IFC Preseason Update

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Bob Baldwin

Summer Nationals

IFC fenced well at the Summer National Championships in Anaheim, CA. Maciek Zmyslowski finished 2nd in a field of 64 fencers (49 with an A classification) in the Division IA Men’s epee event, IFC’s Senior Men’s Epee Team (Maciek Zmyslowski, Misha Heber, and Gabe Weininger) finished 4th in a field of 43 teams, and Gabe Weininger finished 6th in a field of 214 fencers in Cadet Men’s Epee. Some of the action and fun was captured in this video https://vimeo.com/46948427 . Full results at http://usfencingresults.com/jul-sn/ .

2012-13 Fencing Season

IFC will be hosting its four historic tournaments this year — IFC Fall Open November 25, 2012; IFC Foil & Saber Challenge March 24, 2013; IFC Dominick Epee Challenge April 28, 2013; and IFC Youth tournament June 2, 2013 — plus a tournament for less experienced fencers on February 10. All are sanctioned by the Illinois Division of the United States Fencing Association. The tournament schedule has been posted on the Division website at http://www.il-usfa.com/p/2012-2013-schedule.html.

New USA Fencing Insurance Requirement

Insurance regulations now require that all IFC members, students, and fencing guests have a valid USFA membership. Noncompetitive memberships are available for $5 online at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Fencing/Membership/Individuals.aspx. Competitive memberships are $65.

Sign Up for IFC Membership

IFC’s membership year coincides with that of USA Fencing: August 1 through July 31. The membership application for the 2012-13 season can be found on the IFC website at http://www.ifcfencing.org/forms/IFC_membership_Application.pdf . The application form can be filled out on your computer and printed out. Dues remain at $195 ($100 for students). Bring the application form along with your check on your next visit to the club.

We are looking forward for another great season at IFC.  Due to the high interest in IFC’s Introduction to Fencing class for for children 7 to 12 years old, we added and additional class on Thursdays 5 to 6 pm. Adult classes meet on Tuesday evenings. Open fencing 7:30 – 10:00 pm Mondays and Thursdays and 11:30 am -1:30 pm on Saturdays.