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How To Register


Registering During the Priority Registration Window

1. If you have received priority registration access, based upon your national ranking in each respective category, you will receive an email confirming this information. The email will also advise of the start and end dates for priority registration.

2. Click the button in the email to go to the tournament, or you can locate the event by browsing available tournaments at https://member.usafencing.org/search/tournaments.

3. Click the Sign In button on the tournament page if you are not logged in.

4. Check events to see which you have received access for. If you have priority access for an event, it will appear similar to the one in the screenshot below.

5. Click the Register button or the check box to add the event to your cart. After you have added all events to your cart that you wish to sign up for, you can check out and complete your registration by clicking the yellow Registration Checkout button. Follow the normal registration steps from here. If you wish to sign up for the lottery for any events you DID NOT receive priority access for, you may also add these events to your cart. For more information on lottery registrations, click here.

6. Once your priority registration is complete, you will receive an order confirmation email. You can also check the tournament page for your registrations. Any completed registration will appear similar to the below image.

Using Registration Credits for Canceled Events
If requested by the fencer, USA Fencing has retained national event fees from canceled tournaments in the 2019-20 season for use at future national events. You may use these for your priority registrations by sending a completed copy of the Paper Entry Form to nationalevents@usafencing.org. Please be sure to specify in your message that the Paper Entry Form is being submitted in order to use your fees from previously canceled national events.
 


Registering for the Lottery

1. For fencers who do not receive priority registration access for national events, these fencers may sign up for the lottery in the events they wish to compete. NOTE: A lottery sign up in no way guarantees that your registration will be approved or that you will receive a spot in the event. Lottery submissions only entitle registrants to a chance to have their entry selected in the random draw to be conducted at a later date.

2. Begin your lottery entry process by locating the tournament at https://member.usafencing.org/search/tournamentsFilters are available to quickly sort to available tournaments meeting your criteria. Alternatively, you can find the link on each national event page on www.usafencing.org.

3. Any events that you are eligible to enter into the lottery for will appear similar to the below image in the event listing:

4. Click the Join the Lottery button or the check box to add the event to your cart. Please note: fencers will not be charged for any lottery sign-ups. Fencers will only be charged if your entry is selected on the lottery draw date. You will receive a confirmation email with receipt, if your entry is selected in the draw.

5. Once you have added all events to your cart, click the Registration Checkout button to finish the sign-up process.

6. On the final page of the lottery sign-up, you will be asked to provide a payment method. This payment method will not be charged unless your entry is selected in the random draw; however, it MUST be provided in order to be fully entered into the lottery. Before you enter a payment method, you will see the page below:

7. Click the green “+” icon to add a payment method. Once you have entered your information, click Submit. If your submission is successful, you will be directed back to the previous page.

8. Once your payment method is submitted, click the dropdown menu where it says Choose Your Payment Method and select the card you just entered. After doing this, the page will refresh, and should update to appear similar to the image below:

9. To finish your lottery entry(s), click the green Continue button. You will receive a confirmation pop-up that asks you to confirm you have entered your payment method. Click Ok to advance to the next page. NOTE: Lottery entries submitted without a payment method will not be selected during the drawing.

10. To confirm if your lottery entry has been successful, you may return to the Tournament Details page. If your lottery entry is complete, it should appear similar to the below:

11. If your entry is selected during the random draw on the date indicated, the payment method provided will be charged the appropriate registration fees and you will receive a confirmation email with your receipt. If your entry is not selected, you will be moved to the waitlist for the event, in case spots become available in the future.

Using Registration Credits from Canceled Events
If requested by the fencer, USA Fencing has retained national event fees from canceled tournaments in the 2019-20 season for use at future national events. You may use these for your lottery entries, in the event your name is selected, by sending a completed copy of the Paper Entry Form to nationalevents@usafencing.org. Please be sure to specify in your message that the paper entry form is being submitted in order to use your fees from previously canceled national events.
 


Signing Up for the Waitlist

1. During the 2020-21 season, registration for national events will be capped. If an event is full, fencers will have the opportunity to sign up for the waitlist, in the event spots become available in the future.

2. To sign up for the waitlist for an event, first locate the tournament at https://member.usafencing.org/search/tournamentsFilters are available to quickly sort to available tournaments meeting your criteria. Alternatively, you can find the link on each national event page on www.usafencing.org.

3. If an event is full, you will see it appear on the tournament details page, similar to the below image:

4. Click Join the Waitlist or the checkbox to add the event to your cart. Once all events are in your cart, click Registration Checkout to complete your waitlist sign-up.

5. On the final page of the waitlist sign-up, you will be asked to provide a payment method. This payment method will not be charged unless a spot becomes available in the event and your entry is next on the waitlist; however, it MUST be provided in order to be assigned a position on the list.

6. Click the green “+” icon to add a payment method. Once you have entered your information, click Submit. If your submission is successful, you will be directed back to the previous page.

7. Once your payment method is submitted, click the dropdown menu where it says Choose Your Payment Method and select the card you just entered. After doing this, the page will refresh, and should update to appear similar to the image below:

8. To finish your waitlist entry(s), click the green Continue button. You will receive a confirmation pop-up that asks you to confirm you have entered your payment method. Click Ok to advance to the next page. NOTE: Waitlist entries submitted without a payment method will not receive a position on the list and cannot be admitted to the event.

9. To confirm if your waitlist entry has been successful, you may return to the Tournament Details page. If your entry is complete, it should appear similar to the below:

If you have any questions, please send an email to nationalevents@usafencing.org.