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  • Young Fencers Sharpen Skills

    Young Fencers Sharpen Skills

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    There’s a battle going on at the Darien VFW Hall. Harrison Zuckerberg and Kai Zhou cross swords, trying to outwit and out-muscle each other and land the fatal thrust. It’s a rare sight for Fairfield County but just another afternoon at the Darien Fencing Club. Harrison’s mom. Darien Fencing Club founder JeffreyBinder’s 11-year-old daughter, Sylvie, is proof. She started when she was 6 and fell in love with the sport. She took ninth place in her age group in theU.S. Fencing National Championships. Two years ago, Binder decided there was a lack of programs for children and started a club in his hometown of Armonk, N.Y. Realizing there was a need in lower Fairfield County as well, the Binders broughttheir group to Darien this spring. “The ultimate goal would be to create a full-time academy in the area,” Binder said. “But we reasoned out that what we should really do is develop an audience for it. “The club doesn’t have […]

  • U.S. FENCERS WIN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE IN TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

    U.S. FENCERS WIN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE IN TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

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    (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Team USA’s women’s foil fencers took the top three positions on the podium at the Tauberbischofsheim Cadet European Cup in Germany on Sunday. For Sylvie Binder (Armonk, N.Y.), Morgan Partridge (Swansea, Mass.) and Stefani Deschner (Mechanicsville, Va.), the results were strikingly similar to the Gyor Cadet European Cup in Hungary in September where the trio also won three medals with Partridge taking gold, Deschner winning silver and Binder taking bronze. All three fencers began the day with undefeated records in the first pools and Partridge ended the early rounds with a perfect, 11-0, record while Binder and Deschner lost just one bout each. In the direct elimination rounds, Binder held each of her first four opponents to single digit scores as she racked up wins against Sabina Hendrichova (CZE), 15-4; Beatrice Kudlacek (AUT), 15-5; Sophie Werner (GER), 15-8; and Alina Malyshkina (RUS), 15-4. Binder lost her next bout by a touch at 10-9 to Leonie Ebert […]

  • Darien fencing can help kids lunge to success

    Darien fencing can help kids lunge to success

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    Soccer. Basketball. Football. Gymnastics. Baseball. Fencing. Fencing? Yes, fencing. A sport that a child can start learning at a young age, and one activity that isn’t normally in the lexicon when it comes to kids and parents talking about the usual suspects of athletic pursuits. The four-year-old Darien Fencing Club, located in the VFW Hall on Noroton Avenue in Darien, is a Mecca for kids from both Fairfield and Westchester counties to discover how fencing can be a foil (of sorts) to the inability to concentrate or focus on a particular task at hand. “Fencing is a sport that is intensely individualistic, yet at its core demands consideration of and respect for others,” Jeffrey Binder, owner of the club, said. “It is a physically demanding sport, that is equally mental.” Darien Fencing Club is a member of the United States Fencing Association and is a fully-insured organization, offering group fencing lessons to children age 7 to 13. Classes meet weekly […]

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