Upcoming Tournaments

Overview

Fencing in tournaments is fun! You meet new friends and you get to fencer new people. There are a number of local tournaments as well as Regional and National tournaments. Below is a guide to these tournaments. 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

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.

Regional Tournaments

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.

National Tournaments

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 National points in the following competitions. National points are important as they are used to rank fencers in tournaments for seeding 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).