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 book...so 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 president.bcfa@gmail.com 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: http://askfred.net/Clinics/moreInfo.php?clinic_id=14009

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