2009 Jean Laffite Classic
Posted in the Dickinson Forum
The Galveston Fencing Club will host the 3rd annual Jean Laffite Classic fencing tournament on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The competition will be held in the gym of the Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street (at Avenue U), Galveston, TX, 77551. Spectators are admitted free of charge.
Competitions will be held in senior mixed foil, senior mixed epee and senior mixed sabre. Competitions designated as "senior" means the allowed age range for competitors is 13 years of age and up. Competitions designated as "mixed" meand they are not gender-segregated, that is, men and women compete against each other.
Additionally, the Laffite Classic is a "U-only" meaning fencers who have already acquired a letter/year ranking are not allowed, on fencers so fat not classified/ranked.
In foil points may only be scored with the tip of the weapon (where did you think the term "points" in sports came from?) and only the torso is valid target.
In epee (pronounced: eh PAY) points may only be scored with the tip and the entire body from head to toe is valid target.
In sabre points may be scored with tip or edge and everything from the hips up is considered valid target.
For competitors: Pre-registration and competitor information is via http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php...
FRED (the Fencing Results & Events Database)
For spectators and those interested in knowing more you may visit http://www.galvestonfencing.2itb.com/
Our thanks to the Galveston County Daily News for their article on our upcoming tournament.
In spite of everything Hurricane Ike has thrown at folks on the island and in Galveston County, our pre-registration is already close to three times what it was for last year's event.
Most of the competitors come from off the island. Small as it is, it gives just one more little boost to the island.
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