Board Meeting

The Division Board meeting will be held at 5 pm on Saturday, April 25th at NBS Gym. The address is 3701 Neil Street Raleigh, NC 27607.

The items to be addressed include -

* New board members for the upcoming season

* By-Law revisions and changes

* Referee eligibility and suspension

* Observer responsibilities and reporting

Other topics may be added to this list as they are proposed. Attached below are the proposed by-law changes, a list of what the changes are, and a comparison with the current by-laws.

The proxy forms shall take the outline below and can be mailed to: PO Box 3502 New Bern NC 28564. The proxies must be received by Tuesday, April 21st to be valid.


I wish to inform you that ______________(Your name) will be represented at this meeting by _______________(Proxy name) who is authorized to speak and vote in the name of  ______________(Your name).






By-Laws Documents

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Div II/ Div III Divisional Qualifier

The Div II/ Div III Divisional Qualifier is now posted on . This will take place on March 7-8 at Raleigh Fencer’s in NBS Gym. Further information is on .

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Mid-South Fencer’s Club will be hosting a referee clinic on Jan 31-Feb 2

Mary Mahon is a Certified Referee Instructor (CRI) and is known for her two day interactive referee clinics. Mary will present lecture materials on the first day, and then observe the referees during a small tournament on the second day. This two day format provides an extremely efficient opportunity for aspiring referees to earn a rating. No need to wait for another opportunity for a CRI to come back to be observed refereeing!

Registration on askfred is not required for participation, but helpful. The cost is $75 for the two day seminar paid to Mary Mahon which is due on the first day of the clinic. Pre-registration helps to make sure enough materials will be produced.

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DIvision Schedule

Our apologies for the long delay in officially approving the requested tournaments for the rest of the season. Below is a jpeg (picture) showing the weekends for the 2nd part of the season. A written list of approved dates is also below.

January 17, 2015 – Open Foil, Open Epee, One Touch Epee – CFFA (Wilmington, NC)
February 7, 2015 – Open Foil, Open Epee, D & Under Epee – CFFA (Wilmington, NC)
March 7-8, 2015 – DIV 2/3 Qualifier Events – by NC DIvision @RFC (Raleigh, NC)
March 14-15, 2015 – Open Foil, Open Epee, Open Saber – MSFC (Durham, NC)
March 28-29, 2015 – RYC Events – MSFC (Durham, NC)
March 21, 2015 – Open Women’s Foil, Open Women’s Epee, D & Under Women’s Saber – CFFA (Wilmington, NC)
April 4, 2015 – E & Under Foil, E & Under Epee – SNB (New Bern, NC)
April 18, 2015 – Open Foil, Open Epee, E & Under Saber – CFFA (Wilmington, NC)
April 25-26, 2015 – Open/Y12/Y14 Foil, Open/Y12/Y14 Epee, Open/Y12/Y14 Saber – RFC (Raleigh, NC)
May 2, 2015 – Open Epee – SNB (New Bern, NC)
May 9-10, 2015 – Open/Vet Foil, Open/Vet Epee, Open/Vet Saber – MSFC (Durham, NC)
May 23, 2015 – Open Foil, Open Epee, D & Under Foil – CFFA (Wilmington, NC)
June 6-7, 2015 – Open/Y12/Y14 Foil, Open/Y12/Y14 Epee, Open/Y12/Y14 Saber – RFC (Raleigh, NC)

-Kemmerlyn Lawrence
2014-2015 Division Secretary

Division Schedule

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Division Meeting August 31

There will be a Division Meeting August 31 at NCFDP after their tournament that day. Proxy’s for votes must be received by the secretary by Wednesday, Aug 27 to be valid (PO Box 3502 New Bern NC 28564).


Treasures report

Proposed by laws changes ( for scheduling and updating our by laws)

Hosting an ROC the following season

Hosting an RJCC by Raleigh Fencers

Fencing in State Games

Safe Sport policies

Any other issues wishing to be discussed.

Donny Zelinski

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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 are  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.


(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.


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.

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

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.

Pleas register on askFRED.

Any questions can be directed to Darius ( or Matt (

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