This Week @ The Bay Cup

BAY CUP EVENTS

It’s not too late to design your own trophy! Due to the overwhelming success of our crowd-sourced Veteran Team Epee trophy, we’d like YOU to design the trophies for our other team events. Foilists, you’re up first! Have an idea? Send it to us at thebaycup@gmail.com

Sunday, February 5

Bay Cup at CFC: JMS2, DV2MS2

Bay Cup at HALB: XTF1 – Mixed Team Foil! Not to0 late to get a team together and join the fun!

Sunday, February 12

Bay Cup at EBFG: JME2, XE3

Bay Cup at PFA: Y14WS3, DV2WS2

Bay Cup at HALB: JMF3, XF3, DV1MF2

Sunday, February 26

Bay Cup at CFC: VXTF1

More Bay Cups…

SAFE SPORT TRAINING REMINDER

As a reminder, starting January 1st, all professional members of USA Fencing must keep their Safe Sport training up-to-date. You can check on your Safe Sport status in this spreadsheet. If you have not completed the Safe Sport training, you can do that here. (If you have taken the training before, but need to update it, you only need the refresher course.)

LOCAL EVENTS

Advancing… Towards College!

On Saturday, February 25th, The Fencing Center will be offering a clinic for parents and fencers looking ahead to college. Leading the clinic is Melody Lowman, M.A., educational consultant, fencer, fencing mother and grandmother, member of USFA Collegiate Taskforce, advisor to Stanford Fencing Association, member of USFCA, and member of the National Association for Gifted Children. For more information, check out AskFred or e-mail melodymlowmanma@gmail.com.

Summer National Qualifiers

February 5: CenCal Y14 – All Weapons

March 19: NorCal DV2/3/Vet – Foil and Saber

March 19: NorCal DV2/3/Vet – Epee

March 25: MtVal Y14/DV2/3/Vet – Epee and Foil

TBD: MtVal Y14/DV2/3/Vet – Saber

March 26: CenCal DV2/3/Vet – All Weapons

May 7: NorCal: Y14 – All Weapons

SF High School League – Referees Needed

If you’re at least 18 and would like to earn a little cash and experience, the SF High School fencing league needs referees. Starting in March, all matches are in the city, in the afternoons (3:30-5). Contact Sandor Mandoki for more details!

NATIONAL EVENTS

Junior Olympic Championships

February 17-20: Kansas City, MO

February 7: Classification Change Deadline

Comprehensive info about qualification can be found here.

March NAC – Division II, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 Team

March 10-13: Cleveland, OH

February 16: Withdraw Deadline

February 21: Classification Change Deadline

April NAC & Championships – DV1/3, DV1 Team, Vet, Vet Team

February 22: Regular Fee Entry Deadline

MAKING PLANS FOR THE SEASON?

Don’t forget to consult our comprehensive fencing event schedule! You can check on national, regional, Bay Cup events and deadlines. Make your plans for 2017.

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME A BAY CUP MEMBER

Don’t forget to join USA Fencing or renew your membership for this season.

 
 
Until next week, 
 
Your friends at The Bay Cup

This Week @ The Bay Cup

Happy New Year! We hope that you’ve enjoyed your holiday season and are ready to get back to work. There are lots of great events coming up soon. Get registered, get out there, and fence!

MAKING PLANS FOR THE SEASON?

Don’t forget to consult our comprehensive fencing event schedule! You can check on national, regional, Bay Cup events and deadlines. Make your plans for 2017.

BAY CUP EVENTS

Sunday, January 8

Bay Cup at MTEAMEB: Y10MF3

Bay Cup at TFC: Y10XE2, Y12XE2

Sunday, January 15

Veteran fencers! Grab 2 or 3 of your friends and gear up for some friendly veteran team epee action! If you’re under 40, and feel like you’re missing out, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! More team events are coming in the months ahead. Stay tuned!

Bay Cup at TFC: VXTE1

Sunday, January 22

Bay Cup at EBFG: WE3, VXF3

Bay Cup at HALB: JWS2, WS3, XS3

Sunday, January 29

Bay Cup at MFA: Y14MF2

REGIONAL EVENTS

If you’re looking for another great local RYC event, then you’re in luck! The Redwood Empire RYC is happening soon in Santa Rosa. Make sure to register before Saturday! We love seeing our Bay Cup fencers do well at all of these regional events!

Redwood Empire RYC

Saturday-Monday, January 15

Sonoma County Fairgrounds: Santa Rosa, CA

January 7 – Preregistration Deadline

NATIONAL EVENTS

Div I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior Team

January 6-9 NAC: Columbus, OH

Junior Olympic Championships

February 17-20: Kansas City, MO

January 10 – Regular Fee Entry & Petition Deadline

Comprehensive info about qualification can be found here.

Division II, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 Team

March 10-13 NAC: Cleveland, OH

Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 27, 2017

LIKE WHAT THE BAY CUP DOES?

Donate Here!!

You can help support Bay Cup activities with a small donation. Donations help support referee training clinics, seminars and other activities organized to benefit the local fencing community. If you can help with a donation of $15, $25, $50, or whatever fits your budget, it would be greatly appreciated!

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME A BAY CUP MEMBER

Don’t forget to join USA Fencing or renew your membership for this season.

This Week @ The Bay Cup

Our Bay Area fencers had some stellar results at both December NACs and at the TFC RYC! Congrats to all!

ALL JANUARY BAY CUP TOURNAMENTS AND BEYOND

Monday, January 2, 2017

Bay Cup at MFA: Y12MF2

Bay Cup at HALB: VWE2, VXE3, VDV3XE2

JUNIOR OLYMPICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 17-20

Local Junior Olympics Qualifiers are happening this month. There are many ways to qualify, so be sure to check the qualification pathways and additional info at the USA Fencing event page.

Additional info about Division Qualifiers can be found here.

Saturday, December 10

Results: MtVal JO Qualifiers – Saber

Saturday, December 17

MtVal JO Qualifiers – Foil and Epee

CenCal JO Qualifiers – Foil and Saber

Sunday, December 18

CenCal JO Qualifiers – Epee

NorCal JO Qualifiers – All Weapons

Wednesday, January 4 – Division Qualifying Reports Due

Tuesday, January 10 – Regular Fee Entry & Petition Deadline

NATIONAL EVENTS

January 6-9 NAC: Columbus, OH

Withdraw Deadline – December 15

Classification Change/Seeding Deadline – December 27

Div I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior Team

March 10-13 NAC: Cleveland, OH

Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 27, 2017

Division II, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 Team

MAKING PLANS FOR THE NEW YEAR?

Don’t’ forget to consult our comprehensive fencing event schedule!

http://thebaycup.net/schedule/

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME A BAY CUP MEMBER

Don’t forget to join USA Fencing or renew your membership for this season.

Epee Clinic With Soren Thompson

Join The Bay Cup for an epee clinic featuring Olympian Soren Thompson.

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016

9am-6pm

Halberstadt Fencers’ Club

$125 – Regular registration ends Nov 14

+$25 – Late registration ends Nov 22

Please register and pay on AskFred.

Soren Thompson has been fencing for 28 years.His highest US ranking was #1 and highest World Ranking was #7. He is a Team World Champion, Pan American Team Champion, two-time Individual and Team Americas Zonal Champion, 9-time US National Champion, NCAA Champion, US Junior Olympic, US Junior National Champion, and two-time Olympian.

Following a career-threatening injury in 2007, Soren developed a functional, process-based system that he used to entirely revamp his approach to fencing. Within one season, Thompson rose from #250 to #7 in the world, with numerous career best results at US and international championships.

This one-day clinic will be an introduction to Soren’s system with an emphasis on developing physical, mental and technical capabilities to create a cohesive fencing “game.” Elements of Soren’s system are applicable for fencers of all levels and can help broaden athlete perspectives and improve results.

This Week @ The Bay Cup

UPCOMING BAY CUP TOURNAMENTS

This Sunday

Preregistration closes on Thursday!

Bay Cup at AFM: Y10MF2, Y10XE1

Bay Cup at CFC: Y10MS2, Y12MS2, Y14MS2

NOVEMBER 1 SABER RULE CHANGE

Grab your tape measures! Starting November 1, all saber events will officially adopt a new en garde line. According to US Fencing:

“In accordance with the FIE, markings will be placed on all strips for national events beginning at the October North American Cup (Oct. 7-10 in Detroit) and will be 3 meters apart (1.5 meters on either side of the center line). Per the FIE clarification, fencers will be 3m apart and will not be required to have the back foot in front of the original on guard line. All sanctioned USA Fencing tournaments will be required to mark strips used for saber beginning on Nov. 1.”

Foil and epee en garde lines will not change.

ON PASSING — WHAT IS “COMPLETELY PAST”?

Check out this post on the Referees’ Commission Rule Blog by our very own Referee Extraordinaire,

Devin Donnelly, who gives great insight about what it means to be “completely past” your opponent.

SOREN THOMPSON EPEE CLINIC

Signups are growing for the Soren Thompson epee clinic on Sunday, November 27th at Halberstadt Fencers’ Club.  This one-day clinic will be an introduction to Soren’s system with an emphasis on developing physical, mental and technical capabilities to create a cohesive fencing “game.”  Come out of your turkey coma and learn about epee from a truly first class athlete, coach, and two-time Olympian!

THE PORTERHOUSE OPEN

Thanks to all who fenced, donated, and supported the PorterHouse Opens! So far we’ve raised over $5,800!!  If you would still like to help, it’s never too late, visit the Matthew & Karen Porter GoFundMe page to donate.

NATIONAL EVENTS

November 11-14 NAC: Milwaukee, WI

Junior, Cadet, Y14 & Cadet Team

December NAC #1: Richmond VA

Triple Fee Entry Deadline – November 2, 2016

Div I Men’s & Women’s Epee and Sabre only, D1A – all weapons/genders, VET Open & VET Age

December NAC #2: Rocky Point, NY

Triple Fee Entry Deadline – November 8, 2016

Div I Men’s & Women’s Foil Only

January NAC: Columbus, OH

Regular Fee Deadline – November 23, 2016

Triple Fee Entry Deadline – December 7, 2016

Div I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior Team

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME A BAY CUP MEMBER

Don’t forget to join USA Fencing or renew your membership for this season.