The Iowa Caucuses are on Monday, and everyone has their own way of predicting who is going to win. A disturbingly low number of these methods use epees in their calculations. It is time we changed that.
We just thought of this at practice tonight and, since we won’t have another opportunity quite like this for another 8 years, most likely, we decided to go for it!
Fencing will begin shortly after 10:00 am on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
All competitors will draw a presidential candidate’s name when they sign in, representing that person in the tournament. Despite how you feel about your candidate, we expect you to try your best.
Like politics, you are encouraged to negotiate with others before the start of the event if you want to change candidates.
Unlike politics, lying and cheating will get you expelled.
This is currently up for… debate. Depending on the number of participants, we will either do an Ironman format (everyone vs everyone round-robin) or two Party-aligned pools, with the winner of each pool fencing for a final victor.
We will take a vote to see if the candidates want 15-point bouts for pools or the standard 5-point bouts, then ignore their vote and pick what we think is best.
Free! Just come and have a fun day stabbing “presidential candidates”!
Red Door Fencing
220 E 3rd St. (lower level)
Des Moines, IA 50309
**No political party or candidate endorses or is associated with this event**