Attention all New England area fencers...

Discussion in 'Fencing Discussion' started by DJ Apostrophe, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. DJ Apostrophe

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    After tons of hard work, the new Prise de Fer site in North Billerica is finally open!
    See the pictures at: http://www.prisedefer.com/Faulkner mill completed.htm
    Get directions at:
    http://www.prisedefer.com/directions_to_faulkner_mill.htm

    Congrats go out to David Blake & Ariana Klinkov, who started the club in 1997 and finally have a place to call 'home'.

    Also, thank you to everyone who put time, effort, sweat, and blood into the construction of the new place.

    Reasons you should come:
    10 Permanent grounded strips (all with new timings)
    Only Club in New England division with grounded strips
    Free wireless internet access for all... parents, bring your laptop to get some work done or amuse yourself while your child(ren) fence
    Open fencing 5 nights a week!

    For Lessons:
    Gamal Mahmoud (Epee/Foil) will be at club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Ariana Klinkov (Sabre) will be at club Tuesday 12/14, Saturday 12/18 (call her to schedule a lesson (phone number on website)

    David Blake (All three weapons) will be at club every day.

    see the club website for any more info you might need: http://www.prisedefer.com

    Thanks, and see you at the new club!

    -w
     
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  2. sreckiki

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    That's a GREAT salle... You did a really good job.
     
  3. davtsung

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    Wish I was back in Boston!!
     
  4. Craig

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    Very nice.
     
  5. HillBilly

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    woah. and we fence in a barn here in VT... (well now it's a school)
     
  6. whtouche

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    I was there last night and the pictures do not do it justice by any means. There's so much room, so many strips, suspended reels(which works much better than a regular pully system) it's fantastic. Even the bathrooms were hugely spacious. By far the best place to fence that I've ever been.
     
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  7. telkanuru

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    Ditto. They really put everything into this one. Favero boxes and reels with new timings, and I can't say 'grounded strips' too many times. Also, the level of people who show up is just wonderful. I've never had so many fencers better than myself willing to fence myself and others outside of a tourney. In the Boston area? GO!
     
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  8. Katman

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    Nice. I'm jealous. :p
     
  9. Zara_athlen

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    looks awesome, too bad I live in ulster country New York :(
     
  10. DJ Apostrophe

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    Just wanted to let everyone know...

    We (The epee fencers at the club) are trying to make Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the big epee nights.

    On friday nights (possibly starting next week) we will be running 'mock' tournaments, we are going to try to do one large pool then DEs... no ratings will be awarded yet as it isn't a 'proper' tournament... though this may change as the season continues. but come down... it should be fun.

    One thing I forgot to mention in the initial post... David went out of his way to put together an excellent Audio/Visual system in the club, complete with LCD projector, DVD/VCR , speakers on either side of the salle (we have two 5'9" speakers coming soon... yes I mean five foot nine inch tall speakers), the other night we had the CSTV footage of Div I nationals playing in the corner, and when that isn't on, Dave's iPod is hooked up providing background music for fencing.

    All in all, good times...

    A couple articles in local papers about the new space:

    Lowell Sun: http://www.lowellsun.com/Stories/0,1413,105~4761~2595028,00.html
    Concord Journal: http://www2.townonline.com/concord/schoolSports/view.bg?articleid=147016

    -w
     
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  11. R. Exnicios

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    VERY NICE! Job well done!

    We have been wishing for a set up like that for years.

    Congratulations

    R
     
  12. glowstix

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    i'm so jealous right now..go away. go!!!! GO!! GO!!!! :cool2:
     
  13. epeemike81

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    Yeah, the sound system's great, and will be even better when the other two speakers arrive. :)

    -m
     
  14. bjacobs

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    Does anyone know if epee fencers will be there next week? I'm back in Mass for a bit and would like to drop by and get some practice, but it's a bit of a drive for me if I'm not sure people will be there. What are the floor fees?
     
  15. DJ Apostrophe

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    Ben,

    I'll be there Wednesday and Thursday for sure, Tuesday is a possibillity. Monday seems to be becoming a prominent foil night. Tuesday and Wednesday were the best epee nights, Wednesday being tops. People in attendance on Wednesday:
    Tom Turner - B04
    Myself - B04
    Ian MacEachern -A04
    Adrian Martin - A03?
    Arjun Tasker (showed up for lesson, didn't fence, though I hope he will this week) - B04?
    Mike Eskin - C04
    Yasser Mahmoud - C04
    as well as I think about 10 more epee fencers whose names I'm either not sure how to spell or whose rating I don't know.

    Floor fees are $10 for the night.
    People started to show up around 7 - 7:30 last week and hung around till a little after 10.

    -w
     
  16. Mo

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    A great new fencing salle. The better everyone gets, the better everyone gets.
    Get it going Dave and Arianna!
     
  17. J.Harris

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    Wow! Where did the money for this come from?
     
  18. mrbiggs

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    That looks fantastic, and the quality of the épéists is similarly impressive. I'd go tonight, (I'm in Boston to catch a plane), but I don't think it'd quite work out. (Not sure my family would understand why I have to bring my fencing stuff on the trip....)
     
  19. KShan5[PrFC]

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    All I have to say is...burrrrrrrr.
     
  20. EpeeConvert

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    seconded (still shivering and i left 2 hours ago)
     

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