(Colorado Springs, Colo.) — Mark your calendars, tell your teammates and commence the countdown. The full 2022-23 Regional Events schedule is officially here.
The schedule includes more than 100 different events across 26 different states and all six USA Fencing regions. The first regional tournaments of the season will begin Aug. 19 with events in Virginia and New Jersey. The season continues with tournaments held nearly every weekend until early May 2023.
After reviewing nearly 200 bids across all circuits, USA Fencing began the time-intensive process of crafting the schedule.
With that process finished, we are able to share the complete schedule for the 2022-23 season. You might recall that in February, we announced the ROC and SYC schedule for 2022-23. Today’s update adds RYC and RJCC tournaments into the mix, officially completing the calendar for the entire year.
The 2022-23 season will feature around 70 Regional Youth Circuit tournaments for fencers in the Y10, Y12 and Y14 categories. In addition, there will be just over 70 tournaments held across the country as part of the Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit, 49 of which will hold competition for both age groups.
Wondering which tournaments will be held near you? See below for a complete listing and details on each.
The information below appears in Section 2.2.3 of the Athlete Handbook — a good reminder than many of your fencing questions can be answered there.
Regional Open Circuit (ROC): ROCs serve as one of the qualification paths for certain events at the USA National Fencing Championships and July Challenge. There are no national points awarded at ROC competitions.
Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC): RJCCs serve as one of the qualification paths for Junior Olympic Fencing Championships and the July Challenge. There are no national points awarded at RJCC competitions.
Super Youth Circuit (SYC): There are numerous SYC tournaments throughout the country for Y10, Y12 and Y14 athletes. Youth fencers may participate in one or more Super Youth tournaments; however, only the single best result is included in the revised National Point Standings published after each SYC.
Regional Youth Circuit (RYC): RYC tournaments are held throughout the season for Y10, Y12 and Y14 athletes. These competitions are one of the qualification paths for Y10 and Y12 events at the March NAC and the USA Fencing National Championships.
Regional Cadet Circuit (RCC): The Cadet Regional Tournament is offered as part of the Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC). No national points are awarded; regional points are awarded to any fencer competing in their home region. Regional points are awarded based on final placement and the size of the competitive field.
Regional Junior Circuit (RJC): The Junior Regional tournament is offered as part of the Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC). No national points are awarded; regional points are awarded to any competitor competing in their home region. Regional points are awarded based on the size of the competitive field.
For more information on the Regional Point structure, visit Chapter 3 of the Athlete Handbook.
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