Upcoming Tournaments

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Fencing in tournaments is fun! You meet new friends and you get to fencer new people. You should use these tournaments to get feedback on how you can improve your fencing. There are a number of local tournaments as well as Regional and National tournaments. Below is a list of these tournaments. Unless otherwise noted, you need to have a “Competitive” status with USA Fencing in order to compete in most of these events. You can use the following website to check on your status or upgrade your status to Competitive.

You will need to fencing well enough in the Regional or National tournaments in order to qualify for Summer Nationals. Please see this webpage and  this guide on how to qualify.

Local Tournaments (2019 – 2020 Season)

You will use AskFred to register for these tournaments. All fencers should consider participating in these events – especially if you have fenced for more than three months. This list will be updated with links as events are posted to AskFred.

  • Capital Fencing Academy Musketeer Circuit #1 (Saber – Y10, Y12, Y14) – Capital Fencing (North Bethesda, MD), TBD
  • Halloweenie Youth (Circuit BFC Event 2 ) (All Three Weapons, Youth) – Baltimore Fencing Center Columbia (Columbia, MD) – TBD
  • Capitol Division Y12 & Under Tournament (All Three Weapons, Youth) – DC Fencers Club, (Silver Spring, MD) – TBD
  • Earl of Arlington (Saber, Foil, Youth) – Arlington, VA, December 14, 2019. This tournament is run by AFC and ALL fencers should register for this event. Fencers with non-competitive status can also register for this event.
  • DCFC Youth Challenge (Epee / Saber, Youth) – DC Fencers Club (Silver Spring, MD) – TBD
  • New Year Youth (Circuit BFC Event 3 ) (All Three Weapons, Youth) – Baltimore Fencing Center Columbia (Columbia, MD) – TBD
  • Capital Fencing Academy Musketeer Circuit #2 (Saber – Y10, Y12, Y14) – Capital Fencing (North Bethesda, MD) – TBD
  • DCFC Youth Challenge (Epee / Saber, Youth) – DC Fencers Club (Silver Spring, MD) – TBD
  • Capital Fencing Academy Musketeer Circuit #3 (Saber – Y10, Y12, Y14) – Capital Fencing (North Bethesda, MD) – TBD
  • DCFC Youth Challenge (Epee / Saber, Youth) – DC Fencers Club (Silver Spring, MD) – TBD
  • April Fool’s Youth (Circuit BFC Event 4 ) (All Three Weapons, Youth) – Baltimore Fencing Center Columbia (Columbia, MD) – TBD
  • Spring Youth (Circuit BFC Event 5 ) (All Three Weapons, Youth) – Baltimore Fencing Center Columbia (Columbia, MD) – TBD
  • Capital Fencing Academy Musketeer Circuit #4 (Saber – Y10, Y12, Y14) – Capital Fencing (North Bethesda, MD) – TBD
  • Youth Get-Ready-For-Nationals Tournament (All Three Weapons, Youth) – Nova Fencing Club (Falls Church, VA) – TBD
  • Summer Solstice Smash (Saber – Y10, Y12, Y14) – Arlington, VA – TBD. This tournament is run by AFC and ALL fencers should register for this event. Fencers with non-competitive status can also register for this event.

Regional Tournaments (2019 – 2020 Season)

Unless otherwise noted, you will use USA Fencing to register for these tournaments. All fencers should consider participating in these events – especially if you have fenced for more than six months. Unless otherwise noted – you will earn Regional points in the following competitions. If you earn enough Regional points you will qualify for Summer Nationals. More information on Regional tournaments are available on the USFA website. Virginia fencers are in the Virginia Division, which is also in USFA Region 6.

  • Fairfax Challenge SYC/RCC & Y8, Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
    Fredericksburg, VA, Sep 20 – 22, 2019. Cadet fencers should fence in this tournament to get Regional points (one qualifying path to Summer Nationals).
  • Capitol Clash (Youth, Cadet) –  February 2020, National Harbor, MD. This is a GREAT tournament and is very close to Arlington. You should consider registering for this tournament if you want to see fencers from all over the country.
National Tournaments (2019 – 2020 Season)

Unless otherwise noted, these events include all three weapons. You will use USA Fencing to register for these tournaments. All fencers should consider participating in these events – especially if you have fenced for more than six months. You can earn National points in the following competitions if you fence well. National points are important as they are used to rank fencers in tournaments for the pools. The following USFA webpage provides a listing of fencers on the National Rolling Points Standings. These standings combine the top points you earned from four national tournaments (on a rolling year basis). All weapons and all youth age groups fence in Super Youth Classics (SYCs). Cadets can fence in a Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC or RCC) but only earn Regional points in competitions in USA FenciRegion 6.

  • Boston Fencing Club SYC, Boston, MA, Aug 30 – Sep 2, 2019.
  • The Fencing Center SYC, The Fencing Center, October 4 – 6, 2019.
  • October North American Cup (Division I, Division II, Cadet) – Kansas City, MO, October 18 – 21, 2019.
  • Virginia Division 2019 Junior Olympic Qualifiers (Junior, Cadet) – Details TBD.
  • November North American Cup (Junior, Cadet, Y14) – Milwaukee, WI, November 8 – 11, 2019.
  • Windy City SYC & RCC, Chicago, IL – November 22 – 24, 2019.
  • Cobra Challenge SYC/RCC/Y8, The Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ, Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2019.
  • December North American Cup (Div I, Div II, Vet Open, Vet Age, Senior Team) – Salt Lake City, UT, December 6 – 9, 2019.
  • The Austin Challenge SYC and RCC, Round Rock Sports Center, Round Rock, TX, Dec 20 – 22, 2019.
  • January North American Cup (Junior, Senior Team, Div. I) – Charlotte, NC, January 3 – 6, 2020.
  • Junior Olympic Fencing Championships (Cadet, Junior, Junior Team) -Columbus, OH, February 14-17, 2020.
  • March North American Cup (Y10, Y12, Y14, Y14 Team, Division II) – Detroit, MI, March 20 – 23, 2020.
  • Daugherty Youth Cup SYC/RJCC, North County Recreation Complex at Veterans Memorial Park, St. Louis, MO, Apr 4 – 5, 2020.
  • April North American Cup (Vet Open, Vet Age, Div II and III) – St. Louis, MO, April 17 – 20, 2020.
  • Virginia Division Div II/III/Y14 Summer National Qualifiers – TBD. While you don’t earn Regional points in this tournament, this is one of the ways you can qualify for Summer Nationals. You will qualify for Summer Nationals if you finish in the top 25% of the competitors in your event.
  • USA Fencing Summer National Tournament – Louisville, KY, June 28 – July 7, 2020. You must qualify for this event. Please see the following guide on how to qualify.