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Thanksgiving Closure

SVF will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, for Thanksgiving. Normal practices and schedule resume on Friday the 25th. Enjoy your turkey!

SVF at NAC B in Austin

Great job to all of our fencers who competed in Austin! Isabel Wei earned a medal for her top-8 finish in Y14 women's foil, and Geoffrey Tourette made a very good top-16 finish in his first Cadet NAC event, as well as a top-16 finish in Y14. Congratulations, Isabel and Geoffrey! Other good results included Taylor Chin's top-32 finish in Junior Women's Foil, and SVF alumnus Robbie Moore's top-32 finish in Junior Men's Foil. Full results below.

Y14WF:
8. Isabel Wei - earning her D rating and a podium place!

Cadet WF:
35. Taylor Chin
66. Isabel Wei

Junior WF:
28. Taylor Chin

Y14 MF:
10. Geoffrey Tourette
18. Rafael Vinluan
33. Sidarth Kumbla
41. Michael Li
64. Sergio Valente

Cadet MF:
16. Geoffrey Tourette
42. Jeffrey Chen
67. Michael Li
69. Henry Walter
74. Rafael Vinluan
104. Jonathan Hong

Junior MF:
31. Robbie Moore
45. Michael Schwiebert
59. Jeffrey Chen
88. Henry Walter
164. Sidarth Kumbla
179. Rafael Vinluan

November Girls' Foil Bay Cup Results

Bella Kang did the home club proud, winning the gold medal in the Y12 Girls' Foil Bay Cup held at SVF on Sunday! Bella was SVF's lone representative at the competition. Full results here: http://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=16699&FREDSID=dj8er...

Congratulations and well done, Bella!

Winter Introductory Class Schedule Announced

We've updated our Introductory Class schedule for Winter 2011-2012! You can find the updated class schedule for the months of November, December, and January on our Introductory Class page. If you're looking for an indoor sport or a workout during the winter months, come give fencing a try at SVF!

Halloween WF Bay Cup

Congratulations to Isabel Wei, who won gold in the Y14 women's foil Bay Cup in Santa Rosa on Halloween weekend! Nice job, Isabel.

Results from Richmond (NAC A)

Congratulations to SVF fencer Jeffrey Chen, who took a bronze medal in the Cadet Men's Foil event at North American Cup A in Richmond!

Jeffrey went undefeated in pools and seeded 7th before working his way through the tableau, including a tense come-from-behind overtime victory in the round of 16. The third-place finish is his highest yet in a national cadet competition. Great job, Jeffrey! Rafael Vinluan also made a good showing, going 5-1 in pools and finishing 36th. In Cadet Women's Foil, Taylor Chin also had a strong pool at 6-0. She finished in the top 32, taking 18th place.

Great job to all of our fencers who made the trip and competed over the weekend, and welcome home.

Cadet Men's Foil (160 fencers):
3T. Jeffrey Chen - BRONZE
36. Rafael Vinluan

Cadet Women's Foil (116 fencers):
18. Taylor Chin

Division 2 Men's Foil (142 fencers):
16. Devin Donnelly
85. Rafael Vinluan

October 23rd Bay Cup Results

SVF's youth fencers had another great weekend on the local tournament circuit!

Geoffrey Tourette parlayed a perfect pool (6-0, +30) into a gold medal performance in the Y12 Boys' Foil, with teammate Michael Li taking the silver. Nihar Mitra and Blake Broszus also finished in the top 8.

In the Y10 Boys' Foil, Ashton Daniel took the silver medal and teammates Gabriel Li and Cole Johnson also finished among the top 8 fencers. Good job, boys!

Y12 Boys' Foil (35 fencers):
1. Geoffrey Tourette - GOLD
2. Michael Li - SILVER
6. Nihar Mitra
8. Blake Broszus
10. Drew Wadsworth
12. Andrew Tran
14. Eric Wei
15. Ashton Daniel
18. Gabriel Li
30. Ethan Knight

Y10 Boys' Foil (22 fencers):
2. Ashton Daniel - SILVER
5. Gabriel Li
6. Cole Johnson
9. Ethan Knight

SVF Bay Cup Weekend Results (9 Oct.)

Congratulations to Michael Schwiebert, who took the gold at the season's second Junior Men's Foil Bay Cup in San Jose this weekend with a dominating performance. Henry Walter finished in the top 8 after his furious comeback bid from 11-5 down ran short of time at 12-14.

Also congratulations to Michael Li and Sidarth Kumbla, who worked through a tough field in the Y14 Bay Cup to take silver and bronze, respectively. Sidarth overcame a 0-5 start to his quarterfinal bout to post a 13-10 victory. Rafael Vinluan also finished in the top 8. Nice job, guys!

Pictured: Sidarth and Michael with their medals, and Aleksei. Full results below.

Junior Men's Foil (22 fencers):
1. Michael Schwiebert - GOLD
5. Henry Walter
14. Rafael Vinluan
19. Jonathan Hong

Y14 Men's Foil (27 fencers):
2. Michael Li - SILVER
3. Sidarth Kumbla - BRONZE
6. Rafael Vinluan
9. Geoffrey Tourette
11. Nihar Mitra
17. Trevor Filseth
18. Drew Wadsworth
20. Sergio Valente

E and Lower Senior Men's Foil (29 fencers):
16. Marco Valente

SVF Fencers on the European Cadet Circuit

SVF fencers Jeffrey Chen and Taylor Chin competed in the season's first designated event on the European Cadet Circuit, in Budapest, Hungary!

In the men's foil event, Jeffrey finished 52nd out of 196 fencers. After winning four of his six pool bouts and seeding 65th, Jeffrey won his first direct elimination bout before bowing out to top-seeded fellow American Axel Kiefer (Lexington, KY).

Taylor placed 47th out of 131 women's foilists, likewise winning four of her six pool bouts. Taylor won her first DE before losing a close bout in the round of 64 to American Bryce Koester (Dallas, TX).

Well done to Taylor and Jeffrey, and welcome home.

Good Luck to our Travelling Cadets!

Good luck and safe travels to our international cadets, Taylor Chin and Jeffrey Chen, as they travel to Budapest, Hungary for their designated Cadet competition! Go get 'em, guys.

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