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February 12, 2018


Champagne Challenge #6 - Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Champagne Challenge Mixed Epee Open will be held on Sunday, February 25, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The competition will close registration at 10:00am.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Referee Development Clinic with Matt Cox - March 3, 2018

This Referee Development Clinic will address all three fencing disciplines (foil, epee and sabre) and provide you with a broad understanding of the role, responsibilities, and duties of a referee, as well as refine your sense of rules of fencing including right of way and the application of penalties.

Please bring a well-read rulebook and an open mind, ready to learn.

Note: For any referees looking to be observed at this event after the Referee Clinic on Saturday, March 3, you must be under 18 or have your Safe Sport requirements and background check met BEFORE the start of the competition.

The Capitol Division will reimburse any Capitol Division member's referee clinic fees and testing fees if they pass the written test and practical exam and successfully earn a referee rating. Travel and hotel expenses are not reimbursable, only the fees for the clinic and test. Verification of the rating earned and documentation of the testing fees should be sent to the Division Treasurer. In addition, the Capitol Division will reimburse the $35.00 membership upgrade fee for new referees (and those who have just turned age 18).

The Saturday referee clinic will be at Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015. The Sunday tournament will be at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Friends of DCFC Friendly Open - March 4, 2018

Come join us for a relaxed, friendly event. Help us train our up and coming referees with this reduced fee competition ($20.00 first event, $10.00 each additional event). Held in conjunction with the Capitol Division Referee Clinic on Saturday, March 3.

Note: For any referees looking to be observed at this event after the Referee Clinic on Saturday, March 3, you must be under 18 or have your Safe Sport requirements and background check met BEFORE the start of the competition.

Senior Mixed Epee will close registration at 10:00am. Senior Mixed Foil will close at 1:30pm. Senior Mixed Sabre will close at 3:30pm. There is limit of 40 entries per event.

Preregister at AskFRED.


DCFC Youth Challenge #4 - Sunday, March 18, 2018

A Youth Challenge will be held on Sunday, March 18, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

Youth 10/12 Mixed Epee will close registration at 10:00am. Youth 10/12 Mixed Sabre will also close registration at 10:00am. Youth-14 Mixed Epee and Youth-14 Mixed Sabre will close registration at 1:30pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Champagne Challenge #7 - Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Champagne Challenge Mixed Epee Open will be held on Sunday, March 25, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The competition will close registration at 10:00am.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Referee Training Supported by Capitol Division

The Capitol Division Executive Committee is committed to increasing the number of rated referees within the division.

To support this goal, the Committee has voted to reimburse any Capitol Division member's referee clinic fees and testing fees if they pass the written test and practical exam and successfully earn a referee rating. Travel and hotel expenses are not reimbursable, only the fees for the clinic and test. Verification of the rating earned and documentation of the testing fees should be sent to the Division Treasurer.

In addition, the Capitol Division will reimburse the $35.00 membership upgrade fee for new referees (and those who have just turned age 18).


Capitol Division International Competition Grants

For the 2016-2017 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make international competition travel grants of $400.00 available to individual fencers who are members of the Division. These grants are being made to fulfill our mission, as outlined in our bylaws, to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants are available to reimburse expenses related to competing in cadet, junior, and senior US Fencing designated international competitions and at Veteran World Championships and to attending those same competitions as a member of the official US Fencing delegation.

Fencers are eligible for one grant per season. Grants are available for expenses not fully reimbursed from other sources.

In order to receive these grants, eligible fencers should submit the 2016-2017 Capitol Division International Competition Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee with copies of all the relevant receipts. Reimbursements for expenses will be disbursed by the Treasurer of the Capitol Division.

Deadlines for filing applications for the 2015-2016 season:

Application and receipts should be e-mailed to capdivgrants@gmail.com or mailed to:


Capitol Division Developmental Grants

For the 2016-17 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make developmental grants of $300.00 available to the member clubs. Member clubs are eligible for developmental grants every other season. These grants are being made to fulfill our purposes and objectives as outlined in our bylaws, in particular our missions to support, enhance and develop the sport of fencing and to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants should not be used for ordinary club expenses such as rent or US Fencing membership; rather the clubs should use these funds to enhance the experience of Divisional fencers in the spirit of our bylaws. One grant will be available to each club.

The list below gives a few examples of ways that these funds could be used. This list includes suggestions, but the committee is open to other uses:

In order to receive these grants, the club representative should submit a proposal on the 2016-2017 Capitol Division Developmental Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee. The proposal will be submitted to the rest of the Executive Committee. If the proposal is approved, the club representative should submit receipts for the expenses covered by the grant and a check will be sent to the member club.

The grant application form and receipts should be e-mailed to capdivgrants@gmail.com or mailed to:

The deadline for grant application is June 15, 2017.


Minutes of the Capitol Division Annual Membership Meeting & Executive Committee Meetings


Capitol Division Rated Referees

Below is a list of the rated referees (from the Fencing Officials Committee web site) who are members of Capitol Division. Referees are tested and certified at levels 1 through 10, 1 is the highest level.


Division Officers and Executive Committee 2017-2018

Chairperson
Carole Jeandheur (carolej423@mac.com)
Vice-Chairperson
Arnold Wynn (arnold@wynnempire.com)
Secretary
Bettie Graham (eddie31@rcn.com)
Treasurer
Rebecca Chimahusky (rchimahu@alumni.nd.edu)
Members at Large:
Valerie Asher (vaasher@aya.yale.edu)
Aaron Ruby (aaron@capfencing.com)
Raymond Finkleman (fencer@fencer.com)
Representatives of the member clubs
Jill Feldman, CAPITAL (jill_feldman@hotmail.com)
Xavier Jordan, CCFC (xjordan@ifc.org)
Katelyn Keegan, DCFC (katelyn.keegan@gmail.com)
Hunter Higgison, GWFC (hhiggison@gmail.com)
Aleksey Muravyev, INVICTA (alekseygfa@yahoo.com
Joe Leonard, Jr., NCFC (joeleonard@aol.com)
TJ Safai, ROYALFA (tsafai@yahoo.com)
Gitty Mohebban, RIF (mhmohebban@gmail.com)
Dyllis Liu, TERRAPIN (secretary@umdfencing.com)

Division Results at the 2017-2018 January NAC
Virginia Beach, VA
1/5/2018 - 1/8/2018

Division I Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 285 Competitors)

46.   Shelanski, Isaac
56.   Wilson, Sean
85.   Wright, Ezra
111T. Berger, Matteo
114.  Nosil, Andrew
139.  Walther, Bryan
186.  Haddad, Justin
217.  Neu, Matthew
234.  Hilbert, Xavier
251.  Reid, Avo
265T. Ruskin, David

Divison I Men's Epee Classification
(A4 Event, 145 Competitors)

46.   Neu, Matthew
70.   Haddad, Justin
118.  Reid, Avo
133.  Walther, Bryan

Junior Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 219 Competitors)

1.    WILSON, Sean
23.   HADDAD, Justin
28.   SHELANSKI, Isaac
48.   NOSIL, Andrew
68.   BERGER, Matteo
129.  WRIGHT, Ezra
178.  HILBERT, Xavier
181.  REID, Avo

Division I Men's Sabre
(A4 Event, 178 Competitors)

3T.   Souders, Peter
36.   Landau, Nathaniel
40.   Zhao, Eric
44.   Contreras, Alessandro
61.   Cohen, Samuel
63.   Del Vecchio, Nicolas
68.   Green, Adam
131.  Campbell, Colin
154.  Zhao, Edward

Junior Men's Sabre
(A4 Event, 175 Competitors)

3T.   Contreras, Alessandro
15.   Del Vecchio, Nicolas
16.   Green, Adam
84.   Lee, Kyle
102.  Landau, Nathaniel
119.  Cohen, Samuel
127.  Campbell, Colin
155.  Allum, Christopher
156.  Rodriguez, Desmond
157.  Bukowski, Bronson
165.  Moore, Evan
167T. Oberholtzer, Daniel

Division I Men's Foil
(A4 Event, 256 Competitors)

118T. Chu, Derek
132.  Ndiaye, Edriss

Senior Team Men's Foil
(20 Teams)

7.    Rockville Fencing Academy (Howard, Ndiaye, Radu, Stockdale)

Junior Men's Foil
(A4 Event, 217 Competitors)

127.  NDIAYE, Edriss
161T. CHU, Derek

Division I Women's Epee
(A4 Event, 179 Competitors)

3T.   HOLMES, Katharine
39.   SIRICO, Amanda
77.   CHIMAHUSKY, Rebecca
79.   ASHER, Valerie
152.  PYO, Yunice
165T. IGOE, Nirali
168.  BRUM, Lauren
173.  GIFFORD, Sally
174.  TONG, Sarah Shen
175.  LAWSON, Marie

Senior Team Women's Epee
(22 Teams)

10.   DC Fencers Club (Chimahusky, Lawson, Asher)

Division I Women's Epee Classification Event
(A3 Event, 50 Competitors)

6.    IGOE, Nirali
9.    PYO, Yunice
13.   LAWSON, Marie
36.   TONG, Sarah Shen
38.   GIFFORD, Sally

Junior Women's Epee
(A4 Event, 127 Competitors)

25.   Pyo, Yunice
97.   Igoe, Nirali
121T. Reitinger, Emilie

Divison I Women's Sabre
(A4 Event, 136 Competitors)

30.   Lasota, Marta
65.   Hanadari-Levy, Amit
126.  Canseco, Laura

Junior Women's Sabre
(A4 Event, 127 Competitors)

29.   Hanadari-Levy, Amit
77.   Canseco, Laura
83.   Tang, Annie
87.   Iwasa, Erina
99.   Allum, Isabel
120.  Hoverman, Hannah
122T. Dahlkemper, Audrey

Division I Women's Foil
(A4 Event, 142 Competitors)

105.  Barnette, Zoe

Junior Women's Foil
(A4 Event, 159 Competitors)

124.  Barnette, Zoe
147.  Wu, Renee

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Raymond Finkleman fencer@fencer.com
Last revised February 12, 2018