There will be no more open fencing on Thursday nights in the Manchester club for the remainder of June, and all of August. In August, we will be open in Manchester only on Mondays and Wednesdays, and in Rochester only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Welcome to the Summer Term at Seacoast in Manchester! For June and August, the Children and Youth Training groups will be combined and meet 6:30 to 7:45 pm every Monday and Wednesday those two months (we are closed in July). Junior and Adult groups will meet 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in June, but only on Mondays and Wednesdays in August. I am trying to get the air conditioning fixed, hopefully by the second week of June.
Welcome to the Summer Term at Seacoast in Rochester! For June and August, the Children and Youth Training groups will be combined and meet 6:30 to 7:45 pm every Tuesday and Thursday those two months (we are closed in July). Junior and Adult groups will meet 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in June, but only on Tuesday and Thursday in August. Good news for the Rochester fencers, we will have air conditioning.
The prices for Summer term are below (June and August- closed in July)
Children (ages 7 to 12) $150 for one month, $250 for both
Youth (ages 12-14) $160 for one month, $260 for both
Junior/Adult (14 -74) $170 for one month, $270 for both
If you know you will miss a week during a month participation, I will prorate the tuition. I don’t prorate the two month tuition, as it already has a $100 discount.
This Saturday, the Concord Fencing Club hosted a qualifying tournament for the United State Fencing Association’s Summer National Championships. The top three finishers in each event will qualify to go to the National Championships, June 29 to July 8, in Dallas Texas. The Seacoast Fencing Club, which operates out of Manchester and Rochester, NH, had a great day, with their fencers winning all five contested events. In Division 2 men’s foil, Jacob Scruton, a high school student from Farmington, had an intense battle in the gold medal bout with Cameron Borgal, a fencer with the UNH Fencing Club. Jacob was down 9-14 in the final period, but scored six straight points to win 15-14.
Solomon Bixby, from Dover, NH led a medal sweep for Seacoast in Y14 men’s foil, winning gold, with Casey Wohlers, from Rochester, who took second. Simon Leary, from Hudson, mounted his own comeback, down 10-14 in the bronze medal bout with Concord fencer Ryan Ohrwashel, and fought back to win 15-14, taking third. Two hours later, Solomon capped a perfect day by winning the Y14 men’s epee, having never lost a bout in either of his two events. His father, Peter Bixby, won the Division 2 men’s epee earlier that afternoon. In the only contested women’s event, Samantha Wood, from Wolfeboro, had only nine points scored against her, and went undefeated in Division 2 women’s foil, beating fellow Seacoast fencer Hannah McPherson, from Pelham in the final.
I hope everyone had a great summer. But now it is time to have a great season! Remember, you must be a current member of the USFA– last year’s membership will have expired, unless you joined with a competitive membership after April 1, 2015 or have a multi year membership. I strongly recommend a competitive membership, so you can enter tournaments. The link to join the USFA is:
We start the 2015-2016 season at Seacoast on Tuesday September 8 in Rochester for all programs: Children, Youth, and Junior & Adult – and beginning and intermediate classes. We will have a meeting for parents on that day at 7:00 pm, to collect checks, explain how the program runs, what is expected from both you and your child, and the upcoming tournaments appropriate for your child. We will have a team meeting for the Youth, Junior, and Adult fencers on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 pm.
Manchester starts on Wednesday, September 9 for all programs: Children, Youth, Junior, and Adult – and beginning and intermediate classes. We will have a meeting for parents on that day at 7:00 pm, to collect checks, explain how the program runs, what is expected from both you and your child, and the upcoming tournaments appropriate for your child. We will have a team meeting for Youth, Junior, and Adult fencers on Monday, September 14 at 7:30 pm.
See you soon!
Chris Pullo, Head Coach
The prices for Fall term are below (three months: September thru November)
Children (ages 7 to 12) $255
Youth (ages 12-14) $270
Junior/Adult (14 -74) $285
Advanced Class $90 Thursday in Rochester, Wednesday in Manchester: 7:45-8:15 pm. It will start at the end of September.
The program days and times have not changed from last season and can be found under Hours and Directions.
Since there are fewer fencers in the summer, the regular season schedule is being adjusted to ensure enough people are in each program to have a good time fencing each other!
Manchester’s schedule in August: starts August 3rd
Children: Will meet 6:30 to 7:30 Mondays and Wednesdays. They will have their Children’s Training time on Mondays, and will get their lessons on that day. They will join the Youth Training on Wednesday.
Youths: Will have two different start times: 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Mondays, with the Junior/Adult Group, and 6:30 to 7:45 pm on Wednesdays in their Youth Group.
Juniors and Adults: Will meet at their regular season times of 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, but we are closed on Thursdays until September.
Rochester’s schedule in August: starts August 4th
Children: Will do the Children’s Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:45 pm.
Youths: Will join the Juniors and Adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Juniors and Adults: Will meet at their regular season times of 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we are closed on Sundays until September.