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.