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International Regional Circuit

Absolute International Regional Circuit Youth Open

The IRC gives fencers from all nations the opportunity to qualify for the 2020 March North American Cup in the Y10, Y12 and Y14 events and the 2020 July Challenge for junior and cadet competitors.

The IRC was created to expand competition opportunities for young fencers living abroad who would like to qualify to compete in tournaments held in the United States. Part of the proceeds from the IRC registration fees will benefit programs dedicated to expanding collegiate programs throughout the United States. 

Event Info

Dates of Event: December 28-30, 2019
Location: Binhu District, Wuxi, China
Wuxi Taihu International Expo Center
No. 88, Qingshu Road , Taihu New Town          
Events Contested: Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior


Entry Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019
Late Entry Deadline: Dec. 18, 2019
Withdrawal Deadline: Dec. 18, 2019
Classification Change Deadline: Dec. 18, 2019

All entries must be received by the posted deadlines no later than 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time.

To withdraw, email

IRC Fees

IRC Tournament Fees Regular Fee Late Fee
Registration $35 $105
Event $50 $150

An international admin fee will also be assessed at check out.

Membership Requirements

One of the following types of USA Fencing memberships/licenses is required for the IRC:

  • International Competitive License (Non-U.S. Athletes) - $75
  • USA Fencing Competitive Membership (U.S. Citizens) -  $75

National Event Qualification