Fishpool fencing film festival!

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***There is NO FENCING on Thurs.19th Sept***

The hall is not available so instead please come and join your fellow club fencers for a social evening at the Lower Red Lion, Fishpool Street next Thursday from 8 to late(ish).

We will organise some snacks and hope to show some fencing of extraordinary quality from films and competitions and perhaps some tuition snippets. We will try to cover all three weapons but time is short and, let’s face it, foil is the most “elegante” (Philip’s words)

Car parking can be challenging down on Fishpool St. (the LRL has a small car park with the world’s narrowest entrance!) but there is always the museum car park about five minutes brisk walk away.

That will just have to be your warm up exercise for the night.  Bonus points if you practice your fencing footwork on the way.

Fencing kit is optional, masks may be worn but please raise them at the bar, and please note swords should not be drawn until last orders!

See you there!

Open Air this Sunday! / 3 Counties restarts / No fencing on 19.09 – social night instead

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OPEN AIR 15.09 – IMPORTANT INFO

*Entry is now closed*
Final numbers are confirmed as follows:
Foil: 23
Epee: 13
Sabre: 9

All entrants should now have an email with further details on the day. If you haven’t received one, please check your spam/junk folder first, then contact us.

A copy of that email is available on our Facebook event page

Please take a moment to note the approx. event timings as follows:

0830 Set-up / Breakfast

0930 Foil check-in closes
0945 Foil starts

1000 Epee check-in closes
1015 Epee starts

1300 Sabre check-in closes
1315 Sabre starts

BBQ finished by 18:30

The weather is looking great for Sunday and looking at the forecast it should remain dry, sunny and even warm!  We still have a hall on standby should it take a turn for the worse.

It should be a great day’s fencing and we look forward to seeing you all!


3 COUNTIES LEAGUE

The league is back underway again after the summer break.

SAFC are away at Bedford on Tuesday 17.09

Teams are as follows:

FOIL:  JD, Simon and ‘Flash’ Gordon (Gordon’s alive!!!!)

EPEE: Richard, Bryant (c) and….. we’re currently short of an epeeist, any volunteers?

Good luck to the teams!


NO FENCING THURS 19.09 – SOCIAL NIGHT INSTEAD

***Important please note***

There is no fencing on Thurs 19th Sept. as the hall is unavailable.

There is a social night being planned as a replacement.

Please keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for further info.

Open Air / 3 Counties returns / Social Event 19.09 / BF membership & HFA AGM

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A lot to cover in this week’s newsletter…. starting with:

SAFC OPEN AIR EVENT 2019 – SUNDAY 15.09

Entry is now closed.
If you are desperate to take part but missed the deadline, please contact the club.  Late entries may be considered at the discretion of the organisers. (Additional fees may apply.)

We have ordered some sunshine and look forward to seeing you all there.  A sports hall is available in case the sunshine is not delivered.


3 COUNTIES LEAGUE MATCH – BEDFORD v SAFC 17.09

After the summer break the second half of the 3 Counties league is about to get underway.
SAFC are away at BEDFORD on Tuesday 17.09
SAFC had a great first half  of the year – currently ranked joint 1st place in overall matches, and 2nd for both foil and epee.
That’s a great result so far so please continue to support your club!!
Please contact Team Captain Bryant if you want to get involved.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no fencing on Thurs.19.09 – the school hall is not available.
There is a social event being planned for the Thursday evening to replace fencing; please keep an eye on the website and Facebook for further information.

A REMINDER:
starting this Thursday 06.09 don’t forget that you must have BF membership in order to fence.
Unless you have already filled in a membership form, you will be required to input your BF membership number as part of the club’s new e-sign-in.
So, don’t forget to bring your membership number with you to avoid disappointment.
Further details are HERE in last week’s newsletter including a link to the membership form

HERTS FENCING ASSOCIATION – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HFA are having their AGM next week, on Tues.10.09
The venue is the Prae Wood Arms, just outside St Albans.
For further details please see hertsfencing.org and  facebook.com/HertsFencing

See you at practice!!

Open Air – final call: entry closes 31.08

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DON’T MISS OUT – LAST FEW PLACES – ENTRY CLOSES 31.08

There is just one place remaining in FOIL and just 3 places in EPEE.   SABRE has a handful of places left.

Closing date for entries is 31 Aug or once weapon cap is reached. Please contact us if you want to enter for a particular weapon(s) but cannot – additional entries *may* be possible, at the club’s discretion, depending on availability in other weapons.

Further details and entry is available HERE

We have booked some good weather (but there’s a hall on standby just in case)

We’ll also have a table at the event where you can – Donate money from kit sold to the club, with any money taken going to help run the club or – Sell the kit yourself and donate 20% of the price to the club.

Pin an envelope on the kit with the price and your name. At the end of the day you put all or 20% in the tin – simples.

We’ll provide the table, the instructions, the envelopes, you just need to work out a price and bring you’re unneeded kit.