Club News

ODFC #2: More medals for Kanata Fencers

The 2nd ODFC of the season was held on Sunday, December 9th at the RA Centre. There was a smaller than usual turnout thankfully, boosted by our visitors from Iqaluit.

U11 Foil: Maeya - BRONZE

U13 Foil: Alivia - 10th; Linus - 11th; Ava - 13th; Lucas - 15th

U15 Foil: Riley - SILVERCarolina - 10th

Mixed Open Foil: Leo - 7th; Jeff - 9th

Mixed Open Sabre: Jeff - SILVERLeo - BRONZE; Boris - 5th; Alivia - 6th

Alivia attacking

Alivia attacking!

 

Carolina against Viola from Iqaluit

Carolina (left) against our friend from Iqaluit, Viola

 

Jeff Sabre with Boris

Jeff starting a sabre bout watched by corner judge, Boris.

 

JLeo Mixed Open Foil

The Open Foil podium with Leo in 7th. Jeff finished off the podium in 9th.

 

Leo with Isaac

Leo starting a foil match refereed by Isaac.

 

Linus on Piste

Linus (right) in action in foil.

 

Lucas U13 Foil

Lucas (right) starting a foil bout.

 

Maeya U11 Podium Bronze

Maeya (right) with her 1st fencing medal! A BRONZE!!

 

Riley

Riley (left) working his way to a SILVER medal!

 

Riley U15 Podium

Riley on the U15 podium with his SILVER medal.

 

Sabre Podium

The Sabre Podium with Jeff - SILVER, Leo - BRONZE and Alivia finishing in 6th.

 

Sabre Poule

Coach Jon checking with corner judge Leo during one of Alivia's matches. Boris looks on waiting for the result.

Visitors from Iqaluit

Kanata Fencing hosted a visit from six fencers, together with their coach, from Nunavut Fencing. Having travelled from Iqaluit, they were in Ottawa to participate in this Sunday's ODFC #2 and we were very happy to welcome them to practice with us!

Iqaluit Fencers

ODFC #1: Great start for Kanata Fencers!

The 1st ODFC of the season was held on November 18th and Kanata fencers did well!

Under 11 Foil: Haley Xu GOLD! Maeya Kang 6th Jack Kealey 7th

Under 14 Foil: Linus Savitch SILVER! Lucas Manning 5th

Under 15 Foil: Riley Graham BRONZE! Arlo Hall 6th Carolina Deng 8th

Women's Open Foil: Susan Cai 5th Carolyn Pigeau 8th

Open Foil: Jeff Bosko GOLD!

Mixed Open Sabre: Philip Xu SILVER! Susan Cai BRONZE! Alivia Zeng 5th Jeff Bosko 6th

The 2nd ODFC will be on Sunday, December 9th at the RA Centre on RIverside Drive. See you all there!

Open Foil

Open Foil podium

 

 

Open Sabre

Open Sabre podium

 

U11 Foil

U11 Foil podium

 

U13 Foil

U13 Foil podium

 

U15 Foil

U15 Foil podium

 

Womens Foil

Part of the Women's Foil podium

 

 

Kanata Fencers at RMC Invitational

We sent three teams to this year's RMC team tournament.

They all fought well against a competitive field and gave us a good idea of what we need to work on!

The women's foil team of Daphne, Lauren, and Susan finished 11th of 16 teams.

Men's sabre with Bob, Taner, and Mark finished 18th of 22 teams.

Our foil team of Vadim, Brandon, and Riley finished 19th of 24.

Special mention to former Kanata fencers Kuzey and Monique, who each won gold for their respective university teams!

RMC Womens Foil

Women's Foil team Susan, Laura and Daphne with coach Jonathan

 

RMC Mens Foil

Men's Foil team with Brandon, Coach Jon, Vadim and Riley

 

RMC Mens Sabre Our Men's Sabre team with Taner, Bob, Coach Jon and Mark

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!