DFA January 2022 News

Hi to All…Happy January…Happy New Year!!! Hopefully it will be a softer and gentler year!!! We are keeping with our current fencing schedule while keeping an eye on the Omicron variant.We want to keep everyone fencing and safe. Please continue to wear a face mask in the club when you are not fencing.Please remember to…

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DFA December 2021 News

Hi to All…Happy December…Merry Christmas!!! All lessons as per usual at the club for the month of December. Sam Signorelli, our San Bernardino Division armorer, will be at the club on Saturday, December 11, to repair any fencer’s electrical equipment. He will also take orders if you need to purchase any new fencing items. DFA…

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DFA News for November 2021

Hi to All…Happy November…Happy Thanksgiving!!! Not too much club news for this month of November. A quiet month with no mini tournaments scheduled. CLUB NEWS: DFA will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.The club will be open on Saturday, November 27. Wishing everyone a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving Day!!! Leslie,…

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DFA October 2021 News

Hi to All…Happy October…Happy Halloween!!! CLUB NEWS: For anyone who needs to renew their USFA membership, please choose Access Membership, $25.With this membership you may fence in all local tournaments, (including DFA’s!). If you are not planning on competing but would like to have a USFA membership, please choose Non-Competitive Membership, $10. The Palm Desert…

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DFA Mini Epee Tournament

DFA held a mini epee tournament on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Eight fencers in all, making the event an E1 rated tournament. After several years away from the competition arena, Jeff McLaughlin returned. Two first time competitors, Gary Kautz and 15 year old Collin Amick (his brother, Ian, competed in the mini saber tournament held…

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DFA Mini Saber Tournament

DFA held a mini saber tournament on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Eight fencers in all, medals and ratings awarded! L-R: 8th place, Alex Allen, 7th place, Jason Ward, 6th place, Ian Amick, 5th place, David Greene, 4th place, Dan Qu, 3rd place, Nick Richardson, 2nd place, Alec Gibson, 1st place and earning his E21 rating,…

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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. CLUB NEWS: 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…

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DFA August 2021 News

Hi to All…Happy August!!! DFA is going to take a short summer hiatus commencing Monday, July 26 and re-opening on Monday, August 16. August is typically the resting time for all fencers and fencing. A reminder, August is the month to renew your fencing membership.$10 for Non-Competitive$25 for Competitive Please go to the USFA website,…

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DFA July 2021 News

Hi to All…Happy July…Happy Independence Day!!! CLUB NEWS: DFA will be closed Monday, July 26 and re-open Monday, August 16. It’s been a long time since the coach took a vacation and after a year of Covid, everyone needs a rest. School for many will be starting in August. We will know soon enough if…

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DFA June 2021 News

Hi to All…Happy June…Happy Summer…Happy Father’s Day!!! To all you dads, wishing you an awesome Father’s Day!!! CLUB NEWS: Now that AP testing is done and the school year almost completed and everyone getting vaccinated, we are enjoying more fencers at our Saturday Saber and Epee morning and afternoon electric sparring!! It’s great to have…

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