Students of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Win 5 Bronze Medals at the Boston Fencing Club RYC

Pictured: Iris Yang wears her Bronze Medal for Y-10 Women’s Foil

Pictured: Iris Yang wears her Bronze Medal for Y-10 Women’s Foil

Highlights:

  • Bronze Medal for Richard Li in Y-14 Men’s Foil

  • Bronze Medal for Shaun Kim in Y-12 Men’s Saber

  • Top-8 Medal for Gabriel McCarthy in Y-12 Men’s Saber

  • Bronze Medal for Shaun Kim in Y-14 Men’s Saber

  • Bronze Medal for Richard Li in Y-12 Men’s Foil

  • Bronze Medal for Iris Yang in Y-10 Women’s Foil

Boston, MA (April, 2019) - Tim Morehouse Fencing Club students headed to the Boston Fencing Club to compete in RYC events at this two-day tournament.

Our fencers won 5 Bronze Medals and one Top-8 Medal. Richard Li won Bronze Medals in Y-14 Men’s Foil and Y-12 Men’s Foil. Shaun Kim won Bronze Medals in Y-12 Men’s Saber and Y-14 Men’s Saber. Gabriel McCarthy won a Top-8 Medal, placing 5th in Y-12 Men’s Saber. Iris Yang won a Bronze Medal in Y-10 Women’s Foil.

Bravo everyone!

Full Club Results Below:

Y-14 Men’s Foil

  • 3rd Li, Richard

  • 9th Breier, Matthew

Y-12 Men’s Saber

  • 3rd Kim, Shaun

  • 5th McCarthy, Gabriel

Y-12 Women’s Foil

  • 20th Yang, Iris

Y-14 Men’s Saber

  • 3rd Kim, Shaun

  • 11th McCarthy, Gabriel

  • 18th Ruigomez, Eduardo

Y-12 Men’s Foil

  • 3rd Li, Richard

Y-10 Women’s Foil

  • 3rd Yang, Iris

Full Results: https://www.fencingtimelive.com/tournaments/eventSchedule/20C55F643E074AC7BB892A3320A6DDDB#today

Pictured: Gabriel McCarthy (left) won a Top-8 Medal in Y-12 Men’s Saber. Shaun Kim (right) won Bronze Medals in Y-12 and Y-14 Men’s Saber

Pictured: Gabriel McCarthy (left) won a Top-8 Medal in Y-12 Men’s Saber. Shaun Kim (right) won Bronze Medals in Y-12 and Y-14 Men’s Saber

Members of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Bring Home National Medals at the April Championships and NAC

Pictured: Ron Miller received a Top-8 Medal in Vet-70 Men’s Saber

Pictured: Ron Miller received a Top-8 Medal in Vet-70 Men’s Saber

Highlights:

  • Top-8 Medal for Jonah Shainberg in Division 1 Men’s Saber

  • Top-8 Medal for Ron Miller in Vet-70 Men’s Saber

  • Top-8 Medal for Jasmina Denner in Veteran Women’s Saber

Salt Lake City, Utah (April, 2019) - 16 Fencers from Tim Morehouse Fencing Club headed to the April Championships and North American Cup, a four-day national tournament at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Members of the club won three Top-8 National Medals, including a Top-8 Medal for Jonah Shainberg in Division 1 Men’s Saber, a Top-8 Medal for Ron Miller in Vet-70 Men’s Saber, and a Top-8 Medal for Jasmina Denner in Veteran Women’s Saber.

A number of our fencers also achieved Top-16 Finishes, including Sydney Hirsch in Division-1 Women’s Saber, Sasha Abayeva in Division-2 Women’s Foil, and James Ball in Division-2 Men’s Foil.

Congratulations everyone!

Full Club Results Below:

Division-1 Women’s Saber

  • 16th Hirsch, Sydney

Division-1 Men’s Saber

  • 6th Shainberg, Jonah

  • 32nd Prevey-Sullivan, Owen

  • 60th Nadile, Henry

  • 67th Hammer, Peter

Division-1 Men’s Foil

  • 23rd Hossfeld, Finn

  • 26th Binder, Zach

Vet-50 Women’s Saber

  • 20th Denner, Jasmina

Vet-70 Men’s Saber

  • 7th Miller, Ron

Veteran Women’s Foil

  • 24th Rosenfeld, Madelon

Division-1 Men’s Epee

  • 109th Gibson, Nowell

Division-2 Women’s Foil

  • 11th Abayeva, Sasha

  • 37th Ferrari, Christina

  • 64th Flanagan, Catherine

Veteran Women’s Saber

  • 6th Denner, Jasmina

Division-2 Men’s Foil

  • 16th Ball, James

Full Results: https://fencingtimelive.com/tournaments/eventSchedule/0E42D2559F9A4561896883B155E22EE6#today

Pictured: Jasmina Denner wears her Top-8 Medal in in Veteran Women’s Saber

Pictured: Jasmina Denner wears her Top-8 Medal in in Veteran Women’s Saber

Members of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Achieve Impressive Finishes at World Fencing Championships

Pictured: Jake Mcgillion-Moore, Katie Mcgillion-Moore, and Coach Slava at the World Fencing Championships 2019

Pictured: Jake Mcgillion-Moore, Katie Mcgillion-Moore, and Coach Slava at the World Fencing Championships 2019

Highlights:

  • Nickoloz Lortkipanidze places 11th in Cadet Men’s Saber

  • Jake Mcgillion-Moore places 56th in Cadet Men’s Foil and 101st in Junior Men’s Foil

  • Katie Mcgillion-Moore places 133rd in Junior Women’s Foil and 81st in Cadet Women’s Foil

  • Sylvie Binder places 33rd in Junior Women’s Foil

Torun, Pol (April, 2019) - Four Students of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club head to Poland to fence with the best at the 2019 World Fencing Championships. These fencers achieved strong finishes in the Cadet and Junior Categories.

Nickoloz Lortkipanidze placed 11th in Cadet Men’s Saber. Jake Mcgillion-Moore placed 56th in Cadet Men’s Foil and 101st in Junior Men’s Foil. Katie Mcgillion-Moore placed 133rd in Junior Women’s Foil and 81st in Cadet Women’s Foil. And Sylvie Binder, a NYAC student of Tim Morehouse Fencing’s Coach Slava, placed 33rd in Junior Women’s Foil.

Full Club Results Below:

Cadet Men’s Saber

  • 11th Nickoloz Lortkipanidze

Cadet Men’s Foil

  • 56th Jake Mcgillion-Moore

Junior Men’s Foil

  • 101st Jake Mcgillion-Moore

Cadet Women’s Foil

  • 81st Katie Mcgillion-Moore

Junior Women’s Foil

  • 33rd Sylvie Binder

  • 133rd Katie Mcgillion-Moore

Full Results: https://fencingtimelive.com/tournaments/eventSchedule/44AD391FF59A4D81A73936D4B1CAF5E3#today

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Students Win Two Gold Medals and More at Rockland RJCC

Pictured: Nathan Andrews wears his Top-8 Medal in Junior Men’s Foil

Pictured: Nathan Andrews wears his Top-8 Medal in Junior Men’s Foil

Highlights:

  • Gold Medal for Sabrina Fang in Cadet Women’s Foil

  • Gold Medal for Madison Four-Garcia in Junior Women’s Saber

  • Bronze Medal for Ethan Chin in Junior Men’s Epee

  • Bronze Medal for Henry Zhang in Cadet Men’s Foil

  • Bronze Medal for Adele Bois in Junior Women’s Saber

  • Top-8 Medal for Nathan Andrews in Junior Men’s Foil

  • Top-8 Medal for August Grossman in Cadet Men’s Epee

  • Top-8 Medal for Josephine Chang in Junior Women’s Saber

Purchase, NY (April, 2019) - 35 members of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club participated in Junior and Cadet events in this weekend tournament at the SUNY Purchase Gymnasium.

Our fencers won two Gold Medals and three Bronze Medals. This includes a Gold Medal by Sabrina Fang in Cadet Women’s Foil, and a Gold Medal by Madison Four-Garcia in Junior Women’s Saber. Bronze Medals were awarded to Ethan Chin in Junior Men’s Epee, Henry Zhang in Cadet Men’s Foil, and Adele Bois in Junior Women’s Saber.

A number of our fencers achieved Top-8 Medals at the event, including Nathan Andrews in Junior Men’s Foil, August Grossman in Cadet Men’s Epee, and Josephine Chang in Junior Women’s Saber.

Congratulations everyone!

Full Club Results Below:

Junior Men’s Foil

  • 8th Andrews, Nathan

  • 9th Lin, Richard

  • 10th Zhang, Henry

  • 29th Breier, Matthew

Junior Men’s Epee

  • 3rd Chin, Ethan

Junior Women’s Epee

  • 27th Zakharov, Anya

Cadet Women’s Foil

  • 1st Fang, Sabrina

  • 10th Lee, Bethany

  • 16th Boodell, Ella

  • 25th Zhang, Alina

  • 31st Xu, Madison

  • 33rd McKee, Alexandra

Cadet Men’s Saber

  • 14th Morrill, Justin

  • 24th Edelman, Seth

  • 13th Slobodsky, Sasha

  • 16th Neibart, Fiona

  • 24th Nguyen, Ella

Junior Women’s Foil

  • 17th Boodell, Ella

  • 34th McKee, Alexandra

Cadet Men’s Foil

  • 3rd Zhang, Henry

  • 17th Lin, Richard

  • 22nd Wang, Gerald

Cadet Men’s Epee

  • 8th Grossman, August

Cadet Women’s Epee

  • 19th Zakharov, Anya

Junior Men’s Saber

  • 25th Parkhurst, Michael

  • 26th Morrill, Justin

  • 38th Li, Dongyue

  • 43rd Chan, Alexander

Junior Women’s Saber

  • 1st Four-Garcia, Madison

  • 3rd Bois, Adele

  • 5th Chang, Josephine

  • 15th Neibart, Fiona

  • 16th Slobodsky, Sasha

  • 38th Lai, Sophie

  • 40th Lockett, Audrey

Full Results: https://fencingtimelive.com/tournaments/eventSchedule/69529C90DEBE49DB9DB8BE4EB53D6800#today

 

 

How Do I Qualify For The Summer Nationals and July Challenge?

How Do I Qualify For The Summer Nationals and July Challenge?

This chart represents the major qualification paths for the 2018-2019 season for the Summer Nationals and July Challenge which is a 10-day event held annually during the last week of June and first week of July. This tournament is the culminating event of the National Season.

Beginners Guide to Fencing Tournaments (Part 1)

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7 Essential Things To Know To Start Competing in the Sport of Fencing!


1. Decide to Start Competing! (Do it!) 
We recommend that competition be a regular part of a student's development in the sport of fencing.

The key is selecting tournaments that are within a student's level and managing expectations (first tournaments are about learning!).

2. Get a USA Fencing "Competitive Membership" at the USA Fencing website. (Link Below) 

Everyone that competes must have a USA Fencing "Competitive Membership" which is $75 dollars and runs from when it is purchased until July 31 of the current year. 

Once you get a membership, you will a USA Fencing Membership # and you must have this number available when checking in at competitions. 

USA FENCING MEMBERSHIP (REGISTER)

 3. Know your "Age Classification and Eligibility"

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Your USA Fencing "Age/Classification Eligibility" is based on a fencers BIRTH YEAR (Month and Day doesn't matter!). 

There are associated rules about which "age categories" a fencer can compete in based on their "classification age". You can be too young or too old.  

A General rule of thumb is that you can't compete in age categories BELOW your current age category but you can compete in some age categories above your age category. (Review the chart below)

USA FENCING CLASSIFICATION CHART:
 https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/45bb-1594743/2018_2019_Age_and_Classification_Chart.pdf

4. Have All The Necessary Fencing Equipment: (Check Specifications)

Required Equipment: 

  1. Electric Saber Fencing Mask

  2. Fencing Jacket (Dry)

  3. Fencing Pants (Dry)

  4. Underarm Protector

  5. Electric Fencing Jacket for Saber (Buy Stainless steel! It will last longer)

  6. 2-Body Cords (You must always have a backup at a competition)

  7. 2-Head Clips (You must always have a backup at a competition)

  8. Fencing Socks (These are long socks - no skin can show between sneaker and the start of the fencing pants)

  9. ** 800-Newton Saber Fencing Glove (The Practice Gloves cannot be used in competitions!)

  10. 2 Sabers (Youth-10 must use "2" Length sabers" and Youth-12 and upwards can us a "5" Length Sabers. You must have a backup saber at a competition

Recommended: (But Not Required) 

  • Fencing bag (That fits all the equipment)

  • Fencing Shoes

5. Pick Your Competition!

Start with Local Competitions at your club or other fencing clubs!

You generally want to compete in your age category first, especially if you are Y8, Y10, Y12 or Y14. If you are a Cadet/Junior or Senior aged fencer the find  "Unrated" or "E and Under" competitions.

We recommend competing once a month after you have begun competing so that the fencer can get experience. Do not be deterred by the placement of the fencer in early competitions.)

6. Registering For Competitions: (There are three main places to find competitions)

* Generally, tournaments have entry deadlines, so ensure you register before the deadline or you may have to pay double fees. Local tournaments usually allow "day of" walk-ins but regional and national ones do not. 

Places to Find Competitions: 

1. Askfred: www.askfred.net
This website generally has competitions hosted by fencing clubs. You can search by zip code. 

2. USA Fencingwww.usfencing.org
The USA Fencing website now requires all regional and national tournament registration to go through their website. You will need to login to your account and search their database. 

Quick Guide to Fencing Tournament Acronyms: (Regional and National) 

SYC/RYC: Competitions for Youth-10, Youth-12 and Youth 14 fencers
RJCC: Competitions for Cadet (Under-17) and Junior (Under-20) competitions
ROC: (Fencers over 14). Categories: Open, Division 1A, Division 2 and Division 3 competitions
NAC: North American Cups. National Competitions. 

* At Tim Morehouse Fencing Club we have a Tournament Calendar and the Master Schedule includes all the regional, National and International Competitions that we recommend for our members. 

There are 4 Competition Levels: 
1. Local
2. Regional
3. National
4. International

7. What's Next? 

  • The 4 main things you can earn at fencing competitions:

    1. Fencing and Life Experience: (Invaluable if you learn from every tournament regardless of the result)

    2. "Ratings": (U (Unrated), E, D, C, B and A). These impact seeding at competitions. You start as a U.

    3. "Points": There are a number of different points lists. Regional, national and International. Generally, your region, national and international events all have systems where you earn points based on either top-32 finishes or top-40% in the field.

    4. Qualifying for Bigger Competitions: (You can qualify for one ofthe "Championships" through good results)

Qualification Competitions Include: 

  • Summer Nationals and July Challenge: This is one of the first big tournaments that students will qualify to compete in. This tournament is held over 10-days around the July 4 weekend every year. (There are events in every age category except Youth-8)

  • World Championship Teams - Only in Cadet, Junior and Senior divisions.

  • Division 1 NACs (The events that help qualify you for the Olympics or World Championships depending on the year): You must be a C and over-14 to compete. You earn "Div. 1 National points" through top-32 finishes.

  • Junior Olympics (Under-17 and Under-20)

  • Division 1 National Champions (You must have earned points in a "North American Cup (NAC)" competition to qualify. Generally, a top-32 results earns national points at a Division 1 event.

  • Competing in Cadet, Junior and Senior World Cups: (Generally, you must be ranked in the top-16 or better to qualify to compete in international competitions in the main age categories and Division 1)

The Bigger Competitions and Pinnacle Events in the Sport of Fencing: 

  • The Olympics: You must be top-8 (Minimum top-16) in the USA in Division 1 to even attempt to qualify for the Olympics. Top-8 fencers are qualified to fence in the Grand Prix and World Cup competitions. You qualify of the Olympics by earning points at World Cups and Grand Prix competitions (8 of them) and World Championships the year before the Olympics. (Only top-4 compete)

  • World Championships (Cadet, Junior and Senior/Division 1): The Top-3/4 fencers in the USA at the end of the qualification periods will qualify to represent the USA at the World Championship events. Cadet (Under-17), Junior (Under-20) and Senior/Division 1. (Above 14+)

  • Other Major Competitions: The Pan American Games (Every 4 years), the Pan American Championships (Every year), World University Games.

Remaining Tournaments This Season (March to May 2018)

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Dear Club Members,

The competitive season is in the final stretches with only a few competitions left in the various age and age categories. Please review the remaining competitions and ensure you are registered on-time. These are the final opportunities to qualify for Summer Nationals and to improve your regional and national rankings. 

After this upcoming weekends RYC, there is one RYC and 2 SYCs remaining for the Youth-10, 12 and 14 fencers in Region 3 and only 1 RJCC  and 1 ROC remaining for the Cadet, Junior and Open level before Summer Nationals.  

Please email info@timmorehousefencing.com if you have questions about which competitions to register for in the upcoming months. 

COMPETITIONS - MARCH TO MAY 2018

1. Boston Fencing Club RJCC (April 7-8) - Deadline: March, 24 for Double Fees

NOTES/WHO NEEDS IT:

  • This is the last RJCC in Region 3
  • AGE: CADET (U-16) AND JUNIOR (Under-20)
  • Qualification Points for Summer Nationals 2018
  • Qualification points for Junior Olympics 2019(!)

Register: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=38664


2. Fairfax SYC (April 13, 14 and 15) Deadline: March 26

 NOTES/WHO NEEDS IT:

  • 2nd to last SYC
  • Youth-10, 12 and 14
  • National Points Awarded.
  • Summer Nationals Qualification

Register:  https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=38718

3. Denise O’Connor RYC (April 21 and 22) Deadline: April 14

NOTES/WHO NEEDS IT:

  • This is the last RYC in Region 3
  • Youth 10, 12 and 14
  • Regional Points and Summer Nationals Qualification

Register: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=39452

 4. Mission Long Island Challenge ROC  (April 28-29)   (Deadline: April 1)

NOTES/WHO NEEDS IT:

  • Last ROC of the season
  • Age: Open Categories (13+)
  • Summer National Qualification for Div1a and Div. 2

Register: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=39958


5. Mission Long Island SYC (May 4-6) Deadline: April 9

NOTES/WHO NEEDS IT:

  • Last SYC/Major Competition Before Summer Nationals
  •  Youth 10, 12 and 14
  • National Points
  • Summer National Qualification

Register: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=39955

 

 

Syd Hirsch Captures Silver at the Junior Olympics to Lead Tim Morehouse Fencing Club

HIGHLIGHTS

  •  Syd Hirsch won a Silver Medal in Cadet Women’s Saber and also had a 7th place medal finish in Junior Women’s Saber
  • Nicka Lortkipanidze led the boys with a top-16 in Junior Men’s Saber and a top-32 in Cadet men’s Saber
  • 6 Members of the Club earned national points including Syd Hirsch, Josephine Chang, Amber White, Henry Nadile, Nicka Lortkipanidze and Owen Prevey Sullivan.

Memphis, Tennessee (February, 2018) 15 members of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club traveled to the 2018 Junior Olympics to participate in the annual championship which draws the best fencer’s in the country in the Under-17 Cadet and Under-20 Junior categories.

The four-day tournament was held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center and included over 2000 athletes.

Sydney Hirsch finished her Cadet career with a Silver Medal in the Under-17 category losing 14-15 for the championship in an exciting back and forth match with Avante Garde’s Ryan Jenkins.  Sydney finished the season 7th in the country in the Cadet national standings. In the Junior event, Hirsch had a strong 7th place medal finish and she currently stands 23rd in the country in the Under-20 standings.

In the men’s saber events, Nicka Lortkipanidze led the way with a top-16 finish in the Junior men’s saber event and a top-32 result in Cadet men’s Saber. In the Cadet standings, Nicka moved up to 3rd in the country in the “Aged Out” Cadet rankings and he is currently 46th in the country in Junior men’s saber.

Owen Prevey-Sullivan finished 22nd in a strong Junior men’s saber field with 256 competitors. He is currently ranked 45th in the country in Junior men’s saber. Henry Nadile also earned national points in both Cadet and Junior categories with two top-64 finishes. Henry is currently 12th in the country in the “aged out” Cadet men’s saber rankings.

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club fielded teams in the men and women’s Junior team event who both finished in 6th place out of the twenty plus teams that competed in these categories.

Full Results: http://www.usafencing.org/feb2018jo

FENCING RESULTS

Junior Women’s Saber (189 Competitors)
7th MEDAL- Sydney Hirsch (Earned National Points)
42nd Amber White (Earned National Points)
59th Josephine Chang (Earned National Points)
129th Rainer Dragon
156th Sophia Cannon
171st Grace Kelman

Junior Team Women’s Saber (22 Teams)
6th Place – Syd Hirsch, Josephine Chang, Rainer Dragon, Amber White

Cadet Men’s Saber (248 Competitors)
22nd Nicka Lortipanidze (Earned National Points)
57th Henry Nadile (Earned National Points)
69th Peter Hammer
91st Braden Vaccari
95th Phil Chien
119th Zach Wolin
176th Michael Parkhurst
197th Scott Wyche

Cadet Women’s Saber (175 Competitors)
SILVER MEDAL – Syd Hirsch (Earned National Points)
40th Josephine Chang (Earned National Points)
151st Josephine Cannon
159th Grace Kelman

Junior Team Men’s Saber (28 Teams)
6th Place
– Owen Prevey-Sullivan, Henry Nadile, Nicka Lortkipanidze, Peter Hammer

Junior Men’s Saber (256 Competitors)
13th Nicka Lortkipanidze (Earned National Points)
22nd Owen Prevey-Sullivan (Earned National Points)
48th Henry Nadile (Earned National Points)
81st Braden Vaccari
114th Zach Wolin