Not since the 1980s has a fencing tournament in the USA (outside of the Olympics) been televised! That drought is over and this is only the beginning ! (Especially if we have your support!)
The official press release is below. Now, LET’S SELL OUT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM (2000 seats!) AND SHOW THE WORLD OUR GREAT SPORT!
Tickets and info: www.fencingmastersnyc.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FENCING MASTERS NYC BRINGS WORLD CHAMPION FENCERS TOGETHER FOR THE LARGEST SPECTATOR-FENCING COMPETITION EVER TO BE HELD IN THE UNITED STATES
PRODUCED BY WCMG EVENTS, FENCING MASTERS NYC WILL TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 17, 2010 AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM IN SUPPORT OF TEAM USA FENCING
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 6, 2010 – The first ever Fencing Masters NYC brings world champion fencers to New York City to compete in the largest spectator-fencing tournament in modern USA history, outside of the Olympics. Produced by WCMG Events, the Fencing Masters NYC will be hosted by Tim Morehouse, US champion and Olympic Silver medalist, on November 17, 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The tournament will be televised on SportsNet NY (SNY), reaching 14.5 million homes in the tri-state area, and is the first non-Olympic US fencing competition to hit the airwaves since the 1980’s. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Olympic fencing hopefuls as they train to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The tournament will feature Olympic fencing champions, Aldo Montano (Italy), Nicolas Lopez (France), Olga Kharlan, (Ukraine), and Mariel Zagunis (USA), along with international Olympians, Jaime Marti (Spain), Alex O’ Connell (Britain), and USA Olympic medalists and champions, Tim Morehouse, Ben Igoe, and Daryl Homer. Team USA will fence the International Champions during a dramatic and unprecedented evening of fencing entertainment, exhibition, and inspiration.
“We are very excited to bring this event to New York City to introduce our sport to new fans,“ says Tim Morehouse event organizer. “The tournament provides a great opportunity to showcase and educate New Yorkers and Americans about the athleticism and prestige surrounding the sport.”
In support of this extraordinary and historic evening, fencing clubs across the country are hosting men’s saber qualifier tournaments, the winner earning a chance to compete against Olympic Gold medalist, Aldo Montano, in front of the 2000-plus spectators expected to attend.
The Fencing Masters NYC kicks off at 3:00 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom with a Fencing Expo for kids, adults, fencers, and non-fencers alike. At 6:30 p.m., VIP’s will be treated to a meet and greet with additional celebrity athletes from the world’s of figure skating, speed skating, synchronized swimming, rowing, and women’s basketball, along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Doors open for the main event at 7:00 p.m. to general admission ticket holders.
About Fencing Masters NYC
The Fencing Masters NYC (www.fencingmastersnyc.com), in partnership with WCMG events (www.wcmgevents.com), features Olympic champions from around the world in the largest non-Olympic spectator-fencing tournament to be held in the US in the modern era. This event offers an extraordinary and unique behind-the-scenes experience dedicated to the sport of fencing, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Team USA Olympic hopefuls training to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics
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