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May 20, 2018

DCFC Friday Night Division III Mixed Epee - Friday, May 25, 2018

A D & Under Mixed Epee Competition will be held on Friday, May 25, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The competition will close registration at 6:30pm.

Entry fee is $40.00 cash or check payable to "Friends of DCFC".

Preregister at AskFRED.

Battle the Bullies Youth Mixed Epee - Sunday, May 27, 2018

This is a fundraiser to benefit "STOMP Out Bullying," which is a leading national bullying/cyberbullying prevention organization that targets children and teens. It aims to reduce and prevent bullying and cyberbullying by teaching children and teens effective solutions. It provides help for at-risk kids; it provides in-school peer mentoring programs, publishes public service announcements by noted celebrities, and creates social media campaigns. It also gives parents tools to help them safeguard their children and teach them online responsibility.

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to donate at the time of the event in excess of the entry fee. Fees and donations will be accepted in the form of cash or checks. Donations and fees, after expenses, will go directly to STOMP out Bullying.

A fencer may register for more than one event. Please note that an event will not be delayed if a fencer is still fencing in a prior event. In such a case, the fencer will be withdrawn from the next event and receive a refund.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Senior Open Men's & Women's Epee Team - Sunday, June 3, 2018

An epee team tournament is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

The event will follow the standard team format, with teams of 3 plus an alternate. Current USA Fencing rules will be enforced.

Entry fee is $75.00 per team if preregistered, $90.00 per team for those who register at the door. Payment for the event can be made by cash or check payable to "Friends of DCFC" during check-in.

Both events will start at 10:00am, and will be capped at 16 teams each.

Preregister at AskFRED.

DCFC Friday Night Youth-14 Mixed Epee - Friday, June 8, 2018

A Youth-14 Mixed Epee Competition will be held on Friday, June 8, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The competition will close registration at 6:30pm.

Entry fee is $40.00 cash or check payable to "Friends of DCFC".

Preregister at AskFRED.

Capital Fencing Mixed Sabre C & Under - Sunday, June 9, 2018

The Capital Fencing Academy will host a Mixed C & Under Sabre on Sunday, June 9. The competition will close registration at 1:30pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Capital Fencing Musketeer Circuit #4 - June 10, 2018

The fourth Musketeer Circuit of the season will be held on Sunday, June 10, 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.

Capital Fencing Mixed Veteran Sabre - Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Veteran Mixed Sabre Competition will be held on Saturday, June 16, at Capital Fencing Academy.

The competition will close registration at 1:30pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

DCFC Youth Challenge #5 - Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Youth Challenge will be held on Sunday, June 17, 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.

Tune-Up Open - Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24, 2018

The last Capitol Division tournament of the season, the Tune-Up Open, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. Get ready for the Summer Nationals and July Challenge.

Open Mixed Epee will close registration on Saturday at 1:00pm. On Sunday, Open Mixed Foil will close registration at 10:00am and Open Mixed Sabre will close at 1:30pm.

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 2017-2018 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 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 2017-2018 season:

Application and receipts should be e-mailed to or mailed to:

Capitol Division Developmental Grants

For the 2017-18 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 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, 2018.

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 (
Hunter Higgison, GWFC (
Aleksey Muravyev, INVICTA (
Joe Leonard, Jr., NCFC (
Gitty Mohebban, RIF (
Dyllis Liu, TERRAPIN (

Division Results at the 2017-2018 April NAC & Division I Championships
Richmond, VA
4/20/2018 - 4/23/2018

Division I Men's Epee Championships
(A4 Event, 114 Competitors)

72.  Duncan, Corwin
75.  Nosil, Andrew
76.  Hilbert, Xavier
95.  Haddad, Justin

Division I Men's Epee Team
(12 Teams)

9.   DCFC Generations (Deucher, Haddad, Walther)

Division II Men's Epee
(B3 Event, 109 Competitors)

39.  Walther, Bryan
49.  Partridge, Lucas
92.  Cohen, Mattias
97.  Hviding, Ketil

Division III Men's Epee
(C3 Event, 59 Competitors)

37.  Cohen, Mattias

Veteran-40 Men's Epee
(A2 Event, 27 Competitors)

5.   Deucher, Joseph
11.  Way, Kashi

Veteran-60 Men's Epee
(A2 Event, 56 Competitors)

13.  Richards, Dick
53T. West, Dale

Veteran-70 Men's Epee
(A2 Event, 31 Competitors)

14.  Calderon, Peter
15.  Pary, Theodore
18.  Campe, Kazimieras
28.  Henry, Mark

Veteran-80 Men's Epee
(NR Event, 4 Competitors)

1.   Campe, Kazimieras

Division I Men's Sabre Championships
(A4 Event, 96 Competitors)

6.   Contreras, Alessandro
10.  Souders, Peter
18.  Del Vecchio, Nicolas
41.  Campbell, Colin
44.  Landau, Nathaniel
65.  Cohen, Samuel
96.  Cameron, James

Division II Men's Sabre
(B3 Event, 99 Competitors)

33.  Alarie, Christian
38.  Rodriguez, Desmond
54.  Bukowski, Bronson
57.  Hoffman, Timothy
60.  Simak, Jonathan
66.  Chambers, Amir
72.  Moore, Evan

Division III Men's Sabre
(C3 Event, 95 Competitors)

23.  Bukowski, Bronson
36.  BenAvram, Lev
48.  Moore, Evan
54T. Chambers, Amir
70.  Chang, Eliot

Veteran Men's Sabre
(B2 Event, 50 Competitors)

26.  Deucher, Joseph
38T. BenAvram, Vincent
38T. Kirkell, Brian

Veteran-40 Men's Sabre
(B1 Event, 18 Competitors)

3T.  Deucher, Joseph
14.  BenAvram, Vincent
17.  Kirkell, Brian

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

23.  Keefer, Philip
28.  Srere, Mark

Veteran-60 Men's Sabre
(B2 Event, 29 Competitors)

5.   Malnati, Donald
7.   Gutman, Garik

Veteran-70 Men's Sabre
(D1 Event, 15 Competitors)

1.   Pinkus, Larry
5.   Calderon, Peter

Division I Men's Foil Championships
(A4 Event, 79 Competitors)

10.  Ndiaye, Edriss

Division I Men's Foil Team
(5 Teams)

4.   Rockville Fencing Academy (Davis, Howard, Radu, Stockdale)

Division II Men's Foil
(B3 Event, 121 Competitors)

78.  Tian, Aaron

Division III Men's Foil
(C3 Event, 90 Competitors)

30.  Szego, Bence

Veteran Men's Foil
(A2 Event, 59 Competitors)

12.  Szego, Levente
25.  Way, Kashi

Veteran-40 Men's Foil
(A1 Event, 19 Competitors)

11.  Way, Kashi

Veteran-50 Men's Foil
(A2 Event, 35 Competitors)

1.   Davis, Don

Veteran-60 Men's Foil
(A2 Event, 29 Competitors)

14.  Gross, Stephen
20.  Malnati, Donald

Veteran-70 Men's Foil
(D1 Event, 17 Competitors)

2.   Calderon, Peter

Division I Women's Epee Championships
(A4 Event, 85 Competitors)

1.   Sirico, Amanda
3T.  Holmes, Katharine
18.  Chimahusky, Rebecca
82.  Pyo, Yunice

Division II Women's Epee
(B3 Event, 85 Competitors)

66.  Reitinger, Emilie

Division III Women's Epee
(C3 Event, 84 Competitors)

19.  Reitinger, Emilie
40.  Fields, Lauren
45.  Jeandheur, Carole

Veteran Women's Epee
(A2/B3 Event, 74 Competitors)

3T.  Foellmer, Kristin
8.   Asher, Valerie
19.  Brum, Lauren
31.  Gifford, Sally
50.  Jeandheur, Carole
73.  Brasted, Karen

Veteran-40 Women's Epee
(A2 Event, 27 Competitors)

2.   Foellmer, Kristin
11.  Brum, Lauren

Veteran-50 Women's Epee
(B2 Event, 45 Competitors)

18.  Asher, Valerie
32.  McNamara, Castilla
35.  Gifford, Sally
41.  Jeandheur, Carole
44.  Brasted, Karen

Veteran-60 Women's Epee
(A2 Event, 26 Competitors)

21.  Alzona, Esperanza

Veteran-70 Women's Epee
(E1 Event, 11 Competitors)

6.   Graham, Bettie

Division I Women's Sabre Championships
(A4 Event, 69 Competitors)

49T. Johnson, Honor
62.  Hanadari-Levy, Amit
66T. Canseco, Laura

Division II Women's Sabre
(B3 Event, 65 Competitors)

3T.  Allum, Isabel
3T.  Tang, Annie
22.  Dahlkemper, Audrey
25.  Lainoff, Lillie
41.  Mace, Eliza

Division III Women's Sabre
(C3 Event, 57 Competitors)

6.   Bhattacharjee, Rhea
15.  Hoverman, Hannah
36.  Mace, Eliza
39.  Dhar, Aamina

Veteran Women's Sabre
(C2 Event, 33 Competitors)

19.  Jerkins, Jayne
29.  Zucker, Bonnie

Veteran-40 Women's Sabre
(E1 Event, 11 Competitors)

11.  Zucker, Bonnie

Veteran-50 Women's Sabre
(B1 Event, 23 Competitors)

16.  Jerkins, Jayne

Veteran-60 Women's Sabre
(B1 Event, 17 Competitors)

17.  Alzona, Esperanza

Veteran-70 Women's Sabre
(E1 Event, 10 Competitors)

5.   Reichman, Marsha

Veteran Women's Foil
(B2 Event, 37 Competitors)

2.   Merritt, Elizabeth
12.  Brum, Lauren
36.  Brasted, Karen

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

10.  Thurman, Allison

Veteran-50 Women's Foil
(A2 Event, 30 Competitors)

7.   Merritt, Elizabeth
26T. Brasted, Karen

Veteran-60 Women's Foil
(B1 Event, 16 Competitors)

7.   Alzona, Esperanza

Veteran-70 Women's Foil
(E1 Event, 11 Competitors)

8.   Graham, Bettie
9.   Reichman, Marsha

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Raymond Finkleman
Last revised May 20, 2018