Club News

Women's Soft Chest Guards now Mandatory

A reminder for Women's Foil fencers. If you're fencing competitive (Above ODFC) this year. The new soft chest guards are mandatory as of September 1st.
Here's an example of what you need:
http://www.crossedswords.ca/soft-layer-foilguard-womens/

Kanata Foil Teams at RMC

Kanata Fencing sent two teams to battle in the Annual RMC Invitational Tournament in Kingston this year. Both were in Foil, one for the men and one for the ladies.

Felix lunge

This fantastic photograph shows Felix scoring a great hit on an opponent!

 

Ladies Foil Team

Our ladies Foil Team was made up of Sharon, Daphne and Iris. They battled to a 17th place finish and each scored some amazing come backs!

 

Mens Foil Team

The Men's Foil team had Vadim, Felix and Isaac, here shown with Coach Jon. They finished 15th out of 26 teams.

Great job, everyone!!

Fall 2017 Session

Hello Everyone,
A reminder to everyone that the first night of the Fall session is Tuesday, October 3rd.
Please note that the times have changed from last year.
Tuesday:
6-7pm - Kids Class (Ages 10-13)
7-8pm Adult Class (Ages 14 and over)
8-9pm Open Fencing and Individual Lessons.
Friday:
6-7pm - Footwork and Conditioning
6-9pm - Open Fencing and Individual Lessons.
Also, new this year: You must register with the CFF to fence at our club. You will not be able to participate until you send your active CFF number to coach Jon. (CFF number will look like this: C17-1111). Register/Renew here: www.fencing.ca
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Good result for Kanata Fencer in Montreal

Bob travelled to Montreal to compete in the Terres des Hommes Mixed Veteran event and returned with a Silver medal.

Terres des Hommes

Congratulations Bob!

Register with the CFF

Hello Everyone,
The new season is starting soon, and it's time to register with the CFF (Canadian Fencing Federation).
A CFF membership is required to fence at our club. This gives us insurance coverage.
Most members will only need the recreation membership ($35/year). If you're competitive, and fence at anything larger than the ODFC, you'll need the competitive membership ($80/year).
Please send me your CFF number once you've updated it.
Register with the CFF here: http://fencing.ca/purchase-a-cff-licence/
Note, starting this year you will be required to create an account with the CFF and register on your own. In the past I was able to register everyone at once, but this is no longer the case.

Kanata in Almonte

Last evening Kanata Fencing participated in "Mississippi Mills at a Glance" in Almonte.

Kanata in Almonte

In the photograph are Coach Jonathan, Marty, Daphne (our organiser!), Arlo (who happily dropped in to join us!), Lauren and Bob.

Fencing demonstrations were given and we all had a great time and met with many potential new fencers!

Richard Smith Memorial Tournament - 2017 edition

Kanata held it's annual Richard Smith Memorial Tournament this past Tuesday. It was well attended and very well fought! 
Here are the results . . .

Kid's Mixed Foil:

Isaac - GOLD
Lauren - SILVER
Catherine - BRONZE
Kyota - BRONZE
5 - Riley
6 - Myles
7 - Sam C.
8 - Harrison
9 - Carolina
10 - Chris
11 - Sam K.
12 - Celia
13 - Konrad
14 - Arlo

Isaac Kids Foil Champion

Isaac, Kid's Foil Champion

Adult Mixed Foil:
Tammy - GOLD
Noah - SILVER
Iris - BRONZE
Mathew - BRONZE
5 - Susan
6 - Tom
7 - Sacha
8 - Christine
9 - Jennifer
10 - Andrew
11 - Doug
12 - Sharon
13 - Saiyara
13 - Chris

Tammy

Tammy - Winner of Mixed Foil

Adult Mixed Epée:
Jennifer - GOLD
Christine - SILVER
Isaac - BRONZE
Sharon - BRONZE
5 - Andrew

Jennifer Epee Champion

Jennifer - Our Epée Champion

Adult Mixed Sabre:
Marek - GOLD
Iris - SILVER
Konrad - BRONZE
Taner - BRONZE

Sabre Podium

Our Sabre Podium: Marek, GOLD, Iris, SILVER, Konrad and Taner, BRONZE.

Congratulations Everyone!!

Epee Night with Melanie McCann!!

Hello Everyone,
 
I'm very happy to announce that Melanie McCann will be running an Epee night for us on Tuesday,  June 13th!!
Melanie is a two-time Olympian having competed in Modern Pentathlon during 2012 (London) and 2016 (Rio).
Mel finished London with a Canadian record of 11th place. She's an excellent epee fencer and I'm very excited to have her join us.
 
We will have electric equipment set up and epees for everyone to try. Bring your foils/sabres for the lesson component in case we don't have enough epees.
 

If you have epees and epee body wires that you're willing to lend to club mates, please bring them with you.

2017 Can Am

Kanata sent Bob and Taner to this year's Can-Am event held again in Markham (east of Toronto). This event is the premiere Veteran's Fencing Tournament in North America and it attracts the continent's best fencers - and some from further afield.

Under Coach Jon's watchful eye, Bob returned with a Bronze Medal in the 60+ sabre event, having been eliminated in the semi-finals by a former World Champion from the USA. Taner put up the best performance of his career and was outstanding in the Team event. Kanata entered a Sabre Team where Taner and Bob were joined by Zygmund (who often practices with us on Fridays) and our good friend Francis, who travelled from Hong Kong (where he runs a fencing school) to compete in all three weapons at the Can-Am.

Happy Group

Kanata's Can-Am Sabre Team: Bob, Francis, Taner and Ziggy

 

Kanata fencer competing in Italy!

Aricia April 23 Medal Winner Small

Bob happened to be travelling in Italy this past month and was invited to compete in the Italian Masters Championship event being held in Ariccia (just south of Rome). After a poor start in the poules he exceled in the DE's until confronting the eventual tournament winner and current World Bronze medalist, Guilio Paroli who relegated Bob to 8th place. (Apparently, they give medals down to 8th place in Italy.) Here is Bob on the podium with a borrowed red jacket to represent Canada as he hadn't planned on competing so did not bring along his regular gear! Congratulations Bob!