Event Information

Fencing

Dates

  • Event:
  • September 1 - 4

Schedule

  • Friday, Sept. 1st
  • Bouting and Private Lessons:
  • Starts at Noon
  • Youth 10 & Under Epee Tournament:
  • Starts at 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, Sept. 2nd
  • Epee Clinic:
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • BSSG Epee Competition: (must be registered by 4 p.m.)
  • Starts at 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, Sept. 3rd
  • Foil Clinic:
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • BSSG Foil Competition: (must be registered by 4 p.m.)
  • Starts at 4 p.m.

  • Monday, Sept. 4th
  • Additional Instruction & Bouting:
  • Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Youth 10 & Under Foil Tournament:
  • Starts at 9 a.m.

Other Info

 2017 Entry Form

 2017 Sport Information


Location

YWCA
909 Wyoming Ave
Billings, MT 59101

Entry Fees

Entry Fee for BSSG competition only:
(includes 2 events)
After 5pm on Aug. 25 price will increase to $35.
$25/person
Entry Fee for Fencing Clinic:
(includes entry for BSSG Foil and Eppee)
After 5pm on Aug. 25 price will increase to $185.
$160/person
Entry Fee for only Foil Clinic:
(includes entry into BSSG Foil Competition)
After 5pm on Aug. 25 price will increase to $120.
$100/person
Entry Fee for only Epee Clinic:
(includes entry into BSSG EpeeCompetition)
After 5pm on Aug. 25 price will increase to $120.
$100/person
 Online Entry Deadline: August 30th

Onsite registration only after August 30. After you have registered with BSSG, you must preregister at askfred.net. Use the links below to preregister! You will not be entered unless you have registered with BSSG.
* Tournament
* Clinic

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YWCA
909 Wyoming Ave
Billings, MT 59101

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Online Entry Deadline: Aug 31, 2017

Commissioners

Bryan is a nationally ranked veteran fencer who has trained with numerous high level coaches from across the country. Bryan has competed in many events from local to regional and all the way up to the national level including qualifiers for international teams. Bryan started coaching in 2005 and has coached elite fencers at multiple levels, including podium finishes at national competitions. Some of his fencers have been recruited by and fenced on prestigious NCAA teams. Bryan is a member of the US Fencing Coaches Association and has worked as a referee at local, regional, and national events.

First year commissioner Patrick Kuntz was introduced to fencing at the University of Montana many years ago and joined the Big Sky Fencing Association in Billings in 2005. Patrick has competed in local and regional events, but also enjoys the great recreational aspect of the sport. He has helped teach numerous classes and consistently takes part in fencing club activities.

State Games of America Qualifier

All 2015 and 2016 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2017 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2017 State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Current sports are:

Archery, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Disc Golf, Fencing, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Rollerskating, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Please see the State Games of America website for more information.

Laurie Schiller

Schiller is one of the most successful coaches the sport of fencing has ever seen. He took over the fencing program at Northwestern University in 1978 and led both the men's and women's programs until 1994, and the women's varsity team since. The Brooklyn native has amassed more than 1,200 wins, second on the sport's all-time list, and has led the Northwestern Wildcats to 16 consecutive top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships.

He has coached 17 different All Americans, including four student-athletes – Julia Foldi, Christa French, Sam Nemecek and Dayana Sarkisova - who earned All-America honors four times. Overall, Northwestern fencers have combined for 33 such awards.

Schiller has received numerous awards from the fencing community, including twice being named the United States Fencing Coaches' Association Collegiate Coach of the Year. He earned a fencing masters from the USFCA in 2002 and has served on the NCAA Fencing Committee. He has won the Midwest Fencing Conference Coach of the Year award 10 times during his storied career.

USFA Sanctioned

You must have a current competitive USFA membership. To register for USFA go to usfencing.org (annual fee $75).

Special Information

  • Fencing will be electric.
  • No dry fencing.
  • Safety gear required.
  • Bring your own equipment.
  • After you have registered with BSSG, you must preregister at askfred.net. Use the links below to preregister! You will not be entered unless you have registered with BSSG.
    * Tournament
    * Clinic
  • Fencing Commissioner reserves the right to combine divisions.