James L. Melcher Grand Prix Epee Open at Fencers C

May 14, 2023
Registration closes May 12, 2023

Fencers Club
229 W. 28th Street, Floor 2, New York, NY 10001 USA Map
Accepts Payments Online
Entry fee is $50. Top three will receive a cash prize.
Note This is a Old AskFRED event. Registrations and results are all correct, but some other data could be missing.
In honor of the late Jamie Melcher, the Fencers Club announces the inaugural James L. Melcher Memorial Grand Prix Epee Open to take place on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Sadly, Jamie passed away on Monday 17 April 2023. He was a lifelong fencer and member of the Fencers Club where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for many years. He was national epee champion in 1971 and 1972 and a member of the U.S. national team for the Munich Olympics in 1972. In 2013 he was inducted into the Fencing Hall of Fame. Jamie’s commitment and generosity to the club knew no bounds. His extraordinary gift was critical to the purchase of our current facility. We can think of no better way to celebrate the spirit and the impact of this wonderful fellow member of the Fencers Club than by naming an epee event after him. Charlie Melcher, Jamie’s son, is offering the prize money for the first three finalists: $250, $150, and $100 respectively for 1st , 2nd , and 3rd place. Jean-Marc Oppenheim is donating the perpetual cup in his friend’s name. Please note that the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Fencers Club’s Scholarship Committee. We hope that you will join us to compete or just to attend and celebrate Jamie Melcher, a talented and dedicated member of the Fencers ClubEvents Scheduled: Senior Men's Epee Preregistration closes on 5/12/2023. Entrance Fee: $50 if pre-registered, $65 if walk-in Format: One round of pools followed by direct elimination. There will be a fence-off for third place. Registration opens at 12:00PM, fencing will begin at 1:00PM Prizes: Top 3 fencers will win medals. The top three fencers will receive a cash prize at the end of the tournament. 1st: $250 2nd: $150 3rd: $100 If there are less than 8 fencers registered by Friday evening, we cancel the event. Payment and Refunds: Payments can be made in cash (preferred), credit card or check on tournament day at the door, or online via AskFRED beforehand. Fencers Club does not issue refunds for tournament entry fees. If a fencer cannot attend for a valid reason (illness, etc.), he/she MUST e-mail info@fencersclub.org BEFORE the tournament begins to request a credit for a future tournament at Fencers Club.