Seacoast Team Meet #1

We have Seacoast Team Meet #1 coming up on Sunday, November 5 at 271 Wilson St in Manchester.  We will be holding four mixed foil team events:  Y10, Y12, Y14, and Unclassified.  These events will be collegiate format, with three to four person teams.  I will make up the teams on the day of the event.  You will fence every member of the opposing team, but not your teammates.  However, if there are only two teams, we will have an individual event as well, so everyone will get enough bouts.

All close of registration for the above events is 10:00 am.  You should plan to arrive in Manchester between 9:15 and 9:30 am, so you have sufficient time to change, do some laps, stretch, and get in a few warm up bouts.

We also have open mixed foil epee, and saber teams (rated and unrated together).  The entries in these events will choose the format-  collegiate or FIE.  These events will start at 1:30 pm (be there by 1:00 pm).

Register by Wednesday, November 1,  on the google spreadsheet link below:

Entry fee will be $15 for all events, plus $5 for any event with directors.  You pay at the door, check or cash (no credit cards).  I will have directors for the Y10, and hopefully for the Y12 as well.  You can enter a maximum of two events if you wish.

Electric weapons and lames will be available ($10 for one item, $15 for both).

If you are a rated foil fencer, please come in to direct the Y10 & Y12 events, and help out with the Y14 & Unclassified.


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.

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!