Tournament Reference

2019-2020 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 for the remaining 2019-2020 fencing season may be postponed or canceled as per CDC and USA Fencing guidelines of social and physical distancing. Click on links for each event to get updated information about registration deadlines or rescheduling of these events. Stay healthy!

The 2019-2020 season begins August 1, 2019. Fencers born in 2005 and 2006 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. 

2019-2020 Age Class Eligibility Rules apply to all USA Fencing-sanctioned tournaments through July 31, 2019.
USA Fencing 2018-2019 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.

2019-2020 USA Fencing Regional Events Schedule
2019-2020 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 2012 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.

2019-2020 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:

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 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 2005-2012
Y10, Y12, and Y14

August 17-18, 2019 – The Durkan Rooster RYC 
Y10, Y12, Y14
South Hackensack, NJ
Results

August 30-September 2, 2019 – Boston Fencing Club SYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Boston, MA
Results

September 6-8, 2019 – Premier Challenge RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan, NJ
Results

September 14-15, 2019 – Albert Chikayev Memorial ROC/RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2
Hackensack, NJ
Results

October 12-13, 2019 – Ben Gutenberg RYC/RJCC Open Non-Regional
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior; (Div1A Non-regional)
Brockport, NY
Results

October 19, 2019 – Pittsburgh’s Steel Youth RYC, Foil, Epee, Saber 2019
Y10, Y12, Y14
Eighty-Four, PA

November 2-3, 2019 – THRUST FALL ROC/RYC w/Veterans and Y8
Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2, Veterans; (Y8 Non-regional)
Suffern, NY
Results

November 8-11, 2019 – November NAC
Y14, Cadet, Junior
Milwaukee, WI
Results

November 16-17, 2019 – Neil Lazar RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
New Haven, CT
Results

November 29-December 1, 2019 – Cobra Challenge SYC/RCC/Y8
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet; (Y8 Non-regional)
Secaucus, NJ
Results

December 6-8, 2019 – NJFA RJCC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Maplewood, NJ
Results

December 14-15, 2019 – Boston Fencing Club RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Boston, MA
Results

February 8-9, 2020 – THRUST WINTER RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Suffern, NY
Results
 
February 21-23, 2020 – Jersey Clash RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
New Jersey/TBA
Results
 
February 29-March 2, 2020 – Duel of the East Coast RYC/RCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet
Manalapan, NJ
Results
 
March 14-15, 2020 – Garden State RYC + Non-Regional Cadet
Y10, Y12, Y14; (Cadet Non-regional)
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Closed
 
March 20-23, 2020 – March NAC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Detroit, MI
Registration Closed
 

April 11-12, 2020 – American Challenge RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens: October 16, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 16, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 6, 2020

April 24-26, 2020 – East Coast RJCC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens: November 13, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 6, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 20, 2020

April 26, 2020 – NEUSFA ONLY- Y14 Qualifier/Division Championship
Y14 Divisional Qualifier
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: August 16, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 12, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 19, 2020

May 1-3, 2020 – Mission SYC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Rocky Point, NY
Registration Opens: November 6, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 3, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 17, 2020
 
June 28-July 7, 2020 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2, Div3, Veteran Age
July Challenge: : Cadet, Junior, Div1, Senior, Veteran Team
Louisville, KY
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2020
Registration Opens: March 18, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: May 13, 2020
Triple Fee Entry Deadline: May 27, 2020
 

 


Qualifying Tournaments for Fencers born 2000-2006

Cadet and Junior (see Youth Tab for Y14 or Seniors Tab for Div2/3)

August 24-25, 2019 – Integrity RJCC CUP
Cadet, Junior
Maplewood, NJ
Results

September 6-8, 2019 – Premier Challenge RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Manalapan, NJ
Results

September 21-22, 2019 – Mission RJCC
Cadet, Junior
Rocky Point, NY
Results

October 5-6, 2019 – American Challenge ROC (DIV1A, DIV2, VET) & RJC
Junior, Div1A, Div2, Veteran
Madison, NJ
Results

October 12-13, 2019 – Ben Gutenberg RYC/RJCC Open Non-Regional
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior; (Div1A Non-regional)
Brockport, NY
Results

October 18-21, 2019 – October NAC 2019
Cadet, Div1, Div2, Para
Kansas City, MO
Results

November 8-11, 2019 – November NAC 2019
Y14, Cadet, Junior
Milwaukee, WI
Results

November 16-17, 2019 – Neil Lazar RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
New Haven, CT
Results

November 29-December 1, 2019 – Cobra Challenge SYC/RCC/Y8
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet; (Y8 Non-regional)
Secaucus, NJ
Results

December 6-8, 2019 – NJFA RJCC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Maplewood, NJ
Results

December 13-15, 2019 – 2019 USA Fencing Salt Lake City SJCC Tournament
Cadet, Junior
Salt Lake City, UT
Results

January 3-6, 2020 – January NAC 2020
Junior, Div1, Para, Senior Team
Charlotte, NC
Results

February 8-9, 2020 – THRUST WINTER RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Suffern, NY
Results
 

February 14-17, 2020 – 2020 USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships
Cadet, Junior, Junior Team
Columbus, OH
Results

February 21-23, 2020 – Jersey Clash RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
New Jersey/TBA
Results
 
February 29-March 2, 2020 – Duel of the East Coast RYC/RCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet
Manalapan, NJ
Results
 
March 13-15, 2020 – 2020 USA Fencing Anaheim SJCC Tournament
Cadet, Junior
Anaheim, CA
Postponed
 
March 28-29, 2020 – Boston Fencing Club RJCC
Cadet, Junior
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: January 1, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – February 29, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – March 14, 2020
 
April 4-5, 2020 – Rockland RJCC
Cadet, Junior
Trumbull, CT
Registration Opens: December 9, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 8, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – March 21, 2020
 
April 11-12, 2020 – American Challenge RYC/RJCC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens: October 16, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 16, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 6, 2020
 
April 24-26, 2020 – East Coast RJCC & RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior
Parsippany, NJ
Registration Opens: November 13, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 6, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 20, 2020
 
June 28-July 7, 2020 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2, Div3, Veteran Age
July Challenge: : Cadet, Junior, Div1, Senior, Veteran Team
Louisville, KY
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2020
Registration Opens: March 18, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: May 13, 2020
Triple Fee Entry Deadline: May 27, 2020

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 2006 or Earlier
Seniors – Div1, Div1A, Div2, Div3

Qualifying Tournaments for Fencers born 1980 or Earlier
Veterans

September 14-15, 2019 – Albert Chikayev Memorial ROC/RYC
Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2
Hackensack, NJ
Results

October 5-6, 2019 – American Challenge ROC (DIV1A, DIV2, VET) & RJC
Junior, Div1A, Div2, Veteran
Madison, NJ
Results

October 18-21, 2019 – October NAC 2019
Cadet, Div1, Div2, Para
Kansas City, MO
Results

November 2-3, 2019 – THRUST FALL ROC/RYC w/Veterans and Y8
Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2, Veteran; (Y8 Non-regional)
Suffern, NY
Results

December 6-9, 2019 – December NAC 2019
Div1, Div2, Veteran Open, Veteran Age, Senior Team
Salt Lake City, UT
Results

December 27-29, 2019 – Cobra Challenge Div1A/Div2 ROC
Div1A, Div2
Jersey City, NJ
Results

January 3-6, 2020 – January NAC 2020
Junior, Div1, Para, Senior Team
Charlotte, NC
Results

January 25-26, 2020 – Gold Finch ROC D1, D2 and Vet
Div1A, Div2, Veteran Open
Manalapan, NJ
Results

February 1-2, 2020 – Boston Fencing Club ROC
Div1A, Div2
Boston, MA
Results

April 11, 2020 – NEUSFA ONLY, Div II/III/Vet Quals/Div Champs FOIL
Div II/III/Veteran (C-Under) Divisional Qualifier
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: August 16, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – March 21, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – March 28, 2020

April 17-20, 2020 April Championship and NAC 2020
Championship: Div1
NAC: Div2, Div3, Veteran Open, Veteran Age
St. Louis, MO
Registration Opens: January 29, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: February 26, 2020
Triple Fee Entry Deadline: March 11, 2020
 
April 25-26, 2020 – Jeff Wolfe Long Island Challenge ROC
Div1A, Div2
Rocky Point, NY
Registration Opens: October 30, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: March 30, 2020
Triple Fee Entry Deadline: April 11, 2020
 
May 2, 2020 – NEUSFA ONLY, Div II/III/Vet Quals/Div Champs EPEE/SABRE
Div II/III/Veteran (C-Under) Divisional Qualifier
Boston, MA
Registration Opens: August 16, 2019
Regular Fee Entry Deadline – April 18, 2020
Late Fee Entry Deadline – April 25, 2020
 

June 28-July 7, 2020 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2, Div3, Veteran Age
July Challenge: : Cadet, Junior, Div1, Senior, Veteran Team
Louisville, KY
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2020
Registration Opens: March 18, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: May 13, 2020
Triple Fee Entry Deadline: May 27, 2020

2019-2020 USA Fencing National Tournament Dates

October 18-21, 2019 – October NAC 2019
Cadet, Div1, Div2, Para
Kansas City, MO
Results

November 8-11, 2019 – November NAC 2019
Y14, Cadet, Junior
Milwaukee, WI
Results

December 6-9, 2019 – December NAC 2019
Div1, Div2, Veteran Open, Veteran Age, Senior Team
Salt Lake City, UT
Results

January 3-6, 2020 – January NAC 2020
Junior, Div1, Para, Senior Team
Charlotte, NC
Results

February 14-17, 2020 – 2020 USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships
Cadet, Junior, Junior Team
Columbus, OH
Results

March 20-23, 2020 – March NAC
Y10, Y12, Y14
Detroit, MI
Registration Closed

April 17-20, 2020 – April Championship and NAC 2020
Championship: Div1
NAC: Div2, Div3, Vet Open, Vet Age
St. Louis, MO
Registration Opens: January 29, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: February 26, 2020
Triple Fee Entry Deadline: March 11, 2020
 

June 28-July 7, 2020 – USA Fencing National Championships (Summer Nationals) and July Challenge
Championship: Y10, Y12, Y14, Div1A, Div2, Div3, Veteran Age)
July Challenge: Cadet, Junior, Div1, Senior, Veteran Team
Louisville, KY
Day Schedule Available: Late May, 2020
Registration Opens: March 18, 2020
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: May 13, 2020
Triple Fee Entry Deadline: May 27, 2020

Calendar is combined all ages by default – To view Youth, Cadet/Junior, or Senior/Veteran Schedules, select/deselect options in the Menu at top-right of Calendar. Click on each event for link to register, deadlines, events hosted, and location and venue info, or use tabs on this page.