Harford County Fencing Championships come to Norrisville Recreation Center March 19

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Ever wonder what it would be like to try the sport of fencing? You can check out the sport at the first ever Harford County Fencing Championships Saturday, March 19 at the Norrisville Recreation Center, 5310 Norrisville Road, White Hall. If you’re interested in learning more about the sport, there will be a fencing class at the center on Monday nights, starting March 28. For details visit: http://www.norrisvillerec.org/a_fencing.asp

Coach Greg Paye of the Maryland Fencing Club sent along these details about this weekend’s event:

The Harford County Fencing Championships will be held at the Norrisville
Recreation Center (5310 Norrisville Rd. White Hall, MD 21161) this
Saturday, March 19. The opening ceremonies will be at 11am, and fencing
will continue through 3pm. Scheduled to appear are the John Carroll Pep
Band (to play the Star Spangled Banner) and Haford County Executive David
Craig to award the trophies.

Spectators are very welcome with free admission. Fencers will be on-hand to
answer questions, demonstrate the sport, and provide information and
registration forms for the upcoming beginner classes at the Norrisville
Rec. Center which start Monday March 28.

Fencing is an Olympic and NCAA sport. While fencing competitions take place
all year long, the traditional high school and college season is winter,
with championship events taking place in February and March. The Harford
County Fencing Championships takes place the same weekend as the 2011 NCAA
Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

The Maryland Fencing Club in Abingdon, MD (behind Rita’s on Emmorton Rd)
offers instruction and training in the sport of fencing. For more
information contact the Maryland Fencing Club via the web
www.marylandfencing.com, e-mail info@marylandfencing.com, or telephone
(410) 569-1452.