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Schedule Update for FAP-Central January 2022

Starting January 8, 2022, both the mixed level Cadet and Competitive Youth classes meet at 1:30pm to 3:30+pm.

This will allow us to offer unofficial, smaller introductory level tournaments on Saturday afternoons at 3pm. These events must have a minimum of 5 competitors to run and have a maximum entry of 12. These events usually take about 2.5 to 3 hours and will follow official USA Fencing competition rules: full uniform required, full complement of electric scoring equipment required (if applicable) and all regular protocols followed.  For more details, please refer to the USA Fencing website. 

Any athlete participating in our afternoon events has done their pre-event warmup by attending class and is ready for the competition close of check in at 3pm. Class at this level mirrors what they should do before a tournament:  warm up, stretch, footwork practice, drill, bouting. Athletes not participating in an after-class competition will finish class at 3:30, but still have a chance to help teammates with warm up bouting and possibly spectate at least the first round of the event.

These practice tournaments prepare the athlete for official competitions, whether at F.AP. Central or elsewhere; the athlete is learning to arrive an hour before close of check in to warm up and get their pre-event practice bouts.  Occasionally the events will be official, sanctioned tournaments where athletes can earn ratings, so participating athletes will have a chance to help their more experienced teammates move up by making it a bigger tournament.

Start looking for these events after Junior Olympics are over (Feb. 18-21). You can check the schedule on askfred.net and/or the F.A.P. website bulletin board.

If you have not been getting the F.A.P. email newsletter please contact:

info@fencefap.com to be sure we have your correct email address.


REGIONAL EVENTS

Below are registration links for regional events in our region (Region 3) that are coming up this month and next month (February)

 

The Integrity Cup event above is held at the end of the month , January 29-30. this is a good place for the cadet and junior fencers to step out and try a regional Division 2 tournament.  If you are 13 as of January 1st, 2022, and you’ve already competed in local tournaments, this is your next step.

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY

The second “Integrity Cup” below is only a regional level event for Juniors and Cadets

https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/4489

February also includes the Junior Olympic Championships in Salt Lake city, Utah on President’s Day weekend

MAIN LINE UPDATE

We’re happy to announce a new schedule and the addition of Sunday classes at the Kaiserman JCC beginning Tuesday, January 4th.

Youth Beginners (ages 8-12)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Sundays, 9:00am – 10:00am

Cadet Beginners (ages 13-17)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Sundays, 11:00am – 12:00pm


*NEW* PARENT PROGRAMS

Based on feedback from new and experienced fencing parents alike, we will be rolling out a virtual bulletin board on the club website. This virtual board will serve as a resource for parents, covering information such as club updates and guidance on tournament registration. AskFred (local tournaments) & USA Fencing (regional & national) can be confusing; if you’re baffled by the search/signup process, or have other peer-to-peer questions, please write to patty@fencefap.com and you will get support from an experienced parent!


DECEMBER NAC

Please join us in congratulating Maestro and all of the athletes who participated in the December North American Cup this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Special shoutout to Tristan Szapary on his 11th place finish!

Cadet Men’s Épée, Nate Otto

Junior Men’s Épée, Zach Suico ⠂David DiSimone ⠂Nate Otto ⠂Felix Zhao

Junior Women’s Foil, Natalie Adams Kim

Division I Men’s Épée, Tristan Szapary ⠂Felix Zhao ⠂Zach Suico

Division I Women’s Foil, Natalie Adams Kim


WORLD CUP UPDATE

Congratulations to Maia Weintraub on her impressive 15th place finish at the Senior Women’s Foil World Cup in Saint-Maur, France!


REMINDER: JUNIOR OLYMPICS

It’s time to sign up for the Salt Lake City JO 2022 ! We strongly suggest registering online before January 10th, as the USA Fencing website can get overloaded closer to deadlines. Unsure of which events your athlete might have qualified for? Consult this page, where you can search by name, event, or other criteria. For further support, please reach out to patty@fencefap.com and be connected with a fellow FAP parent who can help!