DFA February 2018 Newsletter

Happy February…Happy Valentine’s Day!

First of all…we all qualified for Summer Nationals!!  Our San Bernardino Division qualifier for Summer Nationals was held at Hemet High School on Saturday, January 27.  Nationals will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, June 28-July 7, 2018.

Our DFA fencers who qualified are:  Ashton Arrington, Ariana Dorticos, Ronan Joyce, Michael Mansour, Simeon Miller, Kamin Morrelli (who earned his E2018 rating in epee), Dennis Stephen, Leslie Taft, Maddie Wales, Dominic Whittaker and Paul Zappia.

The three youngest DFA fencers competing were Paul Zappia, 13, Ronan Joyce and Dominic Whittaker, both 14.
Dennis Stephen
qualified in all three weapons!  This was some of the best fencing ever, not only by the DFA fencers, but by all the fencers who came to compete.

Greg Schiller and Allex Gruman came out from Los Angeles to be our official referees for this qualifier.


February 10, 2018, 3-weapon open at College of the Desert
Close of check-in times:
9:00 a.m. for Saber    10:00 a.m. for Foil    12 noon for Epee

March 17, 2018, 3-weapon open & “D” and Under Tournament at College of the Desert

All tournaments are posted on AskFred.net.  Please pre-register on AskFred.


DFA celebrates its 15th anniversary on Saturday, February 24!!  I opened the club on my birthday.  We’ll have a little celebration on Saturday, February 24…cake, beverages, fencing, friends and fun from 12 noon til 3:00 p.m.  Please stop by.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine’s Day, and blissful fencing.

- leslie, the fencing coach

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