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International Travel 101

Welcome to USA Fencing's International Travel 101 Page!  On this page fencers and their families will find resources  to help navigate the process of registering and traveling to international events. GO USA!

For information on what to expect before, during and after an international competition, click here.

Starting in the 2022-23 season, only the wavy USA flag mask design will be accepted by the FIE. 

Top FAQs

How do I know which international tournaments to register for/will earn points for?

Designated international tournaments are marked on the international calendar:

How do I register for an international event?

Registration for all tournaments (domestic and international) is through the USA Fencing Tournament Database

Once signed into your profile,  you can search for tournaments using the 'Events' button on the top toolbar. 

What are the EFC and FIE?

The European Fencing Confederation (EFC) hosts the cadet international circuit. The International Fencing Federation (FIE) hosts the junior and senior international circuit.

Is a team registration different than individual? 

Individual registration is for the individual event. Team registration is for the team event. In order to be selected for the team event, you must register for both the individual and team events. 

When are selections made? 

Selections are made the day after the regular entry deadline.  The regular entry deadline is noted on the registration page and the International Calendar. 

How can I find information about the tournament?

Cadet tournament invitations can be found on the EFC website:

Junior and senior tournament invitations on the FIE website:

Squad managers will send out for logistical information following the selection email.

How can I check live results?

Please check USA Fencing's Facebook account for live results for each individual tournament. 

Live results websites include: 

Live results may also be found through the FIE and EFC websites.

More Frequently Asked Questions

USA Fencing Sports Performance Department

Squad Managers

Quick Tips

  • If you know someone else traveling (clubmate or friend), try carry some of each other's blades to ensure having equipment if a bag is lost. 
  • Bring a small lock for fencing bag at the venue.
  • Be prepared to not have anyone outside of a strip coach with you while fencing.
  • Don't hesitate to talk to other parents who have previously traveled to competitions for helpful information specific to locations.
  • Have Google Translate or another language translator source available if you are not familiar with the local language.