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DFA June 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Hi to All…Happy June…Happy Summer…Happy Father’s Day!!!

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

September 16, 2017, 3-weapon open at College of the Desert
Close of check-in times:
9:00 a.m., Mixed Saber   10:00 a.m., Mixed Foil,   12 noon, Mixed Epee
Please pre-register on AskFred.net.

October 7, 2017, Qualifier for Junior Olympics at Hemet High School
Schedule is posted on AskFred.net.  Please pre-register.

DFA CLUB NEWS:
Summer National Championships will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
DFA will be closed July 3 to July 10 and will re-open on Tuesday, July 11.

DFA fencers competing at Summer Nationals include:  Costa Nichols, Tony Barton, Dennis Stephen, Ariana Dorticos, Maddie Wales, William McCloud and R2.

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads!!!

Blissful fencing!!

Leslie
The fencing coach

 

End-of-Season in Photos

Friday, May 19th, 2017
DFA Saber Team (l-r): Simeon Miller, Matthew Mizell, Maddie Wales, Leslie Taft

DFA Saber Team (l-r): Simeon Miller, Matthew Mizell, Maddie Wales, Leslie Taft

Men's Saber, 2nd place, Simeon Miller

DFA Men's Saber: 3rd place, Matthew Mizell

DFA Saber: Leslie Taft & Matthew Mizell

DFA Women's Saber: Maddie Wales

DFA Women's Saber: Maddie & Leslie

DFA Women's 3-Weapon: Leslie Taft

2016-2017 End-of-Season Awards

Friday, May 19th, 2017

DFA had a very good 2016-2017 fencing season

DFA Saber Team (l-r): Simeon Miller, Matthew Mizell, Maddie Wales, Leslie Taft

The DFA Saber Team
Simeon Miller
Matthew Mizell
Maddie Wales
Leslie Taft

 


 

Men’s Epee:
1st place, William McCloud
1st place, Desert Fencing Academy
Women’s Epee:

1st place, Leslie Taft
2nd place, Ariana Dorticos
1st place, Women’s Team Epee

Women’s Foil:
1st place, Ariana Dorticos
3rd place, Leslie Taft
1st place, Women’s Team Foil

Men’s Saber:
2nd place, Simeon Miller
3rd place, Matthew Mizell
1st place, Men’s Team Saber

Women’s Saber:
1st place, Leslie Taft
2nd place, Maddie Wales
1st place, Women’s Team Saber

Men’s Overall Team:
1st place, Desert Fencing Academy

Women’s Overall Team:
1st place, Desert Fencing Academy

Overall Division Team:
1st place, Desert Fencing Academy

Women’s 3-Weapon:
Leslie Taft


Saturday, May 13, 2017,San Bernardino Division End-Of-Season Award Tournament at College of the Desert

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Hi to All,

Well, we come to the end of another tournament season, the 2016-2017 San Bernardino Division held its End-of-Season Tournament on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at College of the Desert.

For this tournament, in Mixed Saber: 2nd place, Leslie Taft, 5th place, Costa Nichols, 8th place Matthew Mizell, 9th place, Simeon Miller and, making his saber fencing debut, Dominic Whittaker, taking 10th place.

In Mixed Foil:  5th place, Ariana Dorticos

In Mixed Epee:  9th place, Arturo Perez-Hunt, 14th place, William McCloud and 17th place, Dennis Stephen.

Mixed Saber (l-r): 3rd place, Vincent Tan, ZFencing, 3rd place, Victor Bianchini, Golden Saber Academy, 2nd place, Leslie Taft, DFA, 1st place and earning his E17, Bill Gelnaw, No Fear

Dominic Whittaker

DFA May 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Hi to All…Happy May…Happy Mother’s Day!!!

DFA IMPORTANT MAY DATES:

DFA will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

May 13, 2017, 3-weapon End-Of-Season Awards at College of the Desert
Close of check-in times:
9:00 a.m. Mixed Saber   10:00 a.m. Mixed Foil   11:00 a.m. Women’s Epee
12 noon Mixed Epee
Please pre-register on AskFred.net.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!!!

Leslie
the fencing coach

DFA April 2017 Newsletter

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Hi to All…Happy April…Happy Easter!!

DFA IMPORTANT APRIL DATES:

DFA will be closed Saturday, April 1.
DFA will be closed Saturday, April 8.
DFA will be closed Friday, April 14.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

April 8, 2017, Haake und Slasche, at Victor Valley High School
Close of check-in:
9:00 a.m., Men’s Foil   11:00 a.m., Women’s Epee    12 noon Men’s Epee
2:00 p.m., Women’s Foil     4:00 p.m., Mixed Saber
Schedule is on AskFred.net.  Please pre-register.

May 13, 2017, 3-weapon End-of-Season Awards at College of the Desert
Close of check-in times:
9:00 a.m., Mixed Saber    10:00 a.m. Mixed Foil     12 noon Mixed Epee
Please pre-register on AskFred.net

DFA CLUB NEWS:

We have new DFA tee shirts at the club with more to come!  Various colors, $10.  Small, medium, large, extra-large.

Happy Easter to everyone!!!

Blissful fencing!!

 

 

 

 

William McCloud Earns His D2017 Epee Rating

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Kudos to William McCloud, DFA epee fencer, who earned his D2017 epee rating at the Saturday, March 11 tournament at Hemet High School.

The epee event was an A2 event with 30 fencers.  William took 11th place, which earned him his rating.  CONGRATULATIONS!

April Update News in March

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Hi to All,

DFA will be closed on Saturday, April 1, (no fooling!).  I will be at UCR attending a Referee Clinic that day, and then, there will be a fencing tournament on Sunday, April 2.

I urge my competitive DFA fencers to consider signing up for and attending the Referee Clinic and/or also fencing on Sunday.

At the Sunday tournament, those who attended the Saturday Referee Clinic, will be observed and get their Referee rating.  Our San Bernardino Division truly needs some of its fencers to take a Referee Clinic and earn their Referee rating and this is a perfect opportunity in that the Clinic, and then a tournament, are back-to-back, so you don’t have to search for and arrange to be observed at an RJCC or ROC, but can get it all done in one day, and at a tournament that is more geared for the new Referee to be able to referee and be observed and earn some level of Referee rating.

All the information is posted on AskFred.net.  You can pre-register and pay at the door.

Our next fencing tournament is April 8, 2017, the Haake und Slasche, Victor Valley High School.
Please pre-register on AskFred.net

Close of check-in:
9:00 a.m. Men’s Foil             11:00 a.m.  Women’s Epee     12 noon  Men’s Epee
2:00 p.m.  Women’s Foil     4:00 p.m.  Mixed Saber

DFA will be closed on Friday, April 14.
DFA will be open on Saturday, April 15.

Our End-of-Season Awards Fencing Tournament will be Saturday, May 13, at College of the Desert.

Close of check-in:
9:00 a.m.  Mixed Saber    10:00 a.m.  Mixed Foil    11:00 a.m. Women’s Epee    12 noon Mixed Epee
Please pre-register on AskFred.net.

DFA March 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Hi to All…Happy March…Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS:

March 11, 2017, 3-weapon open at Hemet High School
Close of check-in times:  9:00 a.m. Mixed Saber,  10:00 a.m.  Mixed Foil,  12 noon  Mixed Epee
Please pre-register on AskFred.net.

April 8, 2017, Haake und Slasche at Victor Valley High School
Schedule is posted on AskFred.net.  Please pre-register on AskFred.net.

DFA CLUB NEWS:

I had the pleasure of refereeing Saber at Cal Tech on Sunday, February 26, for their inter-collegiate fencing tournament.  It was a lot of fun and fencing teams from Cal Tech, Pasadena City College, UCLA, Arizona State University, UC Riverside, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara were there to compete.

I’m having new DFA tee shirts printed up.  As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.  Small, medium, large and extra-large, in various colors.  $10 per tee shirt.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

Blissful fencing!!!

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

Czech Olympic Pentathlon Team Visits DFA

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The Czech Olympic Pentathlon Team was in the desert February 10-18, to ride with U.S. Olympic Equestrian Coach, Michael Cintas at Cintas’ ECI, Equestrian Center International training facility.

While they were here, they came to DFA to take their fencing lessons from their fencing coach and spar with the DFA epee team.

We had Jan Kuf, who was 36th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Men’s Pentathlon, Ondrej Polivka, who was 15th at the 2012 London Olympic Games  and Natalie Dianova who was 22nd at the 2012 Olympic Games in Women’s Pentathlon.  And newest member of the Czech pentathlon team is 20 year old Martin Vlach.

They were a lot of fun, spoke English and were quite a delight to fence.

l-r: Martin Vlach, Ondrej Polivka, Jan Kuf, Natalie Dianova, Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

l-r: Ondrej Polivka, Martin Vlach, Coach, William McCloud, A.J. Batten, Leslie Taft, Ariana Dorticos, Dennis Stephen, Jan Kuf, Natalie Dianova