Honoring Our Veterans on Memorial Day

For Memorial Day, I would like to honor the soldiers who have died for our freedom. Join me in remembering all our heroes by clicking honoring a hero in your status:  http://apps.facebook.com/honorthem/

If you would like to honor a fallen heroes name, please click the “ Update your Status with a Dedication” button in the application. Copy and Paste the message that is generated into your Publisher and include this message at the end: Dedicate your status here: http://apps.facebook.com/honorthem/

Team USA Women’s Saber Bronze in Tianjin, China; Russia Wins Gold



Tianjin, China – Team USA Women’s Saber defeated Japan in the round of 16 45-28, followed by a 45-38 victory over China to advance to the top 4.  In the Semi-finals, the team lost a heart-breaker 44-45 to eventual winner Russia before beating France for the Bronze Medal.    Russia went on to defeat Ukraine for the gold.

Mariel Zagunis captured the individual gold the previous day and maintains her #1 world ranking over Ukrainian Olga Kharlan.

Fencings Best Duel for Honor and $30,000 in Prize Money in Singapore!


German Olympian Ralf Bissdorf has been living in Singapore and working to grow fencing there and around the world.   At the Thailand world cup I attended, he shared with me that he’ll be launching a series of Masters fencing tournaments for prize money and as “experiences” for spectators and fans…
As an FYI, I will have a similar announcement for a tournament in NYC in November and have already invited Olympic Champions Aldo Montano (Italy) and Zhong  Man (China) to compete in a masters tournament for money, PR and several thousand fans to enjoy….
More on this later, but for now…here is the info out of Singapore!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Singapore, May 14, 2010 – The world’s best fencers, with a total of 6 Olympic medals and over 35 world championship medals between them, have confirmed their attendance in Singapore at the inaugural edition of the Z1 Pro-Fencing World Series. Dubbed “Duel at the Marina”, this glitzy event will be hosted at the newly launched Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort on the evening of July 30th.
This will be followed by an international fencing gala for the young on July 31st, and supported by a series of workshops and outreach programmes to promote the fencing sport in Singapore. “Set in the newly opened Marina Bay Sands, the first edition of the Z1 Pro-Fencing World Series promises to bring an exciting, never-been-done-before world-class sporting entertainment event that will showcase the best of fencing in the world today,” stated Mr. Wong Toon King, co-founder of Z Fencing, and partner of the Z1 Pro-fencing World Series. “This is a rare opportunity for our young fencers to learn and be inspired from these world champions,” he added.
Over 2000 fencing enthusiasts and their families, together with Singapore’s leading trail blazers in the corporate and business world as well as top representatives of the diplomatic corps are expected to attend this maiden event.
Among the fencing giants confirmed are 2008 Beijing Olympic gold and silver medalists in the men’s foil event, Germany’s Benjamin Kleibrink and Yuki Ota from Japan, who could be rekindling their fierce duel that wowed audiences at the last Olympic Games. Others include two time Olympic gold medalist Brice Guyart of France, 2009 and reigning world champion Andrea Baldini of Italy, his countryman and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Andrea Cassara, and Peter Joppich of Germany, a three-time world champion.
The world premier of the Z1 Pro-Fencing Championship “Duel at the Marina” is an exclusive event featuring the world’s top-ranked fencers dueling for a total prize money worth over US$30,000. It aims to grow into a series of top dueling events hosted in some of the most exciting cities in the world on an annual basis.

“This is a unique world-class event that has received resounding support from the world’s top fencers as it serves to promote and develop the world of fencing in a multitude of ways,” commented Ralf Bissdorf, co-founder of Z1 Pro Fencing World Series and a 2000 Sydney Olympic Silver Medalist and world champion from Germany.

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Fencing.Net: Gold for Zagunis in China; Silver for Kelsey in Canada!

Mariel Zagunis fencing in the 2009 World Championships
Mariel Zagunis (USA, left) won another round in her rivalry with Ukrainian sabre sensation Olga Kharlan by taking the win against Kharlan 15-13 in the gold medal bout of the Tianjin Women’s Sabre Grand Prix event in Tianjin, China. (Read More: www.fencing.net)
Seung Gu Kim (KOR) won the Montreal Men’s Epee World Cup with a 15-11 victory over Seth Kelsey (USA) in the finals.  Kelsey made the finals by earning victories over Benjamin Ungar (USA) 15-10 in the quarter-finals and Jean-Michael Lucenay (FRA) 10-9 in the semi-finals. (READ: www.fencing.net)

Trofeo Luxardo Fencing World Cup of Italy; Results and Images

Padova, Italy – In the bracket of 64, team USA fencers Daryl Homer faces Zhong (CHINA), Tim Morehouse faces off against Gal (HUN), Fischl Vs. Tarrantino (ITA) and Jeff Spear will take on Kim (KOR).

The prize for first place is a new Porsche! Alcohol brand Luxardo and car maker Porsche are sponsoring the competition.

Mike Etropolski, Ben Igoe and Barron Nydam were eliminated on day 1.

Follow results of team USA live on www.twitter.com/timmorehouse

Pictures courtesy of Italian Fencing Federation.