Hello RCFC tournament fans,
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, Rain City Fencing Center will not be holding any regional tournaments in the spring of 2021. Our Spring RJCC and our Super Youth Circuit will be rescheduled to next season. While we understand that this is disappointing for everyone, we believe it is the right course at this time.
COVID-19 numbers in Washington State continue to improve, but we believe large tournaments are still too risky right now. Regional tournaments in particular involve competitors traveling from multiple counties and states, which are not recommended activities right now. We want to make sure all of the region’s fencers, parents, coaches, and officials stay safe.
At RCFC, we take pride in a well-planned and well-executed tournament. The current restrictions make it impossible to adequately plan for numbers of competitors and availability of officials. We want to make sure every tournament we run meets our high standards.
We will look at running small local events when USA Fencing’s Western Washington Division agrees to sanction them. Meanwhile, stay safe during training, and we look forward to seeing everyone at regional events next season!
Rain City Fencing Center
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Rain City Super Youth Circuit. Read on for more information.
Per a directive from the USA Fencing national office, all local and regional tournaments through April 8th are cancelled. This includes the following events at RCFC:
- D & Under Foil #2 – Mar. 19
- RCFC Youth #5 – Mar. 28
- Western Washington Foil/Epee Challenge #6 – Mar. 29
We will reschedule the March 29th event to June if the situation eases. We will update the status of April and May events as things develop.
Welcome home and congratulations to all of our fencers who represented Rain City at Summer Nationals in Salt Lake City! We are so proud of the many strong showings we had over the week including bringing home two medals! Here are some of the highlights:
Davis Carvey – 2nd Vet 70 Men’s Foil
Sylvie Troxel – 5th Div II Women’s Foil
Jerry Chang – 10th Div I Men’s Foil, 13th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Louise Tang – 16th Div I Women’s Foil
Austin Li – 12th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Dan Berke – 9th Vet 40 Men’s Foil
Jeff Johnson – 13th Vet 50 Men’s Epee
Johannes Klein – 12th Vet 60 Men’s Foil
Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic season, and special congrats to our two medalists! Take some time to relax and then it’s back to the salle for next season!
SIX! Our fencers brought home a whopping six medals from the NAC in Richmond. Make sure you give a hearty pat on the back to:
Davis Carvey – 2nd place Vet-70 Men’s Foil (also earned D16!)
Jeff Johnson – 3rd place Vet Men’s Epee
Ana Brainard – 7th place Vet-50 Women’s Foil
Cyndi Glover – 8th place Vet Women’s Epee
Johannas Klein – 8th place Vet Men’s Foil
Catherine McLellan – 8th place Vet-50 Women’s Epee
Welcome home to our fencers and special congratulations to our SIX medalists!
Rain City will be hosting a Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC) this December. The event is an important qualifying event for Junior Olympics and the July Challenge and they are shaping up to be potentially highly rated events. Participation is strongly encouraged.
There is a $30 registration fee plus $40 per event if you register on or before November 19th. The costs will double after that.
More info here:
Our fencers had a fantastic showing at the Milwaukee NAC coming home with medals and national points.
Lulu Tang and Dolly Lampson both cracked the top 32 in Cadet Women’s Foil. Unwilling to go home with just one strong result, Lulu also finished in the top 16 for Junior Women’s Foil!
Ivan, Wesley, Shaw also came home with a silver medal in Cadet Men’s Foil team!
Congrats to all of our fencers and welcome back. You do us proud.
Our Cadet Men’s Foil team had a strong showing in the Milwaukee NAC beating Naples Fencing 45-32 and going out in the final to San Francisco Fencing Club. Congratulations to Ivan Ponomarev, Shaw Phillips, and Wesley Wong for taking silver representing Rain City Fencing Center!
Rain City is proud to announce that two of our epeeists have recently earned new ratings this week!
Jeff Lucas took a bronze medal at Washington Fencing Academy’s D & Under and walked out with an E2016, his first epee rating! Monica Lomeli also had an incredible showing and took the gold medal at an open hosted by Salle Auriol and jumped from unrated to a B2016!
Congratulations to our newly rated epeeists!