2016-2017 GMD Tournament Schedule

The 2016-2017 Green Mountain  Division Tournament Schedule is now up! Check out the Tournament Schedule Page to plan your GMD fencing for this year.

From the Tournament Page, you can also sign up for the very first fencing tournament of the season: the 2016 Fall Foliage Classic. Join your fellow fencers at UVM on September 24, 2016 for 3 Weapon Open, Unrated Foil, and Unrated Epee tournaments! Can’t contain your excitement long enough to click through to the tournament page? No problem! Sign up on AskFred right here, right now!

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Let’s get this season started right!

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2014-2015 GMD Tournament Schedule

The 2014-2015 Green Mountain  Division Tournament Schedule is now up! Check out the Tournament Schedule Page to plan your GMD fencing for this year.

Check back soon for exciting news about a Development Day event currently in the planning stages!

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GMD Annual Meeting Agenda and Treasurer’s Report

Hello All! The Agenda for tomorrow’s GMD 2014 Annual Meeting and the 2014 Treasurer’s Report are now available on the Division Business page.

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Gmd Annual Picnic and Meeting

All fencers, their friends and families, from all Green Mt Division clubs, are invited to the Green Mountain Division Annual Picnic and Meeting!

When: This Sunday, June 1, 2014
Where: The Kite family home, 2903 South St, New Haven, VT (near Middlebury)
Time: 2-4 p.m., annual GMD planning meeting; 4-7 p.m., potluck and picnic

About the meeting: All fencers of all ages and skill levels, and parents of youth and junior fencers, are invited to participate. We will approve the slate of officers for next season and plan out next season’s tournaments. Do you have specific kinds of events you would like to see the GMD putting on? Ideas for improving our local tournament scene? Ideas for getting more new fencers involved in GMD tournaments? Concerns or issues you would like to raise? We want to hear from you! The GMD is YOUR division, and this is your chance to get involved.

Our proposed GMD officers for next season are:
President (returning after a hiatus): Dan Crocket, UVM
Vice President (continuing): Paul Horak, UVFC
Secretary (continuing): Kevin Kite, VFA
Treasurer (new!): Lou Martinez, VFA

About the picnic: You don’t have to attend the meeting to attend the picnic. Bring a potluck dish and/or something to throw on the grill, beverages, and a place setting (let’s go green and cut down on trash, and also on the amount of dishwashing the Kites have to do afterward), frisbees, and other lawn games. Relax and enjoy socializing with your fellow fencers! Families are welcome.

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Mid Vermont Melee!

Pre-registration is now open for the Mid Vermont Melee! This event will be held Sunday, January 11, 2014 at the Crossett Brook Middle School Gym in Duxbury, VT. Events include Mixed Epee, Mixed Foil, Y10 & Y12 Mixed Epee, and Y10 & Y12 Mixed Foil. Come one, come all! Here’s the AskFred link for more information:

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Champlain Cup Point Standings!

AskFRED links to current point standings for the 2013-2014 Champlain Cup are now available at Point Standings. Go there to see where you or your friends stand. As of this writing, the point standings reflect results from yesterday’s October Open and Youth Tournament.

In Epee, Dan Crockett currently holds a commanding lead with 39 total points. Ian Wheeler holds second place, with 26 points, and Jeffrey Kellish is in 3rd place, nipping at Ian’s heels with 25 points. And look! Charging up the hill behind them are David Horak (23 pts.), Jared Garland (23 pts.), Jarett Poliner (22 pts.), and Jack Brisson (22 pts.). It’s early days, folks.

In Foil, Jake Nop currently holds 1st place with 31 points. Jack Brisson is breathing down Jake’s neck, holding 2d place with 25 points. But what’s that? David Parker, with only one tournament under his belt, holds 3rd place, with 17 points, and there’s a horde of 5 other contenders holding 16 or 15 points just behind David, including Herbert Adams (16 pts.), Ray Schuppe (15 pts.), Bin Huang (15 pts.), Viveka Fox (15 pts.), and Ian Wheeler (15 pts.). Stay lively, Jake!

In Saber, there’s precious little clarity. Zachary King holds 1st place, with 12 points earned over 2 tournaments, but six saberists, with only one tournament each, are vying for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places, which are virtually tied. David Parker holds 2d place, with 7 points, and just behind him are David Harris (6 pts.), John Novotny (6 pts.), Thomas Hobbs (5 pts.) Peter Briccetti (5 pts.), and  Carlisle D’Souza (5 pts.). Good luck sorting that out!

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The Green Mountain Division website is reborn!

Welcome to the GMD’s new website! After our old website at vtfencing.org suffered a fatal touch at the hand of a summer electrical storm, we decided to pack up our virtual bags and move to new digs with a fresh new look and a fresh new domain name, gmdfencing.org.

We’re converting the site to WordPress, so some of the features of the previous site are not yet fully up and running here. In particular, the ref test from the previous site is not yet ready, but we’re working to bring that back online soon.

The tournament schedule for 2013-2014 has been posted on the Tournament Schedule page, so check out the schedule to plan this year’s fencing fun. If we have to change the tournament dates due to errors or rescheduling, we’ll alert you to that fact in this blog.

In the meantime, take a look around, check out the new paint, and please send any corrections or suggestions for new website features to webmaster@gmdfencing.org.

 

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Welcome!

If you're new to fencing in Vermont, please stop by our Welcome! page to learn about the Green Mountain Division, its affiliated clubs, and fencing tournaments in Vermont.

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