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TCSL Open 2010

Post by Linda Heenan » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:13 pm

Who is in the tournament this year? And how is the preparation going, everyone?
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Re: TCSL Open 2010

Post by Linda Heenan » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:14 pm

I hear there are 13 contestants this year. Good luck to all of you, especially the girls (sorry about that guys :lol: ). Wish I was there with you but it can't always be done. Have a great time. Learn lots. Can't wait to hear all about it.
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Re: TCSL Open 2010

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:31 am

Linda Heenan wrote:Who is in the tournament this year?...
This year is the largest field to date, but alas, no Aussies...

Ian BiIgelo (Vermont)
Ian Glazer (Washington, DC)
Trevor Costa (Virginia)
Seth Davis (New Jersey)
Christopher Drell (Washington, DC)
Kyle Fiske (Massachusetts)
Anne Likold (Tallinn, Estonia)
Jess Machinko (Vermont)
Thomas Posey (New Jersey)
Matthew Rosecan (Virginia)
John Stocker (Virginia)
Mike Wiseman (Montana)
Greg Wolfson (Virginia)

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Re: TCSL Open 2010

Post by Linda Heenan » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:46 pm

A great looking line up :D . Unfortunately, for Aussies, there is a small matter of needing about $4000 just to arrive and survive. It won't be too long before we have enough ready for a Pacific Region Tournament, though. Aussies, New Zealanders, Indonesians, Possibly even Chinese and Japanese students, would find it easier on the budget to come here. But, today, this is about you guys. Do your best and have so much fun :D .
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Re: TCSL Open 2010

Post by TCosta » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:14 am

Thanks, Linda. It should be a good turnout, and a good time for learning.

-Trevor

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Re: TCSL Open 2010

Post by Linda Heenan » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:21 pm

So, for those who were in it, what was it like? What are your thoughts? Where are your pictures? Share with us :D
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The New TCSL 2010 National Champion

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:01 am

Congratulations to Ian Glazer of Washington, DC for taking home the Champions Sword from the 3rd National Full Contact Swordplay Tournament, the largest to date! Ian is wearing the gold gambeson in the photo below... (Info about the League, see- http://www.swordleague.com/)
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Re: TCSL Open 2010

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:14 am

Linda Heenan wrote:S... what was it like? What are your thoughts? ...
Everyone seemed very happy with every aspect of the Tournament afterwards. Personally, I would say the level of skill exhibited is increasing & that, in general, competitors relied more on skill & less on power during this tournament. That is not to say they were not using power, Ian Glazer had a sword broken & weapons were knocked out of players hands. I also liked seeing how the play is "diversifying," that is players are changing weapons, Mike Wiseman switched up to a miaodao for the DE's & we had 3 matches go to the ground grappling, in one case Thomas Posey flipped his duifang & ended up over him with his jian pointing at his face.

Lots of photos of the contestants & play can be found at: http://picasaweb.google.com/vic.hung/Op ... ournament#

Photo: Mike Wiseman in blue facing Ian Glazer in gold. I'm in the blue gongfu jacket calling for "Center Action" after a pause in the play about to call "fight."
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Re: TCSL Open 2010

Post by Linda Heenan » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:01 pm

Anne has done a review of the tournament http://www.chinese-swords-guide.com/mar ... ments.html and the TCSL website has been updated with more tournament news http://www.swordleague.com/2010results.html
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First European TCSL Open May 201!

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:04 am

Just thought everyone would want to know that organizing for the first
European Open Full Contact Chinese Swordplay Tournament
is proceeding along nicely.

The Tournament will be held May 28, '11 in Oldambt, Netherlands under the Traditional Chinese Sword League rules.

The event is being organized by the Dutch Jianfa Foundation, see: http://www.jianfa.nl/, as program of the on going Tai Chi Festival held in Oldambt yearly, see: http://oldambttaichi.nl/joomla/.

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Get Ready for the TCSL Open 2011...

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:19 pm

The 2011 Traditional Chinese Sword League National Full Contact Swordplay Tournament will be held January 28th, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia, 14810 Murdock St,
at the Northern Virginia Sportsplex -
http://www.northernvirginiasportsplex.c ... /Home.html (yes that is not in 2011, but at least it is in the same Chinese Year, the delay was in finding a facility).

League membership is required to play, for more information, please see: http://swordleague.com/

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