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Pretty much that. I had a Sunday morning free and signed up for a DVFC DIII Foil. At first, there were 3 rated fencers who showed, but they dropped off leaving 10 U-rating. The new GPS maps showed me a quicker way to the club, which is always welcome.
Arrive at the club with time to spare and time for dynamic warm-ups. Started hooking up with another fencer for fencing warm-up, and my side didn’t register on-targets. Hmm. It’s a LP cord, maybe infected with LP disease. Change to an
One would think because University is finished for the year, my Thursdays are free. Nope .. It’s now Garden Season. That means any available evening, spouse is over at the Church working in their garden. She’s working on our veggie bed, the Church’s flower-bed or in the Food Bank beds. And if she’s not at the Church, she’s in the 12x12 veggie-bed at home. She calls it Garden Therapy and keeps her happy.
Tuesday nights are reserved for me to go fence at the Y. Last week I worked on
I’ve missed the prior Philly Cups due to other commitments. I had this on the calendar before the email, preventing a scheduling problem. The registrations for foil was fluctuating the night before the event, so I emailed Marshal to see if it was still on. If I don’t have to wake up at 6am on a weekend, I won’t. He replied it was still running.
I got there as Thunder arrived to run the event. We set-up
Let’s start the adventure on Saturday. Drove with Thing One to NJ for an ATA event at Brookdale CC. We stopped for White Castle on the way. We arrived at BCC around 12:30pm. His ring-time was scheduled for 2:15pm. Around 3pm, his age and belt group were called up to see how many competitors showed. Around 3:15pm, all three were called to a ring. By 3:30pm, he was done. Four medals (1 first, 2 second and 1 third) for his effort.
Then we started to help break down all 16 rings and store
West Chester University hosted a dry foil tournament with Shippensburg and Kutztown Universities. 27 fencer: Kutztown with six, Shippensburg with seven, and WCU with 14, divided into four pools. The pools were done by 1:30pm and DEs started soon after. We needed to be out of the gym-space by 4pm, which limited the DE to a round of 16.
We were done and cleaning up by 3:30pm. In the end, first, second and third (tie) were to West Chester. The other tie for third was to a Shippensburg