Sunday, September 22, 2013

USA FENCING KY DIVISION: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & DIVISION POLICIES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Chair:  Dawn Wilson, Louisville Fencing Center
Vice-Chair:  Marcia Pierce, Eastern Kentucky University
Secretary:  Max Dettlinger, Louisville Fencing Center
Treasurer:  Tim EdwardsBluegrass Fencers' Club
email: tim_edwards@usa.net or tedwards@lexmark.com
Tournament Committee Chair:  Stephen Fisher, Bowling Green Fencing Academy
email: bgfencingacademy@gmail.com


DIVISION POLICIES:
Annual Financial Audit Policy (pdf) 
Referee Payment Policy (pdf) 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

NEWS


43rd Annual Bourbon Open / ROC!
November 7 & 8, 2015

We welcome you come join us for the 43nd annual Bourbon Open (ROC). The Bourbon Open is the KY Division's Signature Event!


This event will be held @ Louisville Fencing Club,1401 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203.

We welcome you come join us for the 43nd annual Bourbon Open / ROC. The Bourbon Open is the KY Division's Signature Event!

$40 Registration Fee. $30 for each event (includes USA ROC)

This event will be held @ Louisville Fencing Club,1401 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203.
http://www.louisvillefencing.org/JoomlaLFC/

Parking and Security- There is plenty of on street and some off street parking available. Even though security is present at all times, please secure all cars and items.

Host Hotel- 
Hampton Inn Louisville Airport
800 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 366-8100

Food - LFC has stated that they will have small snacks and water available. We are currently working on finding possible vendors.

Fencing bags - Fencing bags - No fencing bags will be allowed on the floor. All bags will have a special, easily accessible place, to be stored away from the action.

Waivers - All waivers must be turned in at the time of registration. No wavier, NO fencing. 
* Please do not count on extras being available at registration. The wavier link is listed above.


Cutoff date for pre registration is October 18th.

Tournament format - One round of pools, 100% promoted to DE with no repechage. 

Times
Saturday
Div1A Men's Foil Sat 11/15 reg close: 8:00AM
Div1A Women's Epee Sat 11/15 reg close: 12:00PM
Div1A Men's Saber Sat 11/15 reg close: 3:00PM

Sunday
Div1A Men's Epee Sun 11/16 reg close: 8:00AM
Div1A Women's Foil Sun 11/16 reg close: 12:00PM 
Div1A Women's Saber Sun 11/16 reg close: 1:30PM 

Prizes - The 1st place finishers in the male events will receive a signed Brown-Foreman bourbon barrel top. 1st place finishers in female events will receive Silver Mint Julep Cups. Medals will be awarded accordingly.

Vendor and Armorer - Both will be@ LFC Saturday and Sunday. There will be a early weapons check Friday for a 2 hour period only 5:00p- 7:00p @ Louisville Fencing Club, 1401 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203.

If you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
Sincerely,
Dawn Wilson
Chair, Kentucky Division USFA
email: darksaber1012@gmail.com 

















13 SEP 14




DERBY OPEN @ WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
2014 Summer Nationals Qualifier

Hello everyone,

Events and times have been finalized for our Summer Nationals Qualifier, the Derby Open. 
http://askfred.net/Events/whoIsComing.php?tournament_id=23535

If you feel that you may have already qualified, or are unsure, please check USA Fencing's lists of 2014 auto qualifiers:
http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/922635-2014-national-championship-auto-qualifiers

USA Fencing 2014 Summer Nationals qualifying information:
http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0049/3087/2014_Nationals_Division_Region_Information_FINAL.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Wilson (KY Division Chair) or myself.

regards,
Stephen Fisher
KY Division Tournament Chair  


DO YOU NEED EQUIPMENT? 
As  Chair of the Kentucky Division USFA, I would  like to  take the  opportunity to invite you all of you and your clubs to participate in the Cory “Andrew” Stauble Memorial Open Tournament on March 29, 2014.

All 3 weapons  will  be fenced and the top 3 Male and Female Fencers will receive Medals and for the premier event The Cory Stauble Memorial Open Foil, not only will  the top 3 Male and Female Fencers will receive Medals they will also recieve  ABSOLUTE FENCING – Gift Certificates.

1st place - Cory Stauble Memorial Open Foil -$200 Gift Certificate
2nd place - Cory Stauble Memorial Open Foil -$150 Gift Certificate
3rd place - Cory Stauble Memorial Open Foil -100 Gift Certificate

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Other Events Scheduled:
Mixed Epee
Mixed Foil
Mixed Saber
Youth Mixed Epee
Youth Mixed Saber

Thank you all in advance !


Dawn Wilson
Chair, Kentucky Division USFA



New Year's Open & JO Qualifier:
We encourage everyone to start 2014 with your feet on the piste and blades crossed. The KY Divisions New Year's Open & Junior Olympic Qualifier will be held at the Louisville Fencing Center on Saturday 01/04/14.

AskFred: New Year's Open
AskFred: J.O. Qualifier




In an effort to encourage more fencing in the division we would like to ask all fencers in the division to support  Royal Fencing International as they host the Royal Fencing Winter Open which has been rescheduled for December 21st. So if you know any fencers not signed up. Please encourage them to do so. 

The link is:
Royal Fencing Winter Open
 

Dawn Wilson
Chair, Kentucky Division USFA
502-475-4559


Referee Seminar
Referee Seminar
Sean Shumate will be offering a Referee Seminar at the Louisville Fencing Center. The clinic will be held on Saturday November 16th starting at 9:00 am and is expected to continue until finished. 

Attending an official FOC-sanctioned clinic is a prerequisite for attempting the written exam. Once a passing score (90%) has been achieved on the written exam (both the general section and one or more weapon-specific sections) a referee receives a rating of "P" in each weapon passed. Further ratings improvements (1-10) can be obtained at a later date by being evaluated in a practical setting at tournaments.
The Referee Development Seminar will provide you with a broad understanding of the role, responsibilities, and duties of a referee, as well as refine your sense of right of way, timing, and application of the penalties. The Study Guide will prepare you for the written exam. The two together are designed to prepare you for the demands of refereeing actual fencing bouts.


The cost of the clinic is $75/person.
There will be a working lunch during the clinic. Please feel free to bring food. Additionally, orders will be taken at the site of the clinic for delivery.


Who should attend:
- Aspiring referees - who want to learn how right of way and rules are being applied at a national and international level
- Athletes - who want to improve their games and get a more complete understanding of their sport
- Coaches - who want to maintain their grasp of current interpretations and rules updates
- Parents - who want a better understanding of tournament format and the basics of sport fencing for their children
- Current referees - who need to fulfill their yearly requirement for seminar attendance or further their personal development




Halloween Open a Success!
We want to thank everyone who attended the Halloween Open at Eastern Kentucky University. We would also like to thank EKU Fencing Club for hosting the competition. Dawn Wilson, our division chair was kind enough to celebrate her birthday with us. She took home the Sabre gold medal and brought us birthday cake! Now we look forward to the Bourbon Open next month!

 

 

Lastly, I want to remind everyone of the two objectives of our sport.
#1. Have fun!
#2. Hit your opponent without being hit yourself.
(Stephen Fisher, KY Div Tournament Chair)

USFCA Coaches Clinic: I would like to encourage all KY Division coaches (university instructors, club owner/coaches, assistant instructors) to attend this USFCA clinic. Certification examinations are available for the Moniteur, Prevot, and Master levels. We will develop better fencers through better coaching. As teacher of fencing, this is very dear to me. I hope to see many of you in attendance. - Regards, Stephen Fisher (KY Division Tournament Chairman) www.usfca.org


Bourbon Open News: On November 23rd, the Kentucky division's signature event, the Bourbon open turns 40. In honor of this milestone, we are fortunate enough to offer as first place prizes in all 3 weapons one of a kind barreltops signed by the master distiller himself! A special thanks to Randy Isdahl and Brown Forman for this special prize!


Back to School Youth Open: 
The divisions opening tournament was held on Saturday, September 7th, at the Louisville Fencing Center. Our young fencers not only displayed aptitude for the sport, they had FUN! Which is what they should be having. A special thanks to Sean Shumate, Jim Martin, Louisa Felty, Max Dettlinger, and David Townsend for their help in making this event enjoyable for our young fencers.


KY DIV NEWS:
This past Sunday (August 18, 2013), we had the KY Division Annual Meeting at the Louisville Fencing Center. Good fellowship and discussion was had by all. In coming days, you will hear about positive steps in the division as well as some very worthwhile information that will affect fencing overall. -Dawn Wilson, KY DIV President- 18 AUG 13- KY Division USFA Annual Meeting Minutes

NKY Fencing Academy:
On September 14, 2013 come fence for a rating and a great cause @ the SWORD's Blades Battling Barth Syndrome Open in Dayton, Ohio!

Louisville Fencing Center:
On August 18, 2013 (noon-3pm) come out for our new tradition of Vet and soon-to-be-Vet fencing practice. All three weapons! $15 floor fee for non-LFC members. Come one come all! Tell your friends!  

2016-17 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

KY DIVISION CALENDAR 
National and Local Calendar


KY DIV MINUTES

KY Division USFA Annual Meeting Minutes (22  AUG 15)
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (31 MAY 14)
KY Division Meeting Minutes (26 APR 14)
KY Division Meeting Minutes (29 MAR 14)
October/November Executive Meeting Minutes (01 NOV 13)
Board Meeting Minutes (22 SEP 13)
KY Division USFA Annual Meeting Minutes (18 AUG 13)
Executive Meeting Minutes (22 JUL 13)

USA FENCING MEMBER CLUBS

Non-USA Fencing Member Clubs

Additional contact information can be found on the USA Fencing Member Club listing.








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