2022-2023 Capitol Division Calendar of Events


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

  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 $45.00 entry fee for each event ($90.00 entry fee if not registered and paid in full on AskFRED). The $10.00 registration fee may be waived for qualifying events if the event is not fenced.
  3. No entry fee discounts will be given for refereeing. All referees will be paid at the approved rate. (see Capitol Division Fee Schedule).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. We urge everyone to register for division tournaments on www.AskFRED.net. Entry fee is increased to $90.00 per event if you are not registered and paid on AskFRED (plus the $10.00 registration fee). 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
 
DCFC YOUTH SABRE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday September 17 Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 4:00 pm Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 6:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC YOUTH EPEE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday September 18 Youth-10 Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Youth-12 Mixed Epee 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Epee 3:00 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY CZAJKOWSKI CUP (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday September 24 Open Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
DCFC CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #1 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday September 25 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #1 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday September 25 Youth-10 Mixed Sabre 10:00 am Bethesda
    Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 11:30 am Bethesda
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
TOM WRIGHT MEMORIAL VETERAN FENCING TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
Must be born in 1983 or earlier to enter.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 2 Veteran Mixed Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Foil 11:00 am Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC WOMEN'S EPEE CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #1 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 16 Open Women's Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
DCFC CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #2 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 30 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
DCFC YOUTH SABRE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday November 5 Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 4:00 pm Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 6:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC YOUTH EPEE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday November 6 Youth-10 Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Youth-12 Mixed Epee 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Epee 3:00 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITOL DIVISION JUNIOR AND CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS (JUNIOR OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS) (Division Event)
Open to Capitol Division Members ONLY. Citizenship requirements apply. U20 fencers must have been born between 2003 and 2009, inclusive or be on Cadet national point list. U17 fencers must have been born between 2006 and 2009, inclusive or be on Y14 national point list.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday November 12 U20 Women's Foil 3:00 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Men's Foil 3:00 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Women's Sabre 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Men's Sabre 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Foil 4:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Foil 4:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Sabre 5:00 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Sabre 5:00 pm Forest Glen
Sunday November 13 U20 Men's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    U20 Women's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #3 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday November 20 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
DCFC WOMEN'S EPEE CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #2 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday December 3 Open Women's Epee 4:00 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY CZAJKOWSKI CUP (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday December 3 Open Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY VETERAN SABRE (TENTATIVE) (Club Event)
Sunday December 4 Veteran Mixed Sabre 12:00 pm Bethesda
 
C & UNDER MIXED TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday December 17 C & Under Mixed Foil 1:30 pm Forest Glen
    C & Under Mixed Sabre 3:00 pm Forest Glen
Sunday December 18 C & Under Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY CZAJKOWSKI CUP (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday January 21 Open Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #2 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday January 22 Youth-10 Mixed Sabre 10:00 am Bethesda
    Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 11:30 am Bethesda
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
DIVISION II/III/VETERAN AND YOUTH-14 SUMMER NATIONAL QUALIFIERS (Division Event)
Open to Capitol Division members ONLY. Please note the registration times. Times are closer together so that as one event ends the other may begin. These are events for Division II/III and Youth-14 fencers. Y14 fencers must be born between 2008 and 2011, inclusive, or be on the Y12 national point rankings. Division II/III competitors must be ranked C or below and born in 2009 or before. Division II/III events are also qualifiers for Veteran Summer Nationals.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday January 28 D2/3 Women's Sabre 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Sabre 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women's Sabre 6:30 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Sabre 6:30 pm Forest Glen
Sunday January 29 D2/3 Men's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Foil 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Foil 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women’s Foil 4:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Foil 4:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #4 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday February 5 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
CHERRY BLOSSOM D1A/D2/Vet ROC (Division Event)
This event is a Regional Open Circuit (ROC) event.
Registration is online on USA Fencing's website.

Saturday March 11 Division 1A Men's Foil 9:00 am UMD
    Divison 1A Women's Epee 11:00 am UMD
    Division 1A Men's Sabre 1:00 pm UMD
Sunday March 12 Division 1A Men's Epee 9:00 am UMD
    Division 1A Women's Foil 11:00 am UMD
    Division 1A Women's Sabre 1:00 pm UMD
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY DIVISION 2 MIXED SABRE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday March 25 C & Under Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #3 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday March 26 Youth-10 Mixed Sabre 10:00 am Bethesda
    Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 11:30 am Bethesda
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
C & UNDER MIXED TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday April 1 C & Under Mixed Foil 1:30 pm Forest Glen
    C & Under Mixed Sabre 3:00 pm Forest Glen
Sunday April 2 C & Under Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY CZAJKOWSKI CUP (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday April 8 Open Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #4 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday May 21 Youth-10 Mixed Sabre 10:00 am Bethesda
    Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 11:30 am Bethesda
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
AMAZON OPEN (Club Event)
Sunday June 4 Open Women's Epee 9:30 am Forest Glen
    Open Women's Sabre 2:00 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING ACADEMY OPEN MIXED SABRE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday June 17 Open Mixed Sabre 2:00 pm Bethesda
 
TUNE-UP OPEN (Division Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday June 24 Open Mixed Foil 3:00 pm Forest Glen
    Open Mixed Sabre 5:00 pm Forest Glen
Sunday June 25 Open Mixed Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
 

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