Tournaments & Events
If you would like to participate in a tournament of event, you must sign up and become a member of the USFA.
What types of events are available?
There are four main types of events to participate in as a member of the USFA:
A local event is a great way for fencers to test their skill set on the strip. These events are generally small and draw participants within a reasonable driving distance. These events are held frequently which means there is an event you can attend almost every weekend and sometimes on the weekdays. Please be sure to attend events you have signed up for - all the other fencers are relying on you to show up to make the event more fun and exciting!
Regional Event (ROC)
Regional events occur 1-2 months apart and are designed around a specific region of the country. These events draw fencers from neighboring states and tend to be fairly competitive with a fairly large group of fencers participating. These events draw fencers who are seeking out higher ratings and would like to test their skills against a broader range of talent.
National Events (NAC)
National events occur once every month in various cities around the country. These events are designed for the highly competitive fencer and draws participates from all over the United States.
International events are the path to the Olympics. Fencers at this level are testing their skill set against other fencers around the world to find out if they have what it takes to be an Olympian.
Become a member of the USFA
In order to practice at your club or attend an event, you much first become a member of the USFA.
WHAT IS THE USFA?
The United States Fencing Association (USFA) was founded 1891 and it purpose is to govern the sport of fencing in the United States. Fencers that would like to practice at clubs or participate in events around the country need to become a member of the USFA. Your membership will contain your fencing status, club information and voting rights.
Which membership should I choose?
There are several different types of USFA memberships available, however, the most common memberships are as follows:
The right to enter and compete in local, divisional, regional, and national-level competitions
Have the same rights, benefits, and privileges as Competitive members and additionally receive the benefit of a general liability insurance policy purchased by the Association
NOTE : No matter which USFA membership you choose. Always remember to bring your USFA membership card with you to all events and clubs. You will need to show that you are a current member of the USFA. As always, respect your opponent and yourself by displaying good sportsmanship and a helping hand when needed.
Fence safely and responsibly at all times!