Oktoberfest 2016 - Results!

This past weekend we hosted our very own tournament at the club with excellent results. Congratulations to all of our participants!


Excelsior Medalists:

Julian Twardus - Gold - Senior Men's Foil

Phil Pitura - Gold - Senior Mixed Sabre

Helen Percival - Gold - Senior Women's Sabre

Sam Cherry - Silver - Y14 Men's Sabre

Marija Sukara - Bronze - Y14 Women's Foil


We would also like to extend a tremendous thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and effort over the weekend to make this an extremely sucessful event!



Oktoberfest 2016

We're excited to announce that we will be hosting our very own tournament this October in-line with the town's festivities - Oktoberfest 2016! We're hoping that all members will be able to attend in some capacity, so please save the date for the weekend of October 15-16. Registration for the event has been posted on AskFRED:

If you have any questions, please speak to any of the coaches at the club.

Vango Summer Open 2016 - Results!

Congratulations to all who competed this past weekend at the Vango Fencing Centre!
Excelsior's Phil Pitura and Helen Percival each recieved a Silver medal in the Senior Mixed Sabre and Senior Women's Sabre events. Excellent job!
Full results are as follows:
Y10 Men's Foil
Ayden Holtz - 12th

Senior Men's Foil
Alexander White - 28th

Senior Men's Epee
Callum Butterworth - 18th

Senior Mixed Saber
Philip Pitura - 2nd (Silver)
Jonathon Holtz - 6th
Jakob Grimshaw - 8th
Callum Butterworth - 9th
Helen Percival - 13th

Senior Women's Saber
Helen Percival - 2nd (Silver)


Open House - September 7th

We'll be closed on September 5th for labour day, but we would like to invite everyone to join us at our open house on Wednesday, September 7th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You'll get the chance to watch, learn, and try your hand at the sport of fencing!


Foil and Sabre Rule Changes

The Canadian Fencing Federation has announced the following rule changes will be adoped this season:


  • Reversing of shoulders is a group 1 offence (yellow card)


  • Scoring lockout period increased to 170ms (up from 120ms)
  • Fencers will start with their back foot on the on-guard line

Foil and Sabre:

  • Coiled Headwires are no longer permitted (at CFF sanctioned events)

For more information, please see the announcement here or speak with one of our coaches.

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