18-19 March 1995
Sponsored by the Omaha Fencing Club
Heartland Circuit Event and Rocky Mountain Section Circuit
Creighton University, Kiewit Physical Fitness Center
402.280.2114. Building opens at 7am.
Schedule of Events--
Saturday, 18 March
Men's Foil, check-in closes 8am
Women's Epee, 9am
Women's Sabre, 1pm
Sunday, 19 March
Men's Epee, 8am
Men's Sabre, 8:30am
Women's Foil, 11:30am
Note: Women will be allowed to fence in men's events
with payment of additional weapon fee.
Awards: 1st place - engraved silver platter
2nd-4th places - plaques
5th-8th places - medals
Eligibility: Holders of current USFA competitive
memberships or FIE licenses. Please bring card or license
for proof of membership.
Fees: $10 registration
$10 per weapon
$10 per person late fee
Andre Kuehnemund, 1994 Omaha Challenge Men's Epee
Champion and former member of the East German Olympic
team, will offer an epee clinic on Saturday afternoon. Clinic
fee: $10 per person, payable at the site.
Weapons Check: Masks and lames must meet current USFA
specifications. Weapons will be tested on the strip.
Equipment Sales: Available from American Fencers Supply
Accomodations: Holiday Inn Express, 3001 Chicago Street,
Omaha, 402.345.2222. Special "Omaha Challenge Rate"
$48+tax for 1-4 per room. Free continental breakfast,
other amenities. Must ask for the Omaha Challenge Rate and
must make reservations on or before 10 March 1995. There
is a shuttle service available from the airport to the
hotel. There will be a shuttle service between the hotel
and the fencing venue.
For registration forms, please contact Melanie Chun, Omaha
Fencing Club, 321 South 49th Avenue, Omaha, NE. 68132,
(checks made to Omaha Fencing Club) with your name,
address, phone number, club, division and weapon
classification (letter and year) to the above address.
Entries must be received by 13 March 1995 to avoid late
The Omaha Challenge is one of the premier tournaments in
the midwest region. Past participants have included Peter
Grandbois, Marc Walch, Elliot Cheu, Tom Lutton, Gary
Hayenga, Charles Higgs-Coulthard and George Nonomura
in MF; Jenny Dyer, Kate Rudkin and Elspeth Wilson
in WF and WE; Mark Niemiec and Karl Niemann in ME;
Sean Bates, Terrence Lasker and Jeremy Summers in MS.
Invited guests for the 1995 Challenge:
1994 Omaha Challenge champions
Frank Fox, Salle Mori, Men's Foil
Sarah Cathey, Twin Cities Fencing Center,
Women's Foil and Epee
Andre Kuehnemund, Northern Colorado Fencers,
Timothy Summer, Central Sports Club, Mixed Sabre
Janusz Steplowski, Chicago, IL
Attilio Tass, Tucson, AZ
Bill Oliver, Longmont, CO
Damon Scaggs, Lincoln, NE
Laurence Schiller, Deerfield, IL
Note: Mr. Oliver of the Fencing Officials Commission will
test applicants for USFA referee's ratings. If you would
like to take the exam, please contact the Tournament
Coordinator, Melanie Chun.
The 1995 Challenge is the final event in this season's
Heartland Circuit. Points will be tallied and Circuit
Champions announced. First place in each of 5 weapons
(MF, WF, ME, WE and MxS) will receive the Circuit's travelling
trophies. The top 8 fencers in each weapon will receive
gift certificates from circuit sponsors AMERICAN FENCERS
SUPPLY and SANTELLI.