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Northern California Division of US Fencing

 

July 2018 News

Want to become an official referee? Here is your chance to act on it!

Maestro Tomek Amborski is inviting to attend the first Refereeing Seminar of the season.

DATE: Sunday, August 26, 2018 

TIME: 10:00am to 6:00pm

LOCATION:  Coastside Fencing Club.

TO REGISTER: Refereeing Seminar on Askfred

FOR MORE DETAILS, check here...

Don't miss it!

Thank You & Congratulations to these Nor Cal Young Referees:

  • Ummi Green              referee in 6 Bay Cup Events 
  • Jabreel Green              referee in 5 Bay Cup Events 
  • Eli McAmis                referee in 4 Bay Cup Events 
  • Casey Thorne             referee in 4 Bay Cup Events 
  • Cameron Bermender  referee in 4 Bay Cup Events
  •  Ike Beckman              referee in 3 Bay Cup Events 

The Division wants to encourage Referees under 18 and has reserved $750 to subsidize 10 USFA Memberships or more for the 2018/2019 Season.

The criteria to be one of the 10 winners is: a minimum of 3 Bay Cup events ref’d by an under 18 Northern California Member. 

Please send your membership receipt and address to secretary@norcalfence.org to receive your prize.

Thank You to all the participants of the 2018 Norcal Division Annual Members Meeting and to West Berkeley Fencing Club for Hosting!

The 2018/2019 Norcal Division Board was elected:

Chair:  Sándor Mándoki - HALB

Vice-Chair: Scott Cunningham - HALB

Treasurer: Lauren Rath - EBFG

Secretary: Nancy Philippine - n/a

For more info about the meeting, you can check the Meeting Minutes here...


August 2017 News...

 

Some New Rules and Other News from the National Office 

Check here...


It's that time again! 2017/2018 new season check list:

  1. Don’t forget to renew your USFA membership: usfencing.org

  2. Check the Local Tournament Schedule and mark down the events you want to fence: thebaycup.net
  3. If you are planning to go to the Nationals, you are a pro and you know where to look….

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NEW to Fencing?

The Northern California Division has a wide spread of clubs from Santa Rosa (most North) to San Carlos (most South) with many in San Francisco and Oakland (East Bay).  Visit a couple and find your match: the club will guide you through the process.

Visit our Club Page

Check the Important Facts below...

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Local Tournaments Awareness:

subscribe to "The Bay Cup Newsletter": contact Mark.

Social Networks to join:

Follow @USFencing on Twitter to hear the latest national and international fencing news.

Join the Bay Cup Fencing Group on Facebook to hear the latest local news.


The Division wants to encourage Referees under 18 and has reserved $750 to subsidize 10 USFA Memberships or more for the 2017/2018 Season.

The criteria to be one of the 10 winners is: a minimum of 3 Bay Cup events ref’d by an under 18 Northern California Member. 

Please send your membership receipt and address to secretary@norcalfence.org to receive your prize.


Important FACTS...

You are a fencer? You need your USA Fencing Association Membership and your club too!

Why? USA Fencing Association asks all clubs to have their coaches submit to a background check and to an online training to coach kids in a safe environment. If your club is not on the USA Fencing Association list, they have not submitted to these 2 steps. USA Fencing Association also give clubs the options to get insurance through them. If they are not members, they need their own insurance and we recommend you to check your club has an insurance!

TO BECOME A USFA MEMBER: Join Now

IMPORTANT LINKS...

Looking for a club? here is the list of USFA Member Clubs in the Northern California Division.

You want to know what's happening in the Bay Area? The Bay Cup is your best bet! Join their Facebook page, Subscribe to their NewsLetter by emailing  the admin@thebaycup.net and you'll get all the local events and even reminders on the regional and national events. You'll also find links to local clubs and local vendors.

You want to know what's happening in the USA World of Fencing? The USA Fencing website is your best bet! News, Events, Membership, Rules and more! It's all there...

You want to participate in local tournaments? Check the Bay Cup Events Schedule!

You want to participate in regional tournaments?  NorCal Division is part of Region 4 - Here is the official full schedule!  These events are often your best path to qualify for a National Event. Here is the official Qualification Path Description for the 2016/17 Season! if this list is overwhelming, you can also check the Bay Cup Events Schedule, all our regional events are listed there.

You want to participate in national events? NACs are happening from September to July. The Fencing Community has grown a lot over the past few years and your first step will be to check your eligibility, once you found the tournament you'd like to attend.

Your best source of info if you are new to Fencing?  Your coach! but don't hesitate to contact any of us at the Board of the Northern California Division if you have questions.