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Tournament FAQ

About Tournaments

I am trying to talk with someone in National Events, but I can’t get through to a real person. 

  • The National Events phones are very busy throughout the tournament season. If you have a question, leave a voice message for the individual you are trying to reach. If you need an immediate answer, email the question to nationalevents@usafencing.org. Please do not leave a message at every extension in the office. It only slows the process and creates confusion for everyone.

How do I know who to contact?

  • Click here for a list of National Office staff and the areas they cover.

What time will the tournament end each day? 

  • There is no way to determine when the tournament will end each day. If you are competing and plan to leave after your event, make your departure arrangements for the following day. There is a chance if you book your flight for the same day, due to tournament conditions competition may not finish in time for you to catch your flight.

When will the check-in times be posted?

  • Check-in times are based on registration numbers and are posted approximately one week after the regular fee entry deadline for NACs and one week after the triple fee deadline for National Championship tournaments.

I do not know my username and/or password for the USA Fencing membership and tournament registration website.

  • If you are not sure of your username and/or password please email information@usafencing.org so we can get you a username and/or password or answer any other questions you might have about the USA Fencing membership and tournament registration website.

How do I register online?

  • In the National Events Section of the Events tab, click the North American Cup you want to enter. Once on that page, you will see a link that says "Register Online," which takes you to the online registration website. Click here for detailed instructions on how to register on the USA Fencing membership and tournament registration website.

Can I renew my membership as part of tournament registration on the USA Fencing membership and tournament registration website? 

  • Yes, if your membership is not a current competitive membership, you will be required to update your membership for the season through the system as part of your tournament registration.

What if I fence for another fencing federation, can I fence in a USA Fencing tournament? 

  • Yes, you may fence in USA Fencing's North American Cup (NAC) tournaments, Regional Youth Circuit (RYC), Super Youth Circuit (SYC) or Regional Open Circuit (ROC) if you have a current FIE license and/or a membership in your country's federation (please check with your federation to see if a letter is required to be submitted to USA Fencing on your behalf).
  • For regional events, please  provide the regional tournament organizer with any information such as: member of the National and/or World Championship team, current ranking in the country, Senior or Junior level fencer and any international results. 
  • For national tournaments, please email nationalevents@usafencing.org with any information such as: member of the National and/or World Championship team, current ranking in the country, Senior or Junior level fencer and any international results. 

What if I fence for another fencing federation, can I register online?

  • Yes.  If you are/were a USA Fencing member and/or have competed in a NAC, you already have a profile in the system.  If you do not know your login information, follow the instructions on the login page or send an email to information@usafencing.org to request this information.  Once logged in, please verify the information in your profile (i.e., country of citizenship and representing country); you will need to fill in your current FIE number or fencing federation information.  Your entry will remain "registered" until this information is verified.
  • For regional events, please  provide the regional tournament organizer with any information such as: member of the National and/or World Championship team, current ranking in the country, Senior or Junior level fencer and any international results. 
  • For national tournaments, please email nationalevents@usafencing.org with any information such as: member of the National and/or World Championship team, current ranking in the country, Senior or Junior level fencer and any international results.  

What is the best way to find out information on tournaments? 

  • Go to www.usfencing.org and in the events tab click on the the tournament you would like more information on (i.e. October NAC, November NAC, and so on). If your question is not answered there, please email natinoalevents@usafencing.org.

What is the best way to find out information on regional (RYC/SYC/ROC) tournaments? 

  • Go to www.usfencing.org and in the Events tab, there is a regional section, which includes a calendar and information on regional tournaments.

I'm a tournament organizer for a regional (RYC/SYC/ROC) tournament or a Division officer, how do I post my qualifying tournament on the Events Calendar?  

  • Email Leslie Hirsch at l.hirsch@usafencing.org with tournament information and a link and it will be posted to the Events Calendar.

Does this tournament qualify me for a Championship? 

  • Please see Chapter 2 of the Athlete’s Handbook for qualification paths. If your question is not answered there, please do not hesitate to email one of the National Events Staff Members.


Have a question?  Email nationalevents@usfencing.org