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! 

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Saturday 1/27 CT STATE HS Novice

WAY will be defending its legacy of Gold in 2016 and Silver in 2017.  This year we'll be sending four students to defend our titles and strive to be champions once more.  This event is restricted to CT HS students who qualify as "novice." If you have not qualified this year to represent WAY, be patient, there's always next year. 

Coach Donald will be on site to support you. 

Sun.1/21 Premier RJCC - Region3

Where? Parsippany PAL
33 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Who is eligible to compete?

Cadet = 2001-2004 
Junior = 1998-2004

Note: Regional 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. 

Sunday 1/28 Study, train and apply @ Durkan Fencing Academy (DFA & Way Days)

WAY is the hottest fencing club to hit CT and is growing every day. To meet our goals we are currently seeking national level coaches and programs that are aligned with our core beliefs and culture.  Coach Mike has taken first steps towards creating a reciprocal club partnership with Durkan Fencing Academy and Foundation.  

Our clubs' combined vision includes passion to share our love of fencing & developing a program that exemplifies the higher ideals of an Olympic sport while producing elite athletes aspiring towards the Junior Olympics, NCAA, and, ultimately, Team USA. 

Both youth and adults will benefit from participating in DFA Days which will alternate between clubs on a regular basis.

Parents, please pack a lunch and water bottle.  Full fencing uniform and electrical gear are required.  

Who is eligible to attend?  All WAY members and parents age 9+ in our STAR Program. 

When: 11 am to 4 pm (there is a break for lunch)

Where: Durkan Fencing Academy (see link)

What: Foil, Sabre, Epee Y10 to Veteran

Fee: Free to WAY members, $80 guests, payable to the Durkan Foundation. 

Carpool possible. 

Saturday 2/3 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

Sun. 2/4 Cobra Challenge ROC

What: COBRA CHALLENGE DIV1A/DIV 2 ROC (Regional Open Circuit)
When: 
February 2-4, 2018
Where: 
Cobra Fencing Club: 629 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Who is eligible?

Div 2: Born 2004 or before and with U, E, D, or C rating 

NOTE: Regional 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. 

Sat. or Sun. 2/10 2/11 Thrust Winter RYC/RJCC

What: Thrust RYC and RJCC is a great event for all of us to attend together as a TEAM.  I would like as many kids from WAY to attend this event as possible.  This is a great opportunity to experience a bigger venue event and see some great fencing.  Coach Mike will be on site. 

Who is eligible to compete?

Y10 2007-2010
Y12 2004-2008
Y14 2003-2006 
Cadet 2001-2005 
Junior 1998-2005 

Where: 

The Eugene Levy Fieldhouse 
Rockland Community College
145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901

NOTE: Regional events are for confident fencers willing to compete against trained students in a highly competitive environment.  USFA competitive membership is required plus full uniform and electrical gear (two foil and body cords). Ask your Coach if this event is right for you and if offsite coaching is available. Offsite coaching fees may apply. 

Saturday 2/17 Unrated Team Relay (WAY vs Milford)

What: Milford Fencing challenges WAY to a team event for their unrated youth fencers in foil, sabre, and epee.  This is an exciting spectator event where teams of three fencers compete to earn a cumulative 45 points in nine head to head bouts.  Register today so we know you are willing to compete and we can build out the teams and balance them ahead of time.  

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

When: 2 pm to 6 pm (do not be late please)

Who is eligible to compete?

Youth unrated Y8, Y 10, Y12, Y14, Cadet. 

Fee: $25 pays for the referee and administrative FOC costs.

Saturday 2/24 Foil E and Under Men and Women

What: Foil tournament for beginner to advanced students ages  13+ only. Our goal is to make this a D1-rated event which requires 15 or more participates including a minimum of 4 E-rated fencers. Your participation in this event helps ensure the escalation of rating for our growing fencing community. 

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

Who is eligible to compete?

All WAY fencers 13+ are eligible and encouraged to compete in these events.  This includes adults. 

100% of WAY students ages 13+ are expected to participate in this event as part of our STAR program (approx. one tournament a month).  If you can not attend please let Coach Mike know and he will schedule you for an away game.  

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Saturday 2/24 Wayversary Party - You're Invited!

What: Anniversary celebration for WAY members and their guests.  Bring a friend! Fun for adults and kids alike. Refreshments, music, games, dancing (disco ball), sabrage, and more.

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

When: 7 pm to 11 pm +

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Friday March 2 or Saturday March 3 CT State Individual Championships

What:  High school students represent their school as they compete to find who is the best in the State of CT.  You do not have to have a team or club at your school to participate. Read the instructions provided and register following the attached forms.  This event is NOT for beginners.  It is appropriate for experienced fencers with two or more years of experience that have ALREADY competed in the CT novice tournament previously at some point.

Coach Mike will attend and strip Coach this event, free of cost, provided we have a minimum of 6 competitors on the day. 

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