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December 7th, 2016
Tournament Schedule for Spring 2017

November 5th, 2016
Tournament “More Info” and “Results” Links
Junior Olympic Preliminary Qualification List

September 12, 2016
Summary of 9.11.16 Division Meeting
Update of Division Meeting Minutes archive
Did You Know? – Ratings Changes
New Pages for Live Results Feeds

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NC Divisional Qualifier – March 2017

TweetThe NC Divisional Qualifier is a combined Division 2 / Division 3 Qualifier and a Y-14 Qualifier. Pre-registration is open now and available at askFRED More Info There will be a meeting following the conclusion[…]

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Division Meeting & J.O. Qualifier Location – Oct 2016

TweetThe location for the Junior Olympic Qualifiers is: Kestral Heights School 4700 S. Alston Ave. Durham NC 27713 This will also be the location for the Division Meeting, which will be held at the conclusion[…]

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Clinics – Oct 1st 2016

Tweet  There are two very different refereeing clinics coming up very soon. Details are available here: Clinics/Seminars Both Clinics offer a lot of opportunity to learn new skills and acquire new understanding of the refereeing[…]

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From the Apex Fencing Academy: High Turnout for Foil Development Tournament

On February 4th, Apex Fencing Academy hosted a foil development tournament for Y10, Y12 and Cadet fencers at the Town of Cary’s Middle Creek Community Center. Billed as a tournament for fencers getting a start in competitive fencing, the event drew over 50 fencers from all around the state — and from Virginia too! To say we were surprised by the turnout is an understatement! Thanks to our parent volunteers for scrambling to keep things moving smoothly in the limited space.

Turnout was such that we were able to run separate boys and girls Y10 events. We had young competitors from Apex, All-American Fencing Academy of Fayetteville, Salle New Bern, Crusader and a recent NY to NC transplant. On the boy’s side, Jacob Wechsler, formerly from Fencer’s Club and now residing in Charlotte, took 1st place out of 11. Ania Zhang from Apex won the girls event in a field of 8.

Y12 ran as a mixed event with 20 competitors squaring off in 3 pools. Andy Zhang, Ania’s brother, persevered in a tough DE against Conner Long to take gold.

Finally, in the Cadet category, 11 fencers took the strip with Oliver Morris of Apex winning a tough battle against John Colton for the victory.

Of course the victories are wonderful and a testament to the hard work put in by these fencers. But the true emphasis of this event was on learning, encouragement, and fostering a love of fencing. From what the participants and parents told us, the tournament was a resounding success. A follow-up survey revealed a desire for more tournaments of this type, so we’ll see what we can do next season.

We want to thank all the fencers, parents, clubs and coaches from around the state for coming out and supporting our event. It was so good to see so many young fencers in action in North Carolina. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

One more things. Our annual end-of-the-season tournament is scheduled for May 13th. This will be an unsanctioned event, and a non-competitive USA fencing membership is all that’s needed. In addition to youth foil, we will also run events for youth epee, women’s foil & epee, and senior open foil & epee. In the past, this has been a well received event. Everyone is invited, and we hope to see you there. Information and signup is on askFRED.

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From the Mid-South Fencers Club: Duke Hosts ACC Fencing Championships

The ACC Fencing Championships will be hosted by Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina this weekend. For fencers, this will be the first time competing inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. Live coverage will be on the ACC Network Extra beginning at 12:30pm on Saturday, and 11:30am on Sunday. Commentators include former Olympian Iris Zimmerman, and USA Fencing President Don Anthony.

ACC teams competing:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Duke University

Boston College

University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame women’s and men’s teams have won the first two ACC Championships since the return of the tournament in 2015.

The event is free for all spectators and open to the public.

General public parking will be available in Science Drive Garage (302 Science Drive, Durham, NC) located off NC 751/Cameron Blvd. All guests should use the garage main entrance off of NC 751 between Erwin Road and Science Drive for entry. Look for the general public parking signs marking the entrance. There is no charge to park. Science Drive Garage will open 2 hours prior to the start of competition each day.

Follow @ACCFencing on Twitter and use the official hashtag, #ACCFencing.

Return of the ACC Fencing Championships hosted by UNC in 2015.

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From the All-American Fencing Academy: Crash Course in Armoring Clinic

If you a parent of a competitive fencer, or a competitive fencer, this is a must attend clinic, especially if you own your own electric weapons. Electric weapons need maintenance and sometimes repair. Many times, a simple repair will save you the money from purchasing a new weapon.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 10AM-1130AM
Fee: $10
Pre-Register: https://askfred.net/Clinics/Prereg/existingFencer.php?clinic_id=36401

This beginner’s course for parents and FOIL and EPEE fencers will be on how the weapon works, parts, determining what’s wrong, and repair. Ben Fouty (who’s been fixing all our club weapons and reels) will be instructing. If you have your own electric weapon (broken or working), please bring them, especially the broken ones and your body cords.

Not required, but some parts you might want to bring if you are repairing your own weapons. We also recommend that you have these spare parts available to you anyway, especially screws, tape, and springs. We recommend German parts:

New complete tip
Foil: https://goo.gl/hO5SBl
Epee: https://goo.gl/CvJVpm

Foil: https://goo.gl/EHYLTI
Epee: https://goo.gl/njtFQO

Tip screws
Foil: https://goo.gl/9hjpZf
Epee: https://goo.gl/qhz2Tn

Foil: https://goo.gl/2ouNlw
Epee: https://goo.gl/4mlGlk

Plug(We use bayonet foil plugs and body cords in club. If you are from All-American Fencing, we recommend you use bayonet. If you are from another club, bring whatever you use.)
Foil: https://goo.gl/A3YpFU
Epee: https://goo.gl/caeQea

Contact Spring (Epee Only)https://goo.gl/kEWdKC

Tip tapehttps://goo.gl/ETjkgi

Bare electric blade
Foil: https://goo.gl/QqgJNp
Epee: https://goo.gl/gX6MzA

Wired electric blade(If you don’t want to purchase individual pieces, but you won’t get an opportunity to rewire the blade)
Foil: https://goo.gl/yDsjhh
Epee: https://goo.gl/SPoU8u

Spare pommel and washers(We prefer inside hex nut pommels, washers are also available on Absolute Fencing Gear)https://goo.gl/xX0rzR

Spare guards, pads, and grips (All can be found on Absolute Fencing Gear, it doesn’t matter what kind.)

Recommended tools to bring:

Jewelers screwdrivers

Tightening tool for your pommel (6mm)


Blade glue (fast cure super glue, the one on Absolute Fencing Gear is fine, or just by locally)

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