Silicon Valley Fencing Center

NAC A Is Coming Up!

Regular-fee registration for North American Cup A, the first National tournament of the domestic season, ends on Monday, September 5th--less than a week away! For SVF fencers planning on competing in Richmond, be sure to let Coach Aleksei know, and to register before the end of the day on Monday.

This event is for Cadet (Under-17), Division II (13+, C or lower rating) and Division III (13+, D or lower rating) fencers. See USA Fencing's Information Page for NAC A - Richmond for the day schedule and other information.

Good luck!

Labor Day Closure Notice

SVF will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Have fun on your day off and we'll see you on Tuesday!

New Introductory Classes

SVF has added new introductory classes for the months of September, October, and November! If you're interested in fencing or want to try it out for the first time, these classes are for you. Visit the Intro Classes page for more information and a full printable schedule. Hope to see you on the strip with us!

SVF in the News!

The local Los Altos newspaper, the Los Altos Town Crier, ran an article on SVF in their latest edition! You can find it here:

Also, just a reminder, the new schedule for the competitive season takes effect this Monday, August 8th. Check the Schedule page for more information.

SVF Updated Season Schedule

SVF has updated our class schedule for the upcoming 2011-2012 fencing season! The new schedule takes effect starting Monday, August 8th. You can download a printable PDF of the schedule here:

SVF Season Schedule (starts 8 Aug 2011)

Or, check the Schedule page for the PDF version. The Schedule page will be updated to reflect the new class times starting on August 8th.

SVF's Pre-Season Training Camp!

SVF will hold our first pre-season training camp starting on August 8th! This camp is designed to help you get in shape for the upcoming competitive season, and focuses on physical conditioning, endurance, and strength- and speed-building exercises in addition to fencing. Bring your fencing gear along with regular athletic shoes, shorts, and a hat. We'll be cross-training outdoors for a few days at Bullis Charter School, less than ten minutes' walk from SVF. We'll have access to a track, soccer field, and basketball courts for outdoor exercise and activities.

The camp is five full-day sessions, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with a one hour lunch break at 12:00pm. Camp starts Monday, August 8th and continues through Friday, August 12th. SVF's regular fencing practices will continue to be held in the evening.

Fees: $400 for the five-day camp.

Bay Cup Season Results Correction

Belated congratulations to SVF fencer Andrew Tran, who made 3rd place in the Bay Cup season standings for Y10 Boys' Foil (we missed it the first time!) Nice job, Andrew!

SVF Fencers at Summer Nationals

SVF fencers had a great week in Reno at the 2011 USFA Summer Nationals! Congratulations and well done to all of our foil fencers, who competed in nine different foil events over the course of the week. Full results below:

Y12 Boys' Foil (195 fencers):
1. Geoffrey Tourette - GOLD (earns National points)
9. Sidarth Kumbla (earns National points)
17. Michael Li (earns National points)
119. Nihar Mitra
121. Gabriel Li

Division 1A Men's Foil (86 fencers):
2. Robbie Moore - SILVER, earns automatic qualifier to next year's Division 1 Nationals
8. Jeffrey Chen - earns A2011 rating, automatic qualifier to next year's Division 1 Nationals

Division 2 Men's Foil (112 fencers):
2. Henry Walter - SILVER, earns B2011 rating, automatic qualifier to next year's Division 1A event
20. Devin Donnelly

Y10 Boys' Foil (107 fencers):
54. Ashton Daniel
58. Gabriel Li

Y14 Boys' Foil (201 fencers):
20. Geoffrey Tourette (earns National points)
23. Esau Kang (earns National points)
30. Henry Walter (earns National points)
49. Michael Li
76. Rafael Vinluan
99. Sidarth Kumbla

Cadet Men's Foil (184 fencers):
10. Jeffrey Chen (earns National points)
25. Henry Walter (earns National points)
89. Esau Kang
90. Rafael Vinluan
102. Geoffrey Tourette
177. Justin Li

Junior Men's Foil (235 fencers):
38. Jeffrey Chen
67. Robbie Moore
73. Henry Walter
183. Rafael Vinluan
213. Esau Kang

Senior Men's Team Foil (23 teams):
8. Silicon Valley Fencing Center (R. Moore, J. Chen, H. Walter, D. Donnelly)

Junior Men's Team Foil (33 teams):
17. Silicon Valley Fencing Center (J. Chen, R. Moore, H. Walter)

Y10 Girls' Foil (63 fencers):
18. Paloma Mitra (earns national points)

Y12 Girls' Foil (103 fencers):
19. Bella Kang (earns national points)
72. Paloma Mitra
94. Andrea Daniel

Y14 Girls' Foil (122 fencers):
37. Bella Kang

Bay Cup Season Results

The Bay Cup's end-of-season points standings have been updated! Lots of SVF fencers finished in the top-8 of their competition category--well done!

Y10 Men's Foil: Andrew Tran (3rd), Ashton Daniel (8th)
Y12 Men's Foil: Geoffrey Tourette (2nd), Michael Li (3rd), Sidarth Kumbla (8th)
Y14 Men's Foil: Geoffrey Tourette (3rd), Michael Li (4th), Henry Walter (7th)
Senior D-and-above Mixed Foil: Devin Donnelly (2nd)

Great job to all SVF fencers who gave it their best in the Bay Cup this season! You can view the complete points standings at

SVF's Pre-Nationals Camp starts June 20th!

SVF's Pre-Nationals training camp starts tomorrow, June 20th!

We'll be fencing from 9:00am to 4:00pm with a lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Fencers please bring a water bottle (it'll be hot!), extra t-shirts, and money for lunch. Hope to see you there!

Morning drop-off time is 8:45am to 9:00am; evening pick-up from 4:00pm to 4:30pm.


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