Saturday, December 8, 2018

2019 Junior Olympic Qualifiers

Harrisburg Div Junior Olympics Qualifiers have been posted on AskFred and on this website's Schedule page. The pre-registration closes on December 18th at midnight. Any event with less than 3 fencers pre-registered will not be fenced. The tournament is scheduled for December 22nd at the York YMCA. The 2019 Junior Olympics Fencing Championships take place Feb. 15-18 in Denver, Colorado. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Annual division meeting set for July 21

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Harrisburg Division will take place on July 21st at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Chairman Daniel Checkeye’s home. (Address will be provided when you RSVP.)

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to by Friday, July 20th, at 5 p.m.

Proposed agenda:

  • Call to Order: Approval of 2017 minutes
  • Chairman's report: Treasury report; status of procedures manual; Armorer's report
  • Division Club updates
  • Committee/Project opportunities
  • Open comment period
  • Proposed 2018/2019 competitions
  • Call for nominations/proposed slate of officers and subsequent voting on the slate

In accordance with the Division procedures, the Division is presenting the following slate of officers for the 2018/19 fencing year:

  • Chairman: Daniel Checkeye
  • Vice-Chair: Tim Stuhldreher
  • Treasurer: Richard Kirchoff
  • Secretary: Nickolys Hinton

If you would like to add an agenda item for discussion at the meeting, or if you have any questions, please email as needed.

Thank you for your support of the Division, and I hope to see you on July 21st.


Daniel Checkeye
USFA Harrisburg Division Chair

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Results posted for Hespenheide foil tournament

At 38 competitors, the 11th annual Hespenheide tournament, held April 15, was the biggest to date! The previous record was 36, set in 2014.

Four new ratings were awarded, including a C2018 to tournament winner Trent Miller of Premier Fencing Club in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.

Full results, as always, are available on AskFred.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

24th Annual Tom Dann Epee Extravaganza

The extravagantly named 24th Annual Tom Dann Epee Extravaganza is set for Sunday, 17 June, 2018. Registration is open at AskFred. In keeping with the tournament's tradition, replica weapons will be awarded to the top four finishers and a randomly drawn attendee, who must be present to win.

The Tom Dann is being hosted at the West Shore Fencers Club, which Tom founded. The club was revived a few years ago by a student of Tom's, Steven Daggs, and now practices at the West Shore YMCA.

Hope to see you there!

Touch of Spring Foil

The West Shore Fencers Club is hosting two foil tournaments on Sunday, 6-May-2018, at the West Shore YMCA, Camp Hill PA. 
  • Y14 Mixed Foil, Unsanctioned:
    • USFA Competitive or Non-Competitive Membership Required
    • All standard USFA Requirements and Rules Enforced
    • This event is not eligible for Classification changes
  • C & Under Mixed Senior Foil:
    • USFA Competitive Membership Required
    • All standard USFA Requirements and Rules Enforced
    • This event is eligible for Classification changes
For additional information, the event has been posted to AskFred.

2018 Harrisburg Div Summer Nationals Qualifier

The Harrisburg Summer Nationals Qualifier has been posted on AskFred! The Qualifier will be hosted by the West Shore Fencers at the West Shore YMCA, Camp Hill PA on 29-April-2018.

This is a QUALIFYING event only and only Harrisburg Division Fencers may participate. All fencers must be preregistered by 10am on 22-April-2018: No walk-ins are allowed. Any event with 3 or fewer fencers will be canceled any all fencers automatically advanced.

For additional information on this year's Nationals, please refer to the USFA's 2018 Nationals Championship and July Challenge informational packet.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Hespenheide Tournament Upcoming

Registration for The Hespenheide is now open!

This is a C and Under Senior Mixed Foil Tournament scheduled for 15 April, 2018 at the York Fencing Club! Please see AskFred or the Schedule page for more information.

Update: Results posted