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Chesapeake Fencing Club to Host All-Night Fence-a-Thon

22 Sep, 2015


The Chesapeake Fencing Club will present Fence-A-Thon 16, CFC’s annual all-night fencing marathon, on Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18 at Liberty Christian School in Owings Mills, MD. Typically this event attracts 60-80 fencers throughout the state for an all night long fencing experience, electrical foil, saber and epee.

Check-in & registration will be held 7-8 p.m. on Friday, October 17.  Fencing will start at 9 p.m. and continue all night long until approximately 7 a.m. Saturday morning for those who go the distance.

Registration packets will be available at the club and on-line at www.fenceathon.com (will be updated shortly).  Pre-register by October 10th and receive a free commemorative tee-shirt with logo created by Crowolf Design.  Checks are payable to "Chesapeake Fencing Club".  Registration fee is $40.

There will be trophies given for most bouts fenced and for the most bouts fenced by a Y-12 fencer.  We are again expecting the St. Mary's College fencing team, plus members of MASHS (Mid-Atlantic Society of Historical Swordsmanship; these folks demonstrate how to fight using Medieval German longswords, Renaissance rapiers, 18th century small swords and 19th century dueling weapons) have been invited to present a demonstration of historical fencing at 12 midnight.

Fencers under the age of 11 should be accompanied by an adult, and should plan on staying until approximately 12 midnight.  Fencers over age 10 who will be staying all night should bring a sleeping bag, just in case they start to feel sleepy!

Fencers are encouraged to seek sponsors, those who will promise to pay a certain amount per bout fenced or will make a lump sum donation. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Chesapeake Fencing Club.  CFC is a non-profit organization, but donations aren't tax-deductible. 

We are also looking for donations of door prizes, food & drink and for volunteers to help with set-up between 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17th, and to help with break-down between 5-8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18th.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Dan Collins, Club Secretary, Chesapeake Fencing Club, dcollins@mdmercy.com; 410-375-7342 or 410-332-9714 (days); or Ray Gordon, President/Head Coach, Chesapeake Fencing Club, RGFencing@aol.com, 410-532-7445. Mr. Collins is a resident of Towson; Mr. Gordon, of Parkville, MD.

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