2020-2021 Capitol Division Calendar of Events


Capitol Division clubs that wish to host club events must follow the Capitol Division Sanctioning Policy.

Sanctioning of Capitol Division club-sponsored events will begin July 1.

  1. All times listed are close of check-in. Late entries will be permitted only at the meet managerís discretion, and only if the event seeding has not yet been completed. See Capitol Division Clubs for directions to the competition sites.
  2. Fees, unless otherwise noted, are $10.00 registration fee (per tournament) plus $25.00 entry fee for each event ($35.00 entry fee if not preregistered on AskFRED). The $10.00 registration fee may be waived for qualifying events if the event is not fenced.
  3. The registration fee is waived for those students who show a valid university undergraduate ID when registering for Division events. Whether this discount is valid for club sponsored events is to be determined by the club.
  4. No entry fee discounts will be given for refereeing. All referees will be paid at the approved rate. (see Capitol Division Fee Schedule).
  5. At all Capitol Division events, each fencer will be required to show his/her USFA membership card, FIE license, or a receipt for membership. Fencers who do not provide this proof of membership will be required to complete and pay for a new membership application before being allowed to compete. Applications will be available at each competition.
  6. At qualifying events, all fencers must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents, must not have represented another country in international competition in the past three years, and must be permitted to represent the United States at the next World Championships.
  7. All events will be fenced electrically. A full uniform, as specified in the USFA rules, including at least 2 functioning weapons, 2 functioning body cords, 2 functioning mask cords (as applicable per weapon)and a valid metallic vest and mask (as applicable per weapon) is required. Clothing must be in good condition, with no holes. All fencers must wear plastrons and legs must be fully covered by either knickers or socks. Sweatpants or shorts are not permitted under any circumstance! Women are required to wear breast protectors and men are strongly recommended to wear protective cups. Masks must be in good condition, with no obvious holes or dents. They must be able to pass the 12-kilogram punch test. Jackets must overlap knickers by at least 10 centimeters. Fencers are encouraged, but not required, to have their name on the back of their jacket or lamť or on their rear leg. All sabre fencers must have 800NW gloves as specified by US Fencing.
  8. In order to compete in open events, fencers must be at least 13 years of age by January 1 of the fencing season. Fencers younger than 13 may only compete in open events if they are on the Junior national point standings.
  9. We urge everyone to sign up for division tournaments on www.AskFRED.net. Entry fee is increased to $35.00 per event if you are not preregistered. Some tournaments may be cancelled if AskFRED does not show enough fencers.

Check out the schedule of competitions in our neighboring divisions, Maryland Division and Virginia Division.


Day Date Event Time Location
 
JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS AND DIVISION II/III/VETERAN
NATIONAL QUALIFIERS (Division Event)

Please familiarize yourself with the COVID safety protocols listed on AskFRED that will be enforced at Division qualifiers this year.

Epee events will be at DCFC'S Forest Glen Fencing Center MAY 16.

Foil events will be at Rockville Fencing Academy on MAY 23.

Sabre events will be at DCFC'S Forest Glen Fencing Center on MAY 23.

ONLINE (Epee, Foil, Sabre) PREPAYMENTS REQUIRED! $10.00 registration fee plus $25.00 per event.

PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MAY 10, 2021. REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 15 ENTRIES. If you are not able to pre-register due to event caps, please email the event manager (see AskFRED) to be added to a wait list.

Open to Capitol Division members ONLY.
US citizens or permanent residents ONLY.

Division II/III competitors must be ranked C or below and born in 2007 or earlier. Division II/III events are also qualifiers for Veteran Summer Nationals.

Cadets must be born 2004-2007
Juniors must be born 2001-2007

Epee fencers preregister and pay at AskFRED.

Foil fencers preregister and pay at AskFRED.

Sabre fencers preregister and pay at AskFRED.

 

Sunday May 16 Junior Men's Epee 8:30 am Forest Glen
    Junior Women's Epee 9:30 am Forest Glen
    Cadet Women's Epee 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Cadet Men's Epee 12:30 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Epee 3:00 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Epee 4:00 pm Forest Glen
 
Sunday May 23 Junior Men's Foil 8:30 am Rockville
    Junior Women's Foil 9:30 am Rockville
    Cadet Women's Foil 12:00 pm Rockville
    Cadet Men's Foil 12:30 pm Rockville
    D2/3 Women's Foil 3:00 pm Rockville
    D2/3 Men's Foil 4:00 pm Rockville
 
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove.
Sunday May 23 Junior Men's Sabre 8:30 am Forest Glen
    Junior Women's Sabre 9:30 am Forest Glen
    Cadet Women's Sabre 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Cadet Men's Sabre 12:30 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Sabre 3:00 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Sabre 4:00 pm Forest Glen
 
TOM WRIGHT MEMORIAL VETERAN FENCING TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
Must be born in 1981 or earlier to enter.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove. New (2016-2017) sabre rules will be followed.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday June 13 Veteran Mixed Epee 8:00 am Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Foil 11:00 am Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm Forest Glen
 
TUNE-UP OPEN (Division Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday June 27 Open Mixed Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    Open Mixed Foil 11:00 am Forest Glen
    Open Mixed Sabre 1:30 pm Forest Glen
 
AMAZON OPEN (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday July 31 Open Women's Sabre 11:00 am Forest Glen
    Open Women's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen

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Last revised June 13, 2021