The IRC will give international fencers the opportunity to qualify for USA Fencing national tournaments through two events in 2019 - 2020.
The IRC program was created following the initiative of a USA Fencing working group that was established to examine 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.
The IRC will be open to fencers from all nations who will be able 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.
Youth fencers in the 10, 12 and 14 categories who compete in the IRC will gain entry into the March NAC for the weapon, gender and age category in which they competed at the IRC.
For junior and cadet fencers, the International Regional Circuit Points Standings will be launched this season with the top 32 on the IRC Points for each weapon and gender qualifying for the July Challenge.
The link to register will be available shortly!
IRC Tournaments Regular Fee Late Fee
Registration $35 $105
Event $50 $150
An international admin fee will also be assessed at check out.
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