A total of 240 fencers from 17 regional high schools are expected to compete in the largest high school fencing tournament ever held in Georgia on Saturday, Nov. 2.
The Georgia High School Fencing League (GHSFL) tournament, hosted by Pope High School in Marietta, will include a men's épée and a women's épée event. Fencing is slated to begin at 8:40 a.m.; semi-finals and finals are expected to run between about 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
This is the ninth full season for GHSFL, which is the second largest high school fencing league in the nation. Current members of the League are Lassiter and Pope in Cobb; Dunwoody in Dekalb; Lambert and South Forsyth in Forsyth; Alpharetta, Cambridge, Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek, Milton, Northview and Roswell in Fulton; Duluth in Gwinnett and three private schools: Fellowship Christian School, Oak Mountain Academy and Pinecrest Academy.
This will be the fourth of seven tournaments in the regular season which runs from September 2013 through February 2014. The GHSFL Individual Championship will be held at Northview High School on February 22, 2014 and the Team Championship will be held on March 1, 2014 at Pope High School.
For more information about GHSFL, please contact Dr. Kathy Vail at email@example.com. For information about the tournament on November 2, please contact the Pope Fencing Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pope High School is located at 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta, GA 30062.