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2015 Maryland Division Open Membership Meeting

posted Aug 16, 2015, 8:29 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 29, 2015, 1:23 PM ]

[REVISION - Note the change in the the physical location of the meeting, also addenda to the agenda]

As proscribed by the bylaws of the Maryland Division of USA Fencing, the executive committee of the division must call an annual meeting of its members in July or August.  The primary purposes of the meeting are to elect officers for the executive committee and to establish the competition calendar for the coming year.

The bylaws also mandate that the membership should have 2-weeks advance notice of the annual meeting.

The meeting is open to all members of the Maryland Division.  Members are also invited to join via teleconference.

2015-2016 Maryland Division Membership Meeting
Date: August 30, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

[Note the change in the the physical location of the meeting]
Place: Salle Palasz/Tri Weapon Club
1030A Leslie Ave Catonsville MD 21228

Agenda:
   Treasurer's report  (Mike)
   Old Business:
    2015-2016 Elections - (Greg)
    2015 Charm City Classic (again-a-ROC) (Mike)
    2015 December NAC in Baltimore (Mike)
    Approving the 2015-2016 Competition Schedule (Greg)
           Club-sponsored sanctioned events
           Dates for MD Division Qualifiers - JO, Y14, DV2/DV3
   New Business:
       Report on the 2015 MD Division RYC (Mike, Russell?)
       Formation of an RYC Organizing Committee (Elliott)
       Membership selection for Division committees (Elliott)
           National Qualifier Organizing Committee
           Communications Committee
           RFO Memorial Charm City Classic Organizing Committee
           Tournament Sanctioning Committee (EC as a committee of the whole?)
           RYC Organizing Committee?

If anyone has questions that require a vote, please send them to me, and I will add them to the agenda.

Executive Committee members  and division members can also join us by conference call.  The dial-in number for the conference call and the participant code are listed below.

Your dial-in number: 862-902-0240
Participant PIN: 7865236

We will call that number and put the conference call on speaker phone.  If you are interested in using other electronic means of joining us, please send me your preference and contact information, Apple FaceTime, Skype, Google hangout, or other service.

August Division Officer Meeting Results

posted Aug 27, 2013, 12:07 PM by Unknown user

The Executive Committee of the USFA Maryland Division met on August 10, 2013, to approve the division fencing schedule, appoint new officers, discuss the upcoming R.F. Oles Charm City Classic ROC (December 7-8, 2013), and to discuss the changes in USFA rules requiring referees and board members to maintain current professional membership.

New officers for the executive committee were elected, and the results are posted on the division website.  The committee also approved the calendar and sanctioned this year's tournaments.  Organizers are beginning to post tournaments on askfred.net.  Division events (Junior Olympic Qualifiers: U20/Junior Nov. 16-17, 2013, U17/Cadet Nov 23-24, 2013; Y14 Summer National Qualifiers: January 4-5, 2014; and DV2/DV3 Summer National Qualifiers:  March 8-9, 2014) have been posted to the calendar which is also posted on the division website.

A subsequent meeting is anticipated to elect new board members at large for the executive committee and to confirm details for the 2013 Charm City Classic.

Epee Wiring - Rules enforcement changes AUG 1, 2013

posted May 17, 2013, 12:52 PM by Anthony Teelucksingh   [ updated May 17, 2013, 12:52 PM ]

The Fencing Officials Commission has released the following guide to wiring epees:


"When attaching the wires to the sockets inside the bell guard, two main rules must be considered. First, the fencer should not be able to break or make contacts between the two wires – either accidentally or intentionally. Second, the wires must be arranged so that the referee can completely inspect them to ensure that the fencer cannot create a contact."

The linked document has photo references included.  Expect strict enforcement to begin August 1 2013.

2012 Annual Meeting

posted Oct 21, 2012, 3:47 PM by Anthony Teelucksingh

As previously listed on AskFred, the Maryland Division announces that the 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at 3:00 pm on Nov. 4, 2012 at Salle Palasz/Tri-Weapon Boys Club1030 Leslie Ave Catonsville, MD 21228.  All Maryland Division members are invited to attend.

Richard F. Oles Charm City Classic ROC, December 1-2 2012

posted Oct 20, 2012, 11:35 AM by Anthony Teelucksingh   [ updated Oct 20, 2012, 11:59 AM ]

Register for the 2012 Charm City Classic ROC on AskFred

The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and sectional level but below the NAC Division I level. Points are awarded to the top 32 places at ROC events, however, the ROC points list is separate from the National Rolling Points List. (Foreign fencers may compete though they are not counted as part of the field for qualification purposes as they can not fence summer nationals)

The Charm City Classic is a USA Fencing Regional Open Circuit sponsored by Maryland Division. Top 8 in each event qualify for DIV 1A at 2012 Summer Nationals. Please review the new Div 1A qualification paths.

VENUE
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

UMBC's official driving directions:

The competition will take place at the Retriever Activity Center and is co-sponsored by the UMBC True Grit Fencing Club. Here is a map of the UMBC campus:

Recommended parking is on Administration Drive, across from the center.

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY DEC. 1
Men's Epee 8am
Women's Foil 11am
Men's Saber 1pm

SUNDAY DEC. 2
Men's Foil 8am
Women's Epee 11am
Women's Saber 1pm

Times listed denote the end of check-in for each event.

REGULAR ENTRY FEES
$40 Registration + $20 per event

LATE ENTRY FEES
$120 Registration + $60 per event

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
Registration opens on or about October 1.
Regular fee registration ends November 17.
Triple entry fee after November 17.

Rankings and points standings will be obtained from Askfred. Please verify that Askfred has your correct information. 

Proof of active USFA membership will be required at check-in.

EQUIPMENT INSPECTION by national armorers

Saturday 7am
Sunday 7am

AWARDS
Top 8 in each event will receive an award.

HOTEL
Baltimore BWI Airport
1020 Andover Road 
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
T 410-691-1001; F 410-691-1002 

Mention: "Maryland Division USA Fencing" to get the special rate.

Shuttle Service to/from Fairfield Inn, BWI Airport or Penn Train Station can be provided with advance reservation at $5 per trip - send email to info@twcfencing.com at least 2 days in advance to schedule

Concessions will be available on-site.

VENDOR

STAFF
Tournament Manager: Michael Oles
Maryland Division Chair: Anthony Teelucksingh
Maryland Division Vice Chair: Chris Medalis
Mid-Atlantic Section Chair: Charles Greene

QUESTIONS?

13th Annual FENCEATHON begins on Friday, October 19 2012

posted Oct 18, 2012, 9:48 AM by Anthony Teelucksingh

The Chesapeake Fencing Club presents its 13th annual FENCEATHON, an all-night-long celebration of fencing to benefit the educational programs of CFC (and the Sisters Academy of Baltimore, an independent Catholic middle school for girls (grades 5–8) from low income neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. The FENCEATHON will be held in the gymnasium of the Liberty Christian School at 11303 Liberty Road in Owings Mills. Registration 7-8 p.m. with fencing beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19th and continuing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20th. Highlights include electrical fencing in all three weapons (foil, saber, epee), swordplay demonstrations, door prizes, food/refreshments, music, videos, etc. Registration for participating fencers is $35 and includes 13th anniversary commemorative t-shirt when registered by October 12th. Call 410-532-7445.

Proposed Maryland Division ByLaws changes

posted Oct 18, 2012, 8:24 AM by Anthony Teelucksingh

2012-13 Executive Committee

posted Oct 18, 2012, 8:19 AM by Anthony Teelucksingh   [ updated Oct 20, 2012, 10:59 AM ]

Officers:

Chair: Anthony V. Teelucksingh, Unattached
Vice Chair: Christopher Medalis, Baltimore Fencing Center
Treasurer: Mike Oles, Salle Palasz/Tri-Weapon Club
Secretary: Heni Misciagna, Maryland Fencing Club

Members-at-large:

Dan Collins, Chesapeake Fencing Club
Ray Gordon, Chesapeake Fencing Club
Angela Herbert-Hodges, Salisbury Fencing Club
Greg Paye, Maryland Fencing Club
B.J. Swayne, Salle Palasz/Tri-Weapon Club
Terry Yoo, Baltimore Fencing Center

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