December 29, 2016
Registration is now open for the 2017 Canada Cup, held at the Richmond Oval on January 28-30, 2017.
Details are on the CFF website: http://fencing.ca/event/2017-canada-cup/
Registration deadline is on January 14th.
December 19, 2016
December 14, 2016
The Okanagan Freestyle Fencing Club is hosting an epee tournament on March 10-12, 2017 in Oyama, BC.
Details are on Askfred: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=35786
La Salle Fencing Club is hosting their annual Vancouver Open on January 7-8, 2017 in Vancouver, BC.
Details are on Askfred: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=35769
November 27, 2016
The results are up on Askfred: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=35010
Thanks to all who volunteered to referee, set-up, take-down and came to fence! Your support is much appreciated! :)
November 23, 2016
Here's a reminder that we'll be hosting our CFF sanctioned Remembrance Day Tournament this Sunday, November 27th 2016 in the AMS Student Nest, Great Hall. Events will be senior foil and sabre. Register on Askfred: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=35010 .
You will need a CFF licence to compete in this tournament.
November 22, 2016
There is a CFF sanctioned epee tournament called the Pre-Xmas Epee Clash happening in Vernon, BC on December 3-4, 2016.
Details are on askfred: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=34939
North Vancouver Fencing Club is hosting their annual Santa Open on December 17, 2016. Details are on askfred: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=35624
9:30am Senior Mixed Epee
12:00pm Senior Mixed Foil
2:00pm Senior Mixed Sabre
October 31, 2016
Just a reminder that fencing practice is cancelled on Thursday, November 3, 2016!
Luckily we know just what to do with your new spare evening! Join us for a movie social at 6:30 pm in the AMS Nest Building, room 2504. We will be doing a screening of the fencing classic "The Princess Bride". We hope you can make it! But do "As you wish" to quote a certain Dread Pirate Roberts...
The 2016 Halloween Slash and Stab Tournament results are up on Askfred: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=35009
Thanks to all who volunteered to referee, set-up, take-down and came to fence! Your support is much appreciated! :)
September 28, 2016
September 27, 2016
Please note we have fencing tonight on Tuesday, September 27, starting at 7:30 pm. Note the room change too - we will be in the NEST building in the Performance Theatre (that egg shaped room floating over the middle of the building on the 2nd floor).
September 22, 2016
Full article and photos: http://ubyssey.ca/sports/submission-in-the-sub/
September 21, 2016
September 17, 2016
September 13, 2016
As a friendly reminder, Thursday's practice has been cancelled.
Please check our updated term 1 fencing practice schedule before coming out. Because we have a couple of Thursday cancellations, we have decided to find alternative dates which has available rooms for us to book.
We have have 3 additional practices now:
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you soon!
September 09, 2016
Documents in the link below: http://www.fencing.bc.ca/index.php/documents/
Our term 1 schedule has now been posted on our website. Please refer to this schedule before coming out! http://ubcfencing.blogspot.ca/2016/08/2016-term-1-practice-schedule_31.html
September 08, 2016
We hope your summer went well.
It's that time of year again! It's time to dust off those fencing equipment and meet up with new and familiar faces!
We will be having our first fencing practice today Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 6:30 pm in the NEST Building in the Great Hall North room (2nd floor).
Our term 1 schedule should be posted up next week so please be patient!
See you all soon!
And for new students wanting to take a stab at the sport (pun intended), your first lesson is FREE! We have a FAQ page on our website you can also read up on. Memberships and joining the club will be done during fencing practice. Note that before you can fence, you will need to sign a waiver form. Online waiver forms are available during practice or you can login online on OrgSync to submit it electronically (highly encouraged) in advance.
August 31, 2016
Thursday, September 1 -- 6:30-10:30 PM -- NEST Room 2301
Monday, September 5 -- LABOUR DAY -- Cancelled
Thursday, September 8 -- 6:30-10:30 PM -- NEST Great Hall North
Monday, September 12 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, September 15 -- Cancelled
Friday, September 16 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Room 2306/2309
Monday, September 19 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, September 22 -- CLUBS DAYS -- Cancelled
Monday, September 26 -- Cancelled
Tuesday, September 27 -- 7:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Performance Theatre
Thursday, September 29 -- Cancelled
Monday, October 3 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Wednesday, October 5 -- 7:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Room 2301 -- Note the 7:30 PM start time
Thursday, October 6 -- Cancelled
Monday, October 10 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South -- THANKSGIVING DAY
Thursday, October 13 -- 6:30-8:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South -- Note 8:00 PM end time
Monday, October 17 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, October 20 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, October 24 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, October 27 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, October 31 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South -- HALLOWEEN
Thursday, November 3 -- Cancelled
Monday, November 7 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, November 10 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, November 14 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, November 17 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, November 21 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, November 24 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, November 28 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, December 1 -- Cancelled
Monday, December 5 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, December 8 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, December 12 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Thursday, December 15 -- 6:30-11:00 PM -- NEST Great Hall South
Monday, December 19 -- Cancelled
Thursday, December 22 -- Cancelled
August 01, 2016
July 03, 2016
For this whole week (July 4th and 7th), fencing has been CANCELLED.
It is conference season in the AMS Nest Building and as such, there is a conference happening the week of July 4th which will take over most rooms for most of the day. Unfortunately, AMS was not able to find an available room for our fencing practices.
We hope to see you back on the week of July 11th! Have a great week of rest!
June 16, 2016
Our custom made knee length fencing socks have arrived!
The socks are custom made, knee high length soccer style socks, with extra padding in the front shin. They are a soft poly base material designed for absolute comfort, breathable upper keeps your feet dry during fencing bouts, and reinforced heel and toe for comfort and durability. The socks have dry wicking on top of the foot and arch support.
We will be selling them for $17 a pair (includes taxes).
S - Men’s 4-6 / Women’s 5.5-7.5
Please come talk to us starting the week of June 20th if you want to purchase a pair! For organizational purposes, please email us if you plan on ordering a pair.
May 24, 2016
May 23, 2016
Just a friendly reminder that the Fence-a-Thon is coming up June 28-29, 2016 in Victoria, BC.
Proceeds will go towards the BC Cancer Foundation so go register today! The tournament will be unsanctioned so we hope you will be able to make it.
Registration details are here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=33310
Pledge forms are available on print form: http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/CapitalCity/documents/Donation_Form_-_CCFenceathon_1.pdf
To pledge online: http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/site/TR?fr_id=2970&pg=entry
Travel arrangements will be discussed on our Facebook page. If you wish to come, you can let us know and we will decide on which ferry to take and can go together to Victoria and back to Vancouver.
May 14, 2016
The club clothing order arrived on Friday. We'll be bringing the order to fencing practice on Monday. Those who ordered club clothing can come pick up and pay. We have already emailed you the amount owed to the fencing club. If you cannot pick it up on Monday, let us know in advance of when you can drop by to pick up and pay.
We have also ordered extra pieces of clothing for selling and will post details of these sale items onto the website.
April 26, 2016
Note that fencing lessons are 2 hours long but we have the room booked to 11:00 PM so you are welcome to stay longer. Details on our summer rates can be found here.
Please be advised that over the summer, rooms may change due to conventions and conferences so please read our schedule before coming out to fencing in case any practices get moved or cancelled.
*Changed from previous
Thursday, May 5, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, May 9, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- OLD SUB: Partyroom
Thursday, May 12, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, May 16, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall North
Thursday, May 19, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
*Monday, May 23, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 – OLD SUB: Partyroom
*Monday, May 30, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 – Great Hall North
*Thursday, June 2, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 – OLD SUB: Ballroom
Monday, June 6, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Thursday, June 9, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
*Monday, June 13, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 – Room 2306/2309
*Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2301
Monday, June 20, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
Thursday, June 23, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, June 27, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Monday, July 4, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- CANCELLED
Thursday, July 7, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 --CANCELLED
Monday, July 11, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Thursday, July 14, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall South
Monday, July 18, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Thursday, July 21, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Monday, July 25, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Thursday, July 28, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall South
Monday, August 1, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- CANCELLED (BC DAY HOLIDAY)
Thursday, August 4, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Monday, August 8, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Thursday, August 11, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
Monday, August 15, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Thursday, August 18, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Great Hall
Monday, August 22, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2301
Thursday, August 25, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2301
Monday, August 29, 2016 -- 18:30 23:00 -- Room 2306/2309
April 16, 2016
Club clothing order update - deadline to submit your order extended to Friday, April 22, 2016.
Note that this is for our general club logo. The T-shirt design contest will be a separate order, TBA later.
There will be a non-refundable 50% deposit due April 22nd. If you cannot drop off the deposit by April 22nd, let us know and we can try to figure out other alternatives. We will figure out taxes later but for now, just use the team price estimate. You can email us your order at firstname.lastname@example.org
Club clothing order form (editable version):
When placing your order, please provide the item, catalog number, colour, size, quantity, type (men's or women's) and estimated total cost. Also provide your name and email address so we know how to contact you.
As for head bands and socks, they will be white. I am not entirely sure how many colours they would let us order (depends on availability), but if we want to stick to the safe side: navy, black, white and grey (sweat pants) would be a safe bet.
Stormtech sizing charts:
Gildan sizing charts:
Soccer knee-high length socks sizing chart:
S - Men’s 4-6 / Women’s 5.5-7.5
April 15, 2016
Registration and details: https://www.fencing.ca/content/2015-2016-western-canadian-championships
The BC Provincial Championships are coming up June 10-12 and 17-19, 2016 (2 weekends) in Richmond, BC.
Registration and details: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=33256
There's a 12 hour sanctioned marathon fencing competition coming up May 28-29, 2016 in Victoria, BC called Fence-a-Thon. Yes, you heard it right! We'll be fencing from 7:00 pm to the wee hours of the morning to 7:00 am...we'll be staying overnight at the gym to fence non-stop for charity and stuff! :)
Registration and details: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=33310
If you're interested in attending, we will discussing travel logistics on Facebook.
There's a sanctioned epee competition coming up called Jeux de Pomme on May 14-15, 2016 in Vernon, BC! Such epee madness! :)
Registration and details: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=31528
April 06, 2016
We unfortunately won't be having a practice tomorrow night (April 7th). Instead, anyone interested can check out the new Storm Crow Alehouse located on West Broadway & Fir Street (1619 West Broadway). Unfortunately they do not do bookings after 6:00 pm, but I spoke to their booking agent and he said he didn't think there would be a problem with us walking in. So let's say people meet there at 7:00 pm, we can wait in the bar if there are no tables ready. If people would like to go earlier, please keep in mind that groups are limited for 3 hour time periods.
See you all there!
April 05, 2016
March 23, 2016
Results can be found on Askfred: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=32051
Good work to all of our UBC fencers on trying their best at the Lazar and a big congratulations to our medallists:
Jade Adalbert - 3rd place in Senior Women's Epee
Bosco Ho - 3rd place in Senior Men's Foil
March 14, 2016
We will have fencing on St. Patrick's Day however we will start on time (6:30 PM) and end a bit early at 9:00 PM. If you plan on coming late to fencing, you might not get a lot of fencing done so you have been warned!
Those of legal drinking age can join us as we enter Irish pub establishments and consume green liquids of the alcohol variety. Bring ID. If you want to join in on the fun for the post-fencing madness, come to fencing at around 8:30 PM so you can tag along for the group commute to the pubs.
March 13, 2016
The UNBC Fencing Club is hosting their BC Fencing Union Cup on March 26, 2016 in Prince George, BC.
Registration and details can be found here:
March 12, 2016
A friendly reminder to those who plan on competing to go register soon! We have our Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament on Sunday, March 20, 2016! This competition is CFF sanctioned so you will need a validated CFF, USFA or equivalent fencing licence to compete! Renew your licence prior to the competition if you have not done so yet, otherwise we will not let you fence.
Details and registration can be found here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=32051
Volunteers coming to help with set-up - it begins at 8:00 am sharp!
Also note that we will be in a NEW venue: The AMS Student Nest (6133 University Blvd, Vancouver)!
Room will be located on the 2nd floor in the Great Hall.
See you there!
Escrime Sundae coming up April 2, 2016 in Victoria, BC! If you have not taken a ferry to Vancouver Island, now is the time to do so!
Details and registration can be found here:
Depending on interest, we may arrange to do a group day trip to and from Vancouver Island via ferry and bus transit. Arrangements and logistics will be discussed in our Facebook page.
March 08, 2016
Introducing the 2016-2017 Executive Board:
President: Karl Maibauer
Treasurer: Alix Rommel
Vice-President: Ben Geisberg
Secretary: Jaime Silverthorn
Social Coordinator: Rebecca Coulson
March 07, 2016
We are re-scheduling our T-shirt Design Contest voting to Thursday, March 10, 2016 during fencing practice. Come out to decide which logo should be on our new t-shirts!
We will also discuss what types of clothing (e.g., t-shirts, wick-away, sweat or track pants, track jacket, etc.) do people want to order so we can ask the company for a quote and find out how much it would cost.
See you there!
March 04, 2016
March 01, 2016
The results of the Intercollegiate Tournament are up! We would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers, referees, random helpers and everyone else who decided to come all the way to UBC (especially from an island and from across the border) to compete with us! :)
We look forward to future Intercollegiate Tournaments, wherever they may be! See you all next year!
February 08, 2016
February 07, 2016
We are currently taking in designs for the newest club t-shirt! The deadline was January 31, 2016, but we will extend it to February 12, 2016. That gives you some time to design the logo. The winner will have his/her logo plastered on the club t-shirt PLUS he/she will receive a club t-shirt free of charge! All entries will be displayed sometime during fencing practice in February (date to be announced later). It will be voted on by the general membership! Yay! We'll number all entries so no one will know who did what. That way, voting will be less biased.
Here are the rules and criteria for the contest:
1. It may either be a black and white logo OR a colour logo.
2. It must be a fencing-related logo for the club.
3. It must be an original design. No plagiarism please!
4. No profanity, offensive remarks or inappropriate content are allowed.
5. The logo may have a combination of words, images or both. It is up to the artist to decide what they want in the logo.
6. Jpeg files are allowed. Other files are probably allowed - please talk to us in advance.
We recommend you use free legit programs like GIMP or Inkscape for illustrating your design.
7. Please make the logo at a considerable size so it may be enlarged for the t-shirt (if necessary). We will most likely be printing them off on 8.5 x 11 inch paper so try to make it big and clear (at least clear enough on normal sized paper).
8. One entry per person.
9. Winning submissions will become property of the UBC Fencing Club.
I suppose that is about it for rules. Pretty much anything goes (just nothing offensive, please!) :) Please send us your logo design at the club email address: email@example.com
If you are curious what was done in previous years, you can always ask members who have been around longer, or check out facebook for some. We had a few shirts up from various years. If you have any other questions, please drop us an email. :) Good luck to all who enter!!
Voting will happen on the same day as club elections on March 7, 2016!