Scheduling for August

There has been a discrepency in the bylaws concerning the scheduling of events in August. It was discussed at the last division meeting to change the scheduling deadlines to make things more fair for college clubs and make it easier to get tournaments sanctioned in August. We areĀ  going to have a trial run of this proposed format. Clubs wanting to host a sanctioned tournament in August can now submit their request by June 15 to have them approved by the scheduling committee. Tournament requests still need to be submitted in the standard format for consideration.

The July 15th deadline will still apply as it is currently written in the bylaws, except that the applicable time frame will start September 1st instead of August 31st.

The proper format for submitting tournaments is shown below:

Tournament Name (if known)
Location of Tournament
Primary requested date
Secondary requested date
Events to be Sanctioned (Open Mixed Epee, Y14 Mix Saber, Cadet Women’s Epee, etc.)

The tournaments must be listed in priority order if you are submitting more than one. If they are listed in chronological order then that will be determined to also be their priority order. If the tournament is run over more than a single day, then you must list which events will be fenced on which days. Event times within each day are not required.

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Preliminary North Carolina Divisionals Qualified Athlete List

A list of competitors and the events for which they’ve qualified can be found at the link below. It is only preliminary, generated by the program used to run the tournament, and is not official at this time. It is, however, the list that has been sent to the Division Secretary to be verified and sent to USA Fencing for event qualification.

There were a few competitors who were qualified for their events prior to the tournament, so a couple of people who were not listed as having qualified at the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday may actually have qualified. This list reflects that update.

QUALIFIERS_2014Mar01_NCDiv23Y14NationalQualifyingTournament_Updated

(Note: when you click the link, it will bring you to a page where you can download the attachment which is available through a link as well)

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Division Membership Meeting

There will be a Division Membership Meeting on March 1st at 5:30 PM (after the first day of the NC Division Qualifier tournament). It will be held at NBS Gym, the venue for the NC Division Qualifier Tournament.

The tentative agenda includes the following in no particular order:

Treasurer’s Report

Tournament Scheduling concerns for the 2014-2015 season

Election of officers for the 2014-2015 season

If there are any other concerns that people would like to address, please let us know soon so that we can get the ball rolling on it.

Thanks,

Donny Zelinski

NC Division Chair

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Preliminary North Carolina Junior Olympic Qualified Athlete List

The following fencers have been preliminarily identified as qualifying for the 2014 Junior Olympics based upon their finishes at the North Carolina Junior Olympics Qualification Tournament.

  • Alexander Burte U20MF
  • Alexander Hoirup U17MF
  • Andrew Fulmer U20ME U17ME
  • Cameron Davis U20MS
  • Charles Chow U17MF
  • Diana Philpot Auto U20WS
  • Dylis Lewis U17MS
  • Emily Winstead U20WF U17WF
  • Evan Philpot U20MF U20MS(AUTO)
  • Gabriel Lima U20MF U17MF
  • Gabrielle Dastoli U20WF
  • Genetta Young U17WE
  • Joshua Harvey U20ME
  • Margaret Bertoni U20WE U17WE
  • Matthew Schumak U20MF
  • Nick Wofford U17ME
  • Oliver Galbraith U20MF U17MF
  • Patrick Arsena U20MS U17MS
  • Patrick Sauser U17ME
  • Sabrina Sholomon U20WS U17WS
  • Samantha Milewski U17WE
  • Samantha Wolstenholme-Britt U17WF
  • Samuel Cason U17MF
  • Sara “Elli” Moreno U20WE
  • Sarah Hanvy U20WE U20WS
  • Sarah Pollack U17WS
  • Shane Mason U20ME
  • Shiaoching Tse U20WF U17WF
  • Shiaomeng Tse U20WS
  • Tristan Manturuk U20MS U17MS
Full results can be found on askFRED.
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FOC Referee Seminar and Clinic Dec 1, 2013

FOC Referee Seminar and Hands-On Foil and Sabre Priority Clinic

with Matt Cox and Darius Wei
Sunday, Dec 1, 9am-5pm

This seminar fulfills the official FOC seminar requirement; participants will be cleared to take both the written and practical referee exams.

The material will be delivered in what Matt calls a “lab environment”. Participants will not only learn the rules and conventions of fencing, but gain hands-on experience interpreting and discussing live action demonstrations.

Discussion of the rules will be informed by Matt and Darius’ experiences refereeing, coaching, and fencing at all levels of the sport. Not just for aspiring referees, this seminar will be helpful for athletes, coaches, and parents who want to learn the finer details of refereeing and how they impact the game.

Instructors:
Matthew Cox is a Certified Referee Instructor from Durham, NC, and holds an international license in both sabre and epee. Having specialized in sabre refereeing for almost 15 years, Matt has refereed at many Grand Prix and World Cup events, and has been a regular fixture at North American Cups. Matt has also served as a club owner and coach, which informed his collaborative approach to referee education.

Darius Wei is a Certified Referee Examiner living in Durham, NC, who has refereed both North American Cups and NCAA post-season events. Darius is currently an assistant coach at Duke University and Mid-South Fencers Club. Athletes who have trained with Darius have consistently demonstrated success, winning National Championships and earning NCAA Championship berths.

Schedule: 9am – 5pm, with a break between noon and 1pm for lunch.

Cost: $50 for the full day seminar.

Location: Duke University Fencing Gym, Duke University

Information:
The seminar and demonstrations will be paced according to the needs of the class. Participants are encouraged to bring their well-read rulebook, questions about the conventions of priority, and fencing equipment.

Registration:
Pleas register on askFRED.

Contact:
Any questions can be directed to Darius (dwei@duaa.duke.edu) or Matt (matthew.ag.cox@gmail.com)

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NC Coaching Development Series with Ron Miller

This is the first in a planned series of clinics organized by the North Carolina fencing division focused on improving coaching in the state and connecting NC coaches with opportunities to learn from one another. The clinic will be taught by coach Ron Miller of UNC.
The clinic will run from 9am to approximately 5pm. Entry fee is $15. Proof of USFA membership is required for participation ($5 basic membership is sufficient). Please bring your fencing equipment, as portions of this clinic may be hands on. Please register on askFRED.
Email Stephen Kmiec with any additional questions.

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Division Meeting – 5:00 pm August 24, 2013, Mid-South Fencers Club

The August Meeting of the Membership of the North Carolina Division of USA Fencing will be held at 5:00 pm on August 24, 2013 at Mid-South Fencers Club. The following agenda will be discussed:

  • Treasurer’s Report
  • JO Qualifier Committee Report
  • Divisional Qualifier Committee Report
  • State Games Report
  • Discussion of new equipment requirements for NACs
  • Discussion of the Tournament Observer Program
  • Discussion of Referee Development

Immediately following the meeting of the membership Tournament Observer Training will be offered.

Mid-South Fencers Club is located at 1104 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705.

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Event submissions for 2013-14 season due July 15th

Summer National Championships came to an end today, and it was great to see so many clubs across the state send fencers to compete.

A reminder that the deadline for submitting date requests to host sanctioned events for the first half of the 2013-14 season is Monday, July 15th. Instructions are posted to the Division website.

You may wish to note potential conflicts from the following lists:

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Announcement for Parents of U18 Fencers

Parents of USA Fencing competitive members under the age of 18, have the opportunity to purchase a USA Fencing supporting membership for the discounted rate of $10. The discount is offered to allow parents of athletes under the age of 18 the opportunity to vote in elections at the division and national levels.

The deadline to register as a voting member for the upcoming USA Fencing election is Friday, February 1, 2013. The easiest way to register as a supporting parent member is by creating an online membership profile for yourself and selecting the membership type. Please click here to access the online membership system.

To have USA Fencing assist with any questions, please contact the National Office at 719.866.4511 or information@usfencing.org.

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NC Divisional National Qualifying Tournament

The North Carolina Divisional National Qualifying Tournament for Division II, Division III, and Y-14 National Championships is now open for preregistration on askFRED.net.

Entry Fees:
Preregistration by 02/23/13
$10 Registration Fee
$30 Event Fee

Registration at the door
$20 Registration Fee
$60 Event Fee

Parking:
Parking is across the street from the gym or at Walker Ave parking deck which is $2 for the first hour, $1 for every consecutive hour with a maximum of $7 per day. There should be enough parking in the first lot for everyone.

Events Scheduled (times are close of registration):
03/02/12
08:00am – Doors open
09:00am – C & Under Senior Men’s Epee
10:00am – C & Under Senior Women’s Foil
11:00am – Y14 Men’s Saber
01:00pm – Y14 Women’s Epee
02:00pm – C & Under Senior Men’s Saber
03:00pm – Y14 Men’s Epee
04:00pm – Y14 Women’s Saber
05:30pm – Spring Division Meeting

03/03/12
08:00am – Doors open
09:00am – C & Under Senior Men’s Foil
09:30am – Y14 Women’s Foil
10:00pm – C & Under Senior Women’s Saber
12:00pm – C & Under Senior Women’s Epee
01:30pm – Y14 Men’s Foil

Preregistration opens on 01/23/2013.
Preregistration closes on 02/27/2013.

Please preregister on askFRED.

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