We will be running several tournaments at various levels this season. I will try to keep the Downloads section updated so if no one else lets you know about a tournament, you can check there for the info sheets.
At Beaches, we typically only require email registration. For these events, just send an email to [email protected] with your name, the events you’re interested in and your age/gender. This way, you don’t have to worry about sending things by snail-mail; just make sure you email me a few days in advance. In most cases, the truly lazy can pay an additional late fee at the door if they completely forget to register ahead of time.
Just to get the season going, we will be holding this mixed team event to help everyone get the cobwebs out. The format is similar to the “Foiling Around” event Ryerson holds; teams are randomly assigned but designed so that every team has a shot at winning. The prizes aren’t spectacular but it is a whole lot of fun. I don’t care how good (or bad) you are, you should be fencing at the Summer Slice! It is slated to run Sunday, August 27th, 2006.
For those a little newer to fencing, we will be holding an OCC (Ontario Challenge Circuit) at the start of each new season. This year, it will be on Sunday September 17th, 2006. As usual, we will only be holding sabre events.
Results: [2006 Men][2006 Women]
Fred Wach Open
Shortly after we opened our new salle, we ran an Open tournament as a sort of house warming. As double duty, this is also a memorial tournament for Fred Wach, a great, lost asset to Canadian Fencing. We will be holding the sabre component of this tournament every year at about the same time that Ryerson University hold the foil and epee parts. Keep in mind that we field some pretty good national level fencers and this attracts a tough if small group of athletes every year.
Results: [2006 Men][2006 Women][2006 Gala]
Stanley Stein Open
This year’s tournament will be held on April 1st, 2007. We tout this one as “Lord Stanley’s other favorite cup” and the grand prize is a beer stein (one for the men’s and one for the women’s event). We also try and squeeze in some sort of mixed Grand Prix for a bit of cash.
Results: [2005 Mens] [2005 Womens]
We are committed to developing a youth circuit in Ontario. We will be holding at least two youth events (under 17, under 15, and under 13) for all three weapons this year and are trying to get other Ontario clubs to sponsor more of these events.
This youth event is designed to get the younger fencers off to a good start to the new year. This season’s tournament will be held January 27th and 28th. Last season, we were fortunate enough to also have it designated as a qualifying event for the 2006 Ontario Winter Games. The tournament went well and I think everyone who came had a good time. There were also lots of medals to be had. I have posted the final results below. They are really rough and will have to do for now.
Vidosa Memorial (Cadet)
In memory of a superb referee and dear friend, Christian Vidosa, we are holding a three-weapon cadet competition in March. Christian was a strong supporter of fencing and developing youth fencers. The winners of this event will be sponsored to go to the Cadet Nationals in May in Saskatoon. We are intending to cover transportation, accommodation, and registration fees.
Vidosa Memorial 2008