GALVESTON FENCING CLUB
DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDANCE FROM USA FENCING, ALL FENCING ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND MISS WEEKLY BOUTING WITH ALL OUR GREAT CLUB MEMBERS. PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS, OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING, STAY SAFE
Since our founding in 1996, Galveston Fencing Club has offered introductory classes into the sport of fencing, and the opportunity for fencers of all ages and skill levels to meet for fun and friendly competition. We primarily fence epee and foil, but sometimes have saber going on, too. We sponsor three tournaments a year that include events for both adults and youth and novice events for fencers with less than one year experience. We meet in the gymnasium or cafeteria at O'Connell College Preparatory High School in Galveston, Texas.
ALL CLASSES AND OPEN FENCING ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Mondays & Wednesdays
Open Fencing 7:00pm-9:00pm (Class/Lessons as needed)
Month of July
Some Monday Holidays (by member concensus)
MEMBERSHIP & PRICING
FIVE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES
Learn the basics of fencing in 5 group classes. Student or adult membership can be purchased if you decide to continue. All equipment is provided. A free trial membership in USA Fencing is available for the first two classes. Following that, a minimum of a $10 annual non-competitive membership is required.
$60/semester or $120/year
Students from elementary (age 8) through college/graduate school. Membership includes fencing classes in all weapons beginning with epee, individual drills and open fencing after class. Equipment is available, or we can advise you on the purchase of your own uniforms and weapons. In addition, a minimum of a $10 annual non-competitive membership in USA Fencing is required.
$120/semester or $240/year
ADULT (NON-STUDENT) MEMBERSHIP
Adults over 18 who are not enrolled in school. Membership includes fencing classes in all weapons, individual drills and open fencing. Equipment is available, but we can advise you on the purchase of your own uniforms and weapons. In addition, a minimum of a $10 annual non-competitive membership in USA Fencing is required.
There will be no tournaments for the remainder of the 2019-2020 fencing year due to COVID-19. We hope to be able to hold the following during 2020-2021.
JEAN LAFFITE CLASSIC
This is our annual fall tournament for unrated fencers including Youth, Senior and (non-USFA) Novice fencing competitions.
NEOMIA ABBOTT MEMORIAL
The Neomia Abbott Memorial Fencing Tournament is Texas' only annual women's fencing tournament. This tournament is dedicated to Neomia M. Abbott (January 5, 1922 - January 10, 2005). It normally includes events for all three weapons for novices (fencing less than 1 year), seniors (13 and over) and veterans (40 and over).
This is the Galveston Fencing Club's annual spring tournament. The emphasis is on novice, youth and E & Under events... and fun!