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January Bay Cup in Santa Rosa

Great job to our boys Michael Li, Sidarth Kumbla, and Geoffrey Tourette for taking gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Y14 Bay Cup event this weekend! Michael's gold medal finish updated his rating to C2012. Congratulations!

Y14 Boys' Foil (22 fencers):
1. Michael Li - Gold
2. Sidarth Kumbla - Silver
3. Geoffrey Tourette - Bronze

13. Trevor Filseth
14. Blake Broszus

Results from the Portland NAC

This past weekend, SVF fencers braved the cold, rain, and snow of Portland, Oregon to compete in the Division 1 and Junior foil events at NAC D. Jeffrey Chen earned the highest finish for an SVF fencer, with an outstanding top-16 result in Division 1 Men's Foil. Congratulations, Jeffrey! Taylor Chin and SVF alum Robbie Moore also had points finishes, earning top-32 results in their respective Junior foil events. Jeffrey also finished in the top-32 of Junior. Great job, guys!

Live results/full results are posted here.

Division 1 MF (out of 169):
16. Jeffrey Chen
63. Michael Schwiebert
108. Robbie Moore
113. Henry Walter

Division 1 WF (out of 104):
56T. Taylor Chin

Junior MF (out of 148):
24. Robbie Moore
31. Jeffrey Chen
51. Michael Schwiebert
115. Henry Walter

Junior WF (out of 103):
32. Taylor Chin
53. Isabel Wei

SVF January Bay Cup Results

New Introductory Schedule and Holiday Closures

SVF's Introductory Class schedule has been updated for January, February, and March of 2012. If you're looking for a new sport or skill for your New Year's Resolution, why not give fencing a try? See the Introductory Class page, or download the PDF schedule here: SVF Introductory Classes, Winter 2012.

Also, a reminder: SVF will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and Saturday, December 31st in observance of the Christmas and New Year's h

SVF Junior Olympic Qualifiers

Congratulations our SVF foilists who qualified for the Junior Olympic Fencing Championships at the regional qualifying event this weekend! Henry Walter and Michael Schwiebert earned junior spots, finishing 1st and 2nd in Junior Men's Foil. Michael Li was 1st in the Cadet Men's Foil qualifier.

In women's foil, Isabel Wei qualified for Junior Women's Foil with a 2nd place finish, while Bella Kang and Olivia Xu claimed cadet spots by placing 1st and 2nd in the Cadet Women's Foil qualifier.

Congratulations and well done!

SVF December Bay Cup Results

It was a great weekend for some of SVF's youngest competitors! In the Y10 Boys' Foil Bay Cup in San Carlos, Ashton Daniel, Cole Johnson and Ethan Knight combined to take gold, silver, and bronze medals in a field of 32 participants.

In the 42-person Y12 event, Geoffrey Tourette and Blake Broszus claimed gold and bronze, respectively. Andrew Tran, Nihar Mitra, and Drew Wadsworth also finished in the top-8.

Full results:

Y10 Boys' Foil (32 fencers):
1. Ashton Daniel - Gold
2. Cole Johnson - Silver
3T. Ethan Knight - Bronze
20T. Brian Park
20T. Derek Shay

Y12 Boys' Foil (42 fencers):
1. Geoffrey Tourette - Gold
3T. Blake Broszus - Bronze
6. Drew Wadsworth
7. Andrew Tran
8. Nihar Mitra
14. Cole Johnson
18. Ashton Daniel
30. Ethan Knight
32. Brian Park

Full Results from December SYC

Results from the SYC in Chandler, AZ can now be found here:

Congratulations to our medalists: Michael Li (1st, Y12), Gabriel Li (3rd, Y10), Ashton Daniel (5th, Y10), Sidarth Kumbla (7th, Y14), and Paloma Mitra (7th, Y10)!

Y10 Boys' Foil: (24 fencers)
3. Gabriel Li - Bronze
5. Ashton Daniel
10. Ethan Knight
14. Cole Johnson

Y12 Boys' Foil: (51 fencers)
1. Michael Li - Gold
12. Blake Broszus
17. Ashton Daniel
19. Nihar Mitra
31. Gabriel Li
40. Cole Johnson

Y14 Boys' Foil: (49 fencers)
7. Sidarth Kumbla
12. Michael Li
21. Blake Brozsus
24. Sergio Valente
33. Nihar Mitra

Y10 Girls' Foil: (22 fencers)
7. Paloma Mitra

Y12 Girls' Foil: (30 fencers)
17. Paloma Mitra

Y14 Girls' Foil: (31 fencers)
23. Andrea Daniel

SVF Holiday Party

All of our members and guests are invited to SVF's first holiday party! Come join us at the club on Monday, December 19th at 6:00 pm. The party is a potluck, and you can find sign-up sheets for bringing food or treats to share at the front desk at SVF.

Practice is cancelled for the evening, but the floor will be open for bouting prior to 6:00pm for fencers so inclined. Happy Holidays!

SVF's Results From Germany

SVF's Jeffrey Chen made his highest-ever finish in the European Cadet Circuit, taking 13th place (out of 181 fencers) at the event in Halle, Germany over the holiday weekend! Taylor Chin finished 87th out of 191 fencers in the Cadet Designated Women's Foil in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany.

Good job and welcome home, Jeffrey and Taylor.

You can see the full Halle results here, and the results from Tauber here.

November Bay Cup in San Francisco

SVF's fencers had a good weekend in San Francisco, taking home four medals and three new ratings!

Geoffrey Tourrette and Michael Li took the top two places in the Y14 Boys' Foil competition, while Sergio Valente rounded out the top-8 and earned an E2011 rating. Sidarth Kumbla earned his C2011 with a top-8 finish in the Junior Men's Foil competition. Michael Schwiebert won the Senior D-and-Higher Mixed Foil competition, earning his A2011 rating in the process, with Jeffrey Chen taking a bronze medal.

Full results below:

Y14 Boys' Foil (31 fencers):
1. Geoffrey Tourrette - Gold
2. Michael Li - Silver
8. Sergio Valente - Earns E2011
10. Rafael Vinluan
11. Sidarth Kumbla
15. Trevor Filseth
18. Blake Broszus
20. Nihar Mitra

Junior Men's Foil (26 fencers):
8. Sidarth Kumbla - Earns C2011
18. Sergio Valente
20. Marco Valente
22. Trevor Filseth

Senior D-and-Higher Mixed Foil (26 fencers):
1. Michael Schwiebert - Gold, Earns A2011
3. Jeffrey Chen - Bronze
9. Devin Donnelly
14. Henry Walter
23. Rafael Vinluan


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