Good luck to all fencers competing at this week’s National Championships and July Challenge!
Fencing kicks off on Saturday, July 1, in Salt Lake City, UT. Competition will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Halls 1-5 with medals awarded daily. All events are free and open to the public. The 10-day event will draw an estimated 4,222 fencers from 47 states and 428 clubs. With 8,877 entries approved for the event, the tournament could surpass the 12-day 2014 USA Fencing National Championships as the largest fencing tournament in history. For complete tournament coverage click HERE
We know how hard everyone has worked all season and congratulations to the fencers, coaches, parents, and supporters who made it through another year on the strip.
Go get ’em!
National Qualifiers for Y14, Division 2 and Division 3 are this Sunday, March 19!
Due to a late surge in entries, and in order to keep the event running smoothly, we have changed the close of check-in times for the following events:
Div 2/3 WE — now 11:30AM
Div 2/3 WF — now 11:30AM
Y14 MF — now 1:30PM
Y14 ME — now 1:00PM
Y14 WE — now 1:00PM
Y14 WF — Now 1:00PM
Registration is now LIVE for the West-Rock Division 2017 Y14, Division II, and Division III National Championship qualifiers.
To sign up, click HERE
If you’re a club and need a flyer for your fencers — click 2017-national-qualifiers-flyer
A few notes about the qualifiers:
The Fencing Academy of Westchester
For Y14, fencers must be born between 2002 and 2005.
For Div 2 and 3, fencers must be born in 2003 or before.
How do I qualify for Div II and/or Div III?
The West-Rock Division runs the Division 2 and Division 3 qualifiers as one event. The top 25% of finishers will qualify for Division 2, and if eligible they will also automatically qualify for Division 3.
To determine the number of additional qualifiers for Division 3, we look at how many fencers competing were D or under — 25% of that number qualifies.
How do I pay for the qualifiers?
You cannot pay for the qualifiers via askfred. All payments are made at the door the day of the competition. We do not accept credit cards. We DO accept cash or check (made payable to The West-Rock Division US Fencing.)
Where can I find everything I need to know about the National Championships?
At the US Fencing website. Click HERE
West-Rock fencers can now register to compete in the qualifiers for 2017 Junior Olympics.
Register by clicking HERE
Fencers can register to fence in Junior (Under 20, birth years: 1997-2003) and Cadet (Under 17, birth years: 2000-2003).
Registration on askfred closes DEC 10, 2016.
DOUBLE ENTRY FEE, DEC 11-16.
NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER Midnight, DECEMBER 16 OR AT THE DOOR.
Email event organizers after Dec 10 for late entries.
Fees: $60 for each event.
Checks payable to West-Rock Division USFA.
Payments can be made at the door. Credit Cards not accepted.
If you register to compete in multiple events, payment is due for all events at check-in for the first event.
The Junior Olympics will take place from February 17-20, 2017, in Kansas City, MO. For complete information about the JOs, visit the US Fencing website (click HERE)
NYACK, NY — Lilov Fencing Academy Nyack has closed its doors and reopened as the homebase of the Rockland Fencers Cub. Foil coach Irina Koroleva and epee coach Paul Kutelvas will join RFC epee coaches and founders Attila Lukacs and Tyler Overk. The club’s dedicated team of fencing professionals looks forward to serving your fencing needs in its two locations:
RFC Nyack: The 40 Lydecker Street location is located on the water in downtown Nyack, NY and boasts 12 Olympic-sized fencing strips and a total of 6,000 sq f of training space. RFC Nyack offers both foil & epee with a schedule that operates 6 days a week.
RFC JCC at 450 West Nyack Rd, will also continue to operate.
The RFC was recently featured in the Journal News/LoHud.com. For the full story, click HERE.
Want more information about the RFC, it’s coaches, and how to get started? Visit their website: http://www.rocklandfencersclub.com/
Dallas, TX — 2016 Cadet World Champion Sylvie Binder (Armonk, Fencing Academy of Westchester) returned to domestic competition at the 2016 Summer National Championships and July Challenge this past weekend. The tournament is the largest fencing competition in the world and is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.
Binder made two podium appearances, claiming a bronze in both the Division 1 Women’s Foil and the Junior Women’s Foil.
Congratulations to Sylvie, her family, and her coaches Slava Grigoriev and Anya Katkova.