Tournaments, Fall 2012

Hello everyone!

This month BUFC competed in two tournaments, “The Big One” at Smith College and NFC 1 at MIT in Cambridge. Everyone should be proud of how hard they have worked this semester, especially those who started fencing for the first time this school year.

The next NFCs and Nationals in the spring will be here before you know it!

In the meantime, check out the results of the Big One here
and pictures from the tournaments here

 

The Road to Nationals and The Big One

Greetings current fencers, alumni and those interested in our club!

It has been a while since we have made a post, but we thought we would update all of you on the current happenings with the BUFC. But first to reintroduce myself, my name is Ralph Conserva. I am a senior in the School of Management and also the President of our fencing club. Today we will share some exciting pieces of news, as well as some updates on the club this year.

Firstly, our annual Fall Invitational tournament, more commonly known as “The Big One,” is only a few days away! This Saturday, we will be sending a group of 39 fencers to Smith College to compete, with even more new fencers accompanying us on our journey this season. We will be sure to update the site with our results after the competition.

We have also started looking to the future, with our deposit already down to travel to Michigan State for nationals next year in April. This will be the furthest our club has ever traveled for any tournament so it should prove to be an important milestone in our history.

With seven tournaments planned out for the year (all of which can be seen in our Tournaments section), the club is excited for a jam packed and thrilling season. Thank you for stopping by and visit again soon for more updates! We will try our best to post more than once every six months.

-Ralph

Piecing Together Our History

Cheers from London!

This semester for the BUFC has been quite an exciting one, especially for a spectator like me watching and hearing about our results from Europe. It is all about to get even more thrilling as my fellow team mates compete at our annual club nationals tournament this coming weekend.

One of our current side projects is to piece together our history and alumni base for our club. As we continue to conduct research and dig up anything that could help us with this project, we have also created a LinkedIn group. The link can be found here:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Boston-University-Fencing-Club-Member-4386784?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

If you are a user of LinkedIn and would like to reconnect with past fencers, please request to join and let us know the years you fenced with the BUFC, what weapon you were, any positions you held and specific accomplishments made by the team during your years with the club. We would really appreciate your help.

Once again, good luck to my fellow team mates this coming weekend. Go Terriers!

-Ralph

Club Newsletter

I hope everyone is having a good break! Here is the first edition of the BUFC newsletter, created by yours truly and David Marulanda.  If you guys have any suggestions or want to help with the next one, let us know.

See you in a couple weeks!

Fencing Club Newsletter Fall 2011

~Katherine

Big One Recap and Treasurer for Next Year

Terriers!

Our Big One results are posted in our “Tournaments” section and I just wanted to congratulate everyone on a job well done, especially all of our new fencers. We do it all over again next week at our first Northeast Fencing Conference meet at the University of New Hampshire, so get excited.

In other news, congratulations to Arielle Sharma who will be our new treasurer for next semester! Looking forward to seeing what fundraising efforts we will have in the coming year!

See everyone at practice!

-Ralph

The Big One

Hey Fencers!

Our first tournament of the year, The Big One, is coming up on Saturday, November 5th. The only limits on the number of people we can take to this tournament are the number of spaces in the vans! Remember to sign up on the sheets in the closet by Wednesday if you are interested.

Michelle

SPLASH!

Hey everyone!

SPLASH is coming up in just about a month (September 4th) and we are getting excited! To our returning members- try to come and recruit if you can. We’ll be handing out fliers with meeting times. To anyone else interested, see you there!

-Michelle

It’s been a while…

Hello all! Welcome to the Boston University Fencing Club’s blog! We’ve had an extremely busy and successful season and we’re all looking forward to returning in the Fall. Over the summer, we will be constantly updating the blog with new and exciting information regarding our club for the 2011-2012 season. In the mean time, stay tuned. Hope to see you all at Splash 2011, Sunday, September 4, 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Nickerson Field!

Lots of stuff to do!

Hey everyone,

We have a lot of stuff going on right now, so hopefully this will help everyone keep track:

1. Consent to treat/Waiver form – please see email from Amy to print this yourself.  If you can’t print it for some reason, ask for one at practice.  They need to be turned in THIS WEEK!! Download it below:

Consent-WaiverOfClaim2010

2. Personal equipment order – if you want any equipment for yourself, please find the email from Michelle about how to tell her what you want.  We will probably be ordering from Absolute Fencing, so look at the equipment there.  You are always welcome to order equipment by yourself, but we will get a discount as a club.  We are also trying to get this order out THIS WEEK!! You will be required to pay in advance.

3.  New Members! If you just want to get a glove, choose one of the gloves from this site: http://www.absolutefencinggear.com/shopping/shop.php/cPath/15?osCsid=688e6808d99d555ff5222f4245a18e47 and then tell Michelle which one you want.  You will be required to pay for your glove in advance.

4.  Our first tournament is still a ways off (Saturday Nov. 6th), but everyone should start thinking about whether they would like to compete in this tournament.  The number of people we take depends on how many vans we get, so hopefully we can take everyone who wants to go.  See the tournaments page for more info on this tournament.

Thanks guys!

-Katherine

Falling into Routine…

Hi Everyone,

I’d just like to say that this year is starting out wonderfully!  I do not think we have ever had this many dedicated new fencers since I was a freshman at BU!

However, I feel that because there are a lot of new people, it is a bit difficult to get to know everyone.  That being said, we will soon be doing team events, i.e. bowling, wiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, movies, food, and jovial get togethers of all sorts.  I personally want to see as many people as possible at these events, whether they be squad based or for the whole team.  So do me a favor and hit us up on facebook, because it’s a lot easier to spread the word and organize things via the internet! You can find all of the officers and veterans on the roster here on the site!

-Fakes