Tournament Reference

2020-2021 USA Fencing National and Regional Qualifying Tournaments Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 global and local health crisis, any of the events on the tabs below may be postponed or canceled as per CDC and USA Fencing guidelines of social and physical distancing. It is essential to click each event link to learn venue safety requirements and capacity limits for each event, and to get updated information about registration deadlines or rescheduling of these events. Stay healthy! Check the USA Fencing National Schedule tab for info on NAC events, as dates, locations, and event combinations are subject to change. National events are not mixed in with the list of regional categories by age.

The 2020-2021 season begins August 1, 2020. Fencers born in 2006 and 2007 are age-eligible to fence in Y14, Cadet, Junior, and Senior events. Please check all tabs that apply to your age group. Click here to jump to the calendar format. 

2020-2021 Age Class Eligibility Rules apply to all USA Fencing-sanctioned tournaments through July 31, 2021.
USA Fencing 2019-2020 Athlete Handbook | USA Fencing Rulebook

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.

2020-2021 USA Fencing Regional Events Schedule
2020-2021 USA Fencing National Events Schedule

Regional Tournaments are a Qualifying Path to National-level Fencing Competitions, using the Regional Ranking Point System. Fencers born in 2013 and earlier are eligible to compete in USA Fencing-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.

2020-2021 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 (if any) must be met for each event. See also: How Do I Qualify?

For the most complete and comprehensive information, refer to the 2019-2020 USA Fencing Athlete’s Handbook.

Glossary:

RegionFencing 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 your or your child’s USA Fencing profile and read each tournament’s info carefully. 

Division
1. Regions are further broken down into divisions, and some tournaments are restricted to fencers in the division. FAB’s Division of USA Fencing is New England, or NEUSFA, which covers Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 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.

2. Division can also refer to a fencer’s classification eligibility. A “Senior” fencer is classified as any fencer born 2006 or earlier (in the 2019-2020 season). Divisions 1, 1A, 2, and 3 are tournaments that can be restricted to fencers depending on their classification or rating. (See also: Classification)

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: USA Fencing Classification Chart.

Points – Fencers earn Regional Points in Regional Tournaments, and National Points in National Tournaments and those designated for Youth (SYC and March NAC) as serving their National Rolling Points Standing, 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 weapon and age/classification. 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. Registration is through your child’s USA Fencing profile.

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. 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. Registration is through your child’s USA Fencing profile

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. Registration is through the fencer’s USA Fencing profile

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 March NAC. 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 2006-2013*
Y10, Y12, and Y14

Search and Register here: USA Fencing Tournament Browser

*Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, some events and locations are subject to change.

November 20-22, 2020 – Boston Fencing Club RYC – #2
Y10MF, Y10WE, Y10WS, Y14MF, Y14WE, Y14WS, Y14ME, Y14WF, Y14MS
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: September 21, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – November 6, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – November 13, 2020

January 1-3, 2021 – Boston Fencing Club SYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: TBA

January 23-24, 2021 – Premier Challenge
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: December 1, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – December 18, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – January 9, 2021

January 30-31, 2021 – Jersey Clash RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: October 16, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – December 25, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – January 16, 2021

February 6-7, 2021 – Integrity Cup RYC/Div II
Y10, Y12, Y14, DV2
Maplewood, NJ
Registration Opens: December 1, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 1, 2021
Late Fee Entry Deadline – January 23, 2021

February 20-21, 2021 – Duel of the East Coast RJCC/RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

March 5-7, 2021 – Flower City ROC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, DV1, DV2, VET
Brockport, NY
Registration Opens: TBA

March 13-14, 2021 – The Durkan Rooster RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Garfield, NJ
Registration Opens: December 16, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – February 5, 2021
Late Fee Entry Deadline – February 27, 2021

April 3-4, 2021 – American Challenge RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

April 17-18, 2021 – Garden State RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
South Plainfield, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

April 23-25, 2021 – Morris Cup RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

April 30-May 2, 2021 – Mission SYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Rocky Point, NY
Registration Opens: TBA
 
May 22-23, 2021 – Morris Cup RYC/RCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA
 
May 28-30, 2021 – Cobra SYC & RCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet
Secaucus, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA
 
July 3-12, 2021 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior, DV1A, DV2, DV3, VET Age
July Challenge: DV1, Senior, VET Team

Philadelphia, PA
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2021
Registration Opens: TBA
 

 
2020-2021 Season Results:
 
October 30-November 1, 2020 – Boston Fencing Club RYC – #1
Y10WF, Y10ME, Y10MS, Y12ME, Y12WF, Y12MS, Y12MF, Y12WE, Y12WS
Boston, MA
Results

Qualifying Tournaments for Fencers born 2001-2007*
Cadet and Junior (see Youth Tab for Y14 or Seniors Tab for Div2/3)

Search and Register here: USA Fencing Tournament Browser

*Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, some events and locations are subject to change.

November 14-15, 2020 – Mission RJCC #2
Cadet, JuniorFoil and Women’s Saber ONLY
Rocky Point, NY
Registration Opens: September 16, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – October 17, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – November 11, 2020

December 5-6, 2020 – The Durkan All Sabre RJCC
Cadet, JuniorSaber ONLY
Garfield, NJ
Registration Opens: October 23, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – November 7, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – November 22, 2020

January 16-17, 2021 – Integrity Cup RJCC
Cadet, Junior
Maplewood, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

January 23-24, 2021 – Premier Challenge
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: December 1, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – December 18, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – January 9, 2021

January 30-31, 2021 – Jersey Clash RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: October 16, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – December 25, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – January 16, 2021

February 20-21, 2021 – Duel of the East Coast RJCC/RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

March 27-28, 2021 – Boston Fencing Club RJCC
Cadet, Junior
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: TBA

April 10-11, 2021 – Rockland Fencers RJCC
Cadet, Junior
Trumbull, CT
Registration Opens: December 14, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 5, 2021
Late Fee Entry Deadline – March 27, 2021

May 14-16, 2021 – Gold Finch DV1, DV2, VET & RJC
Junior, DV1, DV2, VET
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: January 2, 2021
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 8, 2021
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 30, 2021

May 22-23, 2021 – Morris Cup RYC/RCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

May 28-30, 2021 – Cobra SYC & RCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet
Secaucus, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA
 
June 12-13, 2021 – American Challenge ROC/RJC
DV1, DV2, VET, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA
 
July 3-12, 2021 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior, DV1A, DV2, DV3, VET Age
July Challenge: DV1, Senior, VET Team

Philadelphia, PA
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2021
Registration Opens: TBA
 

 
2020-2021 Season Results:
 
October 24-25, 2020 – Mission RJCC #1
Cadet, JuniorEpee and Men’s Saber ONLY
Rocky Point, NY
Results
 
November 6-8, 2020 – Garden State RJCC
Cadet, Junior
Metuchen, NJ
Results

Seniors and Veterans can qualify by earning regional points/participating in ROC (Regional Open Circuit) Tournaments in any region. The ROCs listed below are from Region 3 only. See the Regional Events Schedule or search USA Fencing Tournament Browser for opportunities to compete outside of Region 3.

Qualifying Tournaments for Fencers born 2007 or Earlier*
Seniors – DV1, DV1A, DV2, DV3

Qualifying Tournaments for Fencers born 1981 or Earlier*
Veterans – VET, VET Age, VET Team

Search and Register here: USA Fencing Tournament Browser

*Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, some events and locations are subject to change.

December 19-20, 2020 – Boston Fencing Club ROC
DV1A, DV2
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: October 20, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – December 5, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – December 12, 2020

February 6-7, 2021 – Integrity Cup RYC/Div II
Y10, Y12, Y14, DV2
Maplewood, NJ
Registration Opens: December 1, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 1, 2021
Late Fee Entry Deadline – January 23, 2021

February 27-28, 2021 – Durkan Rooster DV1A ROC
DV1A
Garfield, NJ
Registration Opens: December 1, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – January 22, 2021
Late Fee Entry Deadline – February 13, 2021

March 5-7, 2021 – Flower City ROC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, DV1, DV2, VET
Brockport, NY
Registration Opens: TBA

April 24-25, 2021 – Jeff Wolfe Long Island Challenge ROC
DV1A, DV2
Rocky Point, NY
Registration Opens: TBA

May 14-16, 2021 – Gold Finch DV1, DV2, VET & RJC
DV1, DV2, VET, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: January 2, 2021
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 8, 2021
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 30, 2021

June 12-13, 2021 – American Challenge ROC/RJC
DV1, DV2, VET, Junior
Manalapan Township, NJ
Registration Opens: TBA

July 3-12, 2021 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior, DV1A, DV2, DV3, VET Age
July Challenge: DV1, Senior, VET Team

Philadelphia, PA
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2021
Registration Opens: TBA

2020-2021 USA Fencing National Tournament Dates

Dates, locations, and event combinations are subject to change

2020 October NAC
**Postponed**

2020 November NAC
**Postponed**

2020 December NAC
**Postponed**

2021 January NAC
**Postponed**

February 12-15, 2021 – 2021 February NAC
Events: TBA
San Jose, CA
Registration Opens: TBA

March 19-22, 2021 – 2021 March NAC
Events: TBA
Fort Worth, TX
Registration Opens: TBA

April 16-19, 2021 – 2021 Div1 and Parafencing Championships & April NAC
Events: TBA
Denver, CO
Registration Opens: TBA
 
July 3-12, 2021 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior, DV1A, DV2, DV3, VET Age
July Challenge: DV1, Senior, VET Team

Philadelphia, PA
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2021
Registration Opens: TBA
 

 

 

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