I'm passing information about a tournament coming up on Saturday, March 15th starting at 7:00 pm in Victoria, BC - this message is from Anna of the Capital City Fencers' Club:
It's the moment you've all been waiting for. On March 15, prepare for The Big One. The most exciting moment of the international fencing season. Bigger than Worlds. Bigger than the Olympics. Bigger than the Beatles and THEY said they were bigger than Jesus. So. Well. You can draw your own conclusions.
If you've been living in a cave with your eyes shut and your fingers in your ears for the last three years you'll probably STILL know that Fence-a-Thon is a twelve-hour overnight fencing marathon to benefit pancreatic cancer research. We start at 7pm Saturday March 15 with a sanctioned tournament that should run until around midnight, break for a huge feast, and the start fencing again and run team tournaments, flepee, or just open bouting until 7am - whatever we feel like! We keep track of bouts and victories and who did what to whom and at the end of the night, tally it all up and hand out some wicked prizes. Really wicked. Just ask Jeff.
This year, we're running sanctioned tournaments in Men's and Women's Foil, Epee and Sabre. All events start at 7pm March 15.
All competitors will require current BCFA and CFF membership or USFA membership.
The tournament will be held at our usual venue, St Andrew's Regional High School, at 880 McKenzie Avenue. Directions to the venue will be available at http://members.shaw.ca/ccfc directly. If you need some help carpooling or a ride down, or if you think driving home Sunday is a poor idea and need a place to crash, give me (Anna) a shout at (250) 592-8713 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do anything we can to accomodate.
Entry fees will be $20 at the door. Because this is a fundraising event, hit up your friends, your family, your archenemies, your dental patients, anybody at all that you can think of who might have a couple extra bucks towards pancreatic cancer research. This whole thing got rolling a few years ago when the Canadian fencing community lost Christian Vidosa, international referee and all-around crazy basket case. His efforts helped to build many of the best referees working in Canada today and touched the lives of the entire fencing community. Things really aren't the same without him. This whole show is to honour his memory; therefore, one hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the BC Cancer Agency. Our biggest breadwinners will also be handsomely prizishly rewarded! PLUS because it's for charity, it's all tax deductable! Forms on our website. You can't lose!
Preregistration is available at http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=5402. Preregistration is not mandatory but it'll help us figure out how much food to bring along. Right now we're banking on "lots" but might step that up to "tons" or even "moutains" if the need arises!
Ummmm I think that's it! Give me a shout if I spaced on something really vital (I do basically every year) or if you just have any questions and I'll see what I can do to give things a sheen of mudlike clarity. Or, you know, call just to talk. Did you hear what she said he heard about them? Because I totally did.
Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to having you all out, and hope everyone can make it for the big night. So go out, raise tons of cash, invite your teammates, challenge your rivals and come stab your friends!