The Federation Internationale d’Escrime Executive Committee has voted to postpone the resumption of all competitions until at least February 2021.
Due to the continued impact of cases of COVID-19 throughout the country, neither the North American Cup circuit nor Championship events will take place until at least March.
Additional information regarding the updated national events calendar will be released in January.
The Tournament Committee and National Office are continuing to work to finalize qualification paths for the 2021 National Championships and July Challenge as well as the 2021 Junior Olympic Championships, taking into consideration the reduction of available tournaments during the 2020-21 season.
Due to the continued impact of cases of COVID-19 throughout the country, USA Fencing will be suspending the sanctioning of regional events until February 15.
USA Fencing will resume the sanctioning of local tournaments beginning on Aug. 1, 2020 in areas in which such events are permitted by local and state laws, regulations, executive orders and other legal mandates related to COVID-19. All sanctions and related insurance coverage will apply only to tournaments in areas in which they can be operated legally.
In order to assist fencers and their families, tournament organizers, division leaders and administrators, USA Fencing has developed guidelines based upon the recommendations provided by accredited health authorities, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
Regional and local events for the 2020-2021 season will be allowed to put a maximum size cap on entries in order to comply with local and state guidelines. Any regional tournament wishing to cap entries must submit venue information and local conditions to the National Office for review. Capping events may be implemented for the 2020-2021 season only.