So last week we kick started fencing for the new year… and a new decade… hello 2020!
The new club ladder league got underway and will run until the end of March.
We’re using a poule unique format so everyone can challenge anyone else but only once, in whatever weapon, and we’ve introduced a handicap system to level the playing field.
We’re hoping to get the league table & results up on the website soon so fencers can track their progress and plan their bouts.
Our Beginners moved onto using electrics for the first time last week – a huge step for fencing experience as that’s how we all fence at the club and in competitions. It’s great to see them progress.
EPEE NIGHT has moved from 16th to 23rd January
AGM: The venue has moved to The King Harry PH. Date remains Tues.18th Feb.
Please come and get involved in how the club is run and participate if you can. The club is run by volunteers and many hands make light work!
Please let us know if you are coming, so we can plan catering & seating accordingly; either let a committee member know, or go our Facebook page
Our next Taster Session is scheduled for 6th Feb, please help spread the word. It’s only a tenner to try this wonderful sport and that cost is refundable against a Beginners Course.
Don’t forget: members can qualify for a ‘refer a friend’ cashback on their own membership, too.
Contact details – Please fill in a form. Fencers thanks for signing in each week, BUT if you’ve not filled in the Personal Details Form please take 5 mins to do that this week.
The form gives us details about you, and gives us a contact in case something happen to you on a fencing night. The form also logs your BF number ad saves you having to type it in each week. We’ll make you refill the form once a year and of course the form is securely stored and only available to the relevant people on the committee.
Club equipment amnesty – Do any of you have any club kit or equipment in your fencing bag or lying around at home? Please have a look for wires, gloves, weapons, anything that belongs to the club. No questions asked, please just bring them back and let Armourer Bird know.
The HFA Senior County Championship is happening here in St Albans on Sun.19th April – further details HERE
It’s the Eastern Region Senior Championship (& GB qualifier) on Sunday 8th May.
Venue TBC, more details HERE
And finally…. a bit of fun – caption this:
How about ‘absence of blade’ as a starter for 10, but let us have your efforts.
We’ll put it on our Facebook page for you to comment.