Frozen Blades Tournament
December 4th to 5th, 2009.
We drove 5 hours to Salem, Oregon, to
compete in Salem Classical Fencing's Frozen Blades Beginner's
Tournament, our first out-of-town event.
We had a great time all around, and
even did well too! The official results are posted
Kyle, one of
our fearless drivers.
Kayla and Stefan,
two of Kyle's passengers. Nina was there too, taking the
The other car:
Mariah, Allison, Chris and the driver Eric (plus Stefan again).
As you can see, it was rather cold at this rest stop.
swordfighters, how could be pass up the opportunity for a Pirate
Adventure? That, and pizza?
The next day, we go
to Salem Classical Fencing's salle for the tournament. Much
cooler than our room in Sherwood!
The sabreurs warm up
... while the people
doing foil wait patiently. Note the sign in the background.
The tournament was
all-ages: Stefan bouts with someone half his height, while Chris
and Kayla judge.
Allison and Kyle
Stefan and Kyle won
their brackets, and so fence for first and second place. The
clock reads 8:30 p.m.
Stefan won first,
Kyle won second, and Cole from SCF won third. Awesome job, guys!
After we'd been
there for 12 hours, they changed the sign. Despite this, the
people at SCF were welcoming and helpful. We hope to return