Saturday’s tournament is hosted by Lassiter but will be held at Simpson Middle School. Start times are:
- 7:30 – doors open
- 8:15 – referee meeting
- 8:30 – men’s check-in closes
- 10:30 – women’s check-in closes
The tournament will be in the two gyms and fencing bags can be stored in the cafeteria. For directions, see the 31 Jan 2015 Tournament page.
This semester we have
- Two regular season league tournaments
- Two league championship tournaments
- One league “fun” tournament (the freshman/sophomore tournament)
- Two Pope tournaments
The first regular season tournament is on Saturday at Centennial. For details, go to the 17 Jan 2015 tournament page in the Calendar section.
The final regular season tournament will be on 31 January. It is hosted by Lassiter but will be held at Simpson Middle School. Details (as they become available) will be on the 31 Jan 2015 tournament page.
To qualify for the Individual Championship, fencers must have competed in at least three regular season and earned points in at least one of them. At the start of the spring semester, Pope has four men and seven women who are qualified. A fencer’s final league rank for the season will be the place the fencer finishes in the Individual Championship (fencers who don’t compete in the Championship are unranked).
The individual Championship will be held on 21 February at Alpharetta. Fencers who are not competing should show up to support their teammates.
All schools can enter one men’s team and one women’s team in the Team Championship. Coach Eichler will pick the four men and four women who will represent Pope based on their performance at league tournaments over the whole season. Seeding is based on total points earned over the season (not just the points earned by the four fencers on the team). The top four seeds get a bye into the second round. The other teams compete in a single elimination bracket until four teams remain and those four teams join the top four seeds in the second round. The team’s final rank for the season is the place earned in the Team Championship.
The Team Championship will be held on 7 March at Pope. Fencers who are not competing should show up to support their teammates and to help set up and run the tournament.
This is a “fun” tournament with no effect on standings. There are four events; freshman and sophomore events for men and women. This is a chance for the younger fencers to progress a little further in a tournament than they were able to in the regular season.
The tournament will be held on 21 March at Roswell.
These are club events that we hold during the last few practices of the year (we do not practice after Spring Break).
The eight fencers who represented Pope in the Team Championship become team captains and pick a team from the rest of the club. Everyone gets to fence. This event is usually split over two practices.
All fencers take part and opponents are drawn at random. Each pair fences a one-touch bout (the first to score is the winner, a double-touch means both fencers are eliminated). There is a prize for the winner of each ecvent and there is usually time for a few events during a practice.