2017 BC Youth Provincial Championships – In Review (Day 1)

The 2017 BC Youth Provincials took place this past sunshine-filled weekend (June 3rd and 4th), and what a competition it was!

Two days, 11 events, 12 clubs, and over 100 competitors. With fencers, coaches, and their families travelling to Richmond from every corner of the province, and even from across the border, the weekend was set to be a thrilling event.

The weekend kicked off late Saturday morning, beginning with Y14 Men’s Epee. Twenty registrants tied this event as the largest of the weekend, and therefore definitely one to watch out for. After a close, down-to-the-clock, 14-13 match between Zhi Yin Zhang (TFA) and David Guo (DYN), Zhang took the first gold medal of the competition. The two bronze medals were equally earned by Joe Guo (DYN) and Yao Rong (DYN).

Taking place alongside the Men’s Epee event was the Y14 Women’s Epee category. With 9 fencers hailing from the Okanagan Freestyle Fencing, Capital City Fencers, Dynamo Fencing Club, and Tri-City Fencing Academy, the girls event was sure to be a hit (pardon the pun)! Throughout the direct elimination process, there showed to be some nail-biting bouts, especially in top 8. Two separate bouts resulting in 15-14 victories could be watched between Katie Purcell (DYN) and Deniza Ospan (CCFC), as well as Lydia Meng (DYN) and Angelica Sun (DYN), to qualify for the top 4 round. Two more very close bouts handed Olivia Blaze Richert (DYN) and Yekaterina Lubenkova (DYN) the equal bronze medals. In the end, a 15-5 victory for Deniza Ospan (CCFC) over Lydia Meng (DYN) brought the gold medal home for Ospan.

At noon came the Y14 Mixed Sabre event, with 9 fencers coming from Tri-City Fencing Academy, Dynamo Fencing Club, and Meadowridge Fencing Club. The event concluded with the gold medal going to Thomas Greenwood (TFA) and the silver medal to Jerry Pan (DYN) after a well fought bout with a final score of 15-6. The bronze medals were awarded to Jack Pan (DYN) and Rick Hu (TFA).

Y12 Mixed Foil was the third event to take place on day 1 of the BC Youth Provincial Championships. Fifteen competitors made up this event, and after 3 rounds of direct elimination, the equal bronze medal positions were presented to Heidi Zhu (DYN) and Sabrina Fang (TFA). Finally, with a 15-7 win, Zakhar Vozovik (DYN) took the gold medal over Avery Townsend (RCFC).

Day 1 concluded with the Y12 Mixed Sabre event, with a total of 8 fencers coming from Dynamo Fencing Club and Tri-City Fencing Academy. The final gold medal bout of the day was fenced between the Pan brothers, both fencing out of Dynamo Fencing Club. With a rousing final score of 15-10, Jerry Pan (DYN) took the win over Jack Pan (DYN). Bronze medals were collected by Alexander Serves (TFA) and Shengwen Chen (TFA).

For the full results from day 1 of the BC Youth Provincial Championships, visit: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=36763&highlight_competitor_id=&event_id=145500


2017 BC Youth Provincials – One week to go!

One more week until the 2017 BC Youth Provincial Championships! Will you be there?

If you haven’t registered yet, but would still like to compete at this exciting event, then head on over to: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=36763

All details regarding contact, location, and event times are available via the link above. On behalf of everyone at the BCFA, we can’t wait to see you all there on June 3rd and 4th!

Peter Bakonyi Volunteers Needed!

We need your help! The BC Fencing Association together with the Canadian Fencing Federation is very excited to be hosting, for the 5th time, a world class competitive fencing event – The Peter Bakonyi Men’s Epee World Cup event on the weekend of February 17-19, 2017. The success of this exciting international event depends on dedicated local volunteers. If you are passionate about the sport of fencing, Canadian athletics or in giving back to the community, join our team today! It is a great chance to get up close to some of the world’s best athletes, and for youth to earn volunteer hours for their programs.


Please sign up for tasks that range from setting up prior to the event all the way through to taking down after.


We’re using SignUp.com to help us organize the volunteer portion of our event. If you or anyone you know is interested PLEASE SIGN UP – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click here or follow the volunteer links on the event web site at http://www.vancouverworldcup.com/Volunteer.php
  2. Enter your email address: we need this to contact you with information about the event (you will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
  3. Sign up to the roles that interest you, and the site will send you an automated confirmation message and reminders. Easy!


Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you there!


BC Athletes Junior Worlds Results

The Junior World Championships came to a close yesterday in Bourges, France. The results of our BC athletes are listed below:

Hunter Moricz – 102nd junior men’s sabre, 12th in junior men’s sabre team, 13th in cadet mixed team

Dylan French – 45th junior men’s epee and 19th in junior men’s epee team

Matson Lalor – 166th junior men’s epee and 19th in junior men’s epee team

Emma von Dadelszen – 66th junior women’s epee and 17th in junior women’s epee team

Congratulations to all!

BC Athletes Cadet Worlds Results

The cadet individual events have wrapped up in Bourges, France at the world championships. The cadet team event is still to come with BC’s Hunter Moricz participating for Canada.

Hunter Moricz – 40th cadet men’s sabre

Fynn Fafard – 53rd cadet men’s epee

Natasha Kis-Toth – 86th cadet women’s epee

Elizabeth Douglas – 93rd cadet women’s epee

Congratulations athletes and coaches! The junior events start April 5!


BC Athletes Named to Wold Championship Team


The Cadet/Junior World championships will take place in Bourges, France from April 1-10. A total of 7 BC fencers have been named to the team!

Natasha Kis-Toth (cadet women’s epee)

Elizabeth Douglas (cadet women’s epee)

Fynn Fafard (cadet men’s epee)

Hunter Moricz (cadet and junior men’s sabre)

Emma von Dadelszen (junior women’s epee)

Dylan French (junior men’s epee)

Matson Lalor (junior men’s epee)

BC will have two coaches in Francs – Victor Gantsevich and Zbig Pietrusinski. Good luck to all the athletes and coaches! And also to our BC photographer Devin Manky who will be there shooting the action!

Full list of the Canadian team can be found Here

BC Athletes win More Medals in Cancun

The Junior women’s epee team has won gold in Cancun beating a strong US team in overtime. BC athlete Emma von Dadelszen was a part of the gold medal team, congratulations!

Dylan French and Matson Lalor also helped Canada claim yet anothe medal at junior pan am championships. The men’s epee team won bronze in Cancun!

Individual cadet men’s sabre pan am champion, Hunter Moricz, claimed his second and third medals of the event winning silver with both the cadet mixed team and the junior men’s sabre team.

Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches!