Championship

 

Youth 10 National Championship

  1. Eligibility (age, representation, classification)

Fencers must meet the birth years in Table 2.5.1., and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. There are no classification requirements.

  1. Qualifying Path
  • Be on the Y10 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be on the Y10 Regional Youth Point Standings in your region at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Earn at least 60 Y12 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results) OR
  • Participate in a SYC or RYC in the current season

Youth 12 National Championship

  1. Eligibility (age, representation, classification)

Subject to the listed exceptions, fencers must meet birth years in Table 2.5.1 and be a U.S citizen or permanent resident. There are no classification requirements.

  1. Qualification

When determining qualifications on the top 8 on National Rolling Point Standings, ONLY foreign fencers are skipped.

  1. Qualifying Path
  • Be on the Y12 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be in the top 8 of the Y10 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • OR
  • Earn at least 60 Y12 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results) OR
  • Earn at least 150 Y14 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results)  OR
  • Place in the top 25% of the fencer’s division’s Y14 National Championship qualifying competition

Youth 14 National Championship

  1. Eligibility (age, representation, classification)

Subject to the listed exceptions, fencers must meet the birth years in Table 2.5.1 and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident representing the United States. There are no classification requirements.

  1. Qualifying Path
  • Be on the Youth 14 National Point Standings at the regular entry fee deadline OR
  • Be in the top 16 of the Y12 National Point Standings at the regular entry fee deadline OR
  • Earn at least 150 Y14 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results) OR
  • Place in the top 25% (round up) of the fencer’s division’s Y14 National Championship qualifying competition
 
Division II National Championship

This event is part of the USA Fencing National Championships, held each summer. No points are awarded.

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualification path)

Fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition or on the Junior national rolling point standings (NRPS). Fencers must have a classification in the weapon of “C”, “D”, “E” or “U” at the time of the qualifying competition AND be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND:

  • Place in the top 25% of the current season’s division qualifying competition OR
  • Be on the current season’s Div IA ROC Regional Point Standings OR
  • Be on the Div II ROC Regional Point Standings OR
  • Place in the top 40% of any current season Div II or Div IA NAC, if held

Division III National Championship

This event is part of the USA Fencing National Championships, held each summer. No points are awarded.

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualification path)

Fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition or on the Junior national rolling point standings (NRPS). Fencers must have a classification of “D”, “E”, or “U” at the time of the qualifying competition AND be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND:

  • Place in the top 25% (round up) of the total number of “D”, “E”, or “U” fencers competing in the current season division’s Division II Qualifying competition (when Division II and Division III qualifying competition held together) OR
  • If separate Division III qualifying competition held by division, then top 25% of the field will qualify for Division III National Championships OR
  • Be on the Division IA or Division II Regional Open Circuit point standings, if classification eligible, at the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships OR
  • Place in the top 40% at Div III, Div II or Div1A NAC of the current season, if held
  • Qualified for Division II, if classification eligible

Division 1A National Championship

This event is part of the USA Fencing National Championships, held each summer. No regional or national points are awarded. For awarding classifications, Division IA tournaments are always at least a Group A3 competition.

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualifying path)

Fencers must at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition or on the Junior National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. There is no classification requirement.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND

  • Be on the current season’s Div IA ROC Regional Point Standings OR
  • Be in the top 8 of the Division II Regional Open Circuit point standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Place in the top 40% of any current season Div IA NAC, if held

Veteran (V40, V50, V60, V70+) National Championship

V40, V50, V60 and V70 events are held at the USA Fencing National Championships; there is no Championship event for Vet Open or Vet Team. Veteran National Championships is the last tournament for selection for the World Veteran Championships at which national points are awarded.

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualifying path)

Age eligibility for the separate age categories (V50, V60, and V70) is governed by the FIE rules for the Veteran World Championships. For each Veteran age group fencers must meet the birth years specified in Table 2.5.1. Athletes that have represented another country in the last 3 years at FIE level competitions (Senior/Junior) are not eligible to compete in a National Championship.

  1. Qualification

Must meet eligibility requirements above AND

  • Compete in the current season’s division qualifying competition for Division II and/or Division III Championships OR
  • Compete in any Regional Open Circuit event during the current season OR
  • Compete in any NAC during the current season OR
  • Be on the Veteran Age Group national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be on the Veteran Combine regional point standings at the regular fee entry deadline