July Challenge

CADET

  • Fencers must meet eligibility AND
  • Be on Cadet NRPS (Age out after JOs) OR
  • Be in the top 50% of the Y14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on their regions Cadet Regional Point Standing OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on their regions Junior Regional Circuit Points OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of “A”, “B” or “C” as defined in the Section 2.2.5.

 

JUNIOR

  • Fencers must meet age eligibility AND
  • On Junior NRPS (Age out rankings after JOs) by entry deadline OR
  • On Cadet NRPS (Age out rankings after JOs) OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on your regions Junior Regional Point Standing OR
  • Be in the top 25% of the Youth 14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of “A”, “B” as defined in the Section 2.2.5

DIVISION I   (this is not an NAC)

The July Challenge is held in June/July, in conjunction with the USA Fencing National Championships. This event constitutes the beginning of the Senior/Open season.

 

  1. Eligibility for Division I (age, classification and qualification path)

Fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition (see Table 2.5.1 for exceptions). Fencers must have a classification of “A”, “B”, or “C” at the entry deadline and meet the specific event criteria below. This is not a NAC.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND

  • Be on the current Senior National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Top 48 of Junior NRPS at the regular fee entry deadline and age eligible OR
  • Top 24 of the Cadet NRPS at the regular fee deadline and age eligible OR
  • Top 16 from Div IA Regional Points Standings OR
  • Be in the top 4 of the Division II regional points at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • 2018 NCAA National Championships Individual Competitors (24) OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of an “A”, “B” as defined in the Section 2.2.5.

Senior and Veteran Team events at the July Challenge Tournament:

The Senior & Veteran Team events at the July Challenge Tournament are no longer a Championship event.All non-championship team events held at the national level will have no club or division affiliation requirements. Any three or four fencers that are age and gender for the event may enter a team. They must be competitive USA Fencing members. All registered members of a team must be present on site.