Competition news & tonight is Épée night

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A number of our fencers travelled to Luton on Tuesday night for a 3 Counties league match.

Read the match report here

Tonight 16.05 is another of our very popular épée nights – please visit the SAFC Facebook page for more details – please like and share!!

Next week 23.05 we are due to host Bedford Fencing Club for our final 3C match of the first half of the year, before the league takes a break over summer.

See you at practice…!

 

Upcoming events!

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Next week, on Tuesday (14.05) some of our fencers are off to Luton Sword Club for a 3 Counties league match.

It’s an important match as we’re currently tied in 2nd place with Luton.

After 3 matches to date, we’re running in joint 2nd place for all three categories:  Foil, Epee and Overall.

Full results here 

On Thursday (16.05) we are due to hold our next EPEE NIGHT – these have proved to be very popular, so don’t miss out.

Then the following week (Thurs.23.05) we are due to host Bedford at St Albans; this is our last match of the first half of the year – the league takes a break over the summer holidays.

See you at practice tonight…!!

Mixed weapon pairs competition

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St Albans Fencers!

This week (Thurs.25.04) we might try a  club competition with some twists.
It’s a combined 2 weapons in a team event with both fencing at the same time to give a combined total.
A pair can choose any two weapons as long as they’re different, although we reserve the right to accept substitutions, depending on numbers.
We’ll also try to mix up the novices with more experienced fencers, and there’s a tactical element as it can make people fence a bit quicker especially if their partner is struggling.
Hits in foil are only counted if there is a single light on target.  The same may or not apply to the other weapons, who knows?!
In other news, the pending beginners course has been postponed until further notice.
See you at practice!!

E is for…

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EASTER….. EGGS….. & EPEE!!!!

That’s right – it’s epee night this Thursday, 18th April.

Lajos Fazekas, Level 4 Epee coach (as well as Sabre and Pentathlon coach), will join us for warm up and epee lessons.

There will be a number of dedicated pistes for epee, but foil and sabre can still be fenced as well, although there may not be a foil coach available.

In other news:

The results of the club ladder league were as follows:

3rd:  Alex ‘Flash’ Gordon

2nd: Cap’n Bryant

1st: Simon Caruana

Congratulations Simon on a well deserved victory!!

The winner of the previous weekly ladder was Jake.  Well done!

A reminder: our next beginners course is due to start at the beginning of May.   Any club member who gets a referral will get a discount off their membership fee – please ask for details!

What do points make..? Prizes!

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St Albans Fencers – get ready!!

This week (Thurs 4th April) sees the start of a new club ladder league.

Last week was the final of the previous ladder, so come along to find out who made the most points fencing other club members over the last 3 months.

We also started a ‘weekly ladder’; in addition to running the ladder over 3 months we’ll periodically award a chocolate prize for the previous week’s top scorer.

So don’t worry if you miss a session, you could still be in with a chance for the weekly spot prize.

Also this week our beginners will have the stabilisers taken off their bikes as they join in with the rest of us.

Please help them with getting into the swing of the club, getting on & off pistes, and with any pointers you feel able to give on technique, tactics and refereeing.

Speaking of beginners, we’re now taking bookings for our BEGINNERS COURSE starting 2nd May.  Any existing member who introduces a beginner to the course will get £10 back on their fees.

See you at practice!!