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: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=14352

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
Website: http://www.thaihouse.com/samba/
Google map: http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1122+Alberni+Street,+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
Website: http://commodorelanes.com/
Google map: http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=838+Granville+Street,+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: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=14196

Late entries: $5 extra

If you require assistance registering please contact Georgia Newsome; 604-726-4827; email: gacnew@shaw.ca