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Sep-Oct 2019 session registration is open

posted Aug 7, 2019, 2:21 PM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Aug 7, 2019, 2:21 PM ]

http://www.riversidefencingclub.com/registration
Registration is open for all Riverside programs for the Sep-Oct 2019 session.
Classes will start the week of Sep 9, 2019.

Intro to Fencing registration open

posted Aug 4, 2019, 7:20 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Aug 4, 2019, 7:20 AM ]

Registration for the Sep-Oct 2019 session of Introduction to Fencing in Hadley is now open!

We expect to be opening registration for an intro to fencing course offered in West Springfield soon, also for the Sep-Oct 2019 time frame. Please check back with us soon.

2019 Summer Nationals Summary

posted Jul 5, 2019, 6:42 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Jul 5, 2019, 6:42 AM ]

The best nationals outing Riverside has ever had.

This is the largest group from Riverside ever to attend a nationals (5 fencers, who fenced in a total of 7 different events). Team spirit and enthusiasm were exemplary. Results were outstanding.

Vet 70 Men's Epee: GOLD: Julian Tyson
Vet 70 Men's Foil: SILVER: Julian Tyson
Vet 50 Women's Epee: BRONZE: Lisa Wolf
Vet 60 Women's Epee: 8th place: Dianna McMenamin
Y14 Women's Epee: 150th place (of 201): Ryan Weinsier
Y14 Men's Epee: 208th place (of 283): Theo Norton

Julian and Lisa both earn spots on the US Veteran World Team that will compete in Cairo, Egypt in October, 2019

Wolf, McMenamin medal at 2019 National Championships

posted Jun 30, 2019, 6:59 PM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Jun 30, 2019, 6:59 PM ]

Lisa Wolf took 3rd place in the Vet-50 women's epee event at the 2019 Summer National Championships today, earning a spot on the USA Veteran World Team. She will represent the USA at the Veteran World Championships in Cairo, Egypt, October 5-11, 2019. Results here.

Dianna McMenamin took 8th place in the Vet-60 women's epee event at the 2019 Summer National Championships today. Results here.

Five Riverside Fencers to compete at 2019 National Championships

posted Jun 25, 2019, 7:57 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Jun 25, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

Five fencers from Riverside Fencing Club will be competing in the 2019 USA Fencing Summer National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, starting June 30, 2019. 

The Riverside Fencers competing are: 
  • Dianna McMenamin
    • Vet 60 women's epee, June 30
    • Vet Team women's epee, July 1
  • Theo Norton
    • Youth-14 men's epee, July 4
  • Julian Tyson
    • Vet 70 men's epee, July 2
    • Vet 70 men's foil, July 3
  • Lisa Wolf
    • Vet 50 women's epee, June 30
    • Vet Team women's epee, July 1
  • Ryan Weinsier
    • Youth-14 women's epee, July 3
As of this writing, the link for the preliminary seedings and live results link is not live. However, it should go live by June 28 (first day of competition). The link should appear on the right sidebar on this page.

Please join me in wishing the all good luck!

Summer Break and Changes to Fall Schedule

posted Jun 25, 2019, 7:40 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Jun 25, 2019, 7:41 AM ]

Riverside Fencing Club will take a summer break, and will hold no regular fencing operations starting June 28, 2019. We expect to resume with open fencing on or about August 21, 2019, and our 2019-2020 sessions of programming will begin in earnest after Labor Day 2019.

Starting in the fall of 2019, we will be swapping our Monday and Wednesday locations, so our schedule will be: 
  • Mondays: in West Springfield
  • Tuesdays: in Hadley
  • Wednesdays: in Hadley
  • Thursdays: in Hadley
  • Fridays: in Longmeadow
  • Saturdays: in Hadley
Specific times and program offerings will be posted in the Fencing With Us page.

Thank you all for a wonderful season, and we look forward to seeing you all in the fall!

National Rankings for Riverside Fencers

posted Apr 21, 2019, 7:45 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Apr 21, 2019, 7:45 AM ]

4/21/2019. US National rankings have been updated after the recent April North American Cup tournament. Riverside fencers are well-represented:
  • Julian Tyson: #2 in Veteran 70 men's epee, #9 in Veteran 70 men's foil
  • Lisa Wolf: #9 in Veteran 50 women's epee
  • Dianna McMenamin: #14 in Veteran 60 women's epee
  • Diane Kelly: #56T in Veteran 50 women's epee
  • Mark Pompian: #57T in Veteran 60 men's epee
Full results from USA Fencing are available here: https://www.usafencing.org/current-point-standings

Registration for May-June 2019 session Open

posted Apr 10, 2019, 11:13 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 11:13 AM ]

Registration for the May-June 2019 session of programming at Riverside Fencing Club is open!

For the May-June 2019 session, all programming starts the week of April 29 and ends by June 27, 2019.

For more details, please visit our registration page.

Minor changes in Longmeadow schedule for Mar-Apr 2019

posted Mar 11, 2019, 11:06 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 11:06 AM ]

Starting Friday March 15, 2019, the schedule in Longmeadow will be:
  • 4:30pm to 6:00pm: Youth/Cadet Foil
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm: Open fencing and private lessons
This change is effective through April 26, 2019 (end of the Mar-Apr 2019 session).

Club Open March 2, 2019

posted Mar 2, 2019, 6:37 AM by Taro Yamashita   [ updated Mar 2, 2019, 6:37 AM ]

March 2, 2019: The club will be open as normal today, despite the winter weather advisory. That advisory is calling for a total accumulation of 1-3 inches before 7pm. As always, if the weather conditions are different where you are, please use your own best judgment as to whether you feel you can get between the club and your home safely.

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