The Piste: french for trackway, or course;

  • our name for the ground we fence on;
  • it consists of a 2 x 16(ish) metre wide strip, set out as follows:
  • (the run back can be any length of 1.5m or more)
  • (more fancy epee pistes are made of metal, so that with hits to the floor, the electric stuff is earthed, thus not registering a hit erroneously)

Fencin Piste

R:   Run back:

  • a safety feature, kept clear to allow fencers to come off the piste with out fear of tripping or collisions.

B:   Back line:

  • if you are driven back untill you have both feet over this line, your opponent scores a point.

W:   Warning line:

  • we are a fair lot, this gives the retreating fencer notice that if they do not pull their socks up, they will go off the end and give a point away.

G:   On Guard line:

  • the starting line for all bouts.
  • the front foot must be behind this.

C:   Centre line:

  • name says it all;
  • the scoring apparatus is stationed adjacent to this line so both fencers have an equal view of it.
  • the president should also start here, facing the score indicator light-box.
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Christmas Opening Times

Closed on the 27th

Open as usual on 3rd

 

December 22nd, 2018

Venue 22nd November

We are in the Performance Centre (Assembly Hall) at Twyford School this Thursday.

There will be limited parking at the school as there is a concert in the Sports Hall. Space for seniors will be limited before 20.00.

We must also be out of the hall by 21.45 as the caretakers need to lock up.

November 20th, 2018

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