We will clear the cafeteria and lay strips for the tournament on Friday starting at 5:30 (the cafeteria is in use until then).
Will those fencers who volunteered (and any others who want to help) please meet in the cafeteria at 5:30. Setup should take an hour or so.
The Novice Tournament is on Saturday at Pope. Details are on the Novice Tournament page and in your e-mail.
The first regular season tournament is on 19 September at Fellowship. All fencers can compete in the regular season tournaments. Details are on the Round 1 Tournament page.
For regular season tournaments, we must tell the host a week in advance how many of our fencers will be competing. That means that we need fencers to let us know if they will be competing at the practice that is 10 days before the tournament (a week earlier than in the past). That means we will have extra columns on Wednesday’s sign in sheet for fencers to tell us if they will be competing in the Novice Tournament on 12 September, and also if they will be competing on 19 September.
Printing names on fencing jackets
The league doesn’t require fencers to have their names printed on their jackets, but it is very helpful. The club pays to have fencers’ names printed on their jackets, not just their first jacket, but any replacement jacket they buy. If you buy a used jacket with someone else’s name on it, we can patch over it and print your name on the patch.
I collected 10 jackets for printing on Wednesday and will return them at the next practice. If you weren’t at practice on Wednesday or didn’t have your jacket, we will make arrangements to print your name on it as soon as possible. We have to find a time when you don’t need your jacket for about a week, and with tournaments coming up on September 12th and 19th, that means it might be a few weeks before we can do the next batch.
If you need your name printed, please see Statsman at practice.
Novice tournament on 12 September at Pope
On 12 September, we are hosting a tournament for fencers who have never competed in a tournament before. We hope as many of our new fencers as possible will compete in it. If you would like to compete, you need to make sure you are at practice in uniform on Wednesday.
Whether or not they are competing in the Novice Tournament, new fencers (and their parents) should check out the Tournaments 101 Section of this website. In particular, please read Your First Tournament.
There have been two changes to the tournament schedule since I printed the schedule that was handed out at the parent meeting. The tournament that Roswell was scheduled to host on 19 September will now be hosted by Centennial. That does … Continue reading →