2017-2018 Tournament Results

2018-2019 SYC and ROC Schedule

USA Fencing is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2018-19 Super Youth Circuit and Regional Open Circuit events.

Next season, 14 Super Youth Circuit tournaments will be held for athletes in the Youth 10, 12 and 14 categories with at least one event in each of the six regions.

Thirty-two ROCs will be held throughout the nation for Division IA, Division II and Veteran competitors with tournaments being held in 17 states.

Tournament organizers are reminded that bids are still being accepted for 2018-19 Regional Youth Circuit and Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit events through April 1. Click here for more details.

View the PDF calendar for SYC/ROC events.

Update to Foil Rules beginning on Jan. 1, 2018

The USA Fencing Board of Directors voted on Dec. 5 to amend the Rules of Competition as it relates to the rule regarding reversing the line of the shoulders in foil competition.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, a foil fencer who reverses the line of their shoulders is no longer subject to a Group 1 penalty.

The following segment of § t.18, ¶ 5 and t.120 will be removed from the Rules of Competition following the approval of this change by the Federation Internationale d’Escrime at its Congress in November:

At foil, it is forbidden, during the course of fencing, to advance the shoulder of the non-sword arm in front of the shoulder of the sword arm (cf. t.19). If a competitor does so he is liable to incur the penalties enumerated in Articles t.114, t.116, t.120. Any touches scored by the fencer at fault while committing this offense will be annulled.