2020-2021 Capitol Division Calendar of Events


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

There will be no sanctioned tournaments at least until May 1, 2021 due to the pandemic.

ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

  1. All times listed are close of check-in. Late entries will be permitted only at the meet manager’s 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 lamé 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
 
CAPITOL DIVISION JUNIOR AND CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS (JUNIOR OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS) (Division Event) - CANCELLED

    US Fencing has announced that the Junior Olympic Championships will be moved from February to Summer Nationals, July 3-12, in Philadelphia, PA.

    The birth years for junior and cadet will remain the same throughout the 2020-21 season and will not change until August 1, 2021.

    Qualifying paths to championship events are being updated and will be announced soon.

 
DIVISION II/III/VETERAN AND YOUTH-14 SUMMER NATIONAL QUALIFIERS (Division Event) - CANCELLED

The US Fencing Tournament Committee and National Office are continuing to work to finalize qualification paths for the 2021 National Championships and July Challenge as well as the 2021 Junior Olympic Championships, taking into consideration the reduction of available tournaments during the 2020-21 season.

 
CHERRY BLOSSOM DIVISION IA ROC - CANCELLED
 
YOUTH-12 & UNDER TOURNAMENT (Division Event) - CANCELLED
 
AMAZON OPEN (Club Event)
Sunday June 6 Open Women's Epee 9:30 am Forest Glen
    Open Women's Sabre 2:00 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.
Saturday June 26 Open Mixed Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
Sunday June 27 Open Mixed Foil 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Open Mixed Sabre 1:30 pm Forest Glen
 

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Raymond Finkleman fencer@fencer.com
Last revised April 13, 2021