Fencing on the Frozen Tundra

February 2, 2010

Tournament a success

Filed under: 2010 Tournament — milwaukeetourney @ 11:25 am

The tournament was a rousing success, and everyone had a good time.  The fencers fought to a full house of spectators.

Fifteen fencers from four different schools were present at Turner Hall on Saturday, with a variety of dueling swords.  The longest were several Darkwood smarra blades measuring 37 inches beyond the guard, and the shortest a Graves smallsword (which unfortunately an exact length was not obtained of).

The results:

First Place: Ryan Mank of Trovare di Spada (Classical Fencing Society St. Louis)

Second Place: Ben Mandlkern of Durendal Fencing Club Madison Wi.

Third Place: Joseph Dobbs of Classical Fencing Society Milwaukee

Thanks to all who participated, and attended.


January 28, 2010

We’re on the radio!

Filed under: 2010 Tournament — milwaukeetourney @ 1:51 pm

The Milwaukee Turners fencing program, and our upcoming event, “Fencing on the Frozen Tundra” are featured in an ad running on a local radio station, 88.9FM

A few photos and audio clips have been posted online.

Check it out here.

January 5, 2010

Time and Date of the Tournament

Filed under: 2010 Tournament — milwaukeetourney @ 11:43 pm

[Edit]: The directions coming from the south were incorrect.  Please follow the corrected directions below.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Despite the problems we have had with finding and securing a venue for our tournament, we have now got a guaranteed place and time in which to fence.

The schedule for the Fencing on the Frozen Tundra 2010 tournament is this:

Saturday, January 30th:

11:30: The doors open at Turner Hall gym, and registration opens.

12:30: Registration closes.  If you want to register at the door, please do so before this time.

12:30: The tournament begins.  Today we will finish the round robin bouts, and all of the preliminary rounds and re-entry rounds.

After the tournament: The floor is open for free fencing, training, conversation, etc.

8:00pm: Dinner.  Dinner has been moved to Molly Cool’s, cater-corner to Turner Hall, just a minute or two walk.

Sunday, January 31st:

9:00: Doors open at Turner Hall Ballroom

10:00: Fencing begins.  On Sunday we finish the tournament with all the direct elimination rounds.

After the tournament: Open floor for fencing, training, conversation, etc.

The address for Turner Hall is 1034 N. 4th St., Milwaukee, WI 53203

This is on 4th street in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, between State St. and Highland Ave.  To get there from outside of downtown, take I-43.  Get off on the McKinley Ave exit (Whether you’re coming from north or south).  Take a left off the exit, which will put you onto Park Freeway going east.  This will turn into McKinley Ave.  Shortly after that (second stop light from the highway exit), take a right on 4th st.    Go two blocks and Turner Hall should be on the left side of the street.

Turners’ Gym is in the basement of Turner Hall.  It has its own door which might be a little hard to spot.  The main entrance will take you into Turner restaurant, and to the Ballroom.  To get to the gym, however, there is another door to the left of the main entrance as you’re facing the building.

There are also Locker rooms and Showers available for men and women at Turner Hall Gym.

Any questions as to directions or any other issues should be directed either at the comments below, or to milwaukeetourney@gmail.com

December 16, 2009

Registration fee!

Filed under: 2010 Tournament — milwaukeetourney @ 10:06 pm

Registration has been re-opened.  As before, registration information can be found by clocking the link on the right of the page.

The fee breakdown is:

$40 for CFS Members and associated salles,

$60 for Non-member pre-registration

$70 for Non-member registration at the door.

We will be having a dinner on Saturday night.  The cost for the fencers is included in the registration fee, but if you’d like to bring a guest, you’re entirely welcome to.  There will be a slight extra cost of $10 per-guest ahead of time, and $12 per-guest the day of.

Hope to see you all on the 30th!

November 30, 2009

Good News, Bad News, & Other News

Filed under: 2010 Tournament — milwaukeetourney @ 10:37 pm

Good news:

  • Information about registration can be found on the right of the screen there.

Bad news:

  • Due to some scheduling conflicts, we will not have the Turner Ballroom for the Saturday of the tournament.  We do have it for that Sunday.  We plan to split the tournament in two parts,  round robins and preliminaries on Saturday at the Marquette University Sala (and we now have the Marquette PR machine working in our favor, so that may end up being kind of cool) and the finals and open bouting at the Turners Sala on Sunday.  We are planning to have the tournament finish in the morning, and therefore hopefully won’t interfere with anybody’s travel plans.

Other news:

  • Watch this space for videos detailing such things as: an explanation of priority as we plan to use it in the tournament,  a sample of some of the fencing of Milwaukee CFSers (just to whet the appetite),  and anything else we can think of that might be interesting.  We will hopefully be taking the footage for these videos this week and have them up shortly thereafter.

And that’s it.


November 10, 2009

Rules are up

Filed under: 2010 Tournament — milwaukeetourney @ 2:58 pm

The rules are up.  Fencers are advised to read through them carefully.  Questions can be asked in the comments, or emailed to milwaukeetourney@gmail.com

We’ve worked pretty hard thinking about these, so, while they may be a little unusual, we’re excited to give them a try in January.

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