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Tournaments and Special Events (by date)

WAY caters to all ages and offers a wealth of special events. Scroll down to find out what's happening at WAY this season.  Regardless of age, skill level, or goal there is a fun and rewarding experience for you!

Class schedule and courses are listed separately. 

Thursday April 26 Coach Durkan at WAY

What: Launching new fencing programs at way Parent/Coach meeting plus masters clinic for students hosted by Head Coach Durkan.

Who is eligible?

Both members and non-members may attend this clinic.

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When:

4 pm to 5:20 Private lessons with Head Coach Durkan 1:1

5:30 pm  Parents presentation ...a guide to fencing and more...

Masters Clinic group class 5:40 to 8:00

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Book your private lessons now!

Sunday April 29 Tier II foil & sabre practice @ dfa

Join Head Coach Patrick, Jed and other coaches from DFA for their Tier II foil and sabre practice at DFA. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while fencing with a diverse group of highly skilled athletes of all ages. Pack lunch and drinks.  Full regulation uniform with electric is required.

Parents are encouraged to arrange to carpool when possible.

Who is eligible to attend? 

WAY members and guests

When: 11 am to 4 pm 

Where: Durkan Fencing Academy (DFA Blue)

What: Foil, & Sabre

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Thursday May 3rd Coach Dupree at WAY

What: Launching new fencing programs at way Parent/Coach meeting plus masters clinic for students hosted by Head Coaches Durkan and Olympian/Harvard Coach Jed Dupree.

Who is eligible?

Both members and non-members may attend this clinic.

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When:

4 pm to 5:40 Private lessons

5:40 pm parent informational meeting in the lounge/students attend fencing clinic

8:00 Pick-up

Fee $25 members. $50 non-members

Book your private lesson now!

Saturday May 5 Youth Beginners Tournament (ages 7 to 14)

What: Hey good news.   Just so happens on May 5th there is a great kids event going down on Main Street in Ridgefield.  So after the tournament, you can enjoy Ridgefield's Spring Fling...all walking distance from the studio. Check it out!

Fencing tournament hosted by WAY.  This is a non-sanctioned event designed to support students seeking to improve prior to attending "away" games. Currently only offered in Foil:

Who is eligible to compete?

Beginners with less than two years experience.

Mixed (boys and girls): Y8, Y10, Y12

Women only: Y12 to Y14.  (special added event to accommodate our 13 and 14-year-old girls)

NOTE: Girls can compete in two events on this day and it is recommended that you try to do so to gain experience.

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Fee: $20 registration $10 per event (pay online in advance to avoid "walk-in fees")

Sunday May 6 Head Coach Clinic @ dfa

Join Head Coach Patrick, Jed and other coaches from DFA for their Tier II foil and sabre practice at DFA. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while fencing with a diverse group of highly skilled athletes of all ages. Pack lunch and drinks.  Full regulation uniform with electric is required.

Parents are encouraged to arrange to carpool when possible.

Who is eligible to attend? 

WAY members and guests

When: 11 am to 4 pm 

Where: Durkan Fencing Academy (DFA Blue)

What: Foil, & Sabre

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Sunday May 13, Head Coach Clinic @ dfa

Join Head Coach Patrick, Jed and other coaches from DFA for their Tier II foil and sabre practice at DFA. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while fencing with a diverse group of highly skilled athletes of all ages. Pack lunch and drinks.  Full regulation uniform with electric is required.

Parents are encouraged to arrange to carpool when possible.

Who is eligible to attend? 

WAY members and guests

When: 11 am to 4 pm 

Where: Durkan Fencing Academy (DFA Blue)

What: Foil, & Sabre

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Sunday May 20, Head Coach Clinic @ dfa

Join Head Coach Patrick, Jed and other coaches from DFA for their Tier II foil and sabre practice at DFA. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while fencing with a diverse group of highly skilled athletes of all ages. Pack lunch and drinks.  Full regulation uniform with electric is required.

Parents are encouraged to arrange to carpool when possible.

Who is eligible to attend? 

WAY members and guests

When: 11 am to 4 pm 

Where: Durkan Fencing Academy (DFA Blue)

What: Foil, & Sabre

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Thursday May 24th Coach Durkan at WAY

What: Launching new fencing programs at way Parent/Coach meeting plus masters clinic for students hosted by Head Coaches Durkan and Olympian/Harvard Coach Jed Dupree.

Who is eligible?

Both members and non-members may attend this clinic.

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When:

4 pm to 5:40 Private lessons

5:40 pm parent informational meeting in the lounge/students attend fencing clinic

8:00 Pick-up

Fee: $25 members $50 non-members

Book your private lessons now!

Saturday June 9 Youth Beginners Tournament (ages 7 to 14)

What: Fencing tournament hosted by WAY.  This is a non-sanctioned event designed to support students seeking to improve prior to attending "away" games. Currently only offered in Foil:

Who is eligible to compete?

Beginners with less than two years experience.

Mixed (boys and girls): Y8, Y10, Y12

Women only: Y12 to Y14.  (special added event to accommodate our 13 and 14-year-old girls)

NOTE: Girls can compete in two events on this day and it is recommended that you try to do so to gain experience.

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Fee: $20 registration $10 per event (pay online in advance and avoid the "walk-in" fee)

Saturday June 9 WAY ART Reception (kids and parents)

What: Art reception. Meet artist Mary Harold learn about her work and inspirations.  Great for kids to see that art is more than something hanging on the wall.

 

Where: Way of the Sword 21 Governor Street Ridgefield CT 06877

When: 3:30 am to 6:00 pm

Fee: Free

Sat & Sun June 16 & 17 NEUSFA , 2018 Pomme De Terre Individual

What: This is not a WAY event.  Pomme De Terre is a great travel away game for WAY students 13 +.  This event is near Boston and we have been attending this team event for several years.  It is a great experience all around. 

When: June 16 & 17
Where: 
Brandise University

415 South Street Waltham MA 02453

 
Who is eligible?

NOTE: Regional style events are for confident fencers willing to compete against rated students in a highly competitive environment.  Ask your Coach if this event is right for you and if offsite coaching is available. Offsite coaching fees may apply.