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.

2018-2019 USA Fencing Super Youth Circuit and Regional Open Circuit Calendar

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 usafencing.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 and comprehensive information, refer to the 2017-2018 USA Fencing Athlete’s Handbook.

Glossary:

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’s Info carefully. Updated for 2017-2018 – Regional Qualifying tournament registration will be through your USA Fencing Member Profile starting in the near future.

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 usafencing.org. Starting TBA, 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 – The NAC is a series of national-level tournaments held each month from October-April each fencing season, in different cities all over the United States. Each NAC held during the fencing season offers several events at a time. See the National Tournaments tab to see which one(s) you should plan to attend. NAC is a qualifying path for Y14, Junior, Cadet, Senior, and Veteran 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, Senior and Veteran 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 USA Fencing Profile, or follow links at the National Tournaments tab on this page.

JO – Junior Olympics – a National-level event. Junior, Cadet, and Junior Team events scheduled. Cadet and Junior Fencers need to qualify to enter this event.

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, & Veterans) and July Challenge (Div I, Junior, Cadet & Open Senior Team). Elite fencers can qualify to go on to International events.

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

2018-2019 USA Fencing Super Youth Circuit and Regional Open Circuit Calendar

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
Results

September 9-10, 2017 – Charter Oak Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) / Cadet
Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet (Cadet non-regional)
Fairfield, CT
Results

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
Results

October 27-29, 2017 – Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC & Cadet (RCC)
Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet
Brockport, NY
Results

November 10-13, 2017 – November NAC
Junior, Cadet & Youth 14
Kansas City, MO
Results

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
Results

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

January 6-7, 2018 – NJFA Region 3 January 6-7, 2018 RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Maplewood, NJ
Results

February 10-12, 2018 – Thrust Winter RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Suffern, NY
Results

February 23-25, 2018 – Premier RJCC – Y-Fencing RYC Region 3
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Results

March 9-12, 2018 – March NAC
Division III, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 Team
Baltimore, MD
Results
 

March 24-25, 2018 – The Garden State RYC + Y8/Cadet (Region 3)
Y10, Y12, Y14
South Plainville, NJ
Results – TBA

April 21-22, 2018 – NJ Division Denise O’Connor RYC – Region 3
Y10, Y12, Y14
Maplewood, NJ
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 13, 2018

May 4-6, 2018 – Mission SYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Rocky Point, NY
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 9, 2018

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
Day Schedule: Available NOW
Registration Opens: March 7, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – May 16, 2018

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
Results

October 7-8, 2017 – Mission RJCC
Cadet and Junior
Rocky Point, NY
Results

October 27-29, 2017 – Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC & Cadet (RCC)
Y10, Y12, Y14 and Cadet
Brockport, NY
Results

November 10-13, 2017 – November NAC
Junior, Cadet & Youth 14
Kansas City, MO
Results

November 19, 2017 – Durkan Sabre Only RJCC – Region 3
Cadet and Junior – Saber Only
South Hackensack, NJ
Results

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

January 5-8, 2018 – January NAC
Division I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior Team
Virginia Beach, VA
Results

January 20-21, 2018 – Premier Fencing RJCC – Region3
Cadet and Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Results

February 10-12, 2018 – Thrust Winter RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Suffern, NY
Results

February 16-19, 2018 – 2018 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships
Junior, Cadet & Junior Team
Memphis, TN
Results

February 23-25, 2018 – Premier RJCC – Y-Fencing RYC Region 3
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Results

March 16-18, 2018 – Region 3: Flower City ROC/RJCC Challenge
Division 1A, Division II, Cadet, and Junior
Brockport, NY
Results
 

April 7-8, 2018 – Boston Fencing Club RJCC
Cadet and Junior
Boston, MA
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 17, 2018

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
Day Schedule: Available NOW
Registration Opens: March 7, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – May 16, 2018

2018-2019 USA Fencing Super Youth Circuit and Regional Open Circuit Calendar

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

List under construction – Please check askfred.net for ROC tournaments and the ROC tab at the 2017-18 Regional Schedule at usafencing.org.

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

October 13-16, 2017 – October NAC
Division I, Division II, Cadet & Wheelchair
Anaheim, CA
Results

November 10-13, 2017 – November NAC
Junior, Cadet & Youth 14
Kansas City, MO
Results

December 8-11, 2017 – December NAC
Division I, Division II & Veteran Open/Veteran Age Group
Portland, OR
Results

January 5-8, 2018 – January NAC
Division I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior Team
Virginia Beach, VA
Results

 
March 9-12, 2018 – March NAC
Division III, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 Team
Baltimore, MD
Results
 
April 20-23, 2018 – April NAC
Division II, Division III, VET Open/VET Age
Richmond, VA
Registration Opens – January 31, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – February 28, 2018
 
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
Day Schedule: Available NOW
Registration Opens: March 7, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – May 16, 2018