November 27, 2012

December Fencing Practices!

Monday, December 3 -- 6:30-11:00 pm -- 212a
Thursday, December 6 -- 6:30-11:00 pm --Partyroom
Monday, December 10 -- 6:30-11:00 pm -- 212a
Thursday, December 13 -- 6:30-11:00 pm -- 212a
Monday, December 17 -- 6:30-11:00 pm -- Ballroom
Thursday, December 20 -- 6:30-11:00 pm -- Partyroom

November 21, 2012

Skyfall Social

Hi Everyone,

As I promised, here are the details for the movie social this weekend!

Place: Scotiabank Theatres Lobby (900 Burrard Street)
Time: 3:40pm (Movie starts at 4:10pm) this Saturday

Tickets are $12.99 but I can lend you my SCENE card:)

We will be having Korean for dinner on Robson so don't forget your bus pass.

Also, it would be fantastic if all of you coming could log on to facebook and RSVP on the UBC fencing page so I can make reservations. Thank you!

Questions? Text me pleeza (6047230621)

Alright, see you all soon!



October 25, 2012

FYI – We are currently taking orders for equipment from Absolute Fencing.  If you are interested in getting some gear, let us know!!  The deadline is next Monday, October 29th.

As your lessons have progressed you have likely noted the rather unfashionable cut of our fencing uniforms. We apologize for this, and now present to you an opportunity to rectify such. Starting today until Monday, Oct 29 we will be taking equipment orders. Before you do this, I suggest talking to Brett or one of the execs to help with sizing/what exactly to get. 

But onto ordering. Reply to this email in the following manner; failure to do so will lead to me slapping you with a glove.

1) Go to this website. We order all our gear from Absolute fencing.
2) Determine what you wish to purchase.
3) Put the following information as a reply to this email. (example below)
     a) Name of item
     b) Catalogue Number
     c) Price
     d) Sizing/Custom Information
     e) URL
4) Come to practice and give us a 50% deposit.

There! You're done! Now you get to wait a minimum of 2 weeks on us sending in the order before the stuff arrives. 

Here is an example of an email for an equipment order.  Let's say I want to get a 5 piece foil set. The email would look like this:

Hello Vincent you wonderful human being,

I would like the following:


Mask Size: M
Right Handed
Jacket Size 44
Jacket Type: Cotton Front Zip
Glove Size :M
Foil Grip: AF French Grip
Blade Size: Standard
Bag Colour: Purple
Upgrade to Electric Foil Mask: Yes

Your ardent admirer,



Then I'd go to practice and give an exec $56. Upon arrival of equipment your final tally after customs/shipping will be calculated and you give us the rest of the money and we give you your stuff. Or you don't give us money and we keep your stuff, and your deposit.  

We do get a club discount on our orders, however, with customs/shipping the discount doesn't generally amount to much. That said, you will likely save some money by having us do all the work for you, vs ordering it yourself.

October 04, 2012

Thanksgiving Social

Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know if you haven't heard already there will be a movie&dinner social this upcoming Sunday. We will be watching Looper at Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street) and then cruising over to Guu Garden for dinner.

Time: the movie starts at five so we will be meeting at 4:30pm at the base of the escalators and heading in shortly afterwards. So make sure you're on time! We have a couple passes that are $10 and it will be on a first come first serve basis. If you are lost or late text me at 604-723-0621 so I can either direct you or save you a seat.

See you soon!



September 24, 2012

Saturday practices

Hi everyone,

We have a few Thursday practices in the next few weeks which have been cancelled due to the room being unavailable at that time. As a result, we have booked 3 afternoon fencing practices for Saturday for the month of September and October in the SUB Ballroom.

September 29 -- 12:00-2:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
October 6 -- 12:00-2:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
October 20 -- 12:00-2:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom

April 25, 2012

2012 Practice Schedule


Note that fencing lessons are 2 hours long though we may have the room booked for longer (until midnight) so you are welcome to stay after the lesson ends.
*Red indicates time/room changes.
Mondays in black/Thursdays in blue

Thursday, September 6 -- 7:30-10:00 pm -- SUB 207/209
Monday, September 10 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, September 13 -- 7:00-10:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Monday, September 17 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, September 24 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Saturday, September 29 -- 12:00-2:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom

Monday, October 1 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Saturday, October 6 -- 12:00-2:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, October  8 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, October  11 -- 7:00-10:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Monday, October 15 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Saturday, October 20 -- 12:00-2:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, October 22 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, October 25 -- 7:00-10:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom 
Monday, October 29 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom

Monday, November 5 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, November 8 -- 7:00-10:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Monday, November 12 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, November 15 -- 7:00-10:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Monday, November 19 -- 6:30-10:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, November 22 -- 7:00-10:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, November 29 -- 7:00-10:00 pm -- SUB Partyroom


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

Thursday, May 3 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB 214/216
Monday, May 7 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, May 10 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, May 14 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB 214/216
Thursday, May 17 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB 207/209
Monday, May 21 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, May 24 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB 214/216
Monday, May 28 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, May 31 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom

Monday, June 4 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, June 7 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, June 14 -- SUB ROOMS UNAVAILABLE
Thursday, June 21 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
SATURDAY, June 23 -- 11:00am - 3:00pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, June 28  -- SUB ROOMS UNAVAILABLE

Thursday, July 5 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
SATURDAY, July 7 -- 11:00am - 3:00pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, July 12 -- SUB ROOMS UNAVAILABLE
SATURDAY, July 14 -- 11:00am-3:00pm -- SUB Partyroom
Monday, July 16 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB 214/216
Thursday, July 19 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB 214/216
SATURDAY, July 21 -- 11:00am-3:00pm -- SUB 214/216
Monday, July 23 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, July 26 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Partyroom
SATURDAY, July 28 -- 1:00pm - 5:00pm -- SUB Partyroom (Coach Brett will not be there)
Monday, July 30 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Partyroom

Thursday, August 2 -- 7:00-11:59 pm -- SUB Ballroom
SATURDAY, August 4 -- 1:00pm - 5:00pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, August 6 -- 7:00-11:59pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, August 9 -- SUB ROOMS UNAVAILABLE

Monday, August 13 -- SUB ROOMS UNAVAILABLE
Thursday, August 16 -- 7:00-11:59pm -- SUB Ballroom
SATURDAY, August 18 -- 1:00-5:00pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, August 20 -- 7:00-11:59pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, August 23 -- SUB ROOMS UNAVAILABLE
Monday, August 27 -- 7:00-11:59pm -- SUB Partyroom
Thursday, August 30 -- 7:00-11:59pm -- SUB Partyroom

March 31, 2012

Upcoming Tournaments


Here are some upcoming tournaments that may be of interest to you!

BC Provincial Open Championships 2012 (Register Here)
-June 8 2012 - June 10 2012 at the Richmond Olympic Oval, BC
-Individual Events for all age groups and weapons
-Team Events for Senior Mixed Epee, Sabre, and Foil

Jeaux de Pomme Tournament 2012 (Information Here)
-May 4 2012 - May 5 2012 in Vernon, BC -Register by filling out This Form
-Individual Events for: 
1. Grade Seven and Under Mixed Team Epee
2. Grade Seven and Under Girl’s Individual Epee 
3. Grade Seven and Under Boy’s Individual Epee 
4. Cadet Girl’s Epee sanctioned by CFF for ranking (Ranked) 
5. Cadet Boy’s Epee sanctioned by CFF for ranking (Ranked) 
6. Women’s Open Epee sanctioned by CFF for ranking (Ranked) 
7. Men’s Open Epee sanctioned by CFF for ranking (Ranked) 
8. Mixed Recreational Parent’s Epee (non fencers)

2012 - 2013 Executive Committee!

Hey folks, our elections took place earlier this month, and we are happy to introduce you to this year's new line of executives.

President & Armourer: Eloi Mercier (aka Monsieur Président, our resident epeeist)
Vice-President: Jessica Clayton (that slashy sabreuse who is always yelling at everyone
Treasurer: Yvonne Chang (she's in charge of the bling-bling and club orders)
Secretary: Anne Peterson (aka Bob, she contacts and updates club members)
Social Coordinator: June Eunji Lee (our bubbly epeeist who organizes events)

Wheelie bag for sale!

Hey, Sara King is selling some of her stuff:

- Wheelie fencing bag! $70, price negotiable.

Email us if you are interested at

February 27, 2012

Elections, Tournaments, and Club Equipment Orders!

Hey fencers!

Just an FYI that we will be having 3 awesome events this week!

1) Elections for Fencing Executive Members will be taking place on Thursday March 1st!
-you can run for ANY of the 6 positions we have (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, events coordinator, and armorer)
-you get experience working with people (and that looks great on your resume)
-you get to fence for free during the regular term
-Please let us know if you are interested in running. We will need you to prepare a short speech about why you think you would be good for the position before we have the vote. You can also vote for other people to be present who are not in the running. If you would like to run but can't make it to the vote, then email us your speech and someone will read it for you.

2) The UBC Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament 2012 is on March 10th!
-this is our biggest annual tournament that has been running for something like 30 years!
-you need to have your CFF licence, and you can get that from here:

We need volunteers for the tournament, and those wanting to run to be an executive are encouraged to help with set-up and take-down at this particular event for the experience.

3) We will be submitting a club fencing equipment order tomorrow, so this is a reminder to get in your goods! You can ask us about this at practice tonight!

Please let any of us current exec. know if you have any questions!

Over and out,
Jessica Clayton
UBC Fencing Club Secretary