DFA September 2021 News

Hi to All…Happy September…Happy Labor Day!!!

Autumn begins Wednesday, September 22.

DFA will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 6.


It is time to renew your USFA membership.
The USFA has a new membership category, Access Membership, $25.
With this membership, you may fence in all local tournaments, (including DFA’s!).

If you are planning on competing in Regional Open Circuits (ROC), Junior Olympics or Nationals, you would need a Competitive Membership, $85.

The Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade is back, Sunday, October 31 (Halloween)!
The theme is ” Masquerade Parade” and DFA will be in the parade! Parade begins at 12 noon.
As you know, we march and fence along the parade route.
You may come in costume!
I encourage our new DFA fencers to participate in this rare opportunity to fence in the street!
Please let me know if you will be able to participate.


DFA will hold a mini saber tournament on Saturday, September 18, 9:30 a.m.
It is a USFA sanctioned tournament, $10, ratings and medals will be awarded.

DFA will hold a mini epee tournament on Saturday, September 25, 12 noon
A USFA sanctioned tournament, $10, ratings and medals will be awarded.


If anyone is interested in competing in the Junior Olympics or Summer National Championship, Gryphon Fencing Club in Murrieta, CA, will host the qualifier at their club on Saturday, October 23, 2021. As soon as information is posted on AskFred, I will let you know.

There will be a San Bernardino Division tournament on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the brand new Corona Recreation Center!!!. It will be a Saber and Epee tournament.

More information will follow and pre-registration will be posted on AskFred once all the details have been finalized.

Major thanks to Ken Wheeler, UCR Fencing Coach, who contacted the Corona Recreation Center which is delighted to have fencing as one of its athletic events!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Labor Day, and blissful fencing.

Leslie, the fencing coach

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