Men's Foil World Cup in San Francisco
Save the Date: October 17 - 19, 2014
All the top Men's Foil fencers in the world will be coming to compete in the San Francisco World Cup, Oct. 17-19, 2014. The SF World Cup will be held at the Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park, and tickets are now available.
This very exciting event will be hosted in San Francisco for the first time ever, and it's a great opportunity for all Bay Area fencers, families, and friends to see the best in the world, first hand. All the top Rio 2016 Olympic Men's Foil prospects will be competing including many of the top USA medal prospects.
This is a unique experience for the Bay Area fencing community to see the best fencers in the world compete in our own back yard, and support TEAM USA. There are several world class fencers training in the Bay Area who will be competing in this World Cup, including Gerek Meinhardt, USA (#4 in the World), James Davis, GBR (#6 in the World), and Alexander Massialas, USA (#7 in the World). who will be competing in the top 64 on Saturday. The USA Men's Foil Team that finished #1 in the World in 2013, and will be competing on Sunday in the team event.
Schedule of events:
Fri, Oct. 17 (one session all day) - Individual event, 10am start pools and DE's to top 64 (specific pools with starting times will be available 1 day prior on web page)
Sat, Oct. 18 (Session 1) - Individual event, DE of 64 start 9am, round of 32 at 1pm, round of 16 at 3pm
Sat. Oct. 18 (Session 2) - Individual event, Final 4 (semi's) start at 6:30pm, awards at 8pm
Sun. Oct. 19 (one session all day) - Team event, DE's 32 start at 8:30am, DE's of top 16 10am (TEAM USA start time), BRONZE match 4pm, GOLD match 5pm
This is a great opportunity for the Bay Area fencing community to show the highest level fencing to their friends and associates in a nicely staged finals show on Saturday and Sunday evenings. It will be a nice finals production, including color commentary by the NBC fencing announcer from the London Olympic Games.
Come and support this special event. There are limited tickets available, and it's advisable to purchase tickets online.
With a limited number of tickets available, the event is expected to sell out prior to the start of competition and spectators are advised to get theirs early by booking online through the following links:
Three-Day VIP Pass
Season 2014-2015 Division Qualifiers:
JO - Epee
JO - Foil
JO - Saber
Div2/Div3/Vet - Epee
East Bay Fencers
Div2/Div3/Vet - Foil
Div2/Div3/Vet - Saber
Y14 - Epee
Golden Gate Fencing
Y14 - Foil
Y14 - Saber
Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting posted here.