Sponsored by Down East School of Fencing & the Northeast Division USFA
Lindy Davies Memorial Fencing Tournament
This is a special tournament to honor Lindy Davies. All tournament proceeds will go to assist his family. Donations for his family will also be accepted at the tournament.
Lindy was a great friend and long time fencer of our fencing club. Lindy was battling cancer and passed away on April 9th, 2019. Over the many years, Lindy became a devoted friend and supporter of Down East School of Fencing: often helping with fencing classes and refereeing; a regular at fencing tournaments; and volunteering to assist younger fencers to learn. Lindy was a fine veteran fencer; devoted to the mastery of his fencing. His presence always made our fencing club wonderful and fun. He was man of great sincerity and integrity. Our thoughts go out to his family. We will miss you Lindy here at DESF. For a photo tribute to Lindy Davies, see our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/desfcg.
Events scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2019:
Northeast Division Sanctioned USA Fencing Events (See Eligibility below for more info.)& Y14 Youth Development Events
10:00 AM Mixed Y14 Youth Development Saber (Birth Years: 2004 - 2007)
10:30 AM Mixed B & Under Saber (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
11:00 AM Mixed E Epee (Open to all fencers rated E or unclassified)
11:30 AM Mixed B & Under Epee (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
12:00 AM Mixed Y14 Youth Development Epee (Birth Years: 2004 - 2007)
12:30 PM Mixed B & Under Foil (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
1:30 PM Mixed Y14 Youth Development Foil (Birth Years: 2004 - 2007)
2:00 PM Mixed E Foil (Open to all fencers rated E or unclassified)
Events scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 2019:
Youth Development/Practice Events (See below for more info.)
9:30 AM Mixed Youth Development Foil (Ages 11 and younger) Practice
12:00 PM Mixed Youth Development Saber(Ages 11 and younger) Practice
12:00 PM Mixed Youth Development Epee(Ages 11 and younger) Practice
USA Fencing Events Eligibility (as per USFA Rules):
Must be a USA Fencing Member or Canadian Federation Member and events are conducted with electric gear. You can join USA Fencing at the tournament or on-line at http://www.usfencing.org.
Please review the USA Fencing Age Class Chart for eligibility in all events: http://www.usafencing.org/age-classification-eligibility
USA Fencing Events:
B & E - Must be born 2005 or earlier. In any tournament where children can fence with adults, the fencer must be 13 by January 1 of the competition season (August - July).
B & Under = B,C,D,E,U classifications may participate.
E & Under = E and Unrated fencers may participate.
Y14 Youth Development Events = Fencers with Birth Years: 2004 - 2007 may participate.
Mixed = Men & Women combined.
Electric gear is required for all USA Fencing Events.
Attention: For the 2018-2019 Fencing Season in USA Fencing Events, if used, a padded chest guard is now required for Foil competition.
DESF Youth Development Practice Events:
Y10/Y12 Youth Development Practice Events = Fencers ages 11 and younger may participate.
Youth Development Practice Events: DESF practice tournaments for youth. This format is designed to assist youth to have a fuller learning experience at fencing tournaments and to address youth events that have had historically low turnouts. The format involves fencers as volunteer mentors to assist in creating bouting opportunities for youth with the goal of developing a stronger local field of youth fencers. For more information, contact DESF at email@example.com or 207-974-8461.
DESF Practice Events (Adult/Teen): These events may be conducted non-electrically with judges, or with electric equipment depending on availability. These events are sponsored by DESF as practice events for new fencers, or fencers who are fencing for fitness and enjoyment. For more information, contact DESF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-974-8461.
Pre-registration & Entry Fees:
USA Fencing sanctioned events:
Proof of membership for the USA Fencing sanctioned events:
Please show your USA Fencing membership card at check-in for proof of membership. All official members must be on the USA Fencing on-line members list by the date of the tournament. Those without proof of membership or not on the list will need to fill out a written membership form with payment information.
$20 per event at the door. $15 per event if you register on Ask-FRED by the close of pre-registration on Friday, 5/24/19 by 9:00 PM. These fees only apply to DESF hosted tournaments.
Youth Development & Novice events: $15 per event per person.
Courtesy of pre-registration is highly encouraged, but those wishing to register at the door are welcome. When appropriate, incentives (i.e., discounted entry fees) will be offered to encourage additional participation in low turnout events to increase fencing opportunities. The tournament manager reserves the right to determine the type and amount of these incentives on an individual event basis.
Medals for the top three finishers will be given for each event. Any classifications in USA Fencing Events will be awarded according to USA Fencing tournament rules and conditions. Fencers this season (2018- 2019) will receive points for attendance and placement at our DESF tournaments toward an end of the season prize (Down East Season Point Challenge). Please inquire regarding details of the system. Rules and standings will be posted at each tournament.
Jewett School & Community Center Gymnasium
66 Bridge Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
Parking is behind and across street from school. Entrance is behind the building.
Tourist Info: Venue very near to Bucksport Harbor Walk, Downtown, Fort Knox, Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory.
Special thanks to Bucksport YMCA for hosting this event. The USFA Events above are sanctioned by the Northeast Division USFA. See http://www.askfred.net for a division events. Youth Development and Novice events are hosted and sponsored by Down East School of Fencing.
Contact and host club:
Down East School of Fencing
Weather/Tournament Updates: http://www.facebook.com/desfcg