Sunday, April 16, 2006


Easter Update

Hi to all....and Happy Easter,

We have a fencing tournament at College of the Desert this Saturday, April 15.
It is the last point tournament of the season.
After this tournament, our schedule resumes back to "normal" for the remainder of this month of April.

We have a fencing tournament on Saturday, May 6, (so we will be at COD to set up Friday night May 5), and then we have the Pacific Coast Championships in Las Vegas May 13-14. DFA will be closed on Friday, May 12....transportation day to Las Vegas.

After PCC's, all our tournaments are done and we will have fencing until July 22 when we close for the summer.

Our Summer schedule will begin on June 19 with fencing beginning at 1:30 p.m. for beginning fencers and then 2:30 p.m. for our advanced fencers going until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and our regular schedule of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Please visit our website from time to time with updated information, podcasts by Josh and Danny and our Summer schedule.

- Leslie

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Palm Desert Open was a Success!

Hi to all,

Well, the first Palm Desert Open was a success! We had 62 fencers participate, and it was an international event with fencers from Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. We had a total of 12 "A" rated fencers, which made our events A1 and A2 events.

We had the top referees here to direct and Midi Cox, the Pacific Coast Section Secretary, was indispensible in helping me organize and run the event.

We have been asked to host again, hopefully November of this year, and sabre will be included!

Many of you are probably in some form of Spring Break and our schedule at DFA is somewhat modified. This Friday, April 14, being Good Friday, DFA will be closed, so there is no fencing
this Friday, but we will be at COD setting up the gym as we have a division tournament this Saturday at COD. This will be the last point tournament of the season. So, there will be no
fencing at DFA this Saturday either.

We should be back to "normal" starting April 17.

Our last tournament of the season is Saturday, May 6, at COD, the end of season tournament where we give out the Perpetual Trophies.

Also, the Pacific Coast Championships are May 13-14, 2006 (Mother's Day weekend).
The deadline for sending in your entry is April 28. If anyone is interested in the team events, please let me know as the team event form can be submitted with your individual entry form. I have both individual and team entry forms.

- Leslie

Monday, April 10, 2006


End of Season Tournament Date Changed

Hello Fencers,

The end of season tournament date has changed to May 6th, 2006.

Check the schedule at the San Bernardino Division or at the Desert Fencing Academy websites.

See you there!

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