2017-18 Tournament Information

I emailed the proposed Northeast Division (Maine and New Hampshire) competition schedule for the upcoming season to all Seacoast fencers and parents.  Please check your email and bring a copy of the attachment to the 7:00 pm parent’s meeting in each club (Manchester on Wednesday 9/6, and Rochester on 9/7).  I will answer any questions you may have about competitions, and the schedule.  Parents, I would like to have your child bring it to the Saturday (9/9) meeting in Manchester, and the Tuesday (9/12) meeting in Rochester, so I can go over it with them as well.

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Fencing in September

We are starting a new season in September!  The schedule and prices are below.  I hope to see all of you at the first meetings in each club.  Manchester will open on Wednesday, September 6.  Rochester will open on Thursday, September 7.

Both clubs will have a parents meeting at 7:00 on their first day.  Please bring payment, and be ready to take notes on the upcoming competitions for your child.  Also, my private lesson schedule will be set at that time.  Please be there!

Fencers will have their orientation and a discussion on upcoming competitions on Saturday, September 9 for Manchester fencers, and on Tuesday, September 12 for Rochester fencers.

Manchester Schedule

Children will be 10:30 to11:30 am on Saturdays, & 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Youths will be 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays, & 6:30 to 7:45 pm on Wednesdays.

Juniors and Adults will now meet on Saturdays, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, and Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Rochester Schedule

Children will be 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Youths will be 6:30 to 7:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Juniors and Adults will be on Sundays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Rochester fencers can also come to the Manchester club on Saturdays if you want to pick up an extra day of fencing (with new people).  No extra charge, as all Seacoast fencers can train in either or both clubs, any time you want (OK, only when we are open).

As usual, we are happy to stay an extra half hour if fencers want more time on the strip!

Tuition for the three month Fall term (September, October, and November)

Children      $265
Youth            $280
Junior           $295
Adult             $295

Advanced Class  $95  (a great way to learn more offensive and defensive techniques for newer and younger fencers).

Please bring cash or a check (payable to Seacoast Fencing Club) to the first meeting. I do not have credit, debit, paypal, or bitcoin capability.

Fencing in August

Youth, Junior, and Adult Training will be combined in August, and meet 7:00 to 9:00 pm twice a week in each club.  

There will be no Children’s Training this month (not enough signed up).

The Rochester schedule for August:      Will meet 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (no Sundays).  The first night is Tuesday, August 1, and the last night will be Tuesday, August 29.

The Manchester schedule for August:    Will meet 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (no Thursdays).  The first night is Wednesday, August 2, and the last night will be Wednesday, August 30.

If you did not pay for both June and August at the end of Spring Term, the tuition for August will be $170 for Youths, and $185 for Juniors and Adults.

Check the website next week for the Fall schedule.  The first meeting of the Fall term will be Thursday, September 7, and Saturday, September 9 in Manchester.  Yes, Manchester will now have training on Saturdays!

No Team Meet Saturday, June 24

Sorry Seacoast fencers, but the Seacoast Team Meet #5 scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 24 conflicted with the two day Referee/Director seminar up in Portland, ME on the same weekend.  Many SFC fencers will be attending this (most of the ones who do the directing at our team meets), so I am cancelling this event.  See you at next season’s team meets, with new and improved directors!

Results from the Wide Open Tournament

We had a very good day of fencing this past weekend at our Rochester facility.  We had 52 entries, and for the first time ever, our saber event was the largest of the entire day, and earned a C2017 for the winner!

Two Seacoast fencers from Rochester did well, with Gabe Tarbuck earning his C2017 by finishing third in the Mixed Epee.  Ida Choy also did very well, finishing third in Mixed Foil.  Congratulations to both our fencers!

The next event we will host in Rochester will be the Five Weapon E meet on Saturday, June 3.  Be sure to sign up if you are an E fencer or unrated (and born 2003 or earlier).  You can sign up on this link:

https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=34761We

We will need directors for that day, so if you are a D or higher rated fencer, please consider offering to direct that day.