Unwillingness to Fight Rule

All USA Fencing members are advised that t.124 of the USA Fencing Rulebook, “Unwillingness to Fight” has been updated and will be in use at all USA Fencing events beginning on Feb. 14, 2019, including the 2019 Junior Olympic Championships.

This rule change is being made in accordance with the changes made by the Federation Internationale d’Escrime to the FIE Rulebook, effective Jan. 1, 2019 and following the release of the FAQ on t.124 by the FIE on Jan. 29 ... Read More>>

Awards Protocol

Fencers placing in the top eight of each event will receive medals. Fencers should present themselves to the awards area dressed in warm-up suits immediately following the conclusion of the event. Warm-up suits should consist of a warm-up jacket (sweat shirts, pullovers, half zips, full zips, and jackets are all acceptable, no t-shirts), warm-up pants (pants of any athletic material and style are acceptable so long as they reach the knee or below – ankles may show - shorts are not acceptable), and fencing shoes or sneakers. Hats, bandanas, and headbands are allowed. Full whites are allowed if no other options are available. They must be full whites. Half of a fencing uniform (knickers or white jacket) may not be combined with warmups.

Tournament Registration Emails

You will receive an email after you register stating that the registration has been received. Below are the various emails USA Fencing sends for each event you enter and what they mean.

Pending - If your status is Pending, the National Office has not approved you for the competition yet. The National Office will begin to confirm qualifications within a week after the regular entry fee deadline. 

Approved - If your status is Approved, this indicates that your qualification has been confirmed and no further action is needed. Congratulations!

Withdrawn - If your status is Withdrawn, the National Office has withdrawn you from the event based on your request or that you did not qualify.

For events that require qualification, we clear by event; you will receive separate emails per event as qualification is confirmed.