Tournament Reference

Team FAB Tournament Reference
Fencers and parents new to competition - start here! We hope we can make it easier for you to navigate what's what in Competitive Fencing - where to register, how to qualify, etc. For more complete information, the ultimate source is USA Fencing.

Regional Tournaments are a Qualifying Path to National-level Fencing Competitions, using the Regional Ranking Point System. Fencers born in 2010 and earlier are eligible to compete in USFA-sanctioned tournaments, and most fencers can compete in more than one category by age or rating. See the Point Standings FAQ at usfencing.org for an introduction, and refer to the Age Class Eligibility table to find which tournament events you or your young fencer are eligible to compete in.

2017-2018 Age Class Eligibility Rules

Tip: Look up the National-level Tournament you want to compete in, and read the Eligibility tab to see what qualifications must be met for each event.

For the most complete information, refer to the 2016-2017 USA Fencing Athlete’s Handbook.

Scroll down for chronological list of All Region 3 Tournaments and links to compiled RYC/SYC, RJCC, and ROC tournaments.

Basic Definitions:

Region – Fencing Academy of Boston is in Region 3 (sometimes written as III). Region 3 included 9 states in the North-Atlantic US – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Register for Regional events at askfred.net and read each Tournament Info carefully. Updated for 2017-2018 – Regional Qualifying tournament registration will be through your USA Fencing Member Profile starting in October.

Division – FAB’s Division of USA Fencing is New England, or NEUSFA, which covers Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Regions are further broken down into divisions, and some tournaments are restricted to fencers in the division. Fencers’ divisions are based on their residence, school, and/or the location of the club with which they are affiliated. Some NEUSFA tournaments are qualifiers for national-level tournaments, but many are not. Division qualifying tournaments will be added to the page when they are scheduled and listed on askfred.net.

Classification – also called Rating – A, B, C, D, and E are ratings fencers can earn at Senior and Veteran events they compete in, depending on the number of fencers competing and their ratings, with A being the highest achievable. ‘U’ means unrated. Ratings can be earned at many tournaments, not only at qualifying tournaments. Because of the Age Eligibility for Senior events, fencers at Y14, Cadet, and Junior events may be rated. See also: USFA Classification Chart.

Points – Fencers earn Regional Points in Regional Tournaments, and National Points in National Tournaments and those designated for Youth (SYC) as serving their National Points, and are not interchangeable. Either regionally or nationally, a fencer’s points are determined by how well they place in their events, and compared to all fencers in the same category. The fencer’s point standing is by percentage, where they fall on the list for each category they compete in. Regional or National Point Standings can determine a fencer’s eligibility to qualify for Summer Nationals, and National Point Standings can allow younger fencers to “fence up”, i.e. compete in events they are otherwise too young to be eligible for, according to the Age/Class Eligibility chart. Point Standing also determines preliminary seeding in many tournaments, not only at qualifying tournaments. See also: Current Point Standings.

RYC – Regional Youth Circuit – a qualifying path for Y10, Y12, and Y14 fencers. Fencers only receive regional points at RYCs held in their region. Fencers may compete at RYCs outside their region, but do not receive regional points at tournaments in their region that are not RYCs or at RYCs outside of their region.

SYC – Super Youth Circuit – a qualifying path for Y10, Y12, and Y14 fencers. Fencers can receive national points at SYCs held anywhere in the United States. SYC Tournaments listed here are in Region 3 only. Please search askfred.net for tournaments held elsewhere in the US, and the Regional Events Schedule at usfencing.org. Starting in October 2017, registration for SYCs and other qualifying tournaments is through your child’s USA Fencing Member Profile.

RJCC – Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit – a qualifying path for Junior and Cadet fencers. Fencers only receive regional points at RJCCs held in their region. Fencers may compete at RJCCs outside their region, but do not receive regional points at Cadet or Junior tournaments in their region that are not RJCCs, or at RJCCs outside of their region. Note: several RYCs listed include Cadet events that are non-RJCC events. Y14 fencers competing at RYCs that include Cadet events are still encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to compete.

ROC – Regional Open Circuit – a qualifying path for Senior (Div 2, Div 1A, and Veteran) fencers. Fencers can receive points at ROCs in or out of their region if they finish in the top 40% of the event they’re competing in.

NAC – North-American Cup – a qualifying path for Y14, Junior, Cadet, and Senior fencers. Y10 and Y12 fencers must qualify for NAC by competing in one or more RYC or SYC prior to the NAC in March. Y14, Junior, Cadet, and Senior fencers do not need to qualify prior to entering a NAC. The NAC schedule and other national tournaments are posted at National Events Schedule and registered through your USFA profile.

JO – Junior Olympics – a National-level event. Junior, Cadet, and Junior Team events scheduled.

Summer Nationals – in general, the culmination of the fencing season; what fencers are competing over the season to qualify for.  USA Fencing National Championships (Y10, Y12, Y14, D1A, DV2, DV3, & Veteran) and July Challenge (Div I, Junior, Cadet & Open Senior Team). Elite fencers can qualify to go on to International events.

RYC and SYC

Qualifying Tournaments for Fencers born 2003-2010
Y10, Y12, and Y14

See: 2017-2018 Age Class Eligibility Rules
See: 2017-2018 USA Fencing National Championships Qualification Chart

More info about qualifying paths, points rules, and navigating tournaments, etc. is at the first tab: Team FAB Tournament Reference

August 19-20, 2017 – American Challenge RYC & RCC Region 3
Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet (Y8 non-regional)
Burlington, NJ
Results

September 1-4, 2017 – Boston Fencing Club SYC
Y10, 12, Y14
Boston, MA
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – August 13, 2017

September 9-10, 2017 – Charter Oak Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) / Cadet
Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet (Cadet non-regional)
Fairfield, CT
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – August 31, 2017

September 23-24, 2017 – Neil Lazar RYC / Y8/Cadet / Junior/ Veteran
Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior and Veteran (Y8, Cadet, Junior, and Veteran non-regional)
New Haven, CT
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – September 10, 2017

October 27-29, 2017 – Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC & Cadet (RCC)
Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet
Brockport, NY
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – October 12, 2017

November 10-13, 2017 – November NAC
Junior, Cadet & Youth 14
Kansas City, MO
Registration Opens – August 31, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – September 27, 2017

November 24-26, 2017 – Cobra Challenge Super Youth (SYC), Y8 and Cadet
Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet (Y8 and Cadet non-regional)
Secaucus, NJ
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – November 5, 2017 (November 17th for Y8 and Cadet)

December 16-17, 2017 – 10th Barbara Lynch Charity RYC - Region 3
Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14 (Y8 non-regional)
New Haven, CT
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – December 3, 2017

January 6-7, 2018 – NJFA RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Maplewood, NJ
Registration Opens - TBA

February 10-12, 2018 – Thrust RJCC and RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Suffern, NY
Registration Opens - TBA

February 23-25, 2018 – Premier / Y-Fencing RJCC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens - TBA

March 9-12, 2018 – March NAC
Division III, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 Team
Baltimore, MD
Registration Opens – December 20, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 24, 2018
 

March 24-25, 2018 – The Garden State RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
South Plainville, NJ
Registration Opens - TBA

April 21-22, 2018 – Denise O'Connor RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Maplewood, NJ
Registration Opens - TBA

May 4-6, 2018 – Mission SYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Rocky Point, NY
Registration Opens - TBA

June 28-July 7, 2018 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Division IA, Division II, Division III, Veteran Age, Y10, Y12 & Y14
July Challenge: Division I, Junior, Cadet , Senior & Veteran Team
St. Louis, MO
Registration Opens: March 7, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – May 16, 2018
RJCC

Qualifying Tournaments for Fencers born 1998-2004
Cadet and Junior

See: 2017-2018 Age Class Eligibility Rules
See: 2017-2018 USA Fencing Junior Olympics Qualification Chart
See: 2017-2018 USA Fencing July Challenge Qualification Chart

More info about qualifying paths, points rules, and navigating tournaments, etc. is at the first tab: Team FAB Tournament Reference

August 26-27, 2017 – The Garden State RJCC
Cadet and Junior
South Plainfield, NJ
Results

September 16-17, 2017 – American Challenge RJCC - Region 3
Cadet and Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – August 31, 2017

October 7-8, 2017 – Mission RJCC
Cadet and Junior
Rocky Point, NY
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – September 20, 2017

October 27-29, 2017 – Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC & Cadet (RCC)
Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet
Brockport, NY
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – October 6, 2017

November 10-13, 2017 – November NAC
Junior, Cadet & Youth 14
Kansas City, MO
Registration Opens – August 31, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – September 27, 2017

November 19, 2017 – Durkan Sabre Only RJCC - Region 3
Cadet and Junior - Saber Only
South Hackensack, NJ
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – October 20, 2017

December 9-10, 2017 – East Coast Challenge RJCC
Cadet and Junior
Hackensack, NJ
Registration Opens - TBA

January 5-8, 2018 – January NAC
Division I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior Team
Virginia Beach, VA
Registration Opens - October 25, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – November 22, 2017

January 20-21, 2018 – Premier Fencing RJCC - Region3
Cadet and Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 2, 2018

February 10-12, 2018 – Thrust RJCC and RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Suffern, NY
Registration Opens - TBA

February 16-19, 2018 - 2018 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships
Junior, Cadet & Junior Team
Memphis, TN
Registration Opens - December 6, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 10, 2018

February 23-25, 2018 – Premier / Y-Fencing RJCC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens - TBA

March 16-18, 2018 – Flower City ROC / RJCC Challenge
Division 1A, Division II, Cadet, and Junior
Brockport, NY
Registration Opens - TBA
 

April 7-8, 2018 – Boston Fencing Club RJCC
Cadet and Junior
Boston, MA
Registration Opens - TBA

June 28-July 7, 2018 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Division IA, Division II, Division III, Veteran Age, Y10, Y12 & Y14
July Challenge: Division I, Junior, Cadet , Senior & Veteran Team
St. Louis, MO
Registration Opens: March 7, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – May 16, 2018

Team FAB Tournament Reference:

Regional Tournaments are a Qualifying Path to National-level Fencing Competitions, using the Regional Ranking Point System. Fencers born in 2010 and earlier are eligible to compete in USFA-sanctioned tournaments, and most fencers can compete in more than one category by age or rating. See the Point Standings FAQ at usfencing.org for an introduction, and refer to the Age Class Eligibility table to find which tournament events you or your young fencer are eligible to compete in. 2017-2018 Age Class Eligibility Rules Tip: Look up the National-level Tournament you want to compete in, and read the Eligibility tab to see what qualifications must be met for each event. For the most complete information, refer to the 2016-2017 USA Fencing Athlete's Handbook.

Scroll down for chronological list of All Region 3 Tournaments and links to compiled RYC/SYC, RJCC, and ROC tournaments.

Basic Definitions:

Region - Fencing Academy of Boston is in Region 3 (sometimes written as III). Region 3 included 9 states in the North-Atlantic US - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Register for Regional events at askfred.net and read each Tournament Info carefully. Updated for 2017-2018 - Regional Qualifying tournament registration will be through your USA Fencing Member Profile starting in October. Division - FAB's Division of USA Fencing is New England, or NEUSFA, which covers Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Regions are further broken down into divisions, and some tournaments are restricted to fencers in the division. Fencers' divisions are based on their residence, school, and/or the location of the club with which they are affiliated. Some NEUSFA tournaments are qualifiers for national-level tournaments, but many are not. Division qualifying tournaments will be added to the page when they are scheduled and listed on askfred.net. Classification - also called Rating - A, B, C, D, and E are ratings fencers can earn at Senior and Veteran events they compete in, depending on the number of fencers competing and their ratings, with A being the highest achievable. 'U' means unrated. Ratings can be earned at many tournaments, not only at qualifying tournaments. Because of the Age Eligibility for Senior events, fencers at Y14, Cadet, and Junior events may be rated. See also: USFA Classification Chart. Points - Fencers earn Regional Points in Regional Tournaments, and National Points in National Tournaments and those designated for Youth (SYC) as serving their National Points, and are not interchangeable. Either regionally or nationally, a fencer's points are determined by how well they place in their events, and compared to all fencers in the same category. The fencer's point standing is by percentage, where they fall on the list for each category they compete in. Regional or National Point Standings can determine a fencer's eligibility to qualify for Summer Nationals, and National Point Standings can allow younger fencers to "fence up", i.e. compete in events they are otherwise too young to be eligible for, according to the Age/Class Eligibility chart. Point Standing also determines preliminary seeding in many tournaments, not only at qualifying tournaments. See also: Current Point Standings. RYC - Regional Youth Circuit - a qualifying path for Y10, Y12, and Y14 fencers. Fencers only receive regional points at RYCs held in their region. Fencers may compete at RYCs outside their region, but do not receive regional points at tournaments in their region that are not RYCs or at RYCs outside of their region. SYC - Super Youth Circuit - a qualifying path for Y10, Y12, and Y14 fencers. Fencers can receive national points at SYCs held anywhere in the United States. SYC Tournaments listed here are in Region 3 only. Please search askfred.net for tournaments held elsewhere in the US, and the Regional Events Schedule at usfencing.org. Starting in October 2017, registration for SYCs and other qualifying tournaments is through your child's USA Fencing Member Profile. RJCC - Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit - a qualifying path for Junior and Cadet fencers. Fencers only receive regional points at RJCCs held in their region. Fencers may compete at RJCCs outside their region, but do not receive regional points at Cadet or Junior tournaments in their region that are not RJCCs, or at RJCCs outside of their region. Note: several RYCs listed include Cadet events that are non-RJCC events. Y14 fencers competing at RYCs that include Cadet events are still encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to compete. ROC - Regional Open Circuit - a qualifying path for Senior (Div 2, Div 1A, and Veteran) fencers. Fencers can receive points at ROCs in or out of their region if they finish in the top 40% of the event they're competing in. NAC - North-American Cup - a qualifying path for Y14, Junior, Cadet, and Senior fencers. Y10 and Y12 fencers must qualify for NAC by competing in one or more RYC or SYC prior to the NAC in March. Y14, Junior, Cadet, and Senior fencers do not need to qualify prior to entering a NAC. The NAC schedule and other national tournaments are posted at National Events Schedule and registered through your USFA profile. JO - Junior Olympics - a National-level event. Junior, Cadet, and Junior Team events scheduled. Summer Nationals - in general, the culmination of the fencing season; what fencers are competing over the season to qualify for.  USA Fencing National Championships (Y10, Y12, Y14, D1A, DV2, DV3, & Veteran) and July Challenge (Div I, Junior, Cadet & Open Senior Team). Elite fencers can qualify to go on to International events.  

Qualifying Region 3 Tournaments by Age and Class Eligibility

Fencers born 2002-2003 are eligible for tournaments in every category - Complete List of Regional Tournaments is below

Region 3 RYC and SYC Tournaments 2016-2017 Region 3 RJCC Tournaments 2016-17 Region 3 ROC Tournaments 2016-2017 National Tournaments 2017-2018

Chronological List of Qualifying Region 3 Tournaments (tournaments in the past are deleted):

March 4-5, 2017 – Denise O'Connor RYC Y10, 12, Y14 Garfield, NJ https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=35768 Regular Fee Entry Deadline – February 22, 2017 March 4-5, 2017 – The Boardwalk Challenge ROC Div 1A, Div 2 Atlantic City, NJ Registration Opens – TBA March 17-19, 2017 – Boston Fencing Club ROC/Bill Hall Veteran Challenge Div 1A, Div 2, Veteran Boston, MA https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=33956 Regular Fee Entry Deadline – February 25, 2017 March 24-26, 2017 – Brick City ROC & RJCC Div 1A, Div 2, Junior, Cadet Rochester, NY https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=33742 Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 3, 2017 March 25, 2017 – NJFA RYC Y10, 12, Y14 (Y8 non-regional) Maplewood, NJ https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=34235 Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 11, 2017 April 1-2, 2017 – American Challenge RJCC Junior, Cadet Burlington, NJ https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=35699 Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 13, 2017 April 8-9, 2017 – Boston Fencing Club RYC 2 Y10, Y12, Y14 Boston, MA https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=34142 Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 18, 2017 April 29-30, 2017 – Jeff Wolfe Long Island Challenge Div 1A, Div 2 Rocky Point, NY Registration Opens – TBA May 5-7, 2017 – Mission SYC Y10, Y12, Y14 Rocky Point, NY Registration Opens – TBA