December 26, 2014

January 2015 Upcoming Tournaments

Hi everyone,

We have two tournaments coming up in January 2015!

1. Vancouver Open - January 3-4, 2015
Registration details:

2. Failed Resolutions Tournament - January 18, 2015
Registration details:

December 12, 2014

Random Christmas Fencing Social - Saturday, December 13th

For those who cannot make it to the Saturday, December 20th Day of the Christmas Social at the Tardis Fencing Party, we decided to set up a last minute social for those available on Saturday, December 13th.

3:00-5:15 pm - meet at entrance of Christmas Market (next to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, address is 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver). Message/call/text Steph if you're running late.

6:00 pm - Dinner at Craft Beer Market, located at 85 West 1st Avenue. Victoria will make sure to get us a table for 6-8 (since some folks have been undecided). If you come later, we'll see you when you get there.
Post on our Facebook page if you would like to join us asap!

December 02, 2014

Fencing Christmas Social - The Day of the Christmas Social at the Tardis House

So a couple of us were discussing about doing a Christmas social after exams and we decided to hijack Bosco's Tardis House to make this happen!

The planning of *drum roll*...Operation: The Day of the Christmas Social at the Tardis House shall commence...NOW!

I know not all members have Facebook and can access the poll so...I've decided to set up a Doodle link to make polling easier! If you're interested, please let us know of your availabilities ASAP so we can choose a day which fit's everyone's busy exam schedule!

We're also open to ideas on what to do during the social so feel free to post on our Facebook page or email us! Perhaps potluck? Partial on-site cooking using Bosco's kitchen? Take-out? Board games! And one of our members suggested a gingerbread house/man building activity!

Update: Our Christmas at the Tardis Fencing Social has been postponed to Saturday, December 20th. Details on address is posted on our Facebook page and time of start is 1:00 pm.

Fencing Tournaments in December 2014

Hi all,
There are several tournaments coming up in the month of December! These are sanctioned tournaments and will require you to have a validated BCFA/CFF licence to compete.
Pre X-Mas Epee Clash, Vernon
December 6-7th

TFA Youth #1 Tournament, Coquitlam  
December 7th

NVFC Santa Open, North Vancouver
December 20-21st

November 22, 2014

Big Hero 6 Movie Social - Saturday, November 22nd

Hello fencers,

Relax before finals, come watch a movie with fellow fencers!

We'll be watching Big Hero 6 tomorrow at 7:00 PM at Silvercity Metropolis (Metrotown in Burnaby). The movie will be the non-3D one since 3D is a tad too expensive.

We'll likely be having all-you-can-eat sushi (within the mall) beforehand nearby.

Meet at 4:30 PM at the theatre entrance to buy tickets, and then we'll head to dinner together.

Leave a comment on Facebook or email us if you're coming for either dinner or movie, or both.

November 18, 2014

Fencing Equipment Club Order - Requests due Thursday, November 20th

Hi fencers,

Just one final reminder that the due date for the club order from is this Thursday, November 20th. Please send your orders to and bring 80% of the total price of your items to practice as a deposit.

Club Secretary

November 14, 2014

UBC Beginner's Foil Tournament Results

The results of the Beginner's Tournament are up on Askfred now:

Well done to everyone who competed in their very first fencing tournament and a big congratulations to those who medalled!!

November 01, 2014

Beginner's Tournament 2014

Attention beginner fencers!

We will be holding our semi-annual Beginner's Tournament on Thursday, November 13th during regular practice time (6:30 PM). The tournament is a great way for everyone to get familiar with tournament procedure, scoring, reffing, and general sportsmanship. It is also free, doesn't require a license, and is not sanctioned, so the results won't have an impact on your ranking. Registration is limited to foil fencers who have been fencing for LESS than 1 year, and/or who have not fenced for at least 7 years. I wholeheartedly recommend that everyone register, the beginner tournament was one of the most memorable parts of learning to fence for me, even though I didn't come close to winning!
Speaking of winning, a gold-bladed foil will be awarded to the 1st place fencer, so make sure you're practicing against a good number of opponents to get an edge on your competition.

To register, please go here:

Club President

October 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Fencing Boardgames and Dinner Social

Hello, new and not-so-new fencers! The fencing club will be having its first social of the The Tardis House!

We will be doing a potluck, so cook something (or takeout), and bring it over. Also, bring a board game or two if you have any!

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: Tentatively starting around 3-4 pm
Address: The Tardis House at 2171 19th Ave. W in Vancouver
What: Boardgames afternoon, and Thanksgiving dinner.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page. Discussion on who's bringing what foods/games will be done via Facebook.

Hope to see you there and for those who cannot make it, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day long weekend! :)

October 01, 2014

Success! Fencing Practice is on.

Hey Fencers!

Good news; fencing is on! We were able to snag for a room tomorrow, Thursday, October 2nd in SUB 207/209 at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come, members and beginners alike, as per a usual practice. It's not going to be a ton of space like the ballroom, but we will make it work.

See you all tomorrow!

Club Secretary

September 27, 2014

Upcoming Tournaments - Fall 2014

This Fall the UBC Fencing club will be hosting two sanctioned tournaments:

1) Halloween Slash and Stab
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Online registration deadline: October 25, 2014
Cost: $25 per event
Events: Senior epee and senior sabre (all events are men's and women's separately)
Where: UBC SUB Ballroom

2) Remembrance Day Tournament
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Online registration deadline: November 8, 2014
Cost: $30 per event
Weapons: Senior foil, epee, and sabre (all events are men's and women's separately)
Where: UBC SUB Ballroom

Spectators are welcome and can drop by anytime to watch a real fencing tournament. Experienced fencers who want to compete should make sure to renew their competitive passport via the CFF webpage:

We are also looking for volunteers to help with setting up, taking down, score keeping, armoury table and registration desk. If you would like to volunteer contact us at

If you would like to compete but do not have a full set of electric gear, the club has a limited amount that we can lend to fencers for the day - we will only lend out equipment if you contact us in advance and request the items that you need. First e-mailed, first served.

Competitors, volunteers, and associates are invited to join us for dinner after the tournament; simply RSVP via e-mail or Facebook once the location has been agreed upon.

Looking forward to another year of fierce competition and fun!

Club Secretary

September 24, 2014

Room Cancellations - Current Status

Dear Fencers,

Many of you may have been wondering why there are so many cancelled practices in the next two weeks and what we are doing about it. I feel that an explanation of our current situation is in order:

At the beginning of each semester we make block bookings of the rooms in the SUB in which we practice - that means we are supposed to get the SUB Ballroom every Thursday and SUB 214/216 +  Ballroom Extension every Monday. However, the AMS also makes single bookings for events, and these bookings take priority over ours. We are forced to cancel practice when there is either no alternate room available, or the replacement room we have been given is too small to be useful for fencing.

Those are the conditions under which we are trying to hold practices, and we are working very hard on finding rooms for next week, possibly in a different building like the Student Recreation Center. Therefore, both practices for next week are cancelled for now, but keep checking the website as we are waiting on replies from several booking representatives.

Sorry about the apparent lack of fencing coming up; we are also not happy about it because we LOVE to fence and share our sport. We are doing everything we can think of to make it happen.

Jensen Scheuer
Club Secretary

September 02, 2014

UBC Imagine Day 2014

Hi fencers and potential fencers!

Welcome back to our returning members, and a special welcome to students new to UBC who would like to try out the sport of fencing. We will be manning a booth at the Main Event on Tuesday, September 2nd between Buchanan and the IKBLC (the side closer to the water and mountains) - everyone is welcome to come by and....

a) Talk to us and ask us questions.
b) Sign up for our e-mailing list.
c) Check out some fencing equipment and watch LIVE fencing right behind the booth!

We will be holding regular practices this year on Mondays at 6:30PM in the SUB Ballroom Extension + SUB 207/209 and Thursdays at 6:30PM in the SUB Ballroom. Your first practice is free, all equipment is provided, and no experience is required - so why not come try your hand at swordplay? We encourage anyone interested to attend a free lesson this or next Thursday; come wearing gym clothes (jeans or restrictive pants are not recommended for reasons that will become abundantly clear).

Hoping to see many new faces this year!

Club Secretary

Fall 2014 Practice Schedule

As in previous years, we will be holding practices on Monday and Thursday evenings in the Student Union Building, open to everyone.

Monday, September 1st: CANCELLED, LABOR DAY
Thursday, September 4th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom
Monday, September 8th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom Extension + SUB 214/216
Thursday, September 11th: 6:30PM @ SUB 214/216
Monday, September 15th: CANCELLED
Thursday, September 18th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom
Monday, September 22nd: 6:30PM @  SUB 214/216
Thursday, September 25th: CANCELLED
Monday, September 29th: CANCELLED

Thursday, October 2nd: 6:30PM @ SUB 207/209
Monday, October 6th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom Extension + SUB 214/216
Thursday, October 9th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom
Monday, October 13th: 6:30PM @ SUB 207/209
Thursday, October 16th: 6:30PM @ SUB 207/209
Monday, October 20th: 6:30PM @ SUB 214/216
Thursday, October 23rd: CANCELLED
Monday, October 27th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom Extension
Thursday, October 30th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom

Monday, November 3rd: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom Extension + SUB 214/216
Thursday, November 6th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom
Monday, November 10th: 6:30PM @ SUB 214/216
Thursday, November 13th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom
Monday, November 17th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom Extension + SUB 214/216
Thursday, November 20th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom
Monday, November 24th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom Extension
Thursday, November 27th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom

Monday, December 1st: 6:30PM @ SUB 205 + SUB 207/209
Thursday, December 4th: 6:30PM @ SUB 212
Monday, December 8th: 6:30PM @ SUB Partyroom + SUB 212
Thursday, December 11th: 6:30PM @ SUB Partyroom
Monday, December 15th: 6:30PM @ SUB Partyroom + SUB 207/209
Thursday, December 18th: 6:30PM @ SUB Ballroom

Practices will not be taking place between December 18th and January 5th. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

August 01, 2014

Day of the Piggy - BBQ August 4th

The Day of the Piggy Fencing Summer BBQ Social will commence on:

Monday, August 4, 2014
Where: Kitsilano Beach
At 12:00 pm to whenever we feel like leaving.
We will meet up at 12:00 pm sharp in front of the Boathouse restaurant for those who will actually meet up on time. There, we will hunt for a spot to claim our own!

For those who are late, come find us at the BBQ spot as we hunt for a picnic table spot to have our BBQ at (text us where we are)! There are a couple of wooden beach picnic tables at the red circle area (on map).

Map of Kits Beach - meet up place and BBQ area:

What to bring (optional):
-Your own water bottle/mug/cup if you don't want to use plastic cups or see it blown away by the wind
-$20 for Vincent if you are partaking in The Piggy
-Food (if you are bringing potluck dish)
-Ziploc containers and ziploc bags for the piggy leftovers to bring home
-Camera if you want to take nice scenic pics
-Beach towel if you want to sit on the grass/sand without having your bum dirty (in the event all picnic tables are filled up)
-Lawn chair
-Floor mat to sit down
-Plastic bags if you want to bring some things home

The club will supply: utensils (forks, spoons, knives), napkins, paper plates, plastic cups, drinks (pop, juice), hamburger buns, bread (for the piggy sandwich) and condiments. Possibly sliced cheese too.

Who's bringing what (so far):
-Vincent - The Piggy - 12 people partaking in eating it
-Yvonne - bottled water and sliced veggies
-Bosco - ??
-Geoffrey - dessert (Angel food cake)
-Steph - dessert of some kind, loaf of bread, painter's tape, plastic table sheets to put on the wooden picnic table to keep our food clean, and a few plastic bags
-June/Yvonne - salad and/or sliced veggies/lettuce
-Lynn - club sponsored items (utensils, drinks, cups, napkins, cheese)

What we need:
-Beach towel/floor mats if you want to sit on the grass/sand without getting your bum dirty

RSVP on facebook (vote on the poll) or email us if you are coming (only if you have NOT done so already) so we have an accurate head count of how many will be showing up! Hope to see you there!

July 16, 2014

NVFC's Paintball Social - July 19, 2014

Hi everyone!

Paul from the North Vancouver Fencing Club would like to invite us to their club's annual paint ball social! I'm passing along the information to you guys in case any of you are interested!

Details are below:
North Vancouver Fencing Club is having its annual fencers paintball party this Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Maple Ridge. I am extending an invitation out to UBC fencers as is club tradition. We are meeting at Maple Ridge Paintball (14448 224 St, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2P8) at 9:30 am. We have a limited number of spots where the game fee (guns and masks) are already paid for (everyone will buy their own ammo). To register - email with your full name and that you are attending. I will email out confirmation later in the week for whether you registered early enough that your game fee is covered.

Also, our club is doing drop-in fencing on Wednesdays from 7-9 through the summer. The fee is based on attendance, where we split the $50 cost for the night, but with a $5 minimum fee. We had 9 people (6 Sabre and 3 Epee) our first night, and I'm hoping to get even more coming out! Please let your clubmates know.


July 12, 2014

Next Movie Social: Transformers: Age of Extinction

We're having another movie social! This time, we'll be watching Transformers: Age of Extinction!

Where: Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
When: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time of movie start: 3:15 pm (3D movie)
Early dinner time: 6:30 pm at Sophie's Cosmic Cafe (2095 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver - it's at West 4th & Arbutus)

Let's meet up at the entrance of the theatre at 2:40 pm to buy tickets.

Movie is 2:46 hours long...we'll probably be done just before 6:15 pm, then we'll head over to catch the #4 bus at Howe & Nelson to get to the restaurant.

June 21, 2014

Next Movie Social: Edge of Tomorrow

Okay, Edge of Tomorrow movie social date finalized! It will be on...*drum roll* Sunday, June 22, 2014!

Where: Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
Time of movie start: 4:00 pm
Early dinner time: 6:00 pm

Let's meet up at the entrance of the theatre at 3:20 pm to buy tickets.

Movie is 1:53 hours we should be done at around 6:00 pm and then we'll head over for food.
We'll go eat AFTER the movie. There's a lot of food places nearby we could try (pizzeria, Earl's, a couple of Japanese restaurants) so we'll pick and choose after the movie is over.

June 11, 2014

Next Movie Social: Godzilla!

So our next movie social will be: Godzilla!

Our Godzilla (in 3D) movie social date is finalized! It will be on...*drum roll* Sunday, June 15, 2014!

Where: Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
Time of movie start: 7:10 pm
Early dinner time: 5:00 pm

Let's meet up at the entrance of the theatre at 4:45 pm to buy tickets.

Movie is 2:03 hours we should be done at around 9:15 pm.

BEFORE the movie, we'll have dinner so we don't have to wait til after 9 pm for food. Let's have dinner at 5:00 pm. We'll meet outside the entrance of the theatre at 5:00 pm to decide where to eat. If it's raining, meet INSIDE the entrance of the theatre. There's a lot of food places nearby we could try (pizzeria, Earl's, a couple of Japanese restaurants).

June 05, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past movie social on June 7th

Hi everyone,

The votes are in and we have decided to have our X-Men: Days of Future Past movie social on Saturday, June 7, 2014!

Where: Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
Time: 12:45 pm

Let's meet up at the entrance of the theatre at 12:00 pm to buy tickets.

Movie is 2:11 hours we should be done at around 3:00 pm.

After the movie, we'll be going for food at Tokyo John Sushi (869 Hornby's just across the street from the theatre).

Hope to see you all there!

April Club Equipment Order - Pick-up Details

Hi everyone,

The club equipment order we had placed in April has arrived! We will be bringing the package to fencing practice on June 5th so those who placed an order with us can pick them up. If you can't make it to Thursday's practice, not to worry. We will be holding onto the equipment in our club lockers so you are welcome to drop by one of our fencing practices over the summer to pay the remaining amount that is owed and pick up the equipment! 

If you have any questions, let us know.

The amount owing (rounded up) has been posted on the fencing club's Facebook page and here (after factoring in conversion from US dollars to Canadian dollars, AF club discount, taxes (GST, PST), duty, shipping cost and deposit you paid earlier):
Ali $142
Kristoffer $30
Bosco $23
Jensen $47
Lilach $80
Brett $25
Eloi $92
Geoffrey $100
Curtis $35

Also, from the previous December 2013 club equipment order, this is what you owe us:
Ali $653
Kris $181
Brett $114 (after $250 reduction)
Lynn $43
Vincent $622 (after $50 reduction)
Janice $24

Please check out how much you owe us before picking it up and please have the correct change. We accept cash or cheque (payable to the "UBC Fencing Club").

May 27, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past movie social!

Hi all,

Who's ready for another movie social?? Let's go watch X-Men: Days of Future Past!

Because some of you have real life jobs, I propose we watch this movie on a weekend so we can all make it! If you're going to the movie, please comment on our Facebook page on what TIMES you are most available.

Let's go to the Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Vancouver (900 Burrard Street)

Dinner location TBA soon once we decide on where to go and how big our group is.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page or email us by June 5, 2014!

May 20, 2014

Board Games Social

Hi all,

Mark your calendars because we're organizing a board games social on Saturday, May 24, 2014!

Time: 4:30-5:00 pm start time
Location: Bosco's pad (((10 x 24 x 4) / 2) + 1 W 19th Ave (beside Starbucks) on Cambie

We'll make this a potluck so you are welcome to bring some snacks and drinks to the party! Feel free to bring some of your board games and/or card games but just let us know what you'll be bringing in case another fencer brings the exact game! We'll have some party games at the social as well.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page or email us by Friday so we have an idea of how many are coming.

See you there!

May 04, 2014

Fence-a-Thon 2014

Hi all,

The Capital City Fencers' Club presents the 9th annual Fence-a-Thon, a twelve-hour, overnight fencing marathon to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation!

The venue will be at 4564 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC.

Date: May 31, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am (next morning)
Cost: $20 per event

To register, please go here:

Our competitive fencers usually attend this tournament every year so we will most likely travel together to catch the BC ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, then bus together to the venue. Once it's over, we'll catch the bus to the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay, arrive back in Tsawwassen and bus back to Vancouver. We will coordinate this through our Facebook group.

April 25, 2014

2014 Summer Practice Schedule

We have fencing practices over the summer. If you would like to join our sessions, please be aware that summer session fees apply. More information can be found here.


Thursday, May 1st: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB 214/216
Monday, May 5th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, May 8th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, May 12th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB 207/209
Thursday, May 15th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB 214/216
Monday, May 19th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, May 22th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday, May 26th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday, May 29th: 6:30-11:30 pm -- SUB Ballroom

Monday, June 2nd: 6:30-11:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday June 5th: 6:30-11:00 pm -- SUB
Monday June 9th: 7:00-11:00 pm -- SUB 214/216
Thursday June 12th: 6:30-11:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday June 16th: 6:30-11:00 pm - SUB Ballroom
Thursday June 19th: 6:30-11:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Monday June 23rd: 6:30-11:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom
Thursday June 26th: CANCELLED
Monday June 30th: 6:30-11:00 pm -- SUB Ballroom

Thurs, July 3rd: CANCELLED
Mon, July 7th: CANCELLED
Thurs, July 10th: CANCELLED

Mon, July 14th: 6:30-11pm--- SUB 207-209
Thurs, July 17th: 6:40-11pm--- SUB 207-209

Mon: July 21st---207/209 (7-11pm)
Thur: July 24th---214/216 (7:30-11pm)
Mon: July 28th---Ballroom (6:30-11pm)

Thur:July 31st---Ballroom (6:30-11pm)


Mon: Aug 4th (6:30-11pm)---CANCELLED
Thu: Aug 7th (6:30-11pm)---SUB Ballroom

Mon: Aug 11th (6:30-11pm)---SUB Ballroom
Thu: Aug 14th (6:30-11pm)---SUB Ballroom

Mon: Aug 18th (6:30-11pm)---SUB Ballroom
Thu: Aug 21st (6:30-8pm)---SUB 205
(8-11pm)---SUB 212a

Mon: Aug 25th (7-11pm)---SUB 207/209
Thu: Aug 28th (6:30-11pm)---SUB 212a 

April 11, 2014

Equipment Order April 2014

Greetings fencers,

This month we are doing a club order from If you would like to get any equipment through us and take advantage of the handy club discount, please follow the procedure outlined at

Alternatively there is a post on the club's Facebook group where you can comment with your request; either method of requesting equipment is fine, but if you want to be absolutely certain of getting your order included I suggest emailing us at . Please be sure to give us exact specifications so that we can order exactly what you want (eg. sizes, handedness, standard or elite gear, grip style, additional options, etc.)

The order deadline is Monday, April 21st. 80% deposits in CAD should be given to Lynn or to Jensen on or before that date.

*UPDATE: The UBC Fencing Club is not responsible for items left more than 60 days after the arrival of the order.

April 01, 2014

BC Provincial Championships - June 20-22, 2014

The BC Fencing Association welcomes all CFF and USFA fencers to the BC Provincial Open Championships!

All registrations must be pre-paid through ASKFRED by June 6th 2014. After this date double late fees will apply. To compete, a CFF licence is required.

Date: June 20-22, 2014
Where: Richmond Oval
Registration and details:

February 01, 2014

Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament 2014

The UBC Fencing Club would like to invite all fencers to the annual Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament. The tournament will consist of senior events in foil, sabre and epee, and a junior (U20) sabre event.

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014

Events Scheduled:
Junior (U20) Women's Saber
Junior (U20) Men's Saber
Senior Women's Epee
Senior Women's Foil
Senior Women's Saber
Senior Men's Epee
Senior Men's Foil
Senior Men's Saber

Cost: $30 per event

Registration and details can be found here:

January 17, 2014

2014 UBC Intercollegiate Tournament

Hi Everyone,

UBC is hosting an intercollegiate tournament this year!  Here's the info:
When: February 16th, 2014 (Sunday)
Where: UBC Student Union Building (Ballroom)
What: Foil, Sabre, Epee
Fee: FREE!

Please note that CFF licences are NOT required, however, you must be a current member of a college or university fencing club to compete. Beginners welcome! We can lend our club gear to you if you don't have your own so this shouldn't deter you from competing!

For more information, please refer to the event listing here:

Hope to see you there!