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Classification Chart

Classification Change Information

  • Division I NAC and National Championships are always Group A4 competitions.

  • Division I-A National Championships are always at least Group A3 competitions.

  • Division II NAC and National Championships are always at least Group B3 competitions.

  • Division III NAC and National Championships are always at least Group C3 competitions.

  • Changes in classifications are allowed at USFA sanctioned individual competitions that are restricted to Veterans and to Junior fencers.

  • Division, Section and Regional Youth and Cadet Competitions must meet or exceed criteria for C1 to award changes in classification. (BOD, July ’02, July 03).

  • The USFA does permit classification changes at mixed competitions without regard to gender of fencers.

National Team Championship Classification Information

The Board of Directors passed the following motion during their meeting on 29 March 2012.

Motion: To remove the awarding of classification changes based upon results in all team events. This would repeal the language currently present in the Operations Manual, Chapter 6, Section 6(A), paragraphs 3 and 4. This motion goes into effect immediately.

​​​​​​​How to Determine Classification Changes for Foreign Fencers

Classifications for foreign fencers will be determined by placement at an FIE World Championship, Grand Prix or World Cup in the current season and/or previous three seasons in the weapon in which the athlete requests entry, based on the chart below:

 

A

B

C

Senior

1st – 64th

65th – 96th

National Team member

Junior

1st – 32nd

33rd – 64th

National Team member

Cadet

 

1st – 16th at Cadet World Championships

17th – 32nd at Cadet World Championships

National Team member

Veteran 50 – 59

1st – 3rd at Veteran World Championships

5th – 8th at Veteran World Championships

9th – 16th at Veteran World Championships

Veteran 60 – 69

 

1st – 3rd at Veteran World Championships

5th – 8th at Veteran World Championships

Veteran 70+

 

 

1st – 3rd at Veteran World Championships

 

In all cases, the classification year suffix is the year in which the result was earned. If nothing is known about the fencer, the National Events Department will consult with the National Weapon Coach or Director of Sports Performance regarding which classification should be used.

National Team member is defined as a fencer that has represented another nation in international competition and/or has been entered by another nation into a USA Fencing competition.