Thanks to Tim Morehouse, the fencing world's collective hearts have been aflutter with the competition that he and his associates have organized - Fencing Masters NYC.
The really cool thing about this competition is that while you can not only buy tickets and sit with dinner and watch some of the best in the world fence, you can qualify to fence with them! Tim's competition is farming out qualifying slots to clubs around the country for the preliminary competition held earlier in the day. The winner of that competition gets to fence in the evening gala.
And look: there's one of those qualifying competitions not too too far away (although too short notice to get there and make it count for myself or any of my fencers).
Best of luck to the eventual winner of the competition this weekend!