30 minutes before the start of their event to sign in, change and warm up.

Cost per category: $25

Mixed Novice Foil: Start 11:00 am
Mixed Open Sabre: Start 11:30 am (sanctioned)
Men’s Open Foil: 1:30 pm (sanctioned)
Ladies Open Foil: 1:30 pm (sanctioned)

If the minimum of 6 fencers is not meet by either of the categories Men’s and Ladies events will be

Participants of sanctioned events need to have a CFF competitive licence to compete.

Fencers of sanctioned events must wear fencing breeches, and a sous plastron.

Participants of Novice event will be required to: Provide contact information & sign a waiver of liability prior to fencing.

There are some electric jackets and foils/sabres etc. that new fencers can borrow & share.

Fencers in novice event may wear jogging pants if they do not have breeches. Absolutely NO jeans or shorts will be allowed. Clean running shoes must be worn.

Registration Details:

Late entries: $5 extra

If you require assistance registering please contact Georgia Newsome; 604-726-4827; email:

January 21, 2011

No fencing on January 24 and 27th

Hi everyone,

There will be NO FENCING next week - Monday, January 24 and Thursday, January 27, 2011 - fencing is CANCELLED. There are no rooms available in the SUB for us to we can't really do any fencing! We apologize for the inconvenience. Looks like there is going to be a bunch of events including a career fair expo happening next week, hence why all the rooms have been booked.

January 15, 2011

Armoury day - Monday, January 17, 2011

Hi everyone,

Our club armourer, Seino, is doing another Armoury Day on Monday, January 17, 2011, upstairs in the SUB at 7:00 pm. We'll be at the couches near room 214/216 fixing electric equipment.

If you have any broken electric weapons or if you don't know what's wrong with them, bring your weapons and he'll have a look at it to see what's wrong.

If you are competing in the upcoming CSCs on January 28-30, you should come to Armoury Day to make sure all of your electric equipment is working.

If you would like to come, please RSVP by emailing us. See you there!

January 11, 2011

FIE rules changes for 2011

Hi everyone,

I came across this very informative article on FIE rules changes for 2011. It's worth a read, especially to those who compete. The official FIE documents are listed below the article under "Reference Links".

Summary of decisions from the December 2010 FIE Congress
Updated FIE rules (BFA English version)

January 10, 2011

Training camp for CSCs - Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hi everyone,

The BCFA is hosting a pre-competition training camp for athletes registered to compete at the CSCs. The Canadian Fencing Federation CSCs will be held in Richmond, BC, from January 28-30, 2011.

The camp is intended as a pre-competition "tune up" for interested athletes. Due to size limitations, the camp will only be open to BCFA members who have registered for the CSCs by January 14th.

The camp will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Dynamo Fencing Club (#3122 - 12811 Rowan Place Richmond, BC), and coached by Provincial Head Coach Victor Gantsevich and Provincial Coaches Zbig Pietrusinski and Theodora Runtova.

Club coaches interested in attending to improve their coaching skills may do so with prior permission - please email if interested in attending as a club coach.

Pre-registration is a requirement for the camp. There will be absolutely no registration on the day of the camp. Pre-registration closes on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Please pre-register on ASKFRED at the following link:

The cost of the camp will be $20 - payable by cash or cheque only, with cheques made payable to the BCFA.