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September 18, 2017

Tom Wright Memorial Veteran Fencing Tournament - October 8, 2017

The annual Tom Wright Memorial Veteran Fencing Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 8, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

The Tom Wright Memorial Fencing Tournament is hosted by the Capitol Division in honor of Tom Wright, who fenced sabre at Harvard graduating in 1941. As a youth of 18, while vacationing with his parents, he was challenged to a duel by an Italian nobleman who mistakenly assumed he had designs on a young lady. He won the duel, which was fought with epees. He had a distinguished career as an architect in Washington D.C. and returned to fencing at the NIH club in the 1990's, when he was in his 70's. He went to England on one of the first USA Veteran teams before World Veteran Championships were officially recognized. He was a perfect gentleman whose love of fencing led him to arrange demonstration matches at Washington's Cosmos Club.

This competition is open to fencers who were born in 1978 or earlier. $10.00 registration fee plus $25.00 entry fee per event if preregistered. $10.00 registration fee plus $35.00 entry fee if not preregistered.

All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing

Preregister at AskFRED.

DCFC Youth Challenge #1 - October 15, 2017

A Youth Challenge will be held on Sunday, October 15, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

The Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Epee and Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Sabre events will close registration at 10:00am. The Youth-14 Mixed Epee event will close registration at 12:00pm. The Youth-14 Mixed Sabre event also closes registration at 12:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

DCFC Friday Night Division III Mixed Epee - October 20, 2017

A Divison III (D & Below) Mixed Epee Open will be held on Friday, October 20, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The competition will close registration at 6:30pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Capital Fencing Mixed Sabre Open - October 21, 2017

The Capital Fencing Academy will host a Mixed Sabre Open on Saturday, October 21. The competition will close registration at 1:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Capital Fencing Musketeer Circuit #1 - October 22, 2017

The first Musketeer Circuit of the season will be held on Sunday, October 22, at Capital Fencing Academy.

The Youth-10 events will close registration at 10:00am, the Youth-12 events at 11:30am and the Youth-14 events at 2:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Champagne Challenge #3 - October 22, 2017

A Champagne Challenge Mixed Epee Open will be held on Sunday, October 22, 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 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 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

Carole Jeandheur (
Arnold Wynn (
Bettie Graham (
Rebecca Chimahusky (
Members at Large:
Valerie Asher (
Aaron Ruby (
Raymond Finkleman (
Representatives of the member clubs
Jill Feldman, CAPITAL (
Xavier Jordan, CCFC (
Katelyn Keegan, DCFC (
Gitty Mohebban, RIF (

Division Results at the 2016-2017 Divison I National Championships & April NAC
Baltimore, MD
4/21/2017 - 4/24/2017

Division I Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 82 Competitors)

2.    KRAFT, Dennis
20.   KAULL, James
25.   RODELL, Clinton

Division I Men's Epee Team
(10 teams)

3.    NYAC Blue (Griffiths, Hoyle, Kaull, Nollner)
9.    Ligonier (Kraft, Russell, Russell, Wallak)

Divison II Men's Epee
(B3 Event, 87 Competitors)

7.    MEZEY, Jacob
8.    REID, Avo
11.   HILBERT, Xavier
30.   ZHANG, Tianyi
40.   BOOKER, La Selle
48T.  FOSTER, William
51.   WALTHER, Bryan
72.   WYNN, Arnold

Division III Men's Epee
(C3 Event, 92 Competitors)

22.   PARTRIDGE, Lucas
33.   WYNN, Arnold
41.   COHEN, Mattias
46.   MEZEY, Jacob
61.   FOSTER, William
62.   WALTHER, Bryan
91.   HVIDING, Ketil

Veteran Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 111 Competitors)

70.   KREMPASKY, John
102.  WEST, Dale

Veteran-40 Men's Epee
(A2 Event, 38 Competitors)

3T.   WAY, Kashi
35.   KREMPASKY, John

Veteran-60 Men's Epee
(A2 Event, 55 Competitors)

12.   RICHARDS, Dick
27.   BOOKER, La Selle
51.   WEST, Dale

Veteran-70 Men's Epee
(A2 Event, 28 Competitors)

3T.   CAMPE, Kazimieras
6.    ADAMS, James
7.    PARY, Theodore
13.   HENRY, Mark
25.   CALDERON, Peter

Veteran Men's Epee Team
(20 teams)

7.    DC Fencers Club (Way, Deucher, Snider, Ruiz)

Divison I Men's Sabre
(A4 Event, 60 Competitors)

9T.   SOUDERS, Peter
32.   CENTANNI, Salvatore
49.   CAMPBELL, Colin
55.   LANDAU, Nathaniel
59.   DEL VECCHIO, Nicolas

Division II Men's Sabre
(B3 Event, 100 Competitors)

3T.   COHEN, Samuel
57.   ALLUM, Christopher
62.   MOORE, Evan
70.   SIMAK, Jonathan

Divison III Men's Sabre
(C3 Event, 78 Competitors)

61.   SIMAK, Jonathan
62.   MOORE, Evan

Veteran Men's Sabre
(A2 Event, 47 Competitors)

40.   HECK, Steven

Veteran-50 Men's Sabre
(A2 Event, 39 Competitors)

15.   HECK, Steven
25.   SRERE, Mark
36.   KEEFER, Philip

Veteran-60 Men's Sabre
(B2 Event, 30 Competitors)

7.    GUTMAN, Garik

Veteran-70 Men's Sabre
(E1 Event, 12 Competitors)

1.    PINKUS, Larry
8.    CALDERON, Peter

Division II Men's Foil
(B3 Event, 118 Competitors)

68T.  CHU, Derek
84.   HSU, Joseph
113T. BAIN, Iain

Veteran-40 Men's Foil
(A1 Event, 22 Competitors)

9.    SZEGO, Levente
13T.  WAY, Kashi
21.   RUSANOV, Oleg

Veteran-50 Men's Foil
(A2 Event, 38 Competitors)

3T.   DAVIS, Don

Veteran-60 Men's Foil
(A2 Event, 32 Competitors)

3T.   GROSS, Stephen
19.   MALNATI, Donald
25.   RIDLEY, Randy

Veteran-70 Men's Foil
(C1 Event, 17 Competitors)

7.    CALDERON, Peter
12.   ADAMS, James

Division I Women's Epee
(A4 Event, 58 Competitors)

2.    HOLMES, Katharine
14.   SIRICO, Amanda
39.   CHIMAHUSKY, Rebecca

Division I Women's Epee Team
(4 teams)

1.    NYAC Red (Buchel, Holmes, Hurley, Hurley)

Division II Women's Epee
(B3 Event, 103 Competitors)

8.    IGOE, Nirali
22.   BHALLA-LADD, India
31.   GIFFORD, Sally
77.   REITINGER, Emilie

Division III Women's Epee
(C3 Event, 85 Competitors)

18.   REITINGER, Emilie
56.   JEANDHEUR, Carole

Veteran Women's Epee
(B2 Event, 60 Competitors)

11.   ASHER, Valerie
18.   JEANDHEUR, Carole
38.   COOPER, Tina
55.   GIFFORD, Sally

Veteran-50 Women's Epee
(B2 Event, 46 Competitors)

1.    ASHER, Valerie
23.   GIFFORD, Sally
43.   COOPER, Tina
44.   JEANDHEUR, Carole

Veteran-70 Women's Epee
(E1 Event, 9 Competitors)

1.    DOBLOUG, Lisa
7.    GRAHAM, Bettie

Veteran Women's Epee Team
(9 teams)

2.    The Point (Allen, Asher, Jeandheur)

Division I Women's Sabre
(A4 Event, 53 Competitors)

25.   JOHNSON, Honor

Division II Women's Sabre
(B3 Event, 69 Competitors)

58.   JOHNSON, Laura

Division III Women's Sabre
(C3 Event, 76 Competitors)

3T.   CANSECO, Laura
33.   TANG, Annie
35.   IWASA, Erina
42.   DAHLKEMPER, Audrey

Veteran Women's Sabre
(C2 Event, 38 Competitors)

28.   JERKINS, Jayne

Veteran-50 Women's Sabre
(B2 Event, 25 Competitors)

13.   FELDMAN, Jill
20.   JERKINS, Jayne

Veteran-60 Women's Sabre
(B1 Event, 23 Competitors)

12.   ALZONA, Esperanza

Veteran Women's Sabre Team
(11 teams)

10.   Capital Class (Thornton, Feldman, Jerkins, Zucker)

Divison II Women's Foil
(B3 Event, 78 Competitors)

25.   BARNETTE, Zoe
38.   HU, Allison
72.   RENTON, Samantha

Division III Women's Foil
(C3 Event, 91 Competitors)

32.   RENTON, Samantha
48.   HU, Allison
64.   LA VALLEY, Paloma

Veteran Women's Foil
(B2 Event, 42 Competitors)

7.    MERRITT, Elizabeth
25.   THURMAN, Allison
26.   ALZONA, Esperanza
41.   REICHMAN, Marsha

Veteran-40 Women's Foil
(E1 Event, 13 Competitors)

3T.   THURMAN, Allison

Veteran-50 Women's Foil
(B2 Event, 36 Competitors)

17.   MERRITT, Elizabeth
34.   MCNAMARA, Castilla

Veteran-60 Women's Foil
(B1 Event, 18 Competitors)

15.   ALZONA, Esperanza

Veteran-70 Women's Foil
(E1 Event, 7 Competitors)

2.    GRAHAM, Bettie
6.    REICHMAN, Marsha

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Raymond Finkleman
Last revised September 18, 2017