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Open Fencing Bouting Practice - OCC Dec 8, 2022
See more information page for details. Contact: John Krauss,Down East School of Fencing 207-974-8461(cell/text/facebook Messenger)
Orland Community Center or Verona Fencing Studio: Verona Island, ME
posted 12/05/2022
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This is an Open Fencing Bouting Practice sponsored by Down East School of Fencing. The practice is for all weapons: Foil, Epee and Saber. It will be held with electric gear.

------Attention!! Change in Location.--------
Open Fencing has changed in location to the Verona Island Fencing Studio this evening due to low sign-up. See location address below. The Verona Island Fencing Studio is only 8 mins. from the OCC. Times will be the same.

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Times: 6:00 - 8:30 PM

$10 at the door. This fee is for us to pay for the rental for the evening.

Please pre-register to determine numbers of participants:
Please pre-register by Wednesday (12/7/22) by midnight, 12:00 AM.
If less than 5 are pre-registered, Open Fencing will be held at the Down East School of Fencing Verona Island Fencing Studio: 19 West Side Drive, Verona Island, ME 04416 (approx. 8 mins. from Orland Community Center)
Courtesy of pre-registration on AskFRED is highly encouraged, but those wishing to participate at the door are welcome (Important: See above about the change of location if the number pre-registered is less than 5. Register for all weapons you anticipate you would like to fence and practice.

At the OCC: Up to 4 electric strips can be available at the gym for practice. The goal is for fencers to be able to have fun, get experience fencing others and practice/develop the weapons they wish under bouting conditions. The practice will be self-refereed and managed and there is lots of opportunities to help develop your refereeing skills as well. If desired, fencers may set up a formal round robin for rotational purposes. Fencers are responsible for their own warm-up activities. At the DESF Verona Fencing Studio: 1-2 strips can be available for practice.

Please be considerate of other fencers in rotating fencing if there are larger numbers. Suggestions:
Smaller numbers of fencers: 2 5-touch bouts, then rotate or 1 15-touch bout, then rotate.
Larger numbers of fencers: 1 15-touch bout, then rotate or set up a round robin rotation.

Fencers should bring all electric equipment needed to fence. DESF has limited amount of equipment to loan. Please contact ahead of time to request any fencing equipment needed for the practice.

IMPORTANT!! COVID-19 Procedures:
The State of Maine (CDC) recommends that immune-compromised individuals wear masks indoors. USA Fencing now has announced that masks are no longer required for attendees :fencers and persons (including parents and spectators). The Orland Community Center wishes all participants to follow Maine CDC State guidelines. If you are feeling sick on the day of the practice, please stay home.

Orland Community Center (Gym)
21 School House Rd.
Orland ME 04416

DESF Verona Island Fencing Studio
19 West Side Drive
Verona Island, ME 04416

Next Open Fencing Date:
Thursday, December 22nd
(Check here at AskFRED for next date)

John Krauss
Down East School of Fencing
207-974-8461(cell/text/facebook Messenger)