Badger on VET World Championships

Carl introduced himself to our fencing community as a fencing parent, but after the kids headed off to college, Carl got busy training. Read about Carl’s recent experience at the Veteran World Championships… Going to the Veteran World Cup in fencing is (I hope!) not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but it was memorable and a great experience. In some ways it did not differ much from a NAC or Nationals, at least in my event. The level of [Read More]

 

Downloading Dallas

USA Fencing tests the endurance limits of member clubs and coaches with its Summer National Championships and July Challenge. Dallas 2016 leaves us with an incomplete 2015-2016 season due to the tragic events that caused the last day of the tournament to be cancelled. Congratulations to all Mid-South participants on their results and efforts: Carl Badger: GOLD V60MS Nicholas Cantin: 125 Div 2 MS, 141st D3MS, 21st SRMSTeam Leanne Chan: 69th D1AWS, 95th JWS, 87th CWS, 10th Div3WS, [Read More]

The Ryder Cup Story

This fall Mid-South hosted one of the first USA Fencing RJCC (Regional Junior Cadet Circuit) events in our region, we called it, The Ryder Cup. About the same time this event was happening we were contacted by two Duke University undergraduates who were interested in using the club to put together a feature film as a course requirement. The course is called Advanced Media & Innovation, taught by Amy Unell and Carson Mataxis. This assignment [Read More]

Winter Roadtrips and Bringing Celebrations Home

March madness is just around the corner! But, February, in the sport fencing world, was packed… ACC Fencing Championships I haven’t been so excited about a championship event in my life ever. The expansion of the ACC to include teams outside of the Atlantic Coast has meant something good for fencing. Namely, the return of the ACC Fencing Championships after a 34 year hiatus. It excites me that Mid-South contributed fencers and spectators to this first event. I [Read More]

 

Priority On Youth #1, October 20, 2012

Thank you to all the parents, fencers and club members who made this first home event of our competitive year for youth at Mid-South successful! Most impressive was watching the youth working to support each other. Whether it was to help the newer fencers get warmed up, help with dressing out for the first time, working the bake sale, baking for the bake sale, refereeing or bringing in cans for the food drive, we appreciate [Read More]

 

Preregister for the 4th Annual Grand Open

If you haven’t already registered, please sign up now for this weekend’s Grand Open gala tournament! http://askfred.net/Events/whoIsComing.php?tournament_id=12272 We’ll be having a packed slate of fencing events: Mixed Saber Y10 Mixed Saber Y12 Mixed Saber Cadet (U17) Mixed Saber Senior Women’s Saber Senior Mixed Foil The saber finals on Saturday evening will be followed by a gala reception and a silent auction. This is our annual celebration of the whole Mid-South community, and we hope you [Read More]

 

Junior Progressive Number Two/Fencing Masters Qualifier, October 30th and 31st

The Mid-South Fencers’ Club presents The Fencing Masters Qualifier as part of its Junior Progressive Series. * Each participant receives a general admissions ticket to the Fencing Masters event on November 17th. * The Top-8 receive Fencing Masters t-shirts. * The winner of any Fencing Masters qualifier event qualifies to fence in the Club Champion’s Tournament on November 17th, in New York during the Expo leading up to the round 8 finals of Fencing Master [Read More]

 

Junior Progressive Number Four, January 30th, 2011

The fourth in a six-tournament series, with and end-of-series points list! Come enjoy a safe, fun competitive environment, nationally/internationally-rated referees, great venue, with great food and coffee nearby. The youth fencers’ point standing makes them eligible for the year-end prize table. Fencers must compete in four of six events in their age group to be eligible. Events Scheduled: Y10 Mixed Saber and Foil Y12 Mixed Saber and Foil Y14 Mixed Saber and Foil Cadet (U17) [Read More]

 

Junior Progressive Number Three, December 11th and 12th

The second in a six-tournament series, with and end-of-series points list! Come enjoy a safe, fun competitive environment, nationally/internationally-rated referees, great venue, with great food and coffee nearby. The youth fencers’ point standing makes them eligible for the year-end prize table. Fencers must compete in four of six events in their age group to be eligible. Events Scheduled: Y10 Mixed Saber Y12 Mixed Saber Y14 Mixed Saber Cadet (U17) Mixed Saber Senior Women’s Foil Senior [Read More]