Flying Friendship Cup 2014
The Flying Friendship Cup 2014 ("Le Flying") will be hosted by Maison de l'Escrime in Brussels on Saturday 21st June 2014.
All the day's events will take place at Maison de l'Escrime 's main fencing base at:
Parc Sportif des Trois Tilleuls, Avenue Léopold Wiener 60, 1170 Watermael Boitsfort.
This is behind the "Calypso" swimming pool and the nearest bus stop is "Keym" on routes 95, 96 and 41.
The plan for the day is:
Tir du Roy
BBQ evening dinner
The "Tir du Roy" is some extra excitement as 21st June is the last day in our host's fencing calendar. Maison de l'Escrime is the depository of the Serment des Saints Michel et Gudule ou des Escrimeurs de Bruxelles. This is the Guild of the Fencers of Brussels founded in 1480. Every year together with the other guilds: bowmen; crossbowmen; and arquebusiers; they participate in the Ommegang. You can see the details in English on Maison de l'Escrime 's website (click on the link to the right) under "Life in the Club" then "The Ommegang". At the end of the season they fence the Tir du Roy to designate their "king". It's poule unique in one hit (dbl hit=dbl D). Maison de l'Escrime are studying the possibility of including the FFC fencers in the Tir du Roy on a voluntary basis.
The Brussels link on the left sidebar gives information on how to get to Brussels. There are a number of hotels in the Ixelles region which is conveniently placed between the venue and the city centre. Very near bus route 95 are: Hotel Leopold Brussels; Sofitel Brussels Europe; Stanhope Hotel and Renaissance Brussels.