2018 Virginia Division Championships (and 2018/19 Elections) to be held at Tidewater Fencing Club on May 19th and May 20th

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The 2018 Virginia Division Championships will be held at the Tidewater Fencing Club in Chesapeake, VA on May 19th and 20th.  Registration is open here on Ask Fred for Virginia Division members only.

This is the annual Individual Championship Tournament for the Commonwealth of Virginia!

Immediately following the fencing on Saturday, we will hold the annual elections for the Virginia Division Board of Officers for the 2018-2019 season. If you are interested in running for any of the positions on the Board, please email the Board with your intent to run so that we can announce the people running at the time of the meeting.

Senior Men’s Foil May 19 9:30AM
Senior Women’s Epee May 19 11:30AM
Senior Women’s Saber May 19 1:00PM
Senior Men’s Epee May 20 9:30AM
Senior Men’s Saber May 20 1:00PM
Senior Women’s Foil May 20 11:30AM

Entry fee is $35, ALL ENTRANTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATIONS AND PAID BY CLOSE OF REGISTRATION DATE 5/17/2017 TO FENCE.

2018 Virginia Division Div II/III/Y14 SN Quals

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The Virginia Division Div II / III and Y14 Summer National Qualifier tournament is schedule for April 7th and 8th and has been posted here on AskFred.  This event will be held at the Richmond Fencing Club.

Events Scheduled:
C & Under Women’s Epee
C & Under Women’s Foil
C & Under Women’s Saber
C & Under Men’s Epee
C & Under Men’s Foil
C & Under Men’s Saber
Y14 Women’s Epee
Y14 Women’s Foil
Y14 Women’s Saber
Y14 Men’s Epee
Y14 Men’s Foil
Y14 Men’s Saber

Fees: $35 per event MUST be prepaid and Pre-Registered for the Qualifiers on AskFred. If you are not pre-registered and pre-paid by April 5th, 2018, you will not be able to compete.

VA DIVISION MEMBERS ONLY!!!

A member can declare a division affiliation based on his or her residence, location of the school that member is attending or location of club that the member will represent in USFA competitions. Each year a member must declare the Division affiliation for that membership year. That Division is then the one from which the fencer must qualify to the USA Fencing National Championships and the Junior Olympic Fencing Championships.

This tournament is only for fencers whose country that they represent is the USA.

Number of Qualifiers for USA Fencing National Championships from Division Qualifying Competitions (25% rule)
# Competitors 1 2 3 -12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24, 25-28
# Qualifiers 1 2 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

If an event has three (3) or fewer entrants by registration close, those entrants will automatically qualify and the event will not be fenced.

FOR ALL EVENTS, PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, APRIL 5th, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Region 6 JRCC (Foil Only) in Richmond, This Weekend!

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Registration for the first “annual” Richmond RJCC (Foil) will close at midnight, January 25th – THIS THURSDAY.

This RJCC supports Region 6 and awards points towards the 2018 July Challenge at Summer Nationals.  It also awards points towards qualification to the 2019 Junior Olympics (not 2018, being held in a few weeks).

Registration can be made on AskFred here.

Hangover Classic 2018 Final Call!!!!!

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The Hangover Classic is officially closed on AskFred.  Thank you so much to those who have registered and we look forward to seeing you this weekend at the Richmond Fencing Club.

We understand that perhaps you’ve been asleep, hungover, working, or just got back to your Spring Semester of Uni.  We’d love to have a few more people because some events are so close to becoming nicely rated events – specifically, Senior Mixed Saber and Div III Mixed Saber, but there are others.

Check it out HANGOVER OPEN 2018

If you’re interested LAST MINUTE,  email the Organizer through AskFred and we can negotiate the terms!  🙂

Have a great weekend and see you there!

EXTENDED DEADLINE – 2018 Hangover Classic!

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With so much going on in our lives with this New Year, we figured we should keep the registration open for a few more days.  Some may have extended hangovers, others, well…  we’ll just leave it as we’re being nice and we’d love to see you!  Did you know that there are a number of breweries AND distilleries within WALKING distance of the Richmond Fencing Club?  Mmmhmmm….  Come on…  Register.  It’s always a great time with good people and a well managed tournament.

As you know:

The event will have strong Open Mixed Foil, Saber and Epee events as well as Women only events AND Mixed DIV3 (D and under) events on 6 grounded strips.

The tournament will be held on January 20 and 21, 2018 @ the Richmond Fencing Club.

Event Schedule:
Women’s Epee 1/20 @ 1:30pm
Women’s Foil 1/21 @ 9:00am
Women’s Saber 1/21 @ 11:30am
Mixed Epee 1/21 @ 9:00am
Mixed Foil 1/20 @ 9:00am
Mixed Saber 1/20 @ 2:00pm
D and Under Mixed Epee 1/20 @ 9:00am
D and Under Mixed Foil 1/21 @ 2:30pm
D and Under Mixed Sabre 1/20 @ 9:00am

Events are $35 each, and require payment to be made on AskFred by January 16, 2018.  Registration close for the Hangover Classic will occur at MIDNIGHT, January 16, 2018.  Any/All pending registrations (not paid for) will be deleted in the morning of the January 17th.  Triple Fees for registrations after registration close – whether online or at the door.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Thank you so much for your continued support of this longtime Virginia Division tradition, and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Hangover Classic 2018 is OPEN for Registration

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The Hangover Classic 2018 is now open for registration on Fred.

The event will have strong Open Mixed Foil, Saber and Epee events as well as Women only events AND Mixed DIV3 (D and under) events on 6 grounded strips.

The tournament will be held on January 20 and 21, 2018 @ the Richmond Fencing Club.

Event Schedule:
Women’s Epee 1/20 @ 1:30pm
Women’s Foil 1/21 @ 9:00am
Women’s Saber 1/21 @ 11:30am
Mixed Epee 1/21 @ 9:00am
Mixed Foil 1/20 @ 9:00am
Mixed Saber 1/20 @ 2:00pm
D and Under Mixed Epee 1/20 @ 9:00am
D and Under Mixed Foil 1/21 @ 2:30pm
D and Under Mixed Sabre 1/20 @ 9:00am

Events are $35 each, and require payment to be made on AskFred by January 16, 2018.  Registration close for the Hangover Classic will occur at MIDNIGHT, January 16, 2018.  Any/All pending registrations (not paid for) will be deleted in the morning of the January 17th.  Triple Fees for registrations after registration close – whether online or at the door.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Thank you so much for your continued support of this longtime Virginia Division tradition, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Virginia Division Junior Olympic Qualifiers – 10/21-10/22

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The Virginia Division of USA Fencing is holding our Junior Olympic Qualifier tournament this coming Saturday and Sunday – October 21 and 22 at the NOVA Fencing Club in Falls Church, VA.

More information found here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=38102

NOTE: This tournament is open only to members of the Virginia Division. Further, fencers MUST BE U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. A foreign fencer who is in the United States on a visa is NOT eligible to fence in any National Championships, individual or team, or associated division qualifying competitions. If an athlete has a Green Card, a copy of this card should be submitted with your qualifying forms.

Richmond Fencing Club Fall RYC Live Results

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For those following or attending the Fall RYC hosted by Richmond Fencing Club this weekend (9/30 – 10/1):

LiveResults (or Preliminary Seeding)

Fence well, competitors!

New Virginia Division Referee Rates

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The Virginia Division has updated the pay scale for Division-run events to the following flat-rate system in order to be regionally competitive and to make calculating costs easier and more predictable for event planners and referees.

Note that individual clubs are not bound by this new scale for their own events.

Referee Rating One Day Pay
1 $195
2 $180
3 $165
4 $150
5 $135
6 $120
7 $110
8 $100
9 $75
10 $75
None $60

Questions or concerns should be directed to any of the Division Board Members.

VA Division Officers for 2017-2018 Season

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The Virginia Division of USA Fencing is pleased to announce our officers for the 2017-2018 season.

Chair:
Richard Weiss

Vice Chair:
Ron Thornton

Treasurer:
Allen Evans

Secretary:
Jacob Duell

Member-at-Large:

Amy Papadopoulos

Greg Kaidanov

Ted Smith

Melanie Demaree

Meredith Powers

Virginia Division FOC:
Marcus Balog