2000 Junior/Cadet World Championships
April 18-25, 2000
South Bend, IN
United States of America
- We've added an index of all of the local
articles from the South Bend Tribune on the fencing tournament. When we
added them up, there was quite alot of coverage!
- Well, it's over and everyone is on their way back home. The complete results are up both on this website and on the
FIE site. All the pictures are up and linked in as well. I hope that you, the
cyber visitor found the site to be of use. If so, drop us a line. Compliments
are always appreciated!
- The complete results of the first day of team competition are now up. The
pictures will be up a little later today...
- The results and images from Sunday are up too! Congratulations to Andre
Wessels of Germany and Olga Aleksejeva of Estonia for winning the last two
individual Gold Medals in Junior Men's Foil and Junior Women's Epee!
- The results and images from Saturday's events are up. The pictures took
longer than usual, because there were so many! Congratulations to Iris
Zimmermann of the US for winning the Gold Medal in Junior Women's Foil, and
to Dennis Bauer of Germany for taking the Gold in Junior Men's Sabre!
- The results and images from Friday's events are up on the web.
Congratulations to Annelise Touya and Fabrice Jeannet, both of France, for
winning the Gold Medal in Junior Women's Sabre and Junior Men's Epee!
- Swordsport (http://www.swordsport.com) will be
doing a live simulcast of the finals Saturday evening from the Junior World
Championships. The finals are scheduled to begin at 7:00pm local time (8:00
EDT, 5:00 PDT, 1:00am GMT).
- The FIE has -really- gotten alot faster in putting up the results. They now seem to be
doing it real-time! Perhaps they are stimulated by a little competition? Anyway, while the
link to the FIE results page is
here, we will
still put up the results on our pages too. We've still got more pictures than they do...
- Links to results -and- pictures through April 20 are provided above.
Congratulations to Sophie Lamon of Switzerland and Josh McGuire of Canada for
winning Cadet Women's Epee and Men's Foil, respectively!
- We've added the second day's results. Congratulations to Clement Martin of
France and Krista Marcoen of Belgium for winning the Gold Medals in Cadet Men's Sabre
and Cadet Women's Foil, respectively!
- Well, it's begun! The complete results of the first day are up on the web
Congratulations to Margarita Joukova of Russia for taking the Gold Medal
in Cadet Women's Sabre and Norman Ackermann of Germany for doing the same in
Cadet Men's Epee!
- We've put up some pictures of the games so far for the folks back home.
In general, these will go up a day later than the results. An index of the
pictures is provided here.
Escrime Du Lac and the
US Fencing Association
welcome fencers, families, and friends from all over the world to South Bend, Indiana
for an exciting week of world championship competition.
We will make every effort for this to be a
rewarding experience for all. We will use this web space to inform visitors of
local activities before and during the tournament,
and to provide those back home updated
(if unofficial) results each day of the events
The World Championships will be held at the Century Center in
South Bend Indiana. This
beautiful convention center designed by Phillip Johnson is located in the heart
of downtown. It is also directly connected to the downtown Marriott hotel.
Food is available at two cafes which have recently opened up in the Century Center.
Some useful links are:
- The The Century Center. (Note: if
your browser crashes when trying to view the Century Center website, disable
Java in your preferences file)
- The Floor Plan.
The event will principally be held in ballrooms A, B, and C and the parking lot entrance
is off the corridor between ballrooms B and C. The finals are tentatively scheduled to be held in the Bendix Theater.
Century Center event parking is $3.
- A map
of the downtown area, showing the venue with a cross. This interactive map
is also a great utility for identifying local businesses, restaurants, etc.
- And a link to a reasonably accurate weather forecast.
The schedules for the events are determined by the FIE and USFA, so you will have to
check the USFA
web pages for updates. We do have the final daily schedule on our downloads page.
During the competitions we will provide
postings of the unofficial results each day. An index of these results is provided
here. The official results will be
posted by David Sapery of the USFA
The USFA has provided us with a number of informational documents such as
the daily schedule of events, information packets for each country, etc. We
have created a downloads page which gives you
quick access to these. The documents are in Adobe pdf format, and can be
viewed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
In order to get reduced rates on hotels, all registrations -must- be done directly
through the USFA, not with the hotels themselves. You may contact the USFA via
phone, fax, or email at:
The hotel registration form may be found on our downloads page.
The primary venue hotel is the downtown
South Bend Marriott.
This is a pleasant hotel which is across the street from the venue, and is connected
to it via a skyway - which may be an advantage in case of rain!
The other venue hotel is the Holiday Inn
at 213 W. Washington St., less than 500 meters away.
Local Activities (on your own):
According to some people, there is actually more to life than fencing. If you
feel the same, you can have alot of fun during your visit outside the venue.
There is -alot- to do in South Bend, especially over the Easter weekend!
We give below a few
events and activities which you might want to check out while you are here:
- The Century Center itself contains the Warner Gallery, a pleasant if small art
museum and attached museum shop.
- The College Football Hall of Fame
is a relatively recent local landmark. It is across the street from the venue, and
is actually connected by an underground tunnel. Admission prices vary from
$4 to $9.
- The Northern Indiana
Center for History and Copshaholm House Museum, 808 W. Washington, is
fairly close to the venue (about 10 blocks (1/2 mile) due west). Copshaholm is a beautiful
stone Romanesque mansion built in the late 19th century by the Oliver family.
If you like old houses, this is one you really don't want to miss.
- If you like to eat in old houses, try lunch at Tippecanoe Place restaurant at
620 W. Washington. This was the mansion that was built by the Studebaker
family (they actually made their money in covered wagons, not cars) and is
remarkably similar to Copshaholm in design. They serve dinner there
too, but lunch is a whole lot cheaper (it is a moderately fancy restaurant).
Studebaker National Museum is located at 525 S. Main, only four blocks
south of the venue. The classic Studebaker was made in South Bend, and the
museum contains both these and other classic cars.
- The premier tourist attraction in the South Bend area is
Notre Dame. The campus has many
attractions, ranging from a replica of the
Grotto of Lourdes to the
Snite Museum of Art. The University is located just a couple
of miles to the northeast of downtown.
- There are a number of sources of information on local activites. The best that
we know of are:
The local organizing committee (that's us) is preparing a variety of activities
for our visitors. On the schedule so far is a dance at the Marriott and a pizza party.
We will post the detailed schedule here a little
closer to the event (and when the schedule gets firmed up!), so check back periodically.
If there are special activities you would like help in arranging, you can email us at
email@example.com and we'll do
our best to set it up!
Escrime Du Lac would like to thank the following local
sponsors for contribution
of time, manpower, and financial assistance toward this event.
With their help it is our goal to make this the best NAC ever!
All of us at Escrime Du Lac hope that you have
a great visit to South Bend. If there is anything else you want to see on this page
that will make your trip more rewarding, please let us know!