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2012 USA Fencing National Championships Moves to Anaheim

12/08/2011, 2:11am CST
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2012 USA Fencing National Championships Moves to Anaheim

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing announced today that the 2012 National Championships and July North American Cup, scheduled for June 29-July 8 in Dallas, Texas, have been moved to Anaheim, Calif. The dates for the event will remain the same.

“Summer Nationals is the largest tournament in the world with more than 6,000 competitors in the tournament every year and, unfortunately, with multiple other sporting events being held in Dallas at the same time, the number of hotel rooms we would need within an appropriate proximity to the venue weren’t available,” said USA Fencing Executive Director Greg Dilworth (Colorado Springs, Colo.) “Although we know this is an unfortunate situation, we’re very grateful to the city of Anaheim and our housing partner PSA for coming together to help us create an event that will be first-class and we look forward to bringing Summer Nationals to Anaheim next year.”

The National Championships will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center and the tournament host hotel, the Anaheim Hilton, is located directly across the street from the venue.

PSA and USA Fencing have worked with the Anaheim Hilton to secure an extremely reduced rate during peak season as well as free in-room internet access for event participants and discounts at hotel restaurants.

Both the Anaheim Convention Center and the Hilton are located just steps away from DisneyLand® and athletes, friends and family who stay at the Anaheim Hilton will have access to reduced rate tickets as well as discounted rooms for both the duration of the event as well as three days before and after the tournament in order to see all that Anaheim and DisneyLand® have to offer.

“The Anaheim/Orange County hospitality community is thrilled to be hosting USA Fencing in 2012.  The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest facility of its kind on the West Coast,” said Charles Ahlers, President of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “We have renowned weather, Southern California culture, and a very nice campus style environment in which to conduct this event.  We're confident that our local community will fully support the 2012 USA Fencing National Championship and it will be spectacular."

To book your room online, visit

The day schedule and registration will be available in February. For more information about the National Championships, visit

The PSA Customer Care Team is prepared to help assist you in your housing needs. If you had previously booked a room(s) through PSA at any of the Dallas hotels, rooms have already been set aside for you at the host hotel in Anaheim. To transfer your reservation over to the Anaheim Hilton, you can call 888.390.5003 and a Customer Care Representative will assist you in making this transition. The PSA Customer Care Team also will be reaching out to everyone who has a current reservation through PSA at one of the Dallas hotels to assist you in rebooking your rooms in Anaheim.  Anyone who has not previously booked a room through PSA can make their reservations at the Hilton Anaheim by calling PSA at 888.390.5003 or going online to If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact PSA and they will handle all of your housing questions and needs.

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