Monday, November 05, 2007


November Update

Hi to all,

Well, our third Palm Desert Open, held November 3 and 4 at College of the Desert, was a big success. We grew from 68 fencers our first tournament, to 97 fencers our second tournament to 116 fencers this tournament! Our epee events were A2 events and we had many fencers from Arizona and Nevada come and participate. Results will be posted to AskFred.

I have to give tremendous thanks to our volunteers, without whom the tournament would never have flowed so smoothly.

Tournament Committee: Diane Whan and Ann Barber, working the computers

Check- in People: Cammie Link, Cindy Ibba, Roman Ibba, Carrie DeVoe, Ellis DeVoe

Runners: Chanelle Guillaume and Natalie Salagean

Set-up & Tear Down: Max Barber, Kevin & Jody Short, Josh & Kyoko Butler, Danny Torres, Brian Murray, Costa Nichols, Debbie Romig, Cindy Ibba

Please forgive me if I’ve forgotten anyone.

Congratulations, also, to Costa Nichols, 8th place mixed sabre, Sang Yun (Daniel) Lee, 7th place mixed epee, Leslie Taft, 3rd place, women’s sabre.

Congratulations also, to Grant Boatman, who made his fencing debut in mixed epee and kudos to Hunter Scalise who won his first bout, in his first tournament, at the PDO, in mixed sabre.

Tournament Schedule Change:

The November 10 J.O. qualifier at Victor Valley High School has been canceled due to double-booking of the gym.

J.O. quals will be held at San Bernardino Valley College on Saturday, December 15. We will also run, concurrently, a USFA/San Bernardino Division open competition.

DFA will be open for classes on Saturday, November 10.

DFA will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

DFA will be open for classes on Saturday, November 24.

Happy Thanksgiving and Blissful Fencing to All,


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